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1. Alex Sandy Pentland : One of the ‘seven most powerful data scientists in the world (Forbes, 2012).  Also among the most-cited computational scientists in the world and a pioneer in computational social science.

2. Hilary Mason Blog :  Blog by Hilary Mason @hmason a Data Scientist in Residence at Accel, Scientist Emeritus atbitly, co-founder of HackNY, co-host of DataGotham, and member of NYCResistor.

3. Revolution Analytics : Blog by David Smith  @revodavid  on using open source R for big data analysis, predictive modelling, data science and more.

4. Solve for Interesting : Blog by Alistair Croll @acrollAlistair works on a variety of topics, from web performance, to big data, to cloud computing, to startups.

5. Blog on Big Data and Analytics : Blog by Harish Kotadia @HKotadia.  Harisk is an Industry recognized thought leader on Big Data and Analytics. Rated by SAP as one of the global top 50 Big Data Influencers.

6. Stefan Groschupf’s Blog : CEO of Datameer, one of the most recognised Big Data startups. Has interesting video series where he interviews other influencers

7. The Mainstream Seer : Venkatesh (Venky) Rao, the Predictive Analytics Segment Leader at IBM for North America. Tries to make Predictive Analytics less of a black hole for the general public.



1. Big Data Econometrics : Academia focused – Big Data Econometrics tries to collate all the relevant developments regarding the overlap between data analytics and econometrics.

2. Big Data University :  Blog by Hadoop, Big Data and information management enthusiasts who love to learn, contribute, and network with others with similar interests.

3 . Big Data Startups  :  Run by a consultant on the topic, key insights are illustrated through beautiful infographics and give digestible and actionable tips

4. Big Data Partnership : Training Academy with a Blog

5. Guru99 : Big Data tutorials starting from the basics.


1. IBM : guest blogging hub collating various other blogger’s insights into big data. Less tech-focused and more applied than e.g. Cloudera

2.  EMC Big Data Blog :authored by Mona Patel, Senior Manager of EMC Big Data Marketing. Mona Patel has worked as a Data Analyst previously and is now growing her career at EMC, a leader in Big Data

3. Hortonworks: Hortonworks is a Big Data startup focused on providing its own isolated Hadoop environment. Since creators of hadoop are on board blog can provide deep insight.

4. Palantir: Blog releasing lots of visualisations of data insight. Palantir is a startup aiming at extracting security insight from big data.



1.  BigDataNews  : Data Science community channel dedicated to all news related to Big Data.

2.  Smart Data Collective : Smart data collective aims to be the central source of news on Big Data. As such, it allows guest blogging by various experts in the field.


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