What's new this week on dW, plus Sandy Carter, IBM's Lead for Business Partners, and IBM technology evangelist Todd Watson join for a chat about a new social media survey and an IBM social media skills initiative announced this week .
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How about an insight engine application that runs in a browser for domain experts to explore data at web scale? That's called Big Sheets . In this episode, Stephen Watt, a software architect and Emerging Technologies Hadoop Lead at IBM, and Dan Gisolfi , an IBM Software Group Strategy Architect talk about the data deluge, Apache Hadoop, and Big Sheets. Also see Stephen's dW article, Deriving New Business Insights With Big Data .
I can't imagine a traffic jam much worse than the one in Beijing that is now in DAY 9! Three hours in Los Angeles traffic to go 10 miles (one unpleasant jam I experienced) now seems like a vacation. The IBMer-authored blog, Building a Smarter Planet , have some excellent content on smarter cities and traffic solutions. Here's one from Steve Hamm on global gridlock .
Brian Snitzer, Senior Technical Staff Member with IBM Global Technology Services, is back with an update on enhancements to IBM Smart Business Development and Test on the IBM Cloud , including VPN/VLAN, dual site support, and premium support 24x7.
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This week, the technically curious Andrew Glover interviews Stuart Halloway [ Twitter | Blog ], co-founder of Relevance, Inc. and the author of Programming Clojure . They discuss the Clojure language and Halloway explains the two main reasons the language has been quickly adopted and is rising rapidly in popularity: It unleashes the power of the JVM and it gives Java programmers the Lisp ability to focus tightly on software development. (Here are additional resources to the dynamic world of the Clojure language .)