LinkedIn is the premiere professional social network with over 60 million users and a new user joining every second. One of LinkedIn's strategic advantages is their unique data. While most organizations consider data as a service function, LinkedIn considers data a cornerstone of their product portfolio.
To rapidly develop these products LinkedIn leverages a number of technologies including open source, 3rd party solutions, and some we've had to invent along the way.
This LinkedIn talk at the NYC Hadoop Meetup held 3/18 at ContextWeb focused on best practices for quickly uncovering patterns, visualizing trends, and generating actionable insights from large datasets.