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Happy Holidays from SVDS

Happy holidays from SVDS! We wish you peace, prosperity, and happiness this season and in the year ahead.

Crossing the Development to Production Divide

In this post we’ll give an overview of obstacles we’ve faced (you may be able to relate) and talk about solutions to overcome these obstacles.

Q&A: On Being Data-Driven

The best way to spread data-driven thinking through an organization is by proving that you can use data to solve a real business problem.

Managing Uncertainty

Being data-driven is the best way to manage uncertainty—but achieving that is about far more than bringing a bunch of numbers to your latest meeting.

Analyzing Sentiment in Caltrain Tweets

Analyzing Sentiment in Caltrain Tweets

As a first step to using Twitter activity as one of the data sources for train prediction, we start with a simple question: How do Twitter users currently feel about Caltrain?

Learning from Imbalanced Classes

For this month’s Throwback Thursday, a post that provides insight and concrete advice on how to tackle imbalanced data.

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Exploring the Possibilities of Artificial Intelligence

In this interview, Paco Nathan discusses making life more livable, AI fears, and more.

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Merging Data Science and Business

Business leaders cannot afford to ignore their organization’s data—rather, that data should be used to make informed decisions. In this post, Principal Data Scientist Tom Fawcett and Professor of Data Science Foster Provost discuss how businesses can make the most of their analytical teams. Tom and Foster are the authors of Data Science for Business. What aspect […]

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Handling Small Files in MapR-FS

In this post, we will discuss how dealing with small files is different if you are using MapR-FS rather than the traditional HDFS installation.

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