16 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Data

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By Fredric Paul of New Relic 1 day ago.
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Forget Digital Natives, it's time to meet the new kids on the block: Data Natives.

That's the idea behind a recent post on Re/Code by Monica Rogati, vice president of Data for wearable-tech maker Jawbone . In The Rise of the Data Natives , Rogati argues that while "digital natives were most concerned with what they can do with technology, data natives are more concerned about what that technology can do for them."

Here's how she describes the difference:

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[Your Specific Data] created

Daily/Weekly/Monthly Revenue

For more advanced metrics, I recommend a third-party provider that specializes in things like customer segmentation, funnels, and other more advanced functionality. I use Localytics , but I'm actively shopping for an alternative. [ Mixpanel][mc] is also a nice service, but gets expensive real quick.

Every Piece Matters

The good news is that even though our jobs as app developers is becoming more all-consuming, …

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By Asami Novak of New Relic 27 days ago.
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In an all-star panel on Day 2 of the Gigaom Data Structure conference this week, data nerds from LinkedIn, Airbnb, and Uber discussed the importance of data science in the world of modern software, arguing that "the best websites aren't just built, they're calculated" (perhaps our favorite sessions title of the day).

"Everything we do is driven by data," said Yael Garten, manager of mobile data science at LinkedIn . "The …

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 1 month ago.
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This has implications beyond way beyond sports. Small Data in Sports: Little Differences that Mean Big Outcomes: Strata 2014 : The gap between legendary and anonymity in sports is often less than a 1% performance difference in elite sports. Thus, finding the core, modifiable variables that determine performance and tweaking them ever so slightly can alchemize silver medals into gold ones.

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 2 months ago.
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…common in an organization. A very brave move.

When I suggested this I was laughed at. So there! Patch Panels in the Sky:A Case for Free-Space Optics in Data Centers : We explore the vision of an all-wireless inter-rack datacenter fabric.

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Small Data and MySQL

Global Transaction ID at Facebook

Innodb Defragmentation

Under the Hood - MySQL Pool Scanner ( MPS)

Wow, that is a fantastic collection of sessions just from Facebook alone!

Calvin: Facebook is probably the largest MySQL installation in the world and they are in a lot of ways facing some of the same challenges we are facing. Facebook has a bigger MySQL team than we do and are also a little bit ahead of us, …

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By Swirrl of Swirrl Blog 3 months ago.
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We wanted to emphasise the potential of Linked Data to a range of users. So, we're using datasets with topics that have proven popular in other projects, such as deprivation data and we've targeted each section of the site to a slightly different audience.

One new concept that we introduced in this project are contextual tutorials , aimed at a range of users: from those working with spreadsheets to those interested in more technical Linked Data wizardry. We love …

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By sarah of the evolving ultrasaurus 4 months ago.
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…), Gartner Research Director, offers a Big Data roadmap (via rww article ). One of the delightful surprises in her report is a definition of a data-driven enterprise that includes process and people:

Fact-based decision making

Treating information as an asset

Business people responsible for analytics and acting on outcomes

IT people responsible for information management and provisioning

She also clarifies that Big Data is not just about volume …

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By Joshua Timberman of Chef Blog 4 months ago.
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Encrypted Data Bags - Feature of Chef Server and Enterprise Chef that allows users to encrypt data content with a shared secret.

Chef Vault - RubyGem to encrypt data bags using public keys of nodes on a chef server.

HOW WE USE AWS AND IAM

We have used AWS for a long time, before the IAM feature existed. Originally with The Opscode Platform, we used EC2 to run all the instances. While we have moved our production systems to a dedicated hosting environment, …

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