Explore the configuration changes that Cigna’s Big Data Analytics team has made to optimize the performance of its real-time architecture.
Real-time stream processing with Apache Kafka as a backbone provides many benefits. For example, this architectural pattern can handle massive, organic data growth via the dynamic addition of streaming sources such as mobile devices, web servers, system logs, and wearable device data (aka, “Internet of Things”). Kafka can also help capture data in real-time and enable the proactive analysis of that data through Spark Streaming.
Combining CDH with a business execution engine can serve as a solid foundation for complex event processing on big data.
Event processing involves tracking and analyzing streams of data from events to support better insight and decision making. With the recent explosion in data volume and diversity of data sources, this goal can be quite challenging for architects to achieve.
Complex event processing (CEP) is a type of event processing that combines data from multiple sources to identify patterns and complex relationships across various events.
Thanks to Jeff Palmucci, Director of Machine Learning at TripAdvisor, for permission to republish the following (originally appeared in TripAdvisor’s Engineering/Operations blog).
Here at TripAdvisor we have a lot of reviews, several hundred million according to the last announcement. I work with machine learning, and one thing we love in machine learning is putting lots of data to use.
I’ve been working on an interesting problem lately and I’d like to tell you about it.
Thanks to Barclays employees Sam Savage, VP Data Science, and Harry Powell, Head of Advanced Analytics, for the guest post below about the Barclays use case for Apache Spark and its Scala API.
At Barclays, our team recently built an application called Insights Engine to execute an arbitrary number N of near-arbitrary SQL-like queries and execute them in a way that can scale with increasing N.
To design effective fraud-detection architecture, look no further than the human brain (with some help from Spark Streaming and Apache Kafka).
At its core, fraud detection is about detection whether people are behaving “as they should,” otherwise known as catching anomalies in a stream of events. This goal is reflected in diverse applications such as detecting credit-card fraud, flagging patients who are doctor shopping to obtain a supply of prescription drugs,