Category Archives: Data Science

Getting Started with Cloudera Data Science Workbench

Categories: CDH Data Science

Last week, Cloudera announced the General Availability release of Cloudera Data Science Workbench. In this post, I’ll give a brief overview of its capabilities and architecture, along with a quick-start guide to connecting Cloudera Data Science Workbench to your existing CDH cluster in three simple steps.

At its core, Cloudera Data Science Workbench enables self-service data science for the enterprise. Data scientists can build, scale, and deploy data science and machine learning solutions in a fraction of the time,

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The Benefits of Migrating HPC Workloads To Apache Spark

Categories: CDH Data Science Hadoop Spark


Recently we worked with a customer that needed to run a very significant amount of models in a given day to satisfy internal and government regulated risk requirements.  Several thousand model executions would need to be supported per hour.  Total execution time was very important to this client.  In the past the customer used thousands of servers to meet the demand.  They need to run many derivations of this model with different economic factors to satisfy their requirements.

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Hail: Scalable Genomics Analysis with Apache Spark

Categories: CDH Data Science Spark

Technology-focused discussions about genomics usually highlight the huge growth in DNA sequencing since the beginning of the century, growth that has outpaced Moore’s law and resulted in the $1000 genome. However, future growth is projected to be even more dramatic. In the paper “Big Data: Astronomical or Genomical?”, the authors say it is estimated that “between 100 million and as many as 2 billion human genomes could be sequenced by 2025”,

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Use your favorite Python library on PySpark cluster with Cloudera Data Science Workbench

Categories: CDH Data Science How-to Spark

Cloudera Data Science Workbench provides freedom for data scientists. It gives them the flexibility to work with their favorite libraries using isolated environments with a container for each project.

In JVM world such as Java or Scala, using your favorite packages on a Spark cluster is easy. Each application manages preferred packages using fat JARs, and it brings independent environments with the Spark cluster. Many data scientists prefer Python to Scala for data science,

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Deep Learning Frameworks on CDH and Cloudera Data Science Workbench

Categories: CDH Data Science Hadoop

The emergence of “Big Data” has made machine learning much easier because the key burden of statistical estimation—generalizing well to new data after observing only a small amount of data—has been considerably lightened. In a typical machine learning task, the goal is to design the features to separate the factors of variation that explain the observed data. However, a major source of difficulty in many real-world artificial intelligence applications is that many of the factors of variation influence every single piece of data we can observe.

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