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Kite is a scalable Microblogs data management system that supports generic queries efficiently on arbitrary attributes of Microblogs data, e.g., tweets, online reviews on TripAdvisor, Yelp, or Amazon, user comments on news websites, or social media micro-posts like comments, check-ins and interactions. Kite is being developed as a big umbrella for several scalable data management techniques that are designed to address the unique characteristics of Microblogs data. The ultimate goal of Kite is to serve as a scalable backend that facilitate building applications on top of Microblogs data hiding all the data management details from the developers, just like database systems work as backend for relational data applications. Kite is available for the community to exploit and build upon it for future research and development.

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Taghreed is a system for querying, analyzing, and visualizing geotagged tweets. Taghreed is the first to manage both recent and historical Twitter data. It digests incoming fast data in real time and scale for billions of historical data items. On both, scalable spatio-temporal keyword queries are supported to facilitate efficient and scalable spatio-temporal analysis and visualization of Twitter data. Taghreed is powering two startups serving social media analysis services for Middle Eastern customers at Wadi Makkah innovation incubator.