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Optimizing Retail Discounts with Machine Learning

Abstract In this paper, we show how to apply machine learning to pricing and discounts. The goal is

Six Factors to Consider when Getting Training

  Training is an important part of any business today. Whether it is reading a book, learning online,

IoT: Top 10 Things you need to know – The non-fluff version

Earlier today I saw an image from this tweet: I thought I saw a few problems with it.

Houston Baker Hughes Oil Services Merger, IoT, and Big Data

The merger of Baker Hughes with GE’s oil and gas division closed this Monday. Said Lorenzo Simonelli, the

How to prepare for the Cloudera Data Scientist Certification Exam

At our Houston Hadoop Meetup, Austin Sun showed how to prepare for the Cloudera Data Scientist Certification exam.

Continuous builds for open source projects

At ElephantScale, we practice what we preach. Here is one example. Our FreeEed project is open source eDiscovery,

IBM Strategy for Spark

Last month, Garrett Young of IBM presented at our Houston Hadoop & Spark Meetup. The topic was an

Processing unstructured text data with Spark 2 APIs – Dataset & Dataframe

This is part of our migrating/updating to Spark 2 series. See all our posts on Spark and Spark2.

MOOC or in-class training?

In his article, “How the pioneers of MOOC got it all wrong,” Robert Ubell quotes surprising statistics. Today,

Lawyers and Machine Learning – How a Little Learning Goes a Long Way

  Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are certainly all the rage today. AI will touch everyone, it