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  • February 26, 2016

Big Data Spatial and Graph Hands On Labs and Summit ’16 Slides in the OTN!!

Jean Ihm
Product Manager, Oracle Spatial and Graph

Guest Post By: Tracy McLane, GIS Manager at Bechtel and Vice
Chair of the Oracle Spatial and Graph SIG

On Tuesday,
the slides from the Oracle Spatial and Graph Summit at BIWA 2016 were
posted to the Oracle Technology Network (OTN), which you can now access from
the link below, with over 25 presentations and use cases covering Spatial and
Graph features in the Database and Big Data platforms.

For those of you interested in Big Data Spatial and Big
Data Graph
, there are at least nine Big Data presentations, plus two
hands-on labs from the conference as well.  This is a hot topic in GIS
communities now, as it not only offers a way to optimally handle unstructured
and social data in a HADOOP or NoSQL database environments, but to analyze,
connect and even graph your sensor, social media feeds or raster imagery Big
Data in new and exciting ways!  For those of you looking for some hands-on
experience, you can supplement the OTN Big Data Lite VM with the data, slides and
hands-on lab materials from the Oracle Spatial and Graph Summit at BIWA 2016
as well.  I attended both of these hands-on labs at the conference and
have since downloaded the thirteen (13) Big Data Lite VM files, which are
around 24.5 GB.  The additional Applying Spatial Analysis to Big Data zip file
contains the data used for the hands-on lab and requires only an additional
28.2 MB of storage.

For those
of you just getting started in graph technologies, I would recommend the
following books that I am finding helpful in getting me started Oracle Graph
concepts and the use of Cytoscape, an open
source graph visualization tool:

  • Graph Analysis and Visualization: Discovering
    Business Opportunity in Linked Data
    by Richard Brath , David Jonker (Authors)


  • Instant Cytoscape Complex Network
    Analysis How-to 
    by Gang Su (Author)


And for a 2-minute introduction to
graph technologies, check out these videos:

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