Tag: machine learning

An Oracle-based approach to the “taxi fare” prediction problem – episode 2

This is the second part of the series on the Taxi Fare prediction problem from an Oracle perspective. You can read Episode 1 here. In this Episode, I will put our model to work. That is, I will show several…

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An Oracle-based approach to the “taxi fare” prediction problem – episode 1

Although I haven’t produced a lot of posts, those I have produced were always strictly related to the Oracle RDBMS as a whole product, basically a record of interesting findings that came up during my day-to-day job. Now, this is…

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An explanation of machine learning algorithms

Machine learning algorithms help to identify hidden insights in data without needing explicit, complicated programmes. Machine learning uses algorithms which learn from previous data to help produce reliable and repeatable decisions. It’s important to know the iterative aspect of machine learning, as…

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Pythian achieves Machine Learning Partner Specialization in the Google Cloud Partner Specialization Program

Toronto, Canada – Google Cloud Summit Oct 4, 2018,  Pythian, a global IT company that helps businesses leverage disruptive data technologies to better compete, announced today that it has achieved the Machine Learning Partner Specialization in the Google Cloud Partner…

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Using AI for database administration automation – extracting useful information from log files

When talking about automation for Oracle Database Administration, besides automation of software installation and patching, with the use of techniques from machine learning, we can also try to automate a few other tasks. This is especially true since it is…

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A Comparative Analysis of Amazon SageMaker and Google Datalab

Amazon SageMaker and Google Datalab have fully managed cloud Jupyter notebooks for designing and developing machine learning and deep learning models by leveraging serverless cloud engines. However, as much as they have in common, there are key differences between the…

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Exploring Amazon SageMaker

Amazon SageMaker is another cloud-based fully managed data analytics/ machine learning modeling platform for designing, building and deploying data models. The key selling point of Amazon SageMaker is “zero-setup”. The concept of “zero-setup” means data science teams can entirely focus…

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Why a machine doesn’t need to be a rocket scientist to solve rocket science problems

My previous blog post considered what we can learn about learning by watching computers master video games. What’s interesting is that the computer in that case wasn’t an “expert” at video games. It hadn’t made a comprehensive study of all…

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We can learn a lot by watching machines play

In our first blog post in this series we looked at the difference between machine memorization and machine learning. So what does that learning look like in action, and what are the implications for data science? There was a great…

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How do machines learn?

Artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science are all terms that get thrown around a lot these days. While it’s easy to get into hair-splitting arguments about the distinctions between them, really they refer to the same thing: teaching machines…

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