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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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Just several of bunch of BIG PROBLEMS derived from BIG DATA

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on March 6, 2015

BIG-DATA-CeDAWI– Power consumption is issue – power costs for the petaflop systems can exceed $5M annually
– Network capacity is issue – instead of moving DATA to the compute processor, the computational power is being moved to the DATA;
– CAP problem is issue – in Distributed Platforms three conditions Consistency, Availability and Partitioning can’t live together;
– Moore Law is issue – Moore Law doesn’t work anymore – DATA to be processed grows much faster than computing power

So, there are large space for innovative and applied research in area of DATA SCIENCE

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Bakcell organized seminar on Telecommunication Essentials for journalists

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on November 29, 2014

Assoc.Prof. Abzetdin Adamov with two speeches during seminar on Telecommunication Essentials for journalists

Assoc.Prof. Abzetdin Adamov with two speeches during seminar on Telecommunication Essentials for journalists

Bakcell LLC organized seminar on Telecommunication Essentials for local journalists in 28-29 November 2014. It is not coincidence that as venue of event newly established highland Shahdag Pik Palace was chosen. About 30 journalists from different mass media and news organizations benefited from seminar.
Beside other speakers Assoc.Prof. Abzetdin Adamov (Chair of Computer Engineering Department, Qafqaz University) addressed to participants with two speeches: “Latest Trends in Technology: BigData Analytics, Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Internet of Things (IoT)” and “Steps and Tips to Protect Yourself and your Private Information while Online. Cyber Hygiene”.

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An OSCE-supported conference on Countering the Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on November 25, 2014

Abzetdin Adamov with speech on Technical, Legal and Political Issues of Combating Terrorism on the Internet

Abzetdin Adamov with speech on Technical, Legal and Political Issues of Combating Terrorism on the Internet, Astana, 25 November 2014 – An OSCE-supported conference on Countering the Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes

ASTANA, 25 November 2014 – An OSCE-supported conference on countering the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes took place today in Astana, Kazakhstan.

The event was co-organized by the OSCE Centre in Astana, the Committee on Religious Affairs of Kazakhstan’s Culture and Sport Ministry and the Institute for Strategic Studies under the President for some 100 government officials, parliamentarians, information technology and information security specialists, academics, theologians and journalists, including international experts and scholars from Austria, Azerbaijan, Germany, Kazakhstan, Italy, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Turkey, the UAE, the UK, the US, Uzbekistan as well as representatives from United Nations agencies and the CIS Antiterrorist Centre for Central Asia. Advisers from the Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media and the OSCE Transnational Threat Department/Action against Terrorism Unit shared the OSCE best practices.

The conference provided a platform to discuss issues related to terrorist organizations receiving support via Internet technology and assessed the merits of developing practical guidelines on preventing the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes, setting a legal framework and enhancing international co-operation to counter the dissemination of violent extremist ideology and illegal content on the Internet and social networks.

ASTANA, 25 November 2014 – An OSCE-supported conference on countering the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes took place today in Astana, Kazakhstan.

ASTANA, 25 November 2014 – An OSCE-supported conference on countering the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes took place today in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Assoc.Prof. Abzetdin Adamov the chair of Computer Engineering Department at the Qafqaz University has been invited to conference to make a contribution with speech on “Technical, Legal and Political Issues of Combating Terrorism on the Internet“. During his address Mr. Adamov made emphasis on the importance of understanding the technologycal fundament of the Internet, the open and transparent nature of which makes it possible for cybercrimes to use it for terrorist purposes. Talking about the use of Internet for terrorism purpose we inevitably get a question: which is more important Availability or Security? Until recently it was obvious – Availability is more vital, now some balance must be figured out, which should be transparent for general user and impenetrable for crime. At the same time International Cooperation is the key condition for success.

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The Interactive Technologies in Education – National Competition

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on May 9, 2014

 

The National Competition among primary school teachers on Interactive Technologies in Education

The National Competition among primary school teachers on Interactive Technologies in Education

The National Competition among primary school teachers on Interactive Technologies in Education organized by Institute of Education Problems held in Baku. All teachers did impressive work – Hearty Congratulations to ALL!
I just wanted to notice the issue we shouldn’t forget about – Technology is NOT a Solution, Technology is a Tool, Technology is an Environment, Technology is a Booster, Technology is a Transparency, etc. Technology is not purpose, it is just a “pipeline” to provide quality content that also maybe nicely decorated by technology…
In short, rephrasing the words of Bill Gates, I can say: “Technology applied to high quality content will magnify its quality, technology applied to poor content magnifies its poorness”.
Again my cordial congratulations to all more than 300 teachers that presented works during competition, you are doing great work forming the base of the technological culture in our youth!

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IEEE Day 2013 – Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow

Posted by Abzetdin Adamov on September 29, 2013

IEEE Day 2013 - Qafqaz University, Baku, Azerbaijan

IEEE Day 2013 – Qafqaz University, Baku, Azerbaijan

IEEE DAY 2013 EVENT PROGRAM

01 October – IEEE Day 2013 is important anniversary that engineers worldwide celebrate the first time when IEEE members gathered to share their technical ideas in 1884. It is fourth celebration worldwide and first in Azerbaijan will take place at the Qafqaz University.
While the world benefits from what’s new, IEEE is focused on what’s next. Thus, this year the theme of IEEE Day will be “Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow”.
These are full-day hands-on technical seminars on a wide range of Technology topics for IT Professionals and Students to help them become Technologically Updated. All our speakers are high level certified IT and technical professionals with rich experience of applying their knowledge in corporations and businesses.

TECHNICAL SESSION:
Database Administration & Development
Network, Platforms & Supercomputing
Software Development & Frameworks
Cloud Implementations
Workshop & Closing

SPEECH TOPICS:
IEEE Day 2013. IEEE as a Global Professional Platform.
Oracle Database 12c: New Features for Oracle and Java Developers
Best 10 New Features of Oracle Database 12c
IPv6 Planning, Deployment and Operation Considerations
UNIX, Linux and New Features in Solaris 11
Database Machine – EXADATA
Spring Framework Overview and Spring MVC
Groovy on Grails
Reverse Engineering an Android Application
Education in the Cloud
Infrastructure in the Cloud
Leveraging Technology for a Better Tomorrow

IEEE-Day-2013-Baku-Azerbaijan

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