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  • 1. Surfing the Data Flow Dr Paul Miller The Cloud of Data
  • 2. we use language of catastrophe... “Flood” “Data Deluge” Delusions of control “Information Overload”
  • 3. Cnut knew trying to control the tide was silly
  • 4. We try to control - even move assets above rising water
  • 5. Attitude wrong; We can’t win. Maybe we shouldn’t WANT to.
  • 6. why not use language of opportunity? “data-driven organisations look at big data as a solution, not a problem” Release 2.0, February 2009
  • 7. Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) Column stores MapReduce/ Hadoop
  • 8. emerging from lots of places, and being combined More data, faster... quantity, nature, expectations...
  • 9. Real-Time Web
  • 10. available to all with APIs
  • 11. Sensor Web - 15 Petabytes per year ?
  • 12. Sensor Web - 15 Petabytes per year ? 15,000,000,000,000,000 125,000 iPods
  • 13. Sensor Web Image © Apple
  • 14. re-imagining the Data Web “Stop hugging your data” Sir Tim Berners-Lee, 2009
  • 15. simple principles, pragmatically applied
  • 16. “the Web done right” Sir Tim Berners-Lee, 2008 reaches back to TimBL’s original vision of the Read/Write Web
  • 17. Data doesn’t need Hans Brinker
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  • 19. cut costs, mass produce, standardise - create opportunities for growth Data as Commodity
  • 20. “from Data Centre to data-centric” JP Rangaswami, 2009 data is a cost we treat all data as Core and confidential most actually Context and a commodity Think Different!
  • 21. ‘The Data Exhaust’
  • 22. common to try to copyright data… or to use a CC license to ‘do the right thing’. Copyright does not apply, and as CC based on copyright, CC doesn’t work either. X © does not apply
  • 23. Image for illustrative purposes. I am not applying a CC0 license to this presentation. Contract Law works… or initiatives such as CC0 and Open Data Commons.
  • 24. What can we do?
  • 25. Let’s not try to control the tide...
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  • 28. Raw Data, Now! Appropriately licensed and Linkable
  • 29. Learn from MapReduce/ Hadoop, and Google, and Twitter, and Facebook...
  • 30. Don’t build for them...
  • 31. Build for THEM!
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  • 33. cloud of data Thank you Download this presentation Dr Paul Miller The Cloud of Data Made on a skype: cloudofdata Mac phone: +44 7769 740083 Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Licence. To view a copy of this licence, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second St, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States of America
  • 34. credit Paul Miller, The Cloud of Data