Tag Archives: Spark Summit

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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Spark Summit Europe Roundup

The 2015 Spark Summit Europe met in Amsterdam October 27-29.  Here is a roundup of the presentations, organized by subject areas.   I’ve omitted a few less interesting presentations, including some advertorials from sponsors. State of Spark — In his keynoter, Matei Zaharia recaps findings from Databricks’ Spark user survey, notes growth in summit attendance, meetup membership and contributor headcount.

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Big Analytics Roundup (June 22, 2015)

Last week’s Spark Summit is the big news driver for this roundup: On the Databricks blog, Scott Walent recaps the summit here Anmol Rajpurohit writes KDnuggets’ play-by-play for Day One and Day Two My preliminary report is here; full report when slides are available from the sessions. Spark will be one of several technologies featured at the inaugural In-Memory Computing

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Big Analytics Roundup (June 8, 2015)

With Spark Summit 2015 coming up in San Francisco next week, expect lots of announcements in the coming week from vendors seeking to catch the wave. In HBR, Narrative Sciences CEO Stuart Frankel argues that the companies driving big salaries for data scientists are stupid.  Okay, he doesn’t actually say they’re stupid, but clearly thinks that data scientists aren’t worth the

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Big Analytics Roundup (April 27, 2015)

In the news this week: ODP, Spark Summit and a culinary FAIL from IBM Watson. MapR to ODP: Get Lost On the MapR blog, CEO John Schroeder describes ODP as “a Hortonworks marketing vehicle that provides a graceful market exit for Greenplum Pivotal,”  thus voicing thoughts shared by everyone not employed by Hortonworks and Pivotal.  (Additional coverage here.)  Schroeder notes

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