Tag Archives: Scala

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 (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 (August 17, 2015)

Catching up from vacation last week.  Top stories: results of a SQL-on-Hadoop evaluation at Pearson; Google launches Dataflow (giving Flink a boost); while IBM shoehorns Spark onto a mainframe, Vertica gets the jump on IBM PureData with native Spark integration. Kaggle announces two new competitions: Springleaf Financial, an Indiana credit union founded in 1920, has rebranded to target millenials. They

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