Google Reduces Pricing & Introduces Preemptible VMs

Google Reduces Pricing & Introduces Preemptible VMs

Today, Google announced further reduction in their Cloud service offerings through this blog posting. Google is simply staying true to the economics of computing and have reduced t ...

Connected Cars: Driving Us to a Better Us – Dj Das Presenting

Connected Cars: Driving Us to a Better Us – Dj Das Presenting

The In-Memory Computing Summit 2015 is the first and only industry-wide event of its kind, tailored to in-memory computing-related technologies and solutions. It is the perfect opp ...

Global Predictive Analytics Conference – Dj Das Presenting

Global Predictive Analytics Conference – Dj Das Presenting

Global Big Data Conference's vendor agnostic Global Predictive Analytics Conference will be held on May 4th & May 5th, 2015 for all industry verticals. The Conference allows pr ...

Google Cloud Dataflow Makes Big Data Offerings Even Bigger – Dj Das Concurs!

Google Cloud Dataflow Makes Big Data Offerings Even Bigger – Dj Das Concurs!

At the Hadoop Summit in Brussels, Google launched a beta version of Google Cloud Dataflow, a managed logic-processing service. The Internet giant also unveiled upgrades to its popu ...

Connected Cars: Driving Us to a Better Us – Dj Das Presenting

The In-Memory Computing Summit 2015 is the first and only industry-wide event of its kind, tailored to in-memory computing-related technologies and solutions. It is the perfect opportunity to reach technical IT decision makers as well as IT implementers and developers who make or influence purchasing decisions in the areas of in-memory computing, Fast Data, IoT and HPC. Attendees will include CTOs, Vice Pre ...

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Google Reduces Pricing & Introduces Preemptible VMs

Today, Google announced further reduction in their Cloud service offerings through this blog posting. Google is simply staying true to the economics of computing and have reduced the pricing of their cloud services to upto 30% to reflect the reduction in pricing of the underlying hardware. Additionally, the introduction of the Google Compute Engine Preemptible VMs which runs short-duration batch jobs at 70% ...

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Is Bigger Data Better for Machine Learning | Mawazo

I have seen the topic of data size as it relates to machine learning being discussed often. But they are mostly opinions, views and innuendos, not backed by any rational explanation. Comments like we need “we need meaningful data not big data” or “insightful data, not big data” abound which often leave me puzzled. How does Big Data preclude meaning or insight in the data. Being motivated to find concrete an ...

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Deep Dive Into Databricks’ Big Speedup Plans for Apache Spark

Apache Spark rose to prominence within the Hadoop world as a faster and easier to use alternative to MapReduce. But as fast as Spark is today, it won’t hold a candle to future versions of Spark that the folks at Databricks are now developing. Last week Databricks shared its development roadmap for Spark with the world. The company has near-term and long-term plans to boost the performance of the platform; t ...

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Comparative Analysis of Big Data Analytical Tools – Hive, Tez, Impala, SparkSQL, PrestoDB, Drill & BigQuery – on Google Cloud Platform

BACK DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND. NOW ADDED COMPARISIONS WITH APACHE DRILL!  Big Data analytics is the answer for businesses to glean insights from data to take timely actions. Businesses now have a plethora of technologies at their disposal to perform such Big Data analytics. This webinar performs a comparative analysis of the various Big Data analytical tools available today.   All the tools were installed and ...

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Driving Humankind Towards Greener Pastures – Dj Das Speaks

This meetup is being held in partnership with the EcoGreen Group of Silicon Valley. --------------------------------------------------------------------------The advent of motor vehicles ushered in a new wave of productivity for humankind. It created economics of scale never or known seen before. Unfortunately, it also silently started to hurt the very environment that we live in. Increasing carbon emission ...

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Global Predictive Analytics Conference – Dj Das Presenting

Global Big Data Conference's vendor agnostic Global Predictive Analytics Conference will be held on May 4th & May 5th, 2015 for all industry verticals. The Conference allows practitioners to discuss data management through effective use of data analytics.Large amount of data created by various mobile platforms, social media interactions, ecommerce transactions, and IoT provide an opportunity for busines ...

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Recent performance improvements in Apache Spark

In this post, we look back and cover recent performance efforts in Spark. In a follow-up blog post next week, we will look forward and share with you our thoughts on the future evolution of Spark’s performance. 2014 was the most active year of Spark development to date, with major improvements across the entire engine. One particular area where it made great strides was performance: Spark set a new world re ...

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How-to: Translate from MapReduce to Apache Spark (Part 2) | Cloudera Engineering Blog

The conclusion to this series covers Combiner-like aggregation functionality, counters, partitioning, and serialization.Apache Spark is rising in popularity as an alternative to MapReduce, in a large part due to its expressive API for complex data processing. A few months ago, my colleague, Sean Owen wrote a post describing how to translate functionality from MapReduce into Spark, and in this post, I’ll ext ...

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Bulk Insert, Update and Delete in Hadoop Data Lake | Mawazo

Hadoop Data Lake, unlike traditional data warehouse, does not enforce schema on write and serves as a repository of data with different formats from various sources. If the data collected in a data lake is immutable, they simply accumulate in an append only fashion and are easy to handle. Such data  tend to be fact data e.g., user behavior tracking data or sensor data. However, dimension data or master data ...

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