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A Review of Strata Data Conference, London 2017

May 27, 2017 | By Mark Chopping
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The Strata Data Conference was held at the ExCeL in London this week. Sessions that were of interest to me included: What Kaggle has learned from almost a million data scientists (Anthony Goldbloom, Kaggle) This was part of the keynote on the first day. Kaggle is a platform for data science competitions, and have had…

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Hadoop’s biggest problem, and how to fix it

Apr 05, 2017 | By Mark Chopping
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Introduction Hadoop was seen as a silver bullet for many companies, but recently there has been an increase in critical headlines like: Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say You’re doing Hadoop and Spark wrong, and they will probably fail Has Hadoop Failed? That’s the Wrong Question The problem Dig behind the headlines, and a…

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