banks rants – security (questions)

It is only appropriate that my next banks rants is focused on security but more specifically the information you share on Facebook. Sure there are other places you may be sharing this information but Facebook seems more prevalent and more importantly, your posts are searchable. The posts/examples I show below are from 2010. Now you […]

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banks rants – data lake

My first official banks rants is about “data lake”. Anyone that wants to make me annoyed will say “data lake” to me. The term drives me crazy. Why? Well because people throw it out there like they understand what it means and they usually don’t. Almost like the term blockchain. Companies say they want it […]

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banks rants – introduction

I have started a new YouTube series called “banks rants”. These short rants are about a minute long and hopefully will stay that way, but I can’t guarantee they won’t go longer. The concept is to keep them short and sweet with little tidbits that will keep you thinking and maybe drive you to discussion. […]

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Machine Learning Coursera – Week 4

As I have mentioned before, I am taking a Coursera course this year focused on Machine Learning. It has been a great class and I am learning a lot. Now if you are thinking of taking this class, a couple of my friends and I got together to do some videos on the class, discussing our […]

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MATLAB for Coursera – Machine Learning

In the Coursera – Machine Learning class you can use MATLAB or Octave. MATLAB is free for the class and I decided to use it since I refer a GUI and I was told by my friend Kyle Prins that he used it in school and that people tend to continue to use it after […]

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Coursera – Machine Learning Class

I recently signed up for the Coursera – Machine Learning Class with Andrew Ng. It is an 11 week class and below is a description that they provided about the course and what you will hopefully get out it. The course is free or you can pay $79 and get a certification. I decided to […]

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Strata Data Conference 2017 – NY

This year at Strata Data Conference was great. I really can not complain about the innovation, the knowledge gathering, and the people. I have been to a lot of conferences and this is one of those conferences that I would love to attend without being tied to a vendor. You know, just to attend as […]

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The Impact of Real-Time Analytics and Applications to Businesses and Consumers

This blog post was originally posted on CIO.com Another great Strata+Hadoop World Conference took place in San Jose the week of March 13, 2017. Topics covered included mostly Apache Hadoop projects, but a great deal of the attention was put toward machine learning and real-time analytics. I can particularly appreciate the importance of real-time analytics […]

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Recap – Strata+Hadoop World 2017 San Jose

  [originally posted on March 24, 2017] I love the Strata + Hadoop World Conference (renamed Strata Data Conference) and once again the 2017 conference did not fail me in anyway. I wanted to take this opportunity to give you a quick recap since I had the privilege of attending. I love how the keynotes are […]

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I Missed You All

I know it has been awhile since I have been on the blog site. I know people are viewing it and I am still helping people, even if it is a post from 2014 when I experienced what I called the “grey screen of death“. It has been an amazing journey that I have been […]

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