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Spark and Cassandra For Machine Learning: Setup

Machine learning is increasingly becoming a part of people’s business platforms. In order to make full use of machine learning in our business platforms, we will need a tool with similar characteristics to our database tools. It needs to be distributed and scale-able, and integrate near seamlessly with our data store. Luckily Spark is a great tool for this purpose. In this post and future ones, we will learn about how to set up an environment for performing machine learning using Apache Spark and Cassandra, and also learning more about machine learning in general.

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Database Aggregations for Machine Learning

The first part of any machine learning project is to gather data. This sounds easy. You may think that this puts you in the perfect position to work with data you have in relational databases. In some circumstances that may be correct. However, most of the ways that we store data in databases for business platforms are sub-optimal for using machine learning. They require more work to gain the insights we want out of our data.

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Data & Analytics Trend 4 – Explainable AI

This is the fourth part of our “Diving deep into Gartner’s Top 10 Data and Analytics Technology Trends for 2019” blog series. In this series, we’ll explore the top 10 Data & Analytics 2019 trends identified by Gartner. If you haven’t yet seen the third post on Continuous Intelligence check it out here.

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Key Takeaways from Disney Sitecore Symposium on Headless and Machine Learning

What a week at Disney Swan Resort with Sitecore! Not only did we attend Sitecore Symposium 2018 and learn more about what is possible as well as how we can help firms get the most out of Sitecore; we also became a Sitecore affiliate partner. This affiliation will provide additional resources and support to create the optimal Sitecore solution based on your objectives and needs.

Our Partner Conference took place at the symposium in Orlando and we didn’t want to leave! There was a fantastic exchange of ideas with experts, Sitecore MVPs, and firms presenting on their successes. We wish we could have met more people and attended all of the sessions – maybe next year. With limited time, we focused on two exciting areas in Sitecore; Headless CMS and Machine Learning.

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Why Python is the Preferred Language For Machine Learning

For developers in the field of Machine Learning, one of the most popular programming languages is Python. Python is neither the fastest language (easily overtaken by C and C++), nor is it necessarily the easiest language to learn (R and Matlab can have smaller learning curves). Then why is python used by  57% of Data Scientists and Machine Learning Developers and ranked first by the PYPL Index as one of the most popular programming languages today? As a programmer myself, I think it comes down to two things: simplicity of programming and the vast amount of libraries that Python offers.

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