Audio Interview | Hilary Mason on taking big data from theory to reality

Are you’re interested in assessing how and when a given data technology — deep learning, machine intelligence, natural language generation — can move from the theoretical to commercial use?

If so listen to Hilary Mason CEO / Fast Forward Labs, talks about how they tap into a wide array of expertise sources to come up with new ideas for applications. Read More / Listen

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Big Data Projects: How to Choose NoSQL Databases

Mr Casselberry writes, “When you hear people referring to big data, they’re actually referring to is the use of NoSQL database implementations to store and process large amounts of information.

Don’t be discouraged! In the following sections we’ll get into what those NoSQL databases are and how to identify which is best, if any, for your project[s]” Read More

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Edu-Videos | Learn All About Apache Spark (100x Faster than Hadoop MapReduce)

Apache Spark is an open-source data analytics cluster computing framework originally developed in the AMPLab at UC Berkeley. Spark fits into the Hadoop open-source community, building on top of the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS). However, Spark promises performance up to 100 times faster than Hadoop MapReduce for certain applications…and that’s why you should care!

Spark’s in-memory cluster computing is very well suited to machine learning algorithms. These Videos will give you a nice introduction to Spark, how it’s being used in business and why you should care…Watch Videos…

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FREE eBOOK | Practical Machine Learning: Innovations in Recommendation

Free eBook “Practical Machine Learning: Innovations in Recommendations”

In this guide, Practical Machine Learning: Innovations in Recommendation, authors and Mahout committers Ted Dunning and Ellen Friedman shed light on a more approachable recommendation engine design and the business advantages for leveraging this innovative implementation style. Read More…

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Free eBook: “Big Data Analytics for Dummies” (By Alteryx)

Big Data Analytics for Dummies is a helpful resource that addresses the practical dilemmas surrounding Big Data and provides a step-by-step approach on how to sidestep common pitfalls and maximize value using analytics applications.

The ebook is free, but you are asked minor contact info in return. Read More…

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Free | 2014 Data Science Salary Survey (Results & More)

For the second year, O’Reilly Media conducted an anonymous survey to expose the tools successful data analysts and engineers use, and how those tool choices might relate to their salary. We heard from over 800 respondents who work in and around the data space, and from a variety of industries across 53 countries and 41 U.S. states. Read More

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