Project Adam: a New Deep-Learning System

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Project Adam is a new deep-learning system modeled after the human brain that has greater image classification accuracy and is 50 times faster than other systems in the industry. Project Adam is an initiative by Microsoft researchers and engineers that aims to demonstrate that large-scale, commodity distributed systems can train huge deep neural networks effectively.

The Putnam Mathematical Competition’s Unsolved Problem

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As a data scientist with my roots in the theoretical foundations of the field, I’m always looking for ways to challenge myself and pick up a new mathematical apparatus that could help me in my project work.

Interview: Dolphin Speeds Business with Data Volume Management for SAP HANA

Dr. Werner Hopf

“Dolphin helps companies manage data volume and optimize processes so they can balance the performance and processing capabilities of SAP systems against the cost of running those systems. We develop a data volume management strategy so our customers can keep business critical data in SAP HANA, to get the fast efficient processing they need, and move static or business complete data on to other storage where it is still accessible. With a data volume management strategy in place, our customers are better prepared to go live on HANA and improve their return on investment.”

Where There’s Spark There’s Fire: The State of Apache Spark in 2014

Matei Zaharia, CTO of Databricks and Creator of Apache Spark

In this special guest feature, Matei Zaharia, CTO of Databricks and Creator of Apache Spark, explores open-source Apache Spark ‘s status in the Hadoop community.

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.”

Industry Perspectives from the 2013 O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World Conference

The O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World Conference is one of a few conferences that seriously can deliver on the mission of providing a state-of-the-art perspective on the big data industry. Here is a selection of video presentations made by industry luminaries that can guide enterprise thought leaders.

Data Science 101: The OpenCPU System

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The OpenCPU System is an important step towards a universal interface for scientific computing.

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 […]

Kony, Inc. Selects TIBCO Jaspersoft for Cloud-based Analytics and Reporting

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TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) has announced that Kony, Inc., a leading enterprise mobility company, is using TIBCO Jaspersoft® for Amazon Web Services to achieve embedded analytics within its mobile platform. Jaspersoft®, the “Intelligence Inside” applications and business processes, is used by Kony and its customers to monitor, report, and analyze the deployment of mobile applications.