In-Memory Computing Summit 2016

In-Memory Computing Summit 2016

The best minds of the In-Memory Computing industry will gather in San Francisco on May 23-24 for IMC Summit 2016 to network, learn and exchange ideas that will power the future of ...

Big Data Analytics at FaceBook

Big Data Analytics at FaceBook

This meetup will be an “unconference” style one and will have various presentations to choose from. Please review the topics below and upon registering, select your 2 preferred top ...

Data Warehousing With Google BigQuery

Data Warehousing With Google BigQuery

Data warehousing and the resulting business intelligence are the basic necessities of business today. And today’s technologies makes it possible to have a sophisticated data wareho ...

Innovative Big Data Application Optimizes Lead Conversions, built on the Google Cloud Platform – CASE STUDY

Innovative Big Data Application Optimizes Lead Conversions, built on the Google Cloud Platform – CASE STUDY

In the era of Big Data, many enterprise executives are struggling with the sheer volume of available data and how to transform all that information into intelligence they can use t ...

Predictive policing: The future of law enforcement

Predictive policing: The future of law enforcement

As Dj Das, founder and CEO of Third Eye Consulting Services, sums it up, “For fighting crime and keeping every citizen safe, Microsoft has the most sophisticated cloud-based big da ...

Big Data Analytics at FaceBook

This meetup will be an “unconference” style one and will have various presentations to choose from. Please review the topics below and upon registering, select your 2 preferred topics that you’d like to hear discussed the night of the event! Agenda 6:30pm Event Doors open 6:30pm - 7:30pm Happy Hour & Networking 7:30pm - 7:45pm Keynote 7:45pm - 8:30pm 2 Presentations and Q&A 8:30pm-9:30pm Happy Hour ...

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Data Warehousing With Google BigQuery

Data warehousing and the resulting business intelligence are the basic necessities of business today. And today’s technologies makes it possible to have a sophisticated data warehouse up and running in the clouds at a price and scale that was never possible before.     This webinar showcases the reasons, ways and means of developing such modern day data warehouses using Google BigQuery.   ...

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From Insight-as-a-Service to insightful applications – O’Reilly Media

We started this series with the premise that insightful applications, essentially the next-generation of big data applications, are the key to effectively addressing important problems, such as autonomous driving. In the first post, we examined how data analytics has evolved over the past 25 years. In the second post, we established how the early success with big data infrastructures has given rise to appli ...

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HBase: The database big data left behind | InfoWorld

As the default database for Hadoop, you'd expect HBase to be more popular than it is, but its time may already have passed A few years ago, HBase looked set to become one of the dominant databases in big data. The primary pairing for Hadoop, HBase saw adoption skyrocket, but it has since plateaued, especially compared to NoSQL peers MongoDB, Cassandra, and Redis, as measured by general database popularity. ...

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Building DistributedLog: Twitter’s high-performance replicated log service | Twitter Blogs

At Twitter, we’ve used replicated logs to address a range of challenging problems in distributed systems. Today we’d like to tell you about DistributedLog, our high-performance replicated log service, and how we used it to address one of these problems. Last year, we provided an in-depth look at Manhattan, Twitter’s distributed key-value database. Manhattan provides a flexible, eventually-consistent data mo ...

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Building a Prediction Engine using Spark, Kudu, and Impala – Silicon Valley Data Science

Why should your infrastructure maintain a linear growth pattern when your business scales up and down during the day based on natural human cycles? There is an obvious need to maintain a steady baseline infrastructure to keep the lights on for your business, but it can be very wasteful to run additional, unneeded compute resources while your customers are sleeping, or when your business is in a slow season. ...

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IBM’s Watson Has a New Project: Fighting Cybercrime | WIRED

IBM’S WATSON SUPERCOMPUTER hardly needs any more resumé-padding. It’s already won Jeopardy, written a cookbook, and dabbled in revolutionizing healthcare. The next stop in its storied career? Tackling cybercrime. Today, IBM announced that Watson is taking its cognitive learning chops to the cloud, where it’ll apply them to analyzing, identifying, and (hopefully) preventing cybersecurity threats. But first, ...

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Building AI Is Hard—So Facebook Is Building AI That Builds AI | WIRED

DEEP NEURAL NETWORKS are remaking the Internet. Able to learn very human tasks by analyzing vast amounts of digital data, these artificially intelligent systems are injecting online services with a power that just wasn’t viable in years past. They’re identifying faces in photos and recognizing commands spoken into smartphones and translating conversations from one language to another. They’re even helping G ...

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The next AI is no AI | TechCrunch

Artificial Intelligence is starting to turn invisible from the outside in — and vice versa. The exact effects and workings of AI technologies are becoming more challenging to perceive and comprehend for humans. Even the experts themselves don’t always fully understand how an AI system operates. Effectively, as the impact of AI technologies increases, the more limited becomes our ability to understand their ...

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33x Faster Queries on Google Cloud’s Dataproc

I'd like to thank Felipe Hoffa, Developer Advocate at Google and Dennis Huo, Tech Lead and Manager of Google Cloud's Dataproc for their research and insights they shared with me on getting better performance out of Dataproc. A few weeks ago I published a blog post outlining how to launch a 5-node Dataproc cluster on Google's Cloud service. In that post I hadn't taken the time to tune any table or storage ba ...

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At Stitch Fix, data scientists and A.I. become personal stylists | CIO

With Stitch Fix, users don't go shopping for their clothes. Professional stylists do the job for them and the personal shopping service ships the new clothes to their door. The stylists aren't working on their own, though; they're using artificial intelligence (A.I.) and a team of about 60 data scientists. That combo is behind the success at Stitch Fix, a San Francisco-based online subscription and shopping ...

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Real Time Credit Card Fraud Detection with Apache Spark and Event Streaming | MapR

In this post we are going to discuss building a real time solution for credit card fraud detection. There are 2 phases to Real Time Fraud detection. The first phase involves analysis and forensics on historical data to build the machine learning model which can be used in production to make predictions on live events. Building the Model Classification Classification is a family of supervised machine learnin ...

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