• Advanced scheduling of DL/ML experiments and jobs on Polyaxon

    For some advanced use cases, users might need to have more control over where specific Polyaxon jobs should be deployed on their clusters. Polyaxon provides a list of options to select which nodes should be used for the core platform, for the dependencies, and for the experiments. These options...
  • Practical Apache Spark in 10 minutes. Part 1 – Ubuntu installation

    Apache Spark is a powerful open-source processing engine built around speed, ease of use, and sophisticated analytics. It has originally been developed at UC Berkeley in 2009, while Databricks was founded later by the creators of Spark in 2013. The Spark engine runs in a variety of environments, from...
  • Top 7 Data Science Use Cases in Finance

    In recent years, the ability of data science and machine learning to cope with a number of principal financial tasks has become an especially important point at issue. Companies want to know more what improvements the technologies bring and how they can reshape their business strategies. To help you...
  • Using large numbers to impress the impressionable

    Facebook puts out a press release proclaiming that it removed “583 million fake accounts, 836 million spam posts in the first 3 months of 2018.” The “laugh track” was supposed to be: “Wow, Facebook has really done so much to combat fake accounts and spam posts.” If you have...
  • Taking A Spin With Ford GoBike

    One of the best parts of my job is taking a morning to play with some data in MapD, just to see what interesting facts I can uncover. Today I fired up an instance of MapD Cloud to explore the system data of Ford GoBike, a bike-sharing program in...
  • LightTag is a platform for data scientists creating AI training data

    LightTag, a newly launched startup from a former NLP researcher at Citi, has built a “text annotation platform” designed to assist data scientists who need to quickly create training data for their AI systems. It’s a classic picks ‘n’ shovels move, in that the bootstrapped Berlin-based company is hoping...
  • Capriciousness of little health benefits

    Typing “health benefits” into the search box on Google News gives me a long list of activities and foods that are supposedly good for me. Scanning the headlines, I see fasting, running, garlic, honey, tumeric, amchur, drinking hydrogen peroxide, gardening, low-carb diets, green tea, hummus, etc. I am a...
  • Python Import Statement & Built-in Modules for Data Scientists

    So far we have worked with the most essential concepts of Python: variables, data structures, built-in functions and methods, for loops, and if statements. These are all parts of the core semantics of the language. But this is far from everything that Python knows… actually this is just the...
  • Ubuntu 18.04: Unity is gone, GNOME is back—and Ubuntu has never been better

    It’s time for an upgrade to Bionic Beaver. Ubuntu 18.04 follows the lead set by 17.10 and uses the GNOME interface, but it defaults to the Xorg rendering engine instead of Wayland (which was used in the previous release). The major interface changes to Ubuntu in 18.04 will be...