Book Reviews: The Bootstrap Resampling Technique

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In the spirit of the importance of bootstrap methods to contemporary machine learning, I’d like to review several prominent books on the subject. Some of the titles are relatively new, while others can be considered “classics.”

Versium’s Predictive GivingScore Identifies High-Impact Donors

Versium, a data technology company that operates a LifeData® predictive analytics scoring service, today announced the launch of its Predictive GivingScore solution.

Weather Data Contest – Climate Crush

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If you’re a weather visionary and/or data scientist looking for a noble way to spend your summer, consider the Climate Crush – a weather data visualization contest with a cash prize. Weather Analytics opens its data and invites participants to create a visualization – infographic, dynamic interface, widget, app, anything – using the weather data (as well as any other open data sources).

The userR!2014 Conference in Review

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FIELD REPORT Last week I attended the long-anticipated useR!2014 international conference at the UCLA campus, my alma mater. The four day event had something for everyone in attendance – all the brain cycles centered around the use of the R statistical environment. Since R is a primary tool for my work in data science and […]

Production Deployment Environments for R

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To help our audience leverage the power of machine learning, the editors of insideBIGDATA have created this weekly article series called “The insideBIGDATA Guide to Machine Learning.” This is our eighth and final installment, “Production Deployment Environments for R.”

Databricks Unveils Spark-Based Cloud Platform To Simplify Big Data Processing

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Databricks, the company founded by the creators of Apache Spark—the powerful open-source processing engine that provides blazingly fast and sophisticated analytics—announced today the launch of Databricks Cloud, a cloud platform built around Apache Spark. In addition to this launch, the company is announcing the close of $33 million in series B funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with follow-on investment from Andreessen Horowitz.

Production Deployment with R

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To help our audience leverage the power of machine learning, the editors of insideBIGDATA have created this weekly article series called “The insideBIGDATA Guide to Machine Learning.” This is our seventh installment, “Production Deployment with R.”

Building a Better Brain: Saffron Cognitive Computing Platform Replicates How We Associate Facts

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Saffron Technology has been on a quest since 1999 to replicate the way the human brain learns using associative memory. Saffron is now commercially available as a cognitive computing platform following beta testing for real-time operational risk intelligence and decision support in defense, energy, healthcare and manufacturing applications.

Unsupervised Machine Learning

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To help our audience leverage the power of machine learning, the editors of insideBIGDATA have created this weekly article series called “The insideBIGDATA Guide to Machine Learning.” This is our sixth installment, “Unsupervised Machine Learning.”

Big Data Camp 2014 in Review

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It was Saturday, June 14 and I was up at the crack of dawn (which is quite an achievement for a late night data hacker like me) to get over to the Big Data Camp 2014 happening at the DirectTV campus in beautiful El Segundo, Calif. (actually a spartan industrial area just south of LAX). I was anticipating a great day of big data technology focusing on three advertised session tracks: Data Science, Hadoop, and NoSQL.