We all love a drink served on the rocks, don’t we? But what could “on the rocks” possibly have to do with “data”? Let me introduce you to the ever rocking, RocksDB. I know you probably want to kill me for my sense of humor, but bear with me for a while. Before I come… Continue reading Data, on the Rocks.
When people are dealing with big data, they have to deal simultaneously with a NoSQL data store, such as Couchbase, Cassandra, ArangoDb etc. Just to refresh, A NoSQL (originally referring to “non SQL”, “non relational” or “not only SQL”) database provides a mechanism for storage and retrieval of data which is modeled in means other… Continue reading Hive: the fresh honey source for your (big data) dishes
Which freaking big data programming language should I use? That’s probably the first cry of every new data engineer, well sort-of. When it comes to picking a language for writing big data applications, developers have an embarrassment of riches at their disposal. Python and R have proven popular among data scientists, while Java has been… Continue reading Scala-la-la-la in the morning ♪ ♪ ♬
By now, you must have heard of big data. Who doesn’t really? If you’ve been actively involved and reading about BIG DATA, and I really hope you are (there is no getting about it), you’ve probably been messing around with Map Reduce. Let’s just refresh our memory quickly: MapReduce is the heart of Hadoop®. It… Continue reading Add a little spark* to your dishes
Having worked in the IT industry in data systems for some months now, I can say that one never really does work on a “task”, but rather works to deliver a data product. But what makes up a data product? See the below image: First and foremost, the person needs to have a fair understanding… Continue reading A well prepared dish indeed
The IOT is coming, and we ain’t ready. For those of you who are a tad unfamiliar (kill me if you haven’t heard of IoT already), let me put this straight: IOT is by far the biggest invention, or I should say groups of inventions and amalgam of technologies in the 21st century. But what… Continue reading Beware of the explosion!
Confused as to exactly what the activation function in a neural network does? Read this overview, and check out the handy cheat sheet at the end. Sorry if this is too trivial, but let me start at the “very beginning:” Linear regression.The goal of (ordinary least-squares) linear regression is to find the optimal weights that… Continue reading Why use (artificial neural) nets to store veggies?