Which JS Framework Is Best For Big Data Development?

Posted Leave a commentPosted in #Dev, Big Data, big data development, coding, javascript, js framework, Programming, SmartData Collective Exclusive, web development

Want to know whether Angular or React is better? Understand the difference between the two right here! Are you working on big data development? There are a number of frameworks that you can use for JavaScript. Unfortunately, choosing the right framework isn’t always easy. Angular and React are two of the most popular. Which JS […]

How Fashion Industry Benefits From Big Data

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, big data and retail, fashion, fashion industry, Pattern recognition, retail, SmartData Collective Exclusive

Many of the readers are not in the fashion industry. However, those involved in the Big Data sector should take note of the $2.4 trillion fashion industry; an industry that has experienced an annual growth rate of 5.5 to 7 percent for the past decade. Big Data is touching aspects of the industry ranging from […]

Including Deep Learning into your Applications: How IBM Watson Studio's Services can Help

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Using AI to automate processes means substantial efficiency improvements in nearly any business function. Now, that same solution is being deployed to create better, faster and smarter AI technologies. Think of IBM Watson Studio as an AI that trains other AIs. It helps automate the Deep Learning process, so you can train your system to […]

Are Retailers Reluctant at Adopting Data Analytics?

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Turn back your clock some four decades back, and you’ll realize the pain retailers faced while maintaining their sales count and inventory. This state of retailers was not because of insufficient data but because of overstocked data.  In the year 1975, Walmart decided to adopt new technologies for maintaining their inventory control of all merchandise […]

SQL Pivot: Converting Rows to Columns

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Apache Spark, DataFrames, Engineering Blog, Spark SQL, sql, Unified Analytics Platform

Try this notebook in Databricks Pivot was first introduced in Apache Spark 1.6 as a new DataFrame feature that allows users to rotate a table-valued expression by turning the unique values from one column into individual columns. The upcoming Apache Spark 2.4 release extends this powerful functionality of pivoting data to our SQL users as […]

Savvy Entrepreneurs Are Using Machine Learning to Streamline Logo Design

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Machine learning has impacted the marketing profession in countless ways. A few months ago, I discussed the ways that Moz uses machine learning to develop its domain authority metrics, which is one of the best approximations of a website’s ability to rank in Google. However, there are other applications of machine learning in marketing that […]

Will Big Data Change The Future Of Franchises Forever?

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Big Data, big data and business, Business Intelligence, franchises, Infographic

Big data is having a profound impact on business models that have been around for decades. Franchises are no exception. Corey O’Donnell, the vice president of Yodle, addressed this in a column at Franchise Magazine. O’Donnell astutely points out that big data has given franchises the opportunity to optimize their business models much more effectively. […]

The three biggest security challenges facing AI and data initiatives

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Company Blog, Databricks Platform, Enterprise Security, platform security, Security, Unified Analytics Platform

In today’s business climate, the ability to anticipate and meet customer needs is central to success. Forward looking business leaders are looking to unleash the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to drive innovation, but this requires bringing together diverse teams and large volumes of data. With attackers getting more sophisticated, securing these complex data workflows […]

Democratizing Cloud Infrastructure with Terraform and Jenkins

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Ecosystem, Engineering Blog, Infrastructure, Monitoring, Platform, Provisioning, Unified Analytics Platform

This blog post is part of our series of internal engineering blogs on the Databricks platform, infrastructure management, integration, tooling, monitoring, and provisioning. This summer at Databricks I designed and implemented a service for coordinating and deploying cloud provider infrastructure resources that significantly improved the velocity of operations on our self-managed cloud platform. The service […]