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Spark Turns Five Years Old!

Originally posted by (creator of Apache Spark) in databricks

Today, we’re celebrating an important milestone for the Spark project — it’s now been five years since Spark was…


Added by Livan Alonso on April 2, 2015 at 6:59am — No Comments

Michael Stonebraker, Pioneer in Database Systems Architecture, Receives 2014 ACM Turing Award ("Nobel Prize" of Computing)

Michael Stonebraker is being recognized for fundamental contributions to the concepts and practices underlying modern database systems.  Stonebreaker is the inventor of many concepts that were crucial to making databases a reality and that are used in almost all modern database systems. His work on INGRES introduced the notion of query modification, used for integrity constraints…


Added by Livan Alonso on March 25, 2015 at 7:59pm — No Comments

The White House Names Dr. DJ Patil as the First U.S. Chief Data Scientist

Originally posted on WIRED

Today, I am excited to welcome Dr. DJ Patil as Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy and Chief Data Scientist here at the White House in the Office of Science and Technology Policy. President Obama has prioritized bringing top technical talent like DJ into the federal government to harness the power of technology and innovation to help…


Added by Livan Alonso on February 18, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Microsoft to acquire Revolution Analytics

Microsoft announced that has reached an agreement to acquire Revolution Analytics.

Now, Microsoft might seem like a strange bedfellow for an open-source company, but the company continues to make great strides in the open-source arena recently. Microsoft has embraced Linux as a fully-supported operating system on its Azure cloud service. (CEO Satya Nadella proclaimed “Microsoft loves Linux” in foot-high letters at a press event back in…


Added by Livan Alonso on January 23, 2015 at 9:44am — No Comments

DeepSpeech: Scaling up end-to-end speech recognition

Baidu, chinese search engine, presented a state-of-the-art speech…

Added by Livan Alonso on December 18, 2014 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Trends in Big Data Vs Hadoop Vs Business Intelligence

Originally posted on Data Science Central, by Nilesh Jethwa

How has the interest in Big Data, Hadoop, Business Intelligence, Analytics and dashboards changed over the years?



Added by Livan Alonso on December 8, 2014 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Deep Visual-Semantic Alignments for Generating Image Descriptions

Researchers at Stanford University  have created a model that generates free-form natural language descriptions of image regions:

"Our model leverages datasets of images and their sentence descriptions to learn about the inter-modal correspondences between text and visual data. Our approach is based on a novel combination of Convolutional Neural Networks over image regions, bidirectional Recurrent Neural Networks over sentences, and a structured objective that aligns the two…


Added by Livan Alonso on November 19, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Big Data Problem: Could Fake Reviews Kill Amazon?

Originally posted on Data Science Central, by Vincent Granville.

Adversarial analytics and business hacking: Amazon case study.

Chances are that you might have purchased a book, or visited a restaurant, as a result of reading fake reviews. The problem impacts companies such as Amazon and Yelp, while on Facebook, massive disinformation campaigns…


Added by Livan Alonso on November 17, 2014 at 8:30pm — 3 Comments

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