Q&A: Gnip President Chris Moody on the future of big data and analytics

Last week Gnip, the leading provider of social media data for enterprise applications, announced its partnership with Automattic to bring comments and blogs on the WordPress platform into its already powerful data stream.

For four years, Gnip has been the company behind the elusive social data stream businesses are hungry for. Though you may not be familiar with the name, Gnip provide data to eight of the nine largest social media monitoring firms such as Radian6.

We had a chance to talk to President and COO, Chris Moody, about how Gnip it is changing the way we look at data.

Want your own Twitter firehose? You can now buy it…for a price

What would you do if you had access to Twitter’s firehose?

Major companies like Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have struck data deals with Twitter, but outside of limited and black market channels, a Twitter firehose hasn’t been available to mere mortals. Until now.