Factual engineer Alex Robbins gave a presentation at Clojure/West this past week titled “Cascalog: Logic Programming over Hadoop.” His talk started with an introduction to Cascalog, moved on to a brief tour of its features, and then finished with writing a sample application. For those of you unfamilair with Cascalog, it’s a clojure library built [...]
Gil was at O’Reilly Media’s Open Source Convention (OSCON) earlier this week where he was interviewed on the subject of data accessibility.
Gil recently sat down for a conversation with John Battelle at Federated Media’s Conversational Marketing Summit on May 15. Gil and John discussed a variety of things including Factual’s origin / Gil’s vision for Factual, Factual’s Geopulse API and its applications in marketing, and Gil’s thoughts on vertically integrated technology companies. If you are having [...]
Watch Tyler Bell and Leo Polovets’s talk from Strata NYC 2011 (Thursday, 09/22/2011). Big Noise always accompanies Big Data, especially when extracting entities from the tangle of duplicate, partial, fragmented and heterogeneous information we call the Internet. The ~17m physical businesses in the US, for example, are found on over 1 billion webpages and endpoints [...]
Gil delivered a speech at last week’s Web 2.0 Summit called “A Path to Data Liquidity”. See the speech below and also an interview where Gil discusses Factual, our data, and our philosophy. Talk: “A Path to Data Liquidity” Interview: