Tag Archives: Confluent

Big Analytics Roundup (May 31, 2016)

Google’s TPU announcement on May 18 continues to reverberate in the tech press. In Forbes, HPC expert Karl Freund dissects Google’s announcement, suggesting that Google is indulging in a bit of hocus-pocus to promote its managed services.  Freund believes that TPUs are actually used for inference and not for model training; in other words, they replace CPUs rather than GPUs. Read

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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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Big Analytics Roundup (February 1, 2016)

There are three hard news stories this week: MSFT releases its toolkit for deep learning, MSFT releases its hybrid cloud platform, and the Zeppelin team releases its latest version.  So MSFT wins the internet. In Computerworld, Doug Cutting celebrates Hadoop’s tenth birthday. InfoWorld distributes its 2016 Technology of the Year awards.  Among the 32 awards: Docker, Kubernetes, Apache Mesos, Apache Ambari, Apache Kafka, Amazon Aurora, Apache Spark,

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Big Analytics Roundup (December 21, 2015)

With the holidays approaching, we still have some hard news; plus, some explainers and end of 2015 roundups.  I’ll post my own roundup of 2015 later this week. On the BlueData blog, Anant Chintamaneni delivers an excellent overview of Hadoop virtualization, and the trend toward decoupling compute and storage. (h/t Hadoop Weekly) Quick Hits In InfoWorld, H2O.ai’s Sri Ambati delivers

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Big Analytics Roundup (December 14, 2015)

Quite a bit of hard news this week — nine stories, including software releases from Hortonworks and Confluent, a milestone for Apache Kylin, and three funding stories.  Plus, a number of items “above the news.”  Let’s get to it. Risk Management on Spark The growing number of applications that run on Spark show the platform is maturing.  ThinkReactive, a consultancy

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Big Analytics Roundup (July 20, 2015)

Top story of the week: MapR reports that it doubled booking and billings year-over-year in the second quarter. Dato holds its Data Science Summit in SFO starting today.  See item below on GraphLab. A general shout-out to Hadoop Weekly.  If you don’t subscribe already, you should. This isn’t news, but it’s cool.  The Linking Open Data cloud diagram: High Performance

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Big Analytics Roundup (July 13, 2015)

Light news this week, likely due to summer vacations.   Story of the week: Microsoft announces Spark in Azure. Shivon Zilis spends three months compiling a list of 2,529 analytic startups, creates this chart: Apache Flink Dan Gray reports on the upcoming Flink Forward 2015 conference in Berlin. At the Chicago Flink Meetup, Slim Baltagi delivers an overview. On YouTube, Robert

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