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The Year in Machine Learning (Part Four)

This is the fourth installment in a four-part review of 2016 in machine learning and deep learning. — Part One covered Top Trends in the field, including concerns about bias, interpretability, deep learning’s explosive growth, the democratization of supercomputing, and the emergence of cloud machine learning platforms. — Part Two surveyed significant developments in Open Source machine learning projects, such as R, Python, Spark, Flink,

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Gartner’s 2016 MQ for Advanced Analytics Platforms

This is a revised and expanded version of a story that first appeared in the weekly roundup for February 15. Gartner publishes its 2016 Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms.   You can get a free copy here from RapidMiner (registration required.)  The report is a muddle that mixes up products in different categories that don’t compete with one another,

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2015 in Big Analytics

Looking back at 2015, a few stories stand out: Steady progress for Spark, punctuated by two big announcements. Solid growth in cloud-based machine learning, led by Microsoft. Expanding options for SQL and OLAP on Hadoop. In 2015, the most widely read post on this blog was Spark is Too Big to Fail, published in April.  I wrote this post in

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IBM Adds Spark Support to Analytics Server

With its customary PR blitz, IBM announces that it has added Spark integration to several products, including SPSS.   IBM gets a small pat on the head for adding Spark support to its Analytics Server software, under the premise that something is better than nothing. There is a very narrow pool of SPSS users who will benefit from this enhancement.  Spark integration is

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Big Analytics Roundup (July 27, 2015)

Top stories this week:  Palantir’s valuation grows, Continuum Analytics gets a bump, Cloudera announces a Python interface for Impala, and we have a winner in KDD Cup 2015. Nate Desmond chronicles Palantir‘s $15 Billion growth story just as the company hits $20 Billion. Conversion Logic wins the KDD Cup 2015, which L.A. Biz characterizes as the “Nerd Olympics”. Here’s a picture

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