Blogs

Weather Company New Forecasting Platform

Interesting article on how the Weather Company built a new modern data anlytical platform for both better predictions and better global service using Riak NoSQL database and AWS. The platform (SUN - Storage Utility Network) captures 2.25 billion weather data points15 times per hour.

See: http://ubm.io/IvdNu5

"As with any large-scale, algorithmic-type modeling, the more data you have, the better the predictions will be..." 

Using AWS to Build a Graph-Based Product Recommendation System

Magazine Luiza, one of the largest retail chains in Brazil, developed an in-house product recommendation system, built on top of a large knowledge Graph. AWS resources like Amazon EC2, Amazon SQS, Amazon ElastiCache and others made it possible for them to scale from a very small dataset to a huge Cassandra cluster. By improving their big data processing algorithms on their in-house solution built on AWS, they improved their conversion rates on revenue by more than 25 percent compared to market solutions they had used in the past.

LinkedIn DSA credential

The Data Science Association now has a LinkedIn group for DSA members only. To join the group, first become a member of the Data Science Association here on this website, and then apply to enter the LinkedIn group over on LinkedIn by supplying your username or e-mail there in your request.

Logbox

Logbox is an efficient Hadoop-based tool for tidying up huge amounts of unstructured logs. With Logbox your logs lines can be reshaped and stored into several output locations within a single execution.

 

See: http://bit.ly/1dvarBC

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