How Big Data Can Improve Multiplayer Game Matching

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As internet speeds increased over the years, online multiplayer gaming took off and is now a core part of the video game industry. For some gamers it’s just a bit of occasional fun; a chance to pit their skills against others instead of sticking to single player campaigns, for others it’s a more dedicated hobby […]

Exploring New Opportunities With Blockchain And Insurance

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Blockchain is a disruptive technology carrying the potential to revolutionize the insurance industry. This technology can significantly change the way insurance company collects or records people’s data, processes claims and prevents fraud. The amalgamation of blockchain and insurance is in the nascent stage of exploration and implementation, but the opportunities are limitless. Blockchain: A Transformative […]

6 Big Data Blockchain Projects You Should Know About

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As Blockchain proves that it is here to stay, how can it help big data and how is big data driving blockchain technology? Let’s take a closer look at six big data blockchain projects that are combining the two. 1) Storj Blockchain is basically a decentralized ledger of transactions that is accessed on a peer-to-peer […]

Introducing Cluster-scoped init scripts – The Databricks Blog

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Introduction This summer, I worked at Databricks as a software engineering intern on the Clusters team. As part of my internship project, I designed and implemented Cluster-scoped init scripts, improving scalability and ease of use. In this blog, I will discuss various benefits of Cluster-scoped init scripts, followed by my internship experience at Databricks, and […]

Why the Internet has a Problem

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A decentralised web was how the web was originally envisioned, but somehow in the past 25 years, it ended up in the hands of a few very powerful companies. As Sir Tim Berners-Lee said during the Decentralised Web Summit in 2016: “The web was designed to be decentralised so that everybody could participate by having […]