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Python Is Not C
Update on December 8, 2015. An updated version of this post is available at Python Is Not C: Take Two . I have been using Python a lot lately, for various data science projects. Python is known for its ease of use. Someone with coding...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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HDFS File Management in IBM Analytics for Apache Hadoop Bluemix service
How to manage files in HDFS? To manage HDFS files in “Analytics for Apache Hadoop” use the Web HDFS APIs. More details about the API are available here . We can use curl or Poster (a...
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No, The TSP Isn't NP Complete
Two recent blog posts discussing the Traveling Saleman Problem (TSP) led me to write this post. The two blog posts are What is Operations Research by Graham Kendall, and I’ve Been Everywhere (Optimally…) ...
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Machine Learning Algorithm != Learning Machine
How easy it is to build a learning machine? Shouldn't one just hire some Machine Learning PhDs and have them run their algorithms? Well, this is most probably a good idea, but it won't be enough. I'll try to explain why in this...
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The Role Of Data Science
I am sure I'll get flamed for this post, given how hyped data science is. Let me first say that I do not pretend to define what data science is, others, probably more qualified than me, have done it well. For instance, I like this...
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NP Or Not NP? That Is The Question
A recent blog entry on TSP and NP completeness made me write the long overdue entry I wanted to write about complexity of optimization problems. It comes in play when customers ask this simple question: My problem takes too long to solve, what can I do? ...
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Analytics Landscape
A great way to explain the value of analytics is to speak about the analytics maturity model . This model contains two pieces. First, analytics is a two step process: insights are generated from data, then decisions are made based on these...
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Machine Learning As Prescriptive Analytics
I made a mistake about machine learning. Repeatedly. I said, and I wrote, that machine learning and predictive analytics were almost the same. To be more specific, my view was simple: analytics can be divided in four categories, exemplified below...
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We must show the pain before we can propose the cure
Part of my job is to inject optimization in IBM Anaytics solutions. During one of the discussions with solution teams we argued about a fairly general issue that can prevent prescriptive analytics adoption. I think it is worth sharing....
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POWER8 – ein wichtiger Meilenstein in der BigDataTechnologie Community Blog
Wolfgang_Wendt
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big_data
power8
power
cloud
analytics
infrastructure
stg
hw
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In den vergangenen Wochen haben wir die achte Generation von PowerSystemen angekündigt. Während meiner Zeit bei IBM habe ich schon einige PowerAnkündigungen mitbekommen, das erste mal 1991, damals in der Gründungszeit der RS6000. Nun verfolge ich die...
from Blog: Blue Blog


A Nice Optimization Problem From Santa Claus
Kaggle is a site that is most known for hosting machine learning competitions. However, once a year, Kaggle team runs an optimization competition on some problem Santa Claus could face. This year competition is a stochastic optimization problem: we...
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2014 2nd Edition of Netezza Underground Book now on sale at Amazon.com
For the past many months I have been diligently updating and upgrading the original 2008 Netezza Underground to address the many features of TwinFin, Striper and other offerings from IBM. I have recently been notified that it has passed final edit and is...
from Blog: Netezza Underground
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How to run Spark as Oozie job with Analytics for Apache Hadoop Service Community Blog
Oozie is a workflow scheduler system to manage Apache Hadoop jobs on Apache Hadoop clusters .Oozie Workflow jobs are Directed Acyclical Graphs (DAGs) of actions. Oozie supports many Hadoop jobs like mapreduce,pig,streaming and Spark too.Apache Spark is a...
from Blog: InfoSphere Data Explorer Community: Public
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Machine Learning versus Machine Intelligence
Machine learning today is every bit as calculated, as simulated, as is machine intelligence. It is easier to use machine intelligence to highlight how much greater human cognition is, which is why I've been using a machine intelligence algorithm over the...
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Introducting IBM Project Northstar
TNunes
Tags:
analytics
exceptional
northstar
experience
management
content
rich
experiences
media
ibm
web
marketing
project
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IBM Project Northstar was introduced today at the Portal Excellence Conference in Chicago . Conference attendees were given the opportunity to hear about IBM's vision and multiyear roadmap for how organizations can create nextgeneration online experiences....
from Blog: The WebSphere Portal Blog


Actionable Insights
JeanFrancoisPuget
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big_data
analytics
decision
data_science
optimization
4 Comments
11,813 Views
It is good practice to eat your own food. I should be no exception. In my post on the role of data science I was blaming data scientists who left business users without any clue about how to use the insights they produce. I...
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IBM Content Analytics at Information On Demand (or ICA at IOD)
Hello world! Too many blog posts start with "It's been awhile since I've posted here", so I'm gonna skip that part and pretend that we've been talking regularly all along, OK ? Firstly, yes, I'll be at IOD this year! I've missed a couple due to...
from Blog: Peggy Zagelow  a view from the lab


Solving the hardest Sudoku  part 1
JeanFrancoisPuget
Tags:
constraint_programming
mathematical_optimization
optimization
analytics
mathematics
sudoku
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Do you know the hardest Sudoku problem? Do you know the best way to solve it? Before answering these questions, let me remind you of what the Sudoku puzzle is about in case you haven't read a newspaper in the last decade (adapted from wikipedia...
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Adding Google site verification to your blog Community Blog
If you use the minimal template for your developerWorks blog, you have to fill out the following lines in your _css or _options file to optimize your blog for Google: <meta name="googlesiteverification" content="hJgKEUDVxxxxOYLHxxxS3fG7Ql33...
from Blog: developerWorks Community as a Service


Prescriptive Analytics Is Easier And More Profitable Than Predictive Analytics
When you hear about algorithms these days, chances are that you hear about machine learning or predictive analytics. (Some make a distinction between machine learning and predictive analytics, but the distinction is not material for this post. ...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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Issues Are Not Where One Think They Are
Where are the issues when one tries to use optimization to improve business? They may not lie where one think. My former colleague Laurent Perron (now at Google) splits the average time spent on optimization projects as follow in his CP 2011...
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Memory Locality
How can a Java code be 85x slower than a C++ code solving the same problem? This post is trying to answer this question. Why am I asking this question in the first place? It all started with a seemingly simple exercise. We were working on a large...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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Proactive Analytics
Why blog again about optimization and analytics? Because the current way of having optimization be part of analytics is a bit misleading. Let me first say I assume that optimization is part of analytics here. Granted, a previous post of...
from Blog: IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization
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Computing The Really Optimal Tour Across The USA On The Cloud With Python
When Randy Olson's Computing the optimal road trip across the U.S. resulted in articles in the Washington Post , NY Daily News , Daily Mail , People Magazine , NY Times , NPR , and many other outlets, the...
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How to add Google Analytics to your developerWorks blog Community Blog
These days we're all about the metrics, the tabulations, the quantification of results. Now it's not just data, it's Big Data. Those with a message want to know how well that message is being received. We at developerWorks...
from Blog: My developerWorks feedback
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