Use this official SDK to access Google APIs, including BigQuery, with Ruby. BigQuery is a tool for managing large datasets that combines Google's processing power with SQL-like commands against append-only tables for fast results. Note that this Gem is in Alpha. See the project page for detailed installation instructions and code examples.
New Relic wants to take the whole idea of application performance management (APM) up a few notches by leveraging an analytics engine that the company intends to expose via an API. At the New Relic FutureStack 2013 conference today New Relic previewed Project Rubicon, which leverages a Big Data analytics engine to give developers greater insight into all the factors that may be adversely affecting application performance.
Have you ever heard of a Chief Science Officer? I recently spoke to Kontagent’s CSO and was excited to learn that Kontagent’s world of big data processing is one of the few places in the world in which academic exercise is directly applicable to industry. Kontagent is a user analytics platform which can easily be integrated into any web site or mobile app. The ease of integration results from the decision to provide a RESTful Kontagent API.
While there’s generally a lot of excitement these days for all things Hadoop the simple fact is that there’s not a whole lot of expertise out there in terms of IT people that know how to build, roll out and then manage an instance of Hadoop. That creates a frustrating conundrum for developers looking to build Big Data applications on top of Hadoop at a time when interest in those applications is staring to reach a frenzy in the enterprise.