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Dan Kellett's Blog – July 2016 Archive (2)

Making data science accessible – HDFS

By Dan Kellett, Director of Data Science, Capital One UK

 

Disclaimer: This is my attempt to explain some of the ‘Big Data’ concepts using basic analogies. There are inevitably nuances my analogy misses.

 

What is HDFS?

When people talk about ‘Hadoop’ they are usually referring to either the efficient storing or processing of large amounts of data. MapReduce is a framework for efficient processing using a parallel, distributed algorithm…

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Added by Dan Kellett on July 21, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments

Making data science accessible – Neural Networks

By Dan Kellett, Director of Data Science, Capital One UK

 

What are Neural Networks?

 

Neural Networks are a family of Machine Learning techniques modelled on the human brain. Being able to extract hidden patterns within data is a key ability for any Data Scientist and Neural Network approaches may be especially useful for extracting…

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Added by Dan Kellett on July 5, 2016 at 10:47am — No Comments

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