Spark e-book from MaPR
Check out MaPR’s new book “Getting Started with Apache Spark” for featured guides, tutorials, and case studies for Apache:
Apache Spark is a powerful, multi-purpose execution engine for big data enabling rapid application development and high performance. Jim Scott wrote an in-depth ebook on going beyond the first steps to getting this powerful technology into production on Hadoop.
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Top 10 CLOUD TRENDS FOR 2016 by TABLEAU
In 2015, the cloud technology landscape changed in ways that only a highly disruptive market can. We look back at the last 12 months and evaluate the ways in which technology is changing the face of business decisions. Here is our list of top cloud trends and predictions for 2016.
A statistical analysis of Stephen Curry's shooting
Last week Robert Allison showed how to download NBA data into SAS and create graphs such as the location where Stephen Curry took shots in the 2015-16 season to date. The graph at left shows the kind of graphs that Robert created. I've reversed the colors from Robert's version, so that red indicates "good" (a basket was scored) and blue indicates "bad" (a missed shot). The location of the NBA three-point line is evident by the many markers that form an arc in the scatter plot.
Five Tips to EngageAlways-On Consumers
Let’s face it — omnichannel engagement is a reality, and it’s here to stay. Today’s customers no longer interact with organizations through a single channel. With 60 percent of consumers browsing online before making an in-store purchase1, and mobile devices responsible for 48 percent of all online traffic2, it’s easy to see that the traditional customer funnel is dead. Consumers are now making initial purchasing decisions before stepping foot in store.
Analytics For Everyone - Even You
Analytics have matured considerably in recent years, to the point that business intelligence tools are now widely accessible outside the boardroom and across lines of business. However, truly sophisticated advanced analytics, which can help with testing ideas, predicting outcomes
and creating visuals based on data, have largely remained outside the reach of most people in today’s organizations. All too often, we must navigate multiple complex applications or ask someone to produce reports and visualizations. Worse, the output is often too complicated for many of us to interpret and use readily.