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Highly Distributed Computations Without Synchronization

Synchronization of data across systems is expensive and impractical, especially when running systems at the scale seen by institutions that deploy …

Data Science Cheat Sheet

Chinese Physicists Show Quantum Computers' Machine Learning Potential to Handle Big Data

Lu Chaoyang, one of the Chinese physicists studying the potential of quantum computers in machine learning (Photo : www.quantum.ustc.edu.cn)<p>A team of …

How to Mix Ambient Light and Fill-Flash for Outdoor Portraits

If you have ever wondered how to improve your outdoor portraits. Turn off your Smartphone, shuffle your schedule, and make sure you read every single …

SQL-like Query Language for Real-time Streaming Analytics

By Srinath Perera (@srinath_perera).<p>I was at Strata+Hadoop World 2015 last week and certainly interest for realtime analytics was at it’s …

Calculate PageRanks with Apache Hadoop

Currently I am following the Coursera training ‘Mining Massive Datasets‘. I have been interested in MapReduce and Apache Hadoop for some time and …

Why You Should Turn Off the Built-In Flash on Your Camera Right Now

We’ve all gone to sporting events and seen the audience cameras flashing two hundred or more yards distant from the action on the field. The truth is …

7 Things You'll Want to Know Before Turning Pro

Seven Things You’ll Wish You Knew Before Turning Pro Do you remember your first job? Your first, proper, grown up full-time job. You probably walked …

Digital Photography

5 Tips to Cut Your Portrait Editing Time in Half

Editing is the bottleneck part of the workflow for many portrait photographers. We can shoot a great picture in mere seconds, but when it comes to …

Tutorials

Tips for Better Composition of Seascape Photographs

I do not believe that in photography there are absolute rules of composition, but it is undeniable that certain compositions work better than others. …

Basic Portrait Processing in Lightroom

Over the past few years I have learned a great deal about doing portraits, especially of young kids. I think it’s because I get so much enjoyment out …

Lightroom

11 Tips for Creating Stunning Photographs of Cities at Dawn

We’ve all seen hundreds of gorgeous photos of sunrises over beaches and beautiful landscapes. Of course they have the capacity to wow and inspire, …

3 Simple Ways to Take Better Photos on Your Next Trip

The sense of wonder you feel when seeing new places can easily translate into your images if you use these three simple tips for taking better photos.

How to Position Big Data

To begin at the beginning<p>Fueled by the new fashions on the block, principally Big Data, the Internet of Things, and to a lesser extent Cloud …

Big Data

How to learn big data

You first need to have an in-detail knowledge about the big picture of Big Data - Its Overview, its problem, solution, demand and future scope and …

Ubiquitous Computing

Big Data Startups News: Funding, Acquisitions And IPOs Q4 2014

Total VC funding for Internet-related startups was up 67% in 2014, according to CB Insights, reaching $19.6 billion. “Business intelligence, analytics, and performance management” deals (the CB Insights category which, one assumes, includes most or all big data-related deals) was the leading …

Create More Unique Travel Photos by Adding a Model

Creative travel photography is becoming increasingly difficult as world travelers have easier access than ever to stellar cameras. In fact, travel …

The ins and outs of Apache Storm – real-time processing for Hadoop

Yesterday at Strata + Hadoop World, Microsoft announced the preview of Apache Storm clusters on Azure HDInsight. This post will give you the ins and …

Using Rain Puddles to Create Unique Photos

Implementing water into a shoot ratchets up the drama in the images but also the difficulty in the execution. I equate the learning curve of lighting …

Relational Data Warehouse + Big Data Analytics: Analytics Platform System (APS) Appliance Update 3

<i>This blog post was authored by:</i> Matt Usher<i>, Senior PM on the Microsoft Analytics Platform System (APS) team</i><p>Microsoft is happy to announce the release …

These Are The Secrets of Professional Food Photographers

Food photography is a highly specialized niche in the world of professional photography. A food shoot often includes a team of experts (including a …