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Whether you are experienced or thinking about getting your hands on Apache Spark, this Apache Spark tutorial will guide you through: downloading and running Spark launching Spark’s consoles Spark’s basic architecture Spark’s language APIs DataFrames and SQL Spark’s Toolset What is Apache Spark? Apache Spark is a unified computing engine

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As the world contends with the Covid-19 pandemic and its profound impact across regions and industries, companies are not only looking for ways to safeguard their people and customers but also their business’ long-term future – read how data & analytics can help your business deal with the crisis.  The

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Many e-commerce companies are looking to leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to reach more customers, improve their products and boost their sales. The trend can already be seen in e-commerce websites that feature recommendation engines, chatbots and smart assistants. These types of AI technology adoptions are likely to continue. According to Gartner, 37% of

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Data scientists are constantly challenged with improving their ML models. But when a new algorithm won’t improve your AUC there’s only one place to look: DATA. This guide walks you through six easy steps for data acquisition, a complete checklist for data provider due diligence, and data provider tests to

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Troy Shu shares his advice on starting a new role, becoming a better storyteller, stakeholder management, managing up, and building a consultancy. Editor’s note: the post was originally published at Towards Data Science, a Medium publication sharing concepts, ideas, and codes. Troy Shu is currently a data scientist at Lyft, a

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Technology companies are under huge pressure to deliver faster and better experiences, so it’s not surprising that focus is centered on the front end of systems. With slick, friction-free services vital to outshine competitors in an ever-evolving market, backstage mechanics are often seen as a lower priority. The trouble is

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Hacking Health Berlin, Charité University Hospital Berlin, the Berlin Institute of Health, Data Natives and Vision Health Pioneers brought together 164 participants, and 20 hacking teams that produced 14 community-sourced tech solutions to meet the COVID-19-related needs of Germany’s leading clinicians and researchers. Let’s take a look at the results.

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APIs can’t help cure the disease but they can be used by developers to collect data about the outbreak, track its spread, and even produce data visualizations. In this article, a few APIs that let developers leverage the available data about the virus are highlighted. CORD-19 –  The CORD-19 Search and Navigate

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Corporations need to digitalize in order to overcome their challenges. That’s especially true for the large industrial corporations in Germany’s Ruhr region and its over 50 cities and municipalities. By collaborating with startups, they are able to drive the change forward, and that’s what the Data Hub program by Gründerallianz

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In 2020, companies face an operational environment that is unlike any seen before. Rapid globalization has created fierce competition, and digitalization is driving innovation in every direction. As a result, firms that fall behind are going out of business, and more than half of all Fortune 500 companies have left

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