Learn how to use OCR tools, Apache Spark, and other Apache Hadoop components to process PDF images at scale.
Optical character recognition (OCR) technologies have advanced significantly over the last 20 years. However, during that time, there has been little or no effort to marry OCR with distributed architectures such as Apache Hadoop to process large numbers of images in near-real time.
In this post, you will learn how to use standard open source tools along with Hadoop components such as Apache Spark,
Bet you didn’t know this: In some cases, Solr offers lightning-fast response times for business-style queries.
If you were to ask well informed technical people about use cases for Solr, the most likely response would be that Solr (in combination with Apache Lucene) is an open source text search engine: one can use Solr to index documents, and after indexing, these same documents can be easily searched using free-form queries in much the same way as you would query Google.
This new open source complement to HDFS and Apache HBase is designed to fill gaps in Hadoop’s storage layer that have given rise to stitched-together, hybrid architectures.
The set of data storage and processing technologies that define the Apache Hadoop ecosystem are expansive and ever-improving, covering a very diverse set of customer use cases used in mission-critical enterprise applications. At Cloudera, we’re constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with Hadoop—making it faster,
Proper configuration of your Python environment is a critical pre-condition for using Apache Spark’s Python API.
One of the most enticing aspects of Apache Spark for data scientists is the API it provides in non-JVM languages for Python (via PySpark) and for R (via SparkR). There are a few reasons that these language bindings have generated a lot of excitement: Most data scientists think writing Java or Scala is a drag,
Thanks to Holden Karau (@holdenkarau), Software Engineer at Alpine Data Labs (also a Spark contributor and book author), for providing the following post about her work on new base classes for testing Apache Spark programs.
Testing in the world of Apache Spark has often involved a lot of hand-rolled artisanal code, which frankly is a good way to ensure that developers write as few tests as possible. I’ve been doing some work with Spark Testing Base (also available on Spark Packages) to try and make testing Spark jobs as easy as “normal”