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Slides from Clojure/West – Cascalog Logic Programming over Hadoop

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 on...

Announcing a New Partnership with TripAdvisor

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with TripAdvisor, the largest travel site in the world, to integrate restaurant data from our Global Places data set to complement TripAdvisor’s dining options and reviews. Additionally, TripAdvisor will provide Factual user-generated data to maintain freshness and accuracy for its Global Places data. “The addition of Factual’s Global Places data...

Tyler Bell on Solving Large-Scale Data Problems at Strata

Tyler Bell, Director of Product here at Factual, will be speaking at the upcoming Strata Conference in Santa Clara. His session, titled “Bigger Than Any One — Solving Large-Scale Data problems with people and Machines,” will be on Wednesday 2/27/13 at 4:50 pm in Ballroom F. The informatic challenges of 2013 and beyond are bigger than...

Increasing Transparency with Data Preview 2.0

Here at Factual, we have always tried to make our data as accessible as possible. We believe that a key part of accessibility is transparency. After all, data is not really accessible if prospective consumers can’t easily evaluate it. To this end, our data has always been publicly available to explore on our site through our...

Gil Speaking at Techonomy on “The Meanings of Data”

Gil will be participating on a panel “The Forest for the Trees: The Meanings of Data” at the upcoming Techonomy Conference on Sunday, November 11th in Tucson, Arizona at the Ritz Carlton. The panel discussion will be moderated by Harvard Business Review and include a lively debate about data patterns. We live in a world of patterns....