Tag Archives: Apache Drill

Big Analytics Roundup (September 26, 2016)

Note to readers: Recently, I’ve noticed that news about events that occur on Tuesdays seems stale by the time I publish on Monday. Beginning this week, I’m shifting to a new publication model, posting analysis of events as they happen instead of a weekly roundup. You could say I’m switching from batch updates to real-time updates, which should please Nathan Marz.

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Big Analytics Roundup (September 6, 2016)

Jim Kyung-Soo Liew and Tamas Budavari of Johns Hopkins ask whether Tweet sentiments still predict the stock market. Short Version: they do, but the market has arbitraged away any advantage from trading on the information. So there you have it: the stock market is efficient with respect to fundamental information, technical information, and Tweets. Enterra’s Stephen DeAngelis celebrates the “Algorithmic

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Big Analytics Roundup (May 23, 2016)

Google announces that it has designed an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) expressly for deep neural nets. Tech press goes bananas. The chips, branded Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) require fewer transistors per operation, so Google can fit more operations per second into the chip. In about a year of operation, Google has achieved an order of magnitude improvement in performance per watt for

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Big Analytics Roundup (April 11, 2016)

Top story of the week is NVIDIA’s new DGX-1 deep learning chip; scroll down for more on that. We have three roundups from Strata + Hadoop World, Rashomon style: Alex Woodie reports six takeaways: Kafka, Spark, Hadoop, Cloud, machine learning, mainframes. Jessica Davis recalls four things: comedian Paula Poundstone, MapR, public data sets, AI. Nik Rouda recaps five things: Spark, machine learning,

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Big Analytics Roundup (April 4, 2016)

Strata + Hadoop World sparks a number of commercial announcements: AtScale has a new release, Microsoft previews R Server on HDInsight, and IBM puts Spark on a mainframe, FWIW. We also have a nice harvest of explainers and perspectives. Slides from Strata available here. The folks at Domino Data ask: Is XGBoost 10X faster than H2O? We’ll never know the answer, since they

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Big Analytics Roundup (March 21, 2016)

Minimal hard news this week, but some interesting survey results, analysis, articles, explainers and perspectives. — On his personal blog, Will Kurt describes Bayesian reasoning in the Twilight Zone. I tried to learn Bayesian reasoning a few years ago, but it conflicted with my prior beliefs. — Stack Overflow shares results from its 2016 Developer Survey. (h/t Thomas Ott) Key bits:

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