DB Weekly
Issue 27 — August 29, 2014
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Andy Oram looks at how high-performance persistent memory in the form of SSDs (or ‘Flash’ drives) throws many traditional decisions overboard when it comes to database storage.

Reynold Xin
A list of papers essential to understanding databases and building new data systems being maintained by Reynold Xin.

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Kenny Bastani
A look at Graphify, a Neo4j extension that provides plug and play natural language text classification and lets you extract features from text using deep learning.

A recent poll querying data scientists on which programming and statistics languages they use found that 4 languages dominate: R, Python, SAS, and SQL (in that order).

Steve Lohr
At ACM’s annual KDD data science conference, keynoter Oren Etzioni put out a call to arms to the world of data experts over the future of data science.


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