Category Archives: Data Science

Deep learning on Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop with Deeplearning4j

Categories: Data Science Hadoop Spark

In late 2016, Ben Lorica of O’Reilly Media declared that “2017 will be the year the data science and big data community engage with AI technologies.” Deep learning on GPUs has pervaded universities and research organizations prior to 2017, but distributed deep learning on CPUs is now beginning to gain widespread adoption in a diverse set of companies and domains. While GPUs provide top-of-the-line performance in numerical computing, CPUs are also becoming more efficient and much of today’s existing hardware already has CPU computing power available in bulk.

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Create conda recipe to use C extended Python library on PySpark cluster with Cloudera Data Science Workbench

Categories: CDH Data Science How-to Spark

Cloudera Data Science Workbench provides data scientists with secure access to enterprise data with Python, R, and Scala. In the previous article, we introduced how to use your favorite Python libraries on an Apache Spark cluster with PySpark. In Python world, data scientists often want to use Python libraries, such as XGBoost, which includes C/C++ extension. This post shows how to solve this problem creating a conda recipe with C extension.

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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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