Encouraged by the success of our "Sparklet™ #1", we decided to merge our Big Data cartoons and supply some information with it, preferably about Spark, but also about some other interesting news in the area of Big Data. So this is Sparklet #2.
Big Data helps cats and dogs. Trupanion Inc. (NYSE: TRUP) is a direct-to-consumer monthly subscription business that provides medical insurance for cats and dogs. They customize the insurance on the individual basis, using Big Data - see here how they do it.
Another interesting cat-like project is Tigon, and it is a serious tiger - it is an open source low-latency streaming technology, based on Hadoop, HBase, and such thrills as Tephra and Apache Twill.