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8 Steps to Get Started with (Big) Data

A previous post compared working with data to a digestive system. At BigML we think that the Big Data technology in Ingestion and Digestion (capturing data and processing data) is hyped at the expense of Absorption and Assimilation (creating new insights and putting them to action). Aquiring a new tool, installing it on your hardware and learning…

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Added by Jos Verwoerd on November 23, 2012 at 2:55am — No Comments

Digesting Big Data

Big Data holds a big promise. But has that promise paid out already? Or are you heading for Big Dollar Disaster? Many take inventory of their data and find out they have terabytes of data lying around. Surely something should be done with that, so here’s how we see a lot of companies going about implementing ‘something’ for their Big Data.

  • Buy hardware, set up a cluster and install some flavor of Hadoop.
  • Break their brains to figure out how to run map-reduce…
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Added by Jos Verwoerd on November 13, 2012 at 4:04am — No Comments

Let's Predict the Next "Voice of..." Finalists!

The Voice is a very successful show that runs in 28 countries around the globe. The basic concept in each version is the same: Four famous singers act as coaches. They have to select a team of vocalists through an audition process. The teams compete internally through a process of competitive elimination, until one vocalist per coach enters the Finals. There, the best vocalist of the four is declared 'The…

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Added by Jos Verwoerd on September 26, 2012 at 6:25am — No Comments

Comparing SaaS Machine Learning Services

There are various offerings out there if you want to use machine learning in your analysis nowadays. Nick WIlson spent his internship at BigML comparing three SaaS Machine Learning Services (BigML, Prior Knowledge and Google Prediction API), with WEKA as a  benchmark. He wrote a series of blog posts about his findings. In his final post he gives a summary of his work, with links to the different blog posts for details. He let me re-blog his summary here.

"Part 1 -…

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Added by Jos Verwoerd on September 13, 2012 at 6:32am — No Comments

Reading 43,388 Stories to Find a Trend

GlobalGiving used BigML to find trends in 43,388 stories. What’s the story behind that?

GlobalGiving is an online marketplace that connects givers…

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Added by Jos Verwoerd on September 5, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Introducing BigML's Free Machine Learning Development Environment

At BigML, we know what it takes to develop code. One of the things we love is having a sandbox - an environment to play around in, free of charge, while developing our apps. So we hurried to create a free machine learning sandbox. Today we are proud to announce: BigML’s development mode!

Play in the sandbox

Here’s how it works. If you don’t have an account yet,…

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Added by Jos Verwoerd on July 4, 2012 at 2:53am — No Comments

Better understanding numeric data: creating fancy streaming histograms

In this post we explore a handy technique used here at BigML for understanding numeric data.

If you are familiar with the MapReduce paradigm, you've probably seen the word count example. It's a simple, distributed way to reduce a large set of words…

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Added by Jos Verwoerd on June 19, 2012 at 4:11am — 2 Comments

Machine Learning in Python has never been easier

At BigML we believe that over the next few years automated, data-driven decisions and data-driven applications are going to change the world.  In fact, we think it will be the biggest shift in business efficiency since the dawn of the office calculator, when individuals had “Computer” listed as the title on their business card.  We want to help people rapidly and easily create predictive models using their datasets, no matter what size they are. Our…

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Added by Jos Verwoerd on May 15, 2012 at 3:20am — No Comments

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