Microsoft Machine Learning and Data Science Summit

Microsoft Machine Learning & Data Science Summit is taking place in conjunction with Microsoft Ignite at Georgia World Congress Center on September 26 – 27, 2016 in Atlanta where thought leaders and Microsoft engineers will discuss the latest Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Open Source techniques and technologies. I am exited to attend the summit due...

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Apache Spark on Azure HDInsight - My Talk @ Tampa Bay Data Science Group

Last week Microsoft has announced that Apache Spark on Azure HDInsight (Microsoft’s managed Hadoop and Spark cloud service) is now generally available. I spoke to Tampa Bay Data Science Group last night regarding Apache Spark on Azure HDInsight and the associated offerings. Spark for Azure HDInsight offers customers an enterprise-ready Spark solution that’s fully managed, secured, and highly available...

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Exploring Spark with Data Science Work bench

Apache Spark is a general purpose cluster computing platform which extends map-reduce to support multiple computation types including but not limited to stream processing and interactive queries. Last week IBM's Moktar Kandil presented at the Tampa Hadoop and Tampa Data Science Group Joint meetup on the topic of exploring Apache Spark. Apache Spark for Azure HD-Insight Following are...

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State of Facial Recognition (Azure Face API et al) & Sentiment Analysis

Sam just wrote a precis on Why Facial Recognition Is the Next Big Thing in Marketing which outlines how brands are / can use the facial recognition to increase engagement, and therefore sales. From a machine learning and data science perspective, building algorithms which understand what one's face is really saying i.e. performing emotion analysis to find insight into purchasing patterns...

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Notes from Azure Global Bootcamp

Last Saturday I attended Global Azure Bootcamp which was held in Microsoft Tampa office, hosted by Blain Barton of Microsoft. With presentations from Dan Patrick of Opsigility, Alex Melching and Blain himself, Azure bootcamp was a great primer/refresher to the Azure offerings. I especially enjoyed the Post-Build-conference offerings, announcements and demos pertaining to the new Azure-AWS parity. Great stuff!...

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Microservices by Martin Fowler @ Goto Conference

An interesting portrayal of Microservices by Martin Fowler.   The term "Microservice Architecture" has sprung up over the last few years to describe a particular way of designing software applications as suites of independently deployable services. While there is no precise definition of this architectural style, there are certain common characteristics around organization around business...

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Cloud Computing and CQRS Resources

MSDN Blogs: Cloud Architecture Series - CQRS Part 1 (Bruno Terkaly) http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brunoterkaly/archive/2012/02/07/cloud-architecture-series-cqrs-command-query-responsibility-segregation-part-01.aspx  MSDN Magazine: CQRS on Windows Azure (Mark Seeman) http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/gg983487.aspx Book: Exploring CQRS and Event Sourcing: A journey into high scalability, availability, and maintainability with Windows Azure (MS Patterns & Practices) http://www.amazon.com/Exploring-CQRS-Event-Sourcing-maintainability/dp/1621140164 And a few backgrounders: CQRS - a new architecture precept based on...

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CloudCamp LA 2012, CQRS and NoSQL

Cloud camp LA happened couple of weeks ago at the coresite campus in downtown LA. The highlights of the evening were Dave Nielsen's intro, Lynn Langit's NOSQL session, Bret Statham's CQRS (Command Query Responsibility Segregation) talk and coresite's datacenter tour. Slides from Bret's lightning talk can be downloaded here. NoSQL for the SQL Server DBA View more...

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CloudCamp in LA - Wed April 11th

CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas. With the rapid change occurring in the industry, we need a place we can meet to share our experiences, challenges and solutions. At CloudCamp, you are encouraged you to share your thoughts in several open discussions, as we strive for the advancement...

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