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Thursday News, August 15

Here is our selection of featured articles and technical contributions posted since Monday:

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 15, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

Free book - Containerize your Apps with Docker and Kubernetes and impact of containers for AI on Edge devices

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Containerize your Apps with Docker and Kubernetes is an excellent free book from Gabriel N. Schenker

You can download the whole book by registering…

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Added by ajit jaokar on August 13, 2019 at 11:12am — No Comments

Z Test / T Test in One Picture

The following picture shows the differences between the Z Test and T Test. Not sure which one to use? Find out more here:…

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Added by Stephanie Glen on August 13, 2019 at 10:30am — No Comments

New Book: AI and Data Strategy

Artificial Intelligence and Big Data are shaping the world and every business must adopt a strategy and change the culture of their organisation to be able to survive and prosper. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is altering every facet of society and this book provides managers and professionals with the strategic skills to implement the changes required. Machines are increasingly being able to process information and perform actions that previously only humans could do. This…

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Added by Rekha N Swamy on August 13, 2019 at 3:30am — No Comments

Your guide in selecting the right CDP

Of late, a buzzword in marketing and analytics circles is CDP or Customer Data Platform. Chief Marketing Officers now have this new weapon in their arsenal to serve customers in an even better, faster and more granular manner. 



A CDP is a “data unifying software”. Adding it on top of your martech stack helps manage your…

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Added by Hemant Warudkar on August 13, 2019 at 2:12am — No Comments

Top 6 Expert Tips To Create A Highly Functional Chatbot

Are you considering creating a chatbot for your company’s website? 

But aren't sure where to start. 

Well, you are not alone.

Presently, almost every business wants to integrate a chatbot in their system to deliver better customer service and support. And thus, everybody wants to know how to create a chatbot for their…

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Added by Amit Dua on August 12, 2019 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Modernize your IT Infrastructure Monitoring by Combining Time Series Databases with Machine Learning

Let’s explore the complexity and vulnerability of IT infrastructure and how to build a modern IT infrastructure monitoring solution, using a combination of time series databases with machine learning.

IT Infrastructure: Complex and Vulnerable…

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Added by Tamar Gal on August 12, 2019 at 6:11am — No Comments

Apply recommender system using Spark SVD and Amazon SageMaker

Recommender systems are applied in a variety of industries such as e-commerce, streaming services and others. There are two major techniques used in Recommender systems,  collaborative filtering and Content-based filtering. This article presents five  “Jupyter” NoteBooks which construct a large scale recommender…

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Added by leonardo mattes on August 12, 2019 at 4:30am — No Comments

Different kinds of loops in R.

Normally, it is better to avoid loops in R. But for highly individual tasks a vectorization is not always possible. Hence, a loop is needed – if the problem is decomposable.

Which different kinds of loops exist in R and which one to use in which situation?

In each programming language, for- and while-loops (sometimes until-loops) exist. These loops are sequential and not that fast – in R.

for(i in…

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Added by Frank Raulf on August 12, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments

Weekly Digest, August 12

Monday newsletter published by Data Science Central. Previous editions can be found here. The contribution flagged with a + is our selection for the picture of the week. To subscribe, follow this link.  

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 11, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

Neural Networks:  Is Meta-learning the New Black?

I’ve written several times about how the “economies of learning” are more powerful than the “economies of scale”.  Through a continuous learning and refinement process, organizations can simultaneously drive down marginal costs while accelerating time-to-value and de-risking projects via digital asset re-use and refinement (see Figure 1).…

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Added by Bill Schmarzo on August 10, 2019 at 11:12am — No Comments

Why your business needs a data warehouse

As any good tradesperson knows, you need the right tool for the job. Just ask someone who’s used a screwdriver to assemble furniture how much they would pay for a power drill.…

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Added by Matthew Gierc on August 9, 2019 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Data Scientist, Business & IT – Importance to have everyone on the same page, key challenges and recommendations

Data science has become an integral part of a 21st century organization. Almost all the companies, large, medium or small, want to utilize data science to fulfill their business imperatives by

  1. Improving their current processes for better operational efficiency thereby reducing costs
  2. Growing current business and opening new revenue streams
  3. Streamlining supporting functions including HR

There are much more industry applications and…

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Added by Ankit Garg on August 8, 2019 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Thursday News, August 8

Here is our selection of featured articles and technical resources posted since Monday:

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 8, 2019 at 11:08am — No Comments

Can Data Analytics Really Deliver 1300% ROI?

With the right business problem, data, and applied techniques predictive analytics can deliver exceptional return on investment (ROI) by, for example, assessing and managing risk, detecting and preventing fraud, optimizing workflow and business processes, and prioritizing resources.  Predictive analytics provides…

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Added by Paul Derstine on August 8, 2019 at 8:28am — No Comments

Detecting Bias with SHAP

Originally published on the Databricks blog with accompanying notebook.

StackOverflow’s annual developer survey concluded earlier this year, and they have graciously published the (anonymized) 2019 results for analysis. They’re a rich view into the experience of software developers around the world — what’s…

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Added by Sean Owen on August 8, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

How to make your Digital strategy payoff? (hint: Data Science)

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Digital advertisement spends are surpassing traditional ad spends (TV, print, outdoor). Most brands have…

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Added by Ridhima Kumar on August 8, 2019 at 7:40am — No Comments

Using Python and R to Load Relational Database Tables, Part II

Last time I wrote on using Python/Pandas as an adjunct to loading PostgreSQL tables. In this sequel, I demo how R can be used to collaborate with the database in…

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Added by steve miller on August 8, 2019 at 6:22am — No Comments

Breaking the HDFS Performance Barrier; An Object Storage First

By Siddartha Mani, MinIO

Few would argue with the statement that Hadoop HDFS is in decline. In fact, the HDFS part of the Hadoop ecosystem is in more than just decline - it is in freefall. At the time of its inception, it had a meaningful role to play as a high-throughput, fault-tolerant distributed file system. The secret sauce was data locality. 

By co-locating compute and data on the same nodes, HDFS overcame the limitations of slow network access to…

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Added by Jonathan Symonds on August 6, 2019 at 1:03pm — No Comments

3 Ways data visualization will advance and impact users

The term ‘data visualization’ was coined a couple of years ago. But storytelling finds its roots in the earliest of times. Using characters, events, event sequences, locations, time periods, emotions, numbers, etc., storytelling has always fascinated the humankind.



Today, data visualization narrates events, causes & consequences…

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Added by Bhushan Patil on August 6, 2019 at 5:00am — No Comments

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