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Yahoo – Internet titan in Past, Sinking ship Today

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on June 11, 2016

Yahoo - Internet titan in Past, Sinking ship Today

Yahoo – Internet titan in Past, Sinking ship Today

Yahoo, which was once an Internet titan, the only ruler of the entire Web, after years of mismanagement and underperformance looks like the Sinking Ship with irreparable hole in its side.

In February 2008 Microsoft made $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo. Later Yahoo announced its board of directors’ letter rejecting Microsoft’s hostile bid for the company as “massively undervalued. Now Yahoo’s board wants to sell its core business for $10 billion, and experts say that this price is slightly higher than its current market price.

Yahoo is still one of the biggest technological patent holders having nearly 3000 patents and pending applications. It is obvious that patents are heritage of the former very successful technological giant. If Yahoo made 399 patent applications in 2007, it filed just 66 new applications in 2013. Yahoo will receive fewer and fewer new patents in the coming years.
Yahoo plans to sell patents most probably initiating new Patent War (similar to Oracle vs. Google).

I think any company which acquire this huge sinking ship will follow to the same destiny. This would be a classic case of two wrongs trying to make a right.

Some References:

Yahoo is unloading 3,000 patents, and it will be a fire sale

Facebook Fights Back, Countersues Yahoo For Patent Infringement

Microsoft’s $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo

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2nd INTERNATIONAL FORUM “BIG DATA DAY BAKU 2016” (BDDB2016) has Successfully Completed its Work

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on May 20, 2016

Assoc.Prof. Abzetdin Adamov, Chair of BDDB2016 - Opening Speech

2nd International Forum Big Data Day Baku 2016 – Opening Ceremony

The 2nd International Forum Big Data Day Baku 2016 (BDDB2016) was held under the slogan “Transforming Big Data into Big Value” on 17 May 2016 at the Qafqaz University, Baku Azerbaijan. This is highly meaningful that the BDDB2016 event coincides with World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. The Big Data Day Baku 2016 was jointly organized by CeDAWI Research Center (Applied Research Center for Data Analytics and Web Insights) and Barama Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center under sponsorship of the Azercell Telecom, support of the QUTechnopark, technical support of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in co-operation with global Big Data vendors IBM, Oracle, Microsoft and local data-driven companies Azercell Telecom and ATL Group. During full day event distinguished experts from global and local Big Data companies and research institutions delivered Keynote Speeches dedicated to the Big Data and Analytics.

The event’s main goal was to increase public awareness of new opportunities and challenges brought by Big Data, share experience with industry and government on the development of state-of-the-art Data Analysis technologies, attract youth to make career and do outstanding research in Data Science.

 

EVENT’s WEBSITE: www.cedawi.org/BDDB2016

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Amazon plays big

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on February 16, 2016

amazon-expands-logistics-reach-in-chinaAfter becoming the worlds biggest provider of Cloud Infrastructure – with product known as Amazon Web Services (EWS) on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) that brings revenue about $8 billions, Amazon looks for new BIG opportunities.

Even Amazon doesn’t reveal own future plans, its clear that company is establishing it own delivery service bypassing its current delivery partners like DHL, UPS and FedEx becoming worlds largest delivery network. Market opportunities of this business are estimated about $400 billions. Amazon plays very BIG indeed…

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Big Data Information and Networking Days on Horizon 2020 in Brussels

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on January 23, 2016

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Assoc.Prof. Abzetdin Adamov at the Big Data Information and Networking Days on Horizon 2020

Big Data Information and Networking Days on Horizon 2020

Big Data Information and Networking Days on Horizon 2020 organized by European Commission and Big Data Value Association (BDVA) held in Brussels on 14-15 January 2016.
Qafqaz University was represented by Assoc.Prof. Abzetdin Adamov, faculty member at the Computer Engineering Department and Director of CeDAWI Research Center.
The aim of the event was to inform and guide potential proposers Big Data PPP (Public-Private-Partnership) preparing project proposals, to facilitate sharing of ideas and experiences. Also many networking opportunities were provided to participants to find potential partners for their projects.
During the networking session Dr. Abzetdin Adamov presented his team’s project idea under ICT-14 call titled “Language Technologies and Multilingual Platform as a Service”. Some updates and enhancements are intended to be done in accordance to feed-backs come from potential partners.
The purpose of proposed project “Language Technologies and Multilingual Platform as a Service” is to develop language technologies for Caucasian and Central Asia countries and provide cross-sectoral services based on Analysis of Textual Data.
This is highly cross-disciplinary project involving many research areas in Computer Science including Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Learning, Information Extraction, Software Engineering, Data Mining and Analysis.

Big Data Information and Networking Days on Horizon 2020

Big Data Information and Networking Days on Horizon 2020

The language barrier is one of the most significant obstacle for business development, scientific progress and cross-cultural communication in Europe. At the same time, multilingual technology framework may serve as a platform bridging people speaking on different languages, so as a result simplifying co-operation, advancing business relations, conducting a joint researches and cross-cultural communication.
It is obvious today that language technologies is key enabler of next-generation, user-centric ICT services those will serve as base of Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy. Application of language oriented research results is one of the most important prerequisites for rapid development of Internet economy, Start-Up movement and nation wide government online services.

More information is available at Information and Networking Days on Horizon 2020 Big Data topics

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INVEST FOR YOUR FUTURE in 2016 becoming an IEEE Member

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on December 31, 2015

INVEST FOR YOUR FUTURE in 2016 becoming an IEEE Member

INVEST FOR YOUR FUTURE in 2016 becoming an IEEE Member

INVEST FOR YOUR FUTURE in 2016 becoming an IEEE Member

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Hadoop Ecosystem is High Performance Distributed Parallel Data Processing system

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on May 25, 2015

Hadoop is Data-Intensive Parallel Computing SYstem base on Commodity Hardware

Hadoop is Data-Intensive Parallel Computing SYstem base on Commodity Hardware

Hadoop Ecosystem is Fault-Tolerant and High Performance Distributed System designed for Data-Intensive Parallel Computing that (what is very important) based on Commodity Hardware.

The followings are the recommended specifications for DataNode taken form Claudera:
– 12-24 1-4TB hard disks in a JBOD
– 2 quad-/hex-/octo-core CPUs, running at least 2-2.5GHz
– 64-512GB of RAM
– Bonded Gigabit Ethernet or 10Gigabit Ethernet

Would it be right to consider this specifications as a Commodity Hardware?

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Understanding Big Data: 3Vs of Big Data

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on April 24, 2015

3Vs of Big Data - CeDAWI - Abzetdin Adamov

3Vs of Big Data – CeDAWI

3Vs (volume, variety and velocity) those best describe and characterize different aspects of Large-Scale Data Processing (Big Data).
Volume – refers to the amount of data and is measured in Mega-Bytes, Giga-Bytes, Terra-Bytes, Peta-Bytes, Exa-Bytes and today Zetta-Bytes (and Yotta-Bytes in far future). Currently Digital Universe produced from beginning of the humanity ius estimated around 4.5 ZBs.
Variety – refers to different forms and types of data available online and offline, including structured (Databases, XML, logs, …), semistructured (web pages, email, …), and unstructured (text, images, video, audio, …).
Velocity – refers to increasing speed of data production and consequently performance that data-driven businesses need in order to benefit from their data. The problem is not related with just storing of streams of data, but rather to transforming fast-flowing data into resource that fosters innovation and decision-making process.

Presentation on: Big Data Ecosystem for Data-Driven Decision Making

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Big Data Day Baku 2015 – or Big Day on Big Data

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on April 21, 2015

Big Data Day Baku 2015 - CeDAWI - Center for Data Analytics and Web Insights  - Abzetdin Adamov

Big Data Day Baku 2015 – CeDAWI – Center for Data Analytics and Web Insights

The extremely fast grow of Internet Services, Web and Mobile Applications and advance of the related Pervasive, Ubiquity and Cloud Computing concepts have stumulated production of tremendous amounts of data partially available online (call metadata, texts, emails, social media updates, photos, videos, location, etc.). Even with the power of today’s modern computers it still big challenge for business and government organizations to manage, search, analyze, and visualize this vast amount of data as information. Data-Intensive computing which is intended to address this problems become quite intense during the last few years yielding strong results. Data intensive computing framework is a complex system which includes hardware, software, communications, and Distributed File System (DFS) architecture.

Just small part of this huge amount is structured (Databases, XML, logs) or semistructured (web pages, email), over 90% of this information is unstructured, what means data does not have predefined structure and model. Generally, unstructured data is useless unless applying data mining and analysis techniques. At the same time, just in case if you can process and understand your data, this data worth anything, otherwise it becomes useless.

Big Data Day Baku 2015 is the first Data-Centric event is planned to be held in Azerbaijan.
The events main goal is increase public awareness of new opportunities and challenges brought by Big Data, share experience with industry and government on the development of state-of-the-art Data Analysis technologies, attract youth to make career and do outstanding research in Data Science.

SOME OF TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

  • Big Data Era – How Big is Big Data?
  • Big Opportunities and Challenges brought by Big Data – Big Data Use Cases
  • Open Data for Public Sector Transformation and Innovation
  • Big Data Infrastructure
  • Open Source Platforms and Technologies for Big Data Analytics
  • Natural Language Processing and Computational Linguistic
  • Large-Scale Data Management Life Cycle

QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED:

  • – What is Big Data Value?
  • – How it will affect us all?
  • – Big Data Era, but are we ready for challenges?

EVENT TARGET AUDIENCE:
Marketing specialists, Business owners, IT Professionals, Students (Participation of the students is highly encouraged), Scientists and Researchers, Government representatives

EVENT WEBSITE: http://cedawi.org/big-data-day

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CIA triad – Fundamental concept of Information Security

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on April 2, 2015

Fundamental concept of Information Security base on Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability

Fundamental concept of Information Security base on Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability

Fundamental concept of Information Security base on Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability, also known as the CIA triad (don’t confuse with Central Intelligence Agency)
Confidentiality – Information only has value if access can be managed;
Integrity – Information only has value if it is correct;
Availability – Information only has value if the right people can access it at the right times.

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Talking about SECURITY: two type of companies and Insider factor

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on March 11, 2015

Talking about SECURITY: two type of companies and Insider factor

Talking about SECURITY: two type of companies and Insider factor

Talking about SECURITY: There are two type of companies dealing with any kind of sensitive DATA or having DATA-driven business:

1) those that have been hacked
2) those don’t know that they have been hacked

The Cloud-base services widely available now just increase the suspiciousness of customers and make them not rush into the cloud. The problem is not related to the quality or security of the cloud services, but to the insider risk factor. The administrator for a Cloud-based services can access executive-only financial data and conduct as insider delivering a confidential information to outsiders.

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