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1510/2015

How Predikto hired thousands of data scientists

By |October 15th, 2015|Categories: Predictive Analytics, Technology & Engineering|Tags: , , , |

GE’s Jeff Immelt was recently interviewed on the Predictive Analytics investments and overall initiatives that have been ongoing over the last 5 years within his walls. The transcript, available here, is an excellent read on how a legacy company is attempting to transform itself for the digital future, leveraging vast amounts of sensor data to predict failure in large machinery. This marks a pivotal moment in GE’s history, where turning around a Titanic-size ship won’t […]

209/2015

5 Reasons Why You Suck at Predictive Analytics

By |September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Predictive Analytics, Predictive Maintenance|Tags: , , |

We see it every day… Customer X embarked on a grand in-house initiative to implement Big Data analytics. $X million and Y years later, they can predict nothing, aside from the fact that their consultants seem to get fatter with every passing month, and the engineering guys keep asking for more time and bigger budgets. It’s understandable… These days, cutting through all the noise related to big data analytics can be difficult. The bloggers, analysts, and consultants certainly make it […]

1004/2015

Using the Spark Datasource API to access a Database

By |April 10th, 2015|Categories: Predictive Analytics, Technology & Engineering|Tags: , , , , |

At Predikto, we’re big fans of in-memory distributed processing for large datasets. Much of our processing occurs inside of Spark (speed + scale), and now with the recently released Datasource API with JDBC connectivity, integrating with any datasource got a lot easier. The Spark documentation covers the basics of the API and Dataframes. There is a lack of information on actually getting this feature to work on the internet, however.
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