Big Data Notes 012: Olap (Molap, Rolap, Holap)

Online analytical processing – or OLAP, by its obligatory acronym – is an established method for business intelligence reporting. With its new incarnations, it is primed for working with big data too. Big Data Notes explains. Molap, Rolap and Holap? Sounds like the characters out of something my kids would watch… Well unless your kids are signing in to webinars…

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Man and machine: understanding our roles

Computers are getting faster and more accessible, algorithms are getting smarter. But history and our unique capabilities suggests the human’s place in the workplace will not be rendered obsolete. Mark Young explores. We are fast approaching the point where supercomputers will be able to process information quicker than the human brain. The current title-holder of the world’s fastest computer –…

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