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Surfing the Data Flow


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Presentation to European Commission FP7 Briefing Day

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Surfing the Data Flow

  1. 1. Surfing the Data Flow Dr Paul Miller The Cloud of Data
  2. 2. we use language of catastrophe... “Flood” “Data Deluge” Delusions of control “Information Overload”
  3. 3. Cnut knew trying to control the tide was silly
  4. 4. We try to control - even move assets above rising water
  5. 5. Attitude wrong; We can’t win. Maybe we shouldn’t WANT to.
  6. 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. 7. Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) Column stores MapReduce/ Hadoop
  8. 8. emerging from lots of places, and being combined More data, faster... quantity, nature, expectations...
  9. 9. Real-Time Web
  10. 10. available to all with APIs
  11. 11. Sensor Web - 15 Petabytes per year ?
  12. 12. Sensor Web - 15 Petabytes per year ? 15,000,000,000,000,000 125,000 iPods
  13. 13. Sensor Web Image © Apple
  14. 14. re-imagining the Data Web “Stop hugging your data” Sir Tim Berners-Lee, 2009
  15. 15. simple principles, pragmatically applied
  16. 16. “the Web done right” Sir Tim Berners-Lee, 2008 reaches back to TimBL’s original vision of the Read/Write Web
  17. 17. Data doesn’t need Hans Brinker
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  19. 19. cut costs, mass produce, standardise - create opportunities for growth Data as Commodity
  20. 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. 21. ‘The Data Exhaust’
  22. 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. 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. 24. What can we do?
  25. 25. Let’s not try to control the tide...
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  28. 28. Raw Data, Now! Appropriately licensed and Linkable
  29. 29. Learn from MapReduce/ Hadoop, and Google, and Twitter, and Facebook...
  30. 30. Don’t build for them...
  31. 31. Build for THEM!
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  33. 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. 34. credit Paul Miller, The Cloud of Data