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Wednesday, September 30 • 16:30 - 17:20
Data Science: A View from the Trenches - Ram Sriharsha, Hortonworks and Vinay Shukla,Hortonworks

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At Hortonworks, we have been working closely with a group of customers to onboard Data Science and Predictive Analytics applications on the Hortonworks Data Platforms using Spark. In this talk, we discuss the use cases and explore some of the challenges and solutions that arise in building real-world predictive analytics systems on top of Spark. These include useful tricks for memory savings, tradeoffs on the choice of the learning and feature engineering algorithms, tips and tricks to avoid performance bottlenecks, methods for assessing and visualizing accuracy, methods for providing confidence estimates for predictions and methods for managing retraining and deployment of trained models to production.


Vinay Shukla

Director of Product Management, Hortonworks
Vinay Shukla is the Director of Product Management for Spark and Data Science at Hortonworks. Vinay is a veteran of enterprise software. Previously, Vinay has worked as Product Manager, Developer, and Security Architect. When not in front of a computer, Vinay enjoys being on a Yoga mat or on a hiking trail.

Ram Sriharsha

Senior Member of Technical Staff, Hortonworks
Ram is currently Product Manager for Apache Spark at Databricks. Prior to joining Databricks, he was Principal Research Scientist at Yahoo Research where he worked on large scale machine learning algorithms and systems related to login risk detection, sponsored search advertising and advertising effectiveness measurement. | Prior talks include talks at ApacheCon BigData 2015, Spark Summit. | Prior talks include talks at ApacheCon BigData... Read More →

Wednesday September 30, 2015 16:30 - 17:20

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