Friday, February 27, 2015

Intel analytics library

My colleague Matt Grover from Walmart sent me the following link. Intel is releasing an analytic library with some ML primitives and also Spark RDD support. The library is in beta mode.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

March 29 deadline for submitting to 15

I am happy to announce the 2nd predictive API conference ( that will take place 6-7 August joint with KDD in Australia. The 1st was held in Barcelona joint with Strata Barcelona this November and attracted 200 predictive analytics practitioners.  Video of the talks are available online. There is just a month for submission deadline.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Dato Core Open Source Released!

We are proud to announce the latest GraphLab Create open source - renamed to Dato Core.
Here is our Github repo. We are slowly going to deprecate PowerGraph and older version of GraphLab.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 event in Boston - April 27

I got introduced to by my colleague Gideon Wulfsohn who is now working at Readers of my blog are welcome to use 15% discount code: dato when registering to the upcoming event April 27 in Boston. Students are welcome to apply for a free ticket here. Among the interesting speakers Matei and Paco from Databricks, Yhat, and indico.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Kaggle is cutting down

I got this from my friend Micky Fire: Kaggle is cutting down 1/3 of their workforce. To remind, Kaggle is the popular data science competitions website.

DataDog acquires MortarData

I got this from my colleague Johnnie Konstantas: DataDog acquires MortarData. Not long ago I helped David Bayer from AmplifyPartners to setup a VIP Dinner in Israel. AmplifyPartners invested at round B of DataDog. I previously wrote about Mortar a couple of years ago in my blog.

PhD ML scholarship in Denmark

My Colleague Yevgeny Seldin sent me the following job description:

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen invites applications for 7 PhD scholarships in Computer Science.
If you are interested in doing PhD in online learning, put special attention to the following positions on the list:
  • 1 PhD scholarship in Computer science - this is a highly competitive and prestigious scholarship with only one candidate being elected from all CS areas 
  • 1 PhD scholarship in Online learning (with a focus on theoretical research in online learning)
Further details about the research project can be found here:
The working language at the University of Copenhagen is English and knowledge of Danish is not required for work and life in Denmark.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Strata London

Strata London is coming up soon! Reader of my blog are welcome to use discount code DATO20 to get 20% discount. I will be there! Ping me if you like to meet.

GalvanizeU scholarships

My colleague Mike Tamir from Galvanize you asked me to publicize their new scholarship plan. Nominated candidates will get 50% discount for their one year data science plan.

DimmWitted: a new paper by Chris Re

I got this from my collaborative Joey Gonzalez: DimmWitted, a new paper by Christopher Re. This paper investigates a few memory access methods (row/ columns) and others and heavily compares to our older GraphLab/GraphChi open source codes.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Titan Graph Database just bought by Datastax

Fresh news from my friend Ben Lorica: Aurelius (Titan) graph database was bought by Datastax, the company which maintains Cassandra. Titan is one of the most scalable graph database out there. Well done Matthias!