Podcast | Understanding Predictive Analytics (O’Reilly)

In this episode of the O’Reilly Data Show, O’Reilly’s online managing editor Jenn Webb speaks with Natalino Busa on the topic of predictive analytics, the challenges of feature engineering, and a new class of techniques that is enabling features to emerge from patterns within the data.

They also discuss the relationship between predictive techniques and high-quality microservices, and how machine learning is being used to improve financial services. Listen to Podcast

Guide | How To Obtain a FREE “Open Source” Masters in Data Science

A FREE Masters in Data Science. More and more people are learning on-line via the flood of excellent “open source” resources of classes, ebooks, software, etc. Clare Corthell has created a website to allow anybody to take virtually the same curriculum offered for a Masters in Data Science for Free.

Will it be an official Masters? No, but an official Masters is not always what is needed. Often its the knowledge and experience working with the tools and techniques necessary to actually do Data Science. For some, this free curriculum will allow business-line leaders, Analysts and Programmers from other fields to fill in the education gaps and get better at their job, as well as, one step closer to being an actual Data Scientist. Read More

Edu-Videos | Learn All About Apache Spark (100x Faster than Hadoop MapReduce)

Apache Spark’s popularity as part of big data analytics solutions is exploding. Spark is an open-source data analytics cluster computing framework originally developed in the AMPLab at UC Berkeley. Spark fits into the Hadoop open-source community, building on top of the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). However, Spark promises performance up to 100 times faster than Hadoop MapReduce for certain applications…and that’s why you should care!

Spark’s in-memory cluster computing is very well suited to machine learning algorithms. These Videos will give you a nice introduction to Spark, how it’s being used in business and why you should care…Watch Spark Videos…

Video | Spark Summit East 2016 | Day 2 – Keynotes

DAY 2 | Spark Summit East 2016 took place last month in NYC. Here is the Day 2 Keynotes video. It begins with Reynold Xin – Chief Architect at Databricks Presenting Real-Time and Spark
It is followed by two other, very good presentations titled – ‘”Leveraging Spark, AWS, And Graph Analytics to Better Protect Customers” and “Data Profiling and Pipeline Processing with Spark – A Journey”’ (58min). Enjoy!

Edu-Video | Spark Summit East 2016 | Keynote Speakers (Day 1)

Spark Summit East 2016 took place last week in NYC. Here is the Day 1 Keynotes video. It begins with Matei Zaharia – MIT professor, Databricks co-founder and Creator of Spark – discussing the upcoming release of Spark 2.0.

It is followed by four other, very knowledgeable speakers discussing subjects like ‘Democratizing Spark,’ ‘Enterprise Spark’ and ‘Spark as an Analytics OS.’ (1Hr:12min). Enjoy! Watch Video

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