Programa “Big Data, el petroli del segle XXI” a RTVE-Catalunya

November 30th, 2014|

RTVE a Catalunya, dins del seu programa #tincunaidea a realitzat un reportatge sobre el BIG DATA titulat "Big Data, el petroli del segle XXI" en el que varen venir a demanar l'opinió també de la UPC Barcelona Tech i del Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) hi hem participat. Gràcies a l'equip del programa per l'agradable estona que varem passar mentre feiem l'enregistrament. Espero que aquest programa ajudi a divulgar el coneixement d'aquesta nova tecnologia que ens canviarà la vida a tots, ens agradi o no! Big Data: El petroli del segle XXI link al video:

Building a Unified Data Pipeline in Spark

November 24th, 2014|

Excellent reception of sparkers to the last session of  Barcelona Spark meetup featured by Aaron Davidson (Apache Spark committer and Software Engineer at Databricks) speaking about ‘Building a Unified Data Pipeline in Spark’ . If you missed the presentation or want to revisit it, check out the video recorded here  (talk in English). Enclosed you will find some pictures of the session. Thank you very much to Aaron Davidson for accepting our invitation and also to Paco Nathan, Alex Sicoe, Sameer Farooqui  and Olivier Girardot for their support for this meetup. I hope you enjoyed barcelona and you come back soon.  

Strata + Hadoop World in Barcelona 2014: Videos & Slides

November 22nd, 2014|

The conference is over, and in my point of view it was a great success. The program of the conference were very good, with great networking opportunities and a good sponsor pavilion. I really enjoyed it. Let me say to the organisers that Barcelona is delighted to welcome conferences like Strata+Hadoop. And all attendees with whom I spoke were excited to be in Barcelona.  Congratulations for choosing Barcelona! If you missed the conference or want to revisit the main presentations or keynotes, check out the keynote videos or speaker slides. You can also check out the official photos.

BSC releases COMPSs version 1.2 at SC14

November 20th, 2014|

The Grid Computing and Clusters group of Barcelona Supercomputing Center is proud to announce the release of COMPSs version 1.2 during Supercomputing Conference 2014. COMPSs is a framework for easily implement distributed applications. This release implements the following main features: * N implementations for task methods, each with its own constraints. * Constraint-aware resource management. * Support for multicore tasks. * Pluggable schedulers: facilitate the addition of new schedulers and policies. * Extended support for objects in C/C++ binding. * Extended IDE for N implementations and deployment through PMES. * Update cloud connector for rOCCI to work with rocci-cli v4.2.5. * Enhance rOCCI connector to compute the real VM creation times. * Extended resources schema to support Virtual Appliances pricing. * New LSF GAT adaptor. For more [...]

Get certified for Apache Spark in Barcelona

November 13th, 2014|

As all my students know I think that Hadoop is showing its age and Apache Spark is exploding. Let me share with you an important opportunity to get the Developer Certification for Apache Spark in Barcelona. Yes, I said in Barcelona!,  at the upcoming Strata + Hadoop World  next week in the CCIB - Centre Convencions Internacional de Barcelona.  If you want to learn more you can visit this web page. it is a good opportunity!  I hope to see you in the Strata + Hadoop World event!. Also you are invited to attend our next meeting of Barcelona Spark Meetup.  This fourth meeting will feature Aaron Davidson (Apache Spark committer and Software Engineer at Databricks) and Paco Nathan (Community Evangelism Director  at Databricks) speaking about 'Building a Unified Data Pipeline in Spark' (talk in English). The talk will start next [...]

APIs that make it easier to create predictive models

November 4th, 2014|

Our research group is working in Data Analytics, where predictive modelling play an important role. Predictive modelling is an important process by which a model is created or chosen to try to best predict the probability of an outcome. Most often the event one wants to predict is in the future, but predictive modelling can be applied to any type of unknown event, regardless of when it occurred. Now, you can use an increasing number of API products offering predictive analytics services that make it easier to create and deploy predictive models in your business or in your app. Last year I invited as a guest lecture in one of my courses one of them,BigML. Together with  Google Prediction API were the only ones I knew. However, as Louis Dorard explains in his blog, there are many [...]