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Into Main Memory: Nanocubes for Interactively Visualizing Billion-Point Data Sets

by: Lauro Lins, James T. Klosowski, Carlos Scheidegger, October 17, 2013

For exploring large, complex data sets, nothing matches the power of interactive visualizations that let users directly manipulate data and arrange it in new ways.

But with data sets of millions or billions of data points, interactivity is hard to achieve. It’s hindered by the sheer number of computations required to return a query result, and by the latency inherent in accessing data so big it requires disk storage. AT&T researchers realized the best way to maintain interactivity was to move all data into main memory. How to do that was the challenge, and it required a new type of data structure: the nanocube. Read more.

RCloud: A Social Coding Environment for the Big Data Era

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Social networking is a daily part of many people’s lives. Whether it is for personal enjoyment or professional reasons, no one can discount the effect of social networking on the way we live and work.  Why not apply these principles to the way developers code and create software?

That was the goal of an open source project called RCloud within AT&T Labs: to create a social coding environment where software developers can rate, search and share code with one another, using social networking principles. At the recent Hadoop Summit in San Jose, there was much discussion around machine learning and the best way to do this within Hadoop. RCloud represents a framework for this and other big data analytic tasks.


Continuuity, AT&T Labs to Open Source Real-Time Data Processing Framework

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Disruptive new technology will enable integrated, high-quality and consistent streaming analytics

Continuuity, creator of the industry’s first Big Data Application Server for Apache HadoopTM, and AT&T Labs today announced plans to release into open source a disruptive new technology that will provide an integrated, high-quality, and consistent streaming analytics capability. Initially code-named jetStream, it will be made available to the market via open source in the third quarter of 2014.


AT&T Future Start Travel Award at SIGCOMM 2014

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The AT&T Future Start Sigcomm Travel award is to encourage and support students who have serious interest in computer networking and telecommunication and work on research topics towards solving real world problems and challenges to attend the Sigcomm conference.