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Databricks - The Unified Analytics Platform

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  • How CardinalCommerce Significantly Improved Data Pipeline Speeds by 200%
    How CardinalCommerce Significantly Improved Data Pipeline Speeds by 200% Christopher Baird from CardinalCommerce Recorded: Sep 21 2017 61 mins
    CardinalCommerce was acquired by Visa earlier this year for its critical role in payments authentication. Through predictive analytics and machine learning, Cardinal measures performance and behavior of the entire authentication process across checkout, issuing and ecosystem partners to recommend actions, reduce fraud and drive frictionless digital commerce.

    With Databricks, CardinalCommerce simplified data engineering to improve the performance of their ETL pipeline by 200% while reducing operational costs significantly via automation, seamless integration with key technologies, and improved process efficiencies.

    Join this webinar to learn how CardinalCommerce was able to:
    -Simplify access to data across the organization
    -Accelerate data processing by 200%
    -Reduce EC2 costs through faster performance and automated infrastructure
    -Visualize performance metrics to customers and stakeholders
  • Performance Benchmarking Big Data Platforms in the Cloud
    Performance Benchmarking Big Data Platforms in the Cloud Reynold Xin, Co-founder and Chief Architect at Databricks Recorded: Aug 22 2017 47 mins
    Performance is often a key factor in choosing big data platforms. Over the past few years, Apache Spark has seen rapid adoption by enterprises, making it the de facto data processing engine for its performance and ease of use.


    Since starting the Spark project, our team at Databricks has been focusing on accelerating innovation by building the most performant and optimized Unified Analytics Platform for the cloud. Join Reynold Xin, Co-founder and Chief Architect of Databricks as he discusses the results of our benchmark (using TPC-DS industry standard requirements) comparing the Databricks Runtime (which includes Apache Spark and our DBIO accelerator module) with vanilla open source Spark in the cloud and how these performance gains can have a meaningful impact on your TCO for managing Spark.

    This webinar covers:
    Differences between open source Spark and Databricks Runtime.
    Details on the benchmark including hardware configuration, dataset, etc.
    Summary of the benchmark results which reveal performance gains by up to 5x over open source Spark and other big data engines.
    A live demo comparing processing speeds of Databricks Runtime vs. open source Spark.

    Special Announcement: We will also announce an experimental feature as part of the webinar that aims at drastically speeding up your workloads even more. Be the first to see this feature in action. Register today!
  • Productionizing Apache Spark™ MLlib Models for Real-time Prediction Serving
    Productionizing Apache Spark™ MLlib Models for Real-time Prediction Serving Joseph Bradley and Sue Ann Hong Recorded: Aug 10 2017 52 mins
    Data science and machine learning tools traditionally focus on training models. When companies begin to employ machine learning in actual production workflows, they encounter new sources of friction such as sharing models across teams, deploying identical models on different systems, and maintaining featurization logic. In this webinar, we discuss how Databricks provides a smooth path for productionizing Apache Spark MLlib models and featurization pipelines.

    Databricks Model Scoring provides a simple API for exporting MLlib models and pipelines. These exported models can be deployed in many production settings, including:

    * External real-time low-latency prediction serving systems, without Spark dependencies,
    * External real-time low-latency prediction serving systems, without Spark dependencies,
    * Apache Spark Structured Streaming jobs, and
    * Apache Spark batch jobs.

    In this webinar, we overview our solution’s functionality, describe its architecture, and demonstrate how to use it to deploy MLlib models to production.
  • Build, Scale, and Deploy Deep Learning Pipelines with Ease
    Build, Scale, and Deploy Deep Learning Pipelines with Ease Sue Ann Hong, Tim Hunter and Jules S. Damji Recorded: Jul 27 2017 62 mins
    Deep Learning has shown a tremendous success, yet it often requires a lot of effort to leverage its power. Existing Deep Learning frameworks require writing a lot of code to work with a model, let alone in a distributed manner.

    This webinar is the first of a series in which we survey the state of Deep Learning at scale, and where we introduce the Deep Learning Pipelines, a new open-source package for Apache Spark. This package simplifies Deep Learning in three major ways:

    1. It has a simple API that integrates well with enterprise Machine Learning pipelines.
    2. It automatically scales out common Deep Learning patterns, thanks to Spark.
    3. It enables exposing Deep Learning models through the familiar Spark APIs, such as MLlib and Spark SQL.

    In this webinar, we will look at a complex problem of image classification, using Deep Learning and Spark. Using Deep Learning Pipelines, we will show:

    * how to build deep learning models in a few lines of code;
    * how to scale common tasks like transfer learning and prediction; and
    * how to publish models in Spark SQL.
  • Accelerate Data Science with Better Data Engineering with Databricks
    Accelerate Data Science with Better Data Engineering with Databricks Andrew Candela Recorded: Jul 13 2017 63 mins
    Whether you’re processing IoT data from millions of sensors or building a recommendation engine to provide a more engaging customer experience, the ability to derive actionable insights from massive volumes of diverse data is critical to success. MediaMath, a leading adtech company, relies on Apache Spark to process billions of data points ranging from ads, user cookies, impressions, clicks, and more — translating to several terabytes of data per day. To support the needs of the data science teams, data engineering must build data pipelines for both ETL and feature engineering that are scalable, performant, and reliable.

    Join this webinar to learn how MediaMath leverages Databricks to simplify mission-critical data engineering tasks that surface data directly to clients and drive actionable business outcomes. This webinar will cover:

    - Transforming TBs of data with RDDs and PySpark responsibly
    - Using the JDBC connector to write results to production databases seamlessly
    - Comparisons with a similar approach using Hive
  • How Databricks and Machine Learning is Powering the Future of Genomics
    How Databricks and Machine Learning is Powering the Future of Genomics Frank Austin Nothaft, Genomics Data Engineer at Databricks Recorded: May 25 2017 59 mins
    With the drastic drop in the cost of sequencing a single genome, many organizations across biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biomedical research, and agriculture have begun to make use of genome sequencing. While the sequence of a single genome may provide insight about the individual who was sequenced, to derive maximal insight from the genomic data, the ultimate goal is to query across a cohort of many hundreds to thousands of individuals.

    Join this webinar to learn how Databricks — powered by Apache Spark — enables queries across a database of genomics in interactive time and simplifies the application of machine learning models and statistical tests to genomics data across patients, to derive more insight into the biological processes driven by genomic alterations.

    In this webinar, we will:

    - Demonstrate how Databricks can rapidly query annotated variants across a cohort of 1,000 samples.
    - Look at a case study using Databricks to improve the performance of running an expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) test across samples from the GEUVADIS project.
    - Show how we can parallelize conventional genomics tools using Databricks.
  • Deploying Machine Learning Techniques at Petabyte Scale with Databricks
    Deploying Machine Learning Techniques at Petabyte Scale with Databricks Saket Mengle, Senior Principal Data Scientist at DataXu Recorded: May 22 2017 61 mins
    The central premise of DataXu is to apply data science to better marketing. At its core, is the Real-time Bidding Platform that processes 2 petabytes of data per day and responds to ad auctions at a rate of 2.1 million requests per second across 5 different continents. Serving on top of this platform is DataXu’s analytics engine that gives their clients insightful analytics reports addressed towards client marketing business questions. Some common requirements for both these platforms are the ability to do real-time processing, scalable machine learning, and ad-hoc analytics.

    This webinar will showcase DataXu’s successful use-cases of using the Apache® Spark™ framework and Databricks to address all of the above challenges while maintaining its agility and rapid prototyping strengths to take a product from initial R&D phase to full production.

    We will also discuss in detail:

    Challenges of using Apache Spark in a petabyte scale machine learning system and how we worked to solve the issues.
    Best practices and highlight the steps of large scale Spark ETL processing, model testing, all the way through to interactive analytics.
  • Deep Learning on Apache® Spark™: Workflows and Best Practices
    Deep Learning on Apache® Spark™: Workflows and Best Practices Tim Hunter and Jules S. Damji Recorded: May 4 2017 47 mins
    The combination of Deep Learning with Apache Spark has the potential for tremendous impact in many sectors of the industry. This webinar, based on the experience gained in assisting customers with the Databricks Virtual Analytics Platform, will present some best practices for building deep learning pipelines with Spark.

    Rather than comparing deep learning systems or specific optimizations, this webinar will focus on issues that are common to deep learning frameworks when running on a Spark cluster, including:

    * optimizing cluster setup;
    * configuring the cluster;
    * ingesting data; and
    * monitoring long-running jobs.

    We will demonstrate the techniques we cover using Google’s popular TensorFlow library. More specifically, we will cover typical issues users encounter when integrating deep learning libraries with Spark clusters.

    Clusters can be configured to avoid task conflicts on GPUs and to allow using multiple GPUs per worker. Setting up pipelines for efficient data ingest improves job throughput, and monitoring facilitates both the work of configuration and the stability of deep learning jobs.
  • Databricks Product Demonstration
    Databricks Product Demonstration Don Hilborn Recorded: Apr 19 2017 48 mins
    This is a live demonstration of the Databricks virtual analytics platform.
  • How to Increase Data Science Agility at Scale with Databricks
    How to Increase Data Science Agility at Scale with Databricks Maddie Schults Recorded: Mar 30 2017 51 mins
    Apache® Spark™ has become an indispensable tool for data science teams. Its performance and flexibility enables data scientists to do everything from interactive exploration, feature engineering, to model tuning with ease. In this webinar, Maddie Schults - Databricks product manager - will discuss how Databricks allows data science teams to use Apache Spark for their day-to-day work.

    You will learn:

    - Obstacles faced by data science teams in the era of big data;
    - How Databricks simplifies Spark development;
    - A demonstration of key Databricks functionalities that help data scientists become more productive.

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