Apache Mahout has just released the long awaited 0.13.0 which introduces modular native solvers (e.g. GPU support!). TensorFlow has done a great job driving the conversation around bringing GPU accelerated linear algebra to the masses for implementing custom algorithms, however it has a major draw back that it prefers to manage its own cluster or […]Read more "Lucky Number 0.13.0"
We’re finishing up our series of blogs on providers with YouTube. After this we’ll get down business on building our own social monitoring quasi-app! Getting YouTube Credentials Before accessing any API, we of course need to get our credentials. A good first step in an enterprise like this would be to read the docs, or […]Read more "Watching YouTube Activity with Apache Streams"
This week we’re going to really show off how easy it is to “roll our own” algorithms in Apache Mahout by looking at Eigenfaces. This algorithm is really easy and fun in Mahout because Mahout comes with a first class distributed stochastic singular value decomposition Mahout SSVD. This is going to be a big job, […]Read more "Deep Magic, Volume 3: Eigenfaces"
In out last adventure we got did a basic example of Apache Streams with Twitter data. This week we’re going to extend that example with Facebook data! Also note, if this seems a little light it is because it’s not that different from the last post and the full explanations are there. Our goal here […]Read more "Getting to Know Your Friends with Apache Streams"
Apache Streams is a utility for easily interacting with an ever growing galaxy of social media APIs, collecting data into a common format, and persisting to file or DB.
This post is the first of many to explore this exciting project.Read more "Dipping Your Toes in Apache Streams"
In this post we’re going to really show off the coolest (imho) use-case of Apache Mahout – roll your own distributed algorithms. All of these posts are meant for you to follow-along at home, and it is entirely possible, you don’t have access to a large YARN cluster. That’s OK. Short story- they’re free on […]Read more "Deep Magic Volume2: Absurdly Large OLS with Apache Mahout"