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Data Science 101: Fireside Chat with Andrew Ng

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The topic of Deep Learning is receiving considerable play in the data science community as of late. The fireside chat video below featuring Dr. Andrew Ng offers a unique perspective on this dynamic field.

What Do PHP Developers Think?

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Our friends over at Zend, the PHP company, have unveiled the results of their annual Developer Pulse Survey, which highlights developers’ experience with and perception of application development and continuous delivery practices.

Altiscale Announces Apache Spark on the Altiscale Data Cloud

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Altiscale, Inc., a leading provider of Hadoop-as-a-Service, today announced that Apache Spark is now available on the Altiscale Data Cloud. Altiscale customers can now leverage Apache Spark on Apache Hadoop in order to achieve their critical analytical and business objectives.

New Research Reveals Enterprise IT Uncertainty Around Big Data Initiatives

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SnapLogic, the Elastic Integration Company, released new findings from a joint survey with research firm TechValidate which indicates that while big data and Hadoop are popular buzzwords, most companies are uncertain about how and when to implement these technologies.

Have a Happy Big Data Valentine’s Day

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Our friends over at Talend, the data integration company, created the Valentine’s Day infographic below that explains how companies benefit from well-managed data with a master data management plan.

2015 Survey of Data Scientists Reveals Strategic Insights

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CrowdFlower, a leading data enrichment platform for data scientists, today released its 2015 Data Scientist Report. Findings revealed that data scientists saw messy, disorganized data as a a major hurdle preventing them from doing what they find most interesting in their jobs: predictive analysis and data mining for behavioral patterns and future trends.

Data Science 101: What’s Coming for Spark in 2015

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Apache Spark took the data science world by storm in 2014 as a technology foundation for big data applications. In the talk below from the Bay Area Spark User Meetup, Patrick Wendell from Databricks speaks about new developments in Spark and identifies areas of focus in the coming year.

Statistics is the Fastest Growing Undergraduate STEM Degree

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Statistics—the science of learning from data—is the fastest-growing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) undergraduate degree in the United States over the last four years, an analysis of federal government education data conducted by the American Statistical Association (ASA) revealed.

Real-time Object Recognition Using Deep Learning

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Here is a status report on some exciting new technology from our friends at NVIDIA. CEO Jen-Hsun Huang showcases the computer vision capabilities of the NVIDIA DRIVE PX deep neural network computer vision auto-pilot computer at the company’s press event kicking off CES 2015.

GPU Accelerated Platforms for Deep Learning

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“NVIDIA will present an update on accelerated computing, in particular, the latest de- velopments in the platform. They will touch upon NVLink, OpenPOWER, ARM64, and new software updates and also cover the broad-sweeping impact that a new field of machine learning, called Deep Learning, is having on applications and domains.”