Idempotent and Nullipotent in Cloud

I was going through the documentation of Oracle Cloud IaaS, when I came across a vaguely familiar term “Idempotent”. One great thing I feel strongly with all this Cloud-mania is the recollection of various theoretical computing concepts which we learned/read…

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Demystifying deep learning

Learning is a non-trivial task. How we learn deep representations as humans are high up there as one of the great enigmas of the world. What we consider trivial (and to some others natural) is a complex web of fine-grained…

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Understanding machine learning: an executive overview

Machine learning is a technology that has grown to prominence over the past ten years (as at this time of writing) and is fast paving the way for the “Age of Automation”. This post provides a holistic view of the…

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How a successful cloud migration boosted SaaS platform performance for Mapp Digital

Today’s innovative organizations have come to rely on the flexibility, modularity, and scalability of the cloud for their business-critical SaaS platforms and associated data. Mapp Digital’s cloud migration project is just one example of how Pythian can help SaaS companies…

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A gentle introduction to Google Cloud Platform for machine learning practice

In a previous post titled Machine Learning on the cloud, we examined in plain language what is machine learning, what is the cloud, and the merits of leveraging cloud resources for machine learning practice. In this post, we introduce the…

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Machine learning on the Cloud: notes for the Layman

What is Machine Learning? Machine learning is an assortment of tools and techniques for predicting outcomes and classifying events, based on a set of interactions between variables (also referred to as features or attributes) belonging to a particular data set….

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Datascape podcast episode 10 – getting transactional with Hadoop

In this episode we discuss using Hadoop as the data store for a public facing, web based application. We talk about some of the challenges and how they were overcome.

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Ansible and AWS automation

Overview The goal was to create and manage a MySQL RDS instance and learn how to control AWS resources by using Ansible. With Ansible interacting with AWS it’s best to determine how hard or easy it is to build and…

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Azure SQL managed instance: new member of the family!

SQL Server is one of Microsoft’s strongest enterprise software products. Both in terms of revenue and industry reputation, it is widely adopted for its ease of use while at the same time offering high end features in terms of security,…

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Datascape podcast episode 4 – discussing Oracle licensing in the public Cloud

Bjoern Rost (@ROST) explains Oracle licensing on prem and in the public cloud.

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