New videos from Databricks Academy: Introduction to Natural Language Processing—Latent Semantic Analysis

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Databricks’ commitment to education is at the center of the work we do. Through Instructor-Led Training, Certification, and Self-Paced Training, Databricks Academy provides strong pathways for users to learn Apache Spark™ and Databricks to push their knowledge to the next level. Our latest offering is a series of short videos introducing the Natural Language Processing […]

Efficient Databricks Deployment Automation with Terraform

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Managing cloud infrastructure and provisioning resources can be a headache that DevOps engineers are all too familiar with. Even the most capable cloud admins can get bogged down with managing a bewildering number of interconnected cloud resources – including data streams, storage, compute power, and analytics tools. Take, for example, the following scenario: a customer […]

Detecting Financial Fraud at Scale with Decision Trees and MLflow on  Databricks

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Try this notebook in Databricks Detecting fraudulent patterns at scale is a challenge, no matter the use case. The massive amounts of data to sift through, the complexity of the constantly evolving techniques, and the very small number of actual examples of fraudulent behavior are comparable to finding a needle in a haystack while not […]

Understanding Dynamic Time Warping – The Databricks Blog

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Try this notebook in Databricks This blog is part 1 of our two-part series Using Dynamic Time Warping and MLflow to Detect Sales Trends. To go to part 2, go to Using Dynamic Time Warping and MLflow to Detect Sales Trends. The phrase “dynamic time warping,” at first read, might evoke images of Marty McFly […]

Using Dynamic Time Warping and MLflow to Detect Sales Trends

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Try this notebook series in Databricks This blog is part 2 of our two-part series Using Dynamic Time Warping and MLflow to Detect Sales Trends.  The phrase “dynamic time warping,” at first read, might evoke images of Marty McFly driving his DeLorean at 88 MPH in the Back to the Future series. Alas, dynamic time warping does […]

Koalas: Easy Transition from pandas to Apache Spark

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Today at Spark + AI Summit, we announced Koalas, a new open source project that augments PySpark’s DataFrame API to make it compatible with pandas. Python data science has exploded over the past few years and pandas has emerged as the lynchpin of the ecosystem. When data scientists get their hands on a data set, […]

University Web Developer Programs Must Prep Students For Big Data Era

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Big data is playing a monumental role in economic development in 2019. It is being used in every industry from healthcare delivery to insurance modeling to political science. According to economic analysts, the market size for big data is currently estimated to be $203 billion. Unfortunately, there is a growing shortage of data scientists. As […]

Big Data Should be a Priority in Every College Curriculum

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As technology progresses, more companies are producing huge amounts of data as a by-product of their day-to-day operations. While I’m not one to claim that “most businesses are practically drowning” in a sea of data, it’s fair to say that companies wanting a long future had better start taking Big Data seriously. To put this […]

Managing the Complete Machine Learning Lifecycle: On-Demand Webinar now available!

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On March 7th, our team hosted a live webinar—Managing the Complete Machine Learning Lifecycle—with Andy Konwinski, Co-Founder and VP of Product at Databricks. In this webinar, we walked you through how MLflow, an open source framework for the complete Machine Learning lifecycle, helps solve for challenges around experiment tracking, reproducible projects and model deployment. Specifically, […]