The grand finale of the first IBM France Sparkathon invited Apache Spark developers to outthink the frontiers of client insights. Get the details on this event held during the IBM Business Connect conference and the application that took the top prize.
Holden Karau is a software engineer at IBM, an active open source contributor and coauthor of Learning Spark (O'Reilly Media, February 2015) and the soon to be released High Performance Spark (O'Reilly Media, March 2017). In this podcast, Karau examines how to effectively search logs from Apache
Nick Pentreath is a principal engineer at IBM, a member of the Apache Spark project management committee (PMC) and author of Machine Learning with Spark (Packt Publishing, December 2014). In this podcast, Pentreath covers the basics of feature hashing and how to use it for all feature types in
Emily Curtin is a software engineer at The Weather Company (now IBM) working on the data engineering platform team. Robbie Strickland is vice president, engines and pipelines, IBM Watson Data Platform, at IBM. In this podcast, they give a technical overview of how Parquet works and how recent
Now that we’re into the swing of 2017, the time is ripe for the first CrowdChat of 2017 to explore the goals, challenges and strategies that CDOs and CIOs are focused on for their organizations. Get involved and share your thoughts in this kick-off IMB Big Data CrowdChat.
To serve citizens effectively and efficiently, public entities can draw from the private sector’s 360-degree view of the customer and apply analytics, big data, Hadoop, machine learning and Spark to create a single or 360-degree view of the citizen. See how this methodology can empower public
One thing that a recent event in Beijing, China confirmed is there’s no shortage of interest in machine learning for developers in that region. Take a look at snapshots of event highlights featuring rich content on artificial intelligence, cognitive capabilities, machine learning and more presented
Businesses have come to expect that smart rivals wielding digital technologies will disrupt their competitive landscapes. How ready is your organization to be a digital disruptor? Take a look at detailed criteria for assessing your organization’s readiness and the strategic steps you can take to
In this episode of the Finance in Focus podcast, listen as wealth management experts Marc Andrews and April Rudin discuss ways that financial institutions can use cognitive computing to find solid ground in shifting regulatory terrain.
The Internet of Things continues to be a land of opportunity in so many areas. Take a look at this overview of steps to innovation and success factors along with the risks and pitfalls to avoid in your Internet of Things journey.
Nick Pentreath of the Spark Technology Center teamed up with Jean-François Puget of IBM Analytics to deliver the main talk of the Spark & Machine Learning Meetup in Brussels, "Creating an end-to-end Recommender System with Apache Spark and Elasticsearch."
At the recent Spark & Machine Learning Meetup in Brussels, Holden Karau of the Spark Technology Center delivered a lightning talk called "A very brief introduction to extending Spark ML for custom models."
At the Spark & Machine Learning Meetup in Brussels on October 27, 2016, Pierre Borckmans of Real Impact Analytics delivered a lightning talk called "Writing Spark applications, the easy way: How to focus on your data pipelines and forget about the rest."