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Healthcare and Machine Learning – a Practical Approach

Machine learning is arguably the next most exciting thing to happen in healthcare. However, there is a gap

Review of “Spark in Action” by Petar Zecevic and Marko Bonaci (Manning)

“Spark in Action” has the standard Manning structure: it has four parts, “First Steps,” “Meet the Spark Family,”

How to start your career in Big Data (by Mark Kerzner)

When my friend and co-founder Sujee Maniyam presented his “Launching Your Career in Big Data” at SNIA, it


  Introduction to Big Data You Will Learn How To: Integrate Big Data components to create an appropriate

What does Indian classical music have to do with Big Data?

2016 promises to be a great year for Indian music in Houston. At this moment you might be

Learning Scala by Example, chapter 4

Please note that I am skipping chapter 3. Chapter 3 is a “running ahead of myself” type of

Hacking Hadoop

How do you hack Hadoop? Here is what we did. We took our team hacker (whom we will

Review of “Learning Spark” by Karau, Konwinski, Wendell & Zaharia

  “Learning Spark” was the first published book on the subject. Six months later, there appeared a plethora

Installing Tachyon (In-Memory-File-System) As A Cluster

This post shows how to setup and configure Tachyon as a cluster. Quick Pointers: Tachyon Home Page Version

Learning Scala By Example, Chapter 2

In the previous, first installment, I explained why it is worth your while to learn Scala. Now I