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movie recommendations with Spark machine learning

Posted on August 4, 2015 at 11:15am 0 Comments

Tutorial on Apache Spark, movie recommendations with machine learning 

This post discusses building a recommendation model from movie ratings using an iterative algorithm and parallel processing with Apache Spark MLlib.

https://dzone.com/links/parallel-and-iterative-processing-for-machine-lear.html

An Inside Look at the Components of a Recommendation Engine

Posted on April 13, 2015 at 9:14am 1 Comment

Recommendation engines help narrow your choices to those that best meet your particular needs.  In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at how all the different components of a recommendation engine work together. We’re going to use collaborative filtering on movie ratings data to recommend movies. The key components are a collaborative filtering algorithm in Apache Mahout to build and train a machine learning model,…

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screencast about MySQL for Developers

Posted on March 30, 2009 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Here is a screencast about MySQL for Developers



If you are a developer using MySQL, you should learn enough to take advantage of its strengths, because having an understanding of the database can help you develop better-performing applications. This session will talk about MySQL database design and SQL tuning for developers. Some topics include:



* MySQL Storage Engine Architecture

* Schema, the basic foundation of performance

* Think about performance when… Continue

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