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Getting Started with the Search REST API in SharePoint 2013 Preview

We have a brand new REST based API for interacting with Search in SharePoint 2013 Preview.  Unfortunately, there is not a lot of information out there yet on how to interact with it.  I have pieced together a couple of bits to help get you started.  If you are looking to bring Search into an HTML / JavaScript based application, you’ll be able to get started right away.  The first piece of the puzzle is putting together the right URL to access Search via REST.  To do this, we start with the server name and append /_api/search/query.  Just typing this into the browser will start giving you useful information.  For example:

http://server/_api/search/query

SearchRESTAPIDefault

If you look towards the bottom, you will see the Key SerializedQuery.  This actually shows you the parameters passed into the request.  It also provides you a hint as to what type of parameters you can pass to the REST interface.  The one that might immediately stand out is QueryText.  This is the actual search query.  Think of it as the equivalent of what you type into the search box.  There are a few other parameters that you can customize here as well such as the SummaryLength, MaxSnippetLength. and more.  Let’s try adding QueryText to our URL and passing in a value.

http://server/_api/search/query?querytext=SharePoint

SearchRESTAPIFailedQuery

It turns out the value always has to be enclosed in single quotes (‘) like this:

http://server/_api/search/query?querytext=’SharePoint’

Now, we get some results:

SearchRESTAPIResults

The search results themselves are included in the d:RelevantResults element.  It contains an element d:Table which has   Bare with me as I am going to post the XML for one of the results so that we can inspect it further.

<d:element m:type="SP.SimpleDataRow">

  <d:Cells>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Rank</d:Key>

      <d:Value>20.268159866333</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Double</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>DocId</d:Key>

      <d:Value>31</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Int64</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>WorkId</d:Key>

      <d:Value>31</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Int64</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Title</d:Key>

      <d:Value>Getting the most out of SharePoint Search</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Author</d:Key>

      <d:Value>Corey Roth;SharePoint Setup</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Size</d:Key>

      <d:Value>2425342</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Int64</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Path</d:Key>

      <d:Value>http://sp2010/Shared Documents/Getting the most out of SharePoint Search - SharePoint Saturday Denver.pptx</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Description</d:Key>

      <d:Value>

        Template: Sam Moore; Silver Fox Productions, Inc.&#xD;

        Formatting:&#xD;

        Event Date: October 3-6th, 2011&#xD;

        Event Location: Anaheim, CA&#xD;

        Audience Type: Internal/External

      </d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Write</d:Key>

      <d:Value>2011-11-10T00:00:00.0000000</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.DateTime</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>CollapsingStatus</d:Key>

      <d:Value>0</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Int64</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>HitHighlightedSummary</d:Key>

      <d:Value xml:space="preserve">Passed all &lt;c0&gt;SharePoint&lt;/c0&gt; 2010 certification exams &lt;ddd/&gt; Introduce Search in &lt;c0&gt;SharePoint&lt;/c0&gt; Online &lt;ddd/&gt; The talk will be slides with quite a few demos of &lt;c0&gt;SharePoint&lt;/c0&gt; Online features &lt;ddd/&gt; </d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>HitHighlightedProperties</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>contentclass</d:Key>

      <d:Value>STS_ListItem_DocumentLibrary</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>PictureThumbnailURL</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ServerRedirectedURL</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ServerRedirectedEmbedURL</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ServerRedirectedPreviewURL</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>FileExtension</d:Key>

      <d:Value>pptx</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ContentTypeId</d:Key>

      <d:Value>0x010100B1CF83A7F86DFC468C975FFF33126DFD</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ParentLink</d:Key>

      <d:Value>http://sp2010/Shared Documents/Forms/AllItems.aspx</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ViewsLifeTime</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ViewsRecent</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>SectionNames</d:Key>

      <d:Value xml:space="preserve">Getting the most out of SharePoint Search&#xD;

;Getting the most out of SharePoint Search&#xD;

;Corey Roth&#xD;

About me&#xD;

;Key Theme&#xD;

;SharePoint is not a…&#xD;

;SharePoint is a…&#xD;

;Challenges with Search&#xD;

;Agenda&#xD;

;Key Takeaways&#xD;

;You have a choice…&#xD;

;What can search index?&#xD;

;Search in SharePoint&#xD;

;Components of Search&#xD;

;Finding things easier…&#xD;

;Improve search with queries&#xD;

;Built-in Managed Properties&#xD;

;Segmenting results with Scopes&#xD;

;Querying Search and Scopes&#xD;

;Provide more search options&#xD;

;Many options for displaying scopes&#xD;

</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>SectionIndexes</d:Key>

      <d:Value>1;2;3;4;5;6;7;8;9;10;11;12;13;14;15;16;17;18;19;20</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>SiteLogo</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>SiteDescription</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>deeplinks</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>importance</d:Key>

      <d:Value>0</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Int64</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>SiteName</d:Key>

      <d:Value>http://sp2010</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>IsDocument</d:Key>

      <d:Value>true</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Boolean</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>LastModifiedTime</d:Key>

      <d:Value>2011-11-10T00:00:00.0000000</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.DateTime</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>FileType</d:Key>

      <d:Value>pptx</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>IsContainer</d:Key>

      <d:Value>false</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Boolean</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>WebTemplate</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>SecondaryFileExtension</d:Key>

      <d:Value>pptx</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>OriginalPath</d:Key>

      <d:Value>http://sp2010/Shared Documents/Getting the most out of SharePoint Search - SharePoint Saturday Denver.pptx</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>DisplayAuthor</d:Key>

      <d:Value>Corey Roth;SharePoint Setup</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Created</d:Key>

      <d:Value>2012-07-26T23:21:29.0000000</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.DateTime</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>PeopleInMedia</d:Key>

      <d:Value></d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>MediaDuration</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>PictureWidth</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>PictureHeight</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>DefaultEncodingURL</d:Key>

      <d:Value>http://sp2010/Shared%20Documents/Getting%20the%20most%20out%20of%20SharePoint%20Search%20-%20SharePoint%20Saturday%20Denver.pptx</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ExternalMediaURL</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>UserEncodingURL</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Community_MembersCount</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Community_RepliesCount</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Community_TopicsCount</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ReplyCount</d:Key>

      <d:Value>0</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Int64</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>LikesCount</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Discussion_BestAnswerID</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Discussion_Category</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Discussion_Post</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Discussion_LikesCount</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ListItemID</d:Key>

      <d:Value>6</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>FullPostBody</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>PostAuthor</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>RootPostOwnerID</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>RootPostID</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>AttachmentType</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>AttachmentURI</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>MicroBlogType</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ModifiedBy</d:Key>

      <d:Value>

        Corey Roth

 

        SharePoint Setup

      </d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>RootPostUniqueID</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>Tags</d:Key>

      <d:Value></d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ImageDateCreated</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>PictureURL</d:Key>

      <d:Value m:null="true" />

      <d:ValueType>Null</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ResultTypeIdList</d:Key>

      <d:Value>2;6</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>PartitionId</d:Key>

      <d:Value>0c37852b-34d0-418e-91c6-2ac25af4be5b</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Guid</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>UrlZone</d:Key>

      <d:Value>0</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Int32</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>AAMEnabledManagedProperties</d:Key>

      <d:Value>HierarchyUrl;OrgParentUrls;OrgUrls;OriginalPath;Path;recommendedfor;SitePath</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>ResultTypeId</d:Key>

      <d:Value>2</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.Int32</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>RenderTemplateId</d:Key>

      <d:Value>~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/Item_PowerPoint.js</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

    <d:element m:type="SP.KeyValue">

      <d:Key>piSearchResultId</d:Key>

      <d:Value>1_1</d:Value>

      <d:ValueType>Edm.String</d:ValueType>

    </d:element>

  </d:Cells>

</d:element>

As you can see, we now get a ton of information back from Search for a given search result.  Let me point out some of the more interesting values.  We have the usual values such as Title, Path, Author, Write (Modified Date), and HitHighlightedSummary.  However, we also get a ton of new information.  For images, you will get a PictureThumbnailUrl to allow you to easily show a thumbnail.  This particular result is a PowerPoint and search understands the individual sections inside it now which you will see in SectionNamesSiteName provides the site hosting the item.  Tags will provide any use of the Enterprise Keywords field.  You also get a heap of social information about the item as well such as how many likes.  Lastly, the RenderTemplateId tells you which template the result source is using to display it on the search results page.  This is just one example, but you can see we get a lot of useful information about the search.

Looking at the XML in the browser is a great way to get familiar with what the API has to offer.  When you are ready to start developing, it is very easy to take advantage of the REST API using JavaScript.  You can do this with the $.ajax() method in jQuery and pass in the URL you used in the browser.  You want to use the GET method and pass in a header telling it you want the results back as json.  They have a good example of how this works on code.msdn.microsoft.com.  Specifically, take a look at App.js in the example to see the code in action.  It’s pretty simple.

If you want to take advantage of the REST API from C# or another .NET language, that is another story though.  I haven’t been able to add a service reference for the REST API.  All of the server side code examples I have seen call the REST API using HttpWebRequest which requires no less than 60 lines of code or so.  I am hoping there is a better way but I haven’t seen one yet.  If you have had better luck be sure and let me know.

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Corey Roth, a SharePoint Server MVP, is a consultant at Hitachi Consulting specializing in SharePoint and Office 365 for clients in the energy sector. He has more than ten years of experience delivering solutions in the energy, travel, advertising and consumer electronics verticals.

Corey specializes in delivering ECM and search solutions to clients using SharePoint. Corey has always focused on rapid adoption of new Microsoft technologies including Visual Studio 2013, Office 365, and SharePoint.

He is a member of the .NET Mafia (www.dotnetmafia.com) where he blogs about the latest technology and SharePoint. He is dedicated to the community and speaks regularly at user groups and SharePoint Saturdays.

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The Quantified Economy represents the total global addressable market (TAM) for IoT that, according to a recent IDC report, will grow to an unprecedented $1.3 trillion by 2019. With this the third wave of the Internet-global proliferation of connected devices, appliances and sensors is poised to take off in 2016. In his session at @ThingsExpo, David McLauchlan, CEO and co-founder of Buddy Platform, will discuss how the ability to access and analyze the massive volume of streaming data from mil...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 ad...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support,...
WebSocket is effectively a persistent and fat pipe that is compatible with a standard web infrastructure; a "TCP for the Web." If you think of WebSocket in this light, there are other more hugely interesting applications of WebSocket than just simply sending data to a browser. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Frank Greco, Director of Technology for Kaazing Corporation, will compare other modern web connectivity methods such as HTTP/2, HTTP Streaming, Server-Sent Events and new W3C event APIs ...
Fortunately, meaningful and tangible business cases for IoT are plentiful in a broad array of industries and vertical markets. These range from simple warranty cost reduction for capital intensive assets, to minimizing downtime for vital business tools, to creating feedback loops improving product design, to improving and enhancing enterprise customer experiences. All of these business cases, which will be briefly explored in this session, hinge on cost effectively extracting relevant data from ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that iDevices®, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. iDevices, the preeminent brand in the connected home industry, has a growing line of HomeKit-enabled products available at the largest retailers worldwide. Through the “Designed with iDevices” co-development program and its custom-built IoT Cloud Infrastruc...
Companies can harness IoT and predictive analytics to sustain business continuity; predict and manage site performance during emergencies; minimize expensive reactive maintenance; and forecast equipment and maintenance budgets and expenditures. Providing cost-effective, uninterrupted service is challenging, particularly for organizations with geographically dispersed operations.
There will be new vendors providing applications, middleware, and connected devices to support the thriving IoT ecosystem. This essentially means that electronic device manufacturers will also be in the software business. Many will be new to building embedded software or robust software. This creates an increased importance on software quality, particularly within the Industrial Internet of Things where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software. Qua...
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As enterprises work to take advantage of Big Data technologies, they frequently become distracted by product-level decisions. In most new Big Data builds this approach is completely counter-productive: it presupposes tools that may not be a fit for development teams, forces IT to take on the burden of evaluating and maintaining unfamiliar technology, and represents a major up-front expense. In his session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Warfield, CTO and Co-Founder of Coho Data, will dis...
Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) extended its Internet of Things technology platform with performance enhancements to Gen5 – its fifth generation critical infrastructure networking platform. Already delivering nearly 23 million devices on five continents as one of the leading networking providers in the market, Silver Spring announced it is doubling the maximum speed of its Gen5 network to up to 2.4 Mbps, increasing computational performance by 10x, supporting simultaneous mesh communic...
Eighty percent of a data scientist’s time is spent gathering and cleaning up data, and 80% of all data is unstructured and almost never analyzed. Cognitive computing, in combination with Big Data, is changing the equation by creating data reservoirs and using natural language processing to enable analysis of unstructured data sources. This is impacting every aspect of the analytics profession from how data is mined (and by whom) to how it is delivered. This is not some futuristic vision: it's ha...