Monthly Archives: September 2012

Bring some Spark into your life

Hadoop is a great cluster computing framework. But sometimes  it may not be a great fit for your particular problem in hand. Or you may be having Hadoop fatigue and want to explore other options. There are certain problems where … Continue reading

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From Item Correlation to Rating Prediction

The ultimate goal of any recommendation engine is predict rating for items that an user has not engaged with so far. The set of items to recommended is then based on the predicted ratings.  There are two main aspects of … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Data Mining, Hadoop and Map Reduce, Recommendation Engine | Tagged , | 11 Comments