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Revolution Newsletters Issue 51 May 2014
Welcome to the May 2014 Newsletter. We're enjoying meeting with many of you at our regional events with our partners, Cloudera and Alteryx. We are looking forward to Hadoop Summit in San Jose. Hope you can join us and Hortonworks for our meet up on June 2nd ahead of the main conference.
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Guide to Machine Learning from Inside Big Data
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Using R and Apache Hadoop for Customer Analytics
10JUN14 @10:00 AM PDT
Join Revolution Analytics and Hortonworks in this interactive webinar to discuss how customers are using Hadoop and R in the real world. We’ll show an end-to-end customer churn analytics demonstration (leveraging Revolution Analytics, Hortonworks and Tableau) serving three user personas: a website visitor, a data scientist and a business analyst.
In less than an hour, we’ll:
- Walk you through how Hadoop being used today
- Discuss real-world customer use cases for data mining and statistical/ predictive analytics in Hadoop
- Show a live churn analytics demonstration with Revolution Analytics and Hortonworks Data Platform
ICYMI: ARCHIVED WEBINAR:
Decision Trees built in Hadoop plus more Big Data Analytics with Revolution R Enterprise
Fully featured, commercially supported machine learning suites that can build Decision Trees in Hadoop are few and far between. Addressing this gap, Revolution Analytics recently enhanced its entire scalable analytics suite to run in Hadoop. In this talk, I will explain how our Decision Tree implementation exploits recent research reducing the computational complexity of decision tree estimation, allowing linear scalability with data size and number of nodes. This streaming algorithm processes data in chunks, allowing scaling unconstrained by aggregate cluster memory. The implementation supports both classification and regression and is fully integrated with the R statistical language and the rest of our advanced analytics and machine learning algorithms, as well as our interactive Decision Tree visualizer.
Revolution Analytics in the News
Revolution Analytics Introduces Tech-Support Program for Open-Source R
By Scott Etkin, Data Informed, May 8, 2014
Why The R Programming Language Is Good For Business
By Tina Amirtha, Fast Company, May 5, 2014
The Human Element is Critical in Applying Big Data
By Dan Kusnetzky, ZDNet, May 1, 2014
Analyze Data Yourself With R - a Fast Growing Language for Statistics, Forecasting and Graphs
By Angela Hey, Mountain View Voice, April 17, 2014
Data Science 101: Combining the Power of R and Hadoop
By Daniel Gutierrez, InsideBIGDATA, April 9, 2014
Cloudera Sessions: Your Inside Track to Big Data
May 15, 2014 - Chicago, IL
May 22, 2014 - Denver, CO
June 04, 2014 - San Francisco, CA
For prospects and customers looking at deploying advanced analytics on Hadoop, this free, one-day conference could be the introduction to Hadoop technology that can help tip the scales. We will have a table at each event and people onsite to answer questions and help you to further your efforts.
May 16-17, 2014, Chicago, IL
We are proud to once again sponsor the premier conference for R professionals in the Finance industry. If you are in attendance, we hope you will stop by our table in the exhibit space. We would enjoy discussing how you are using R and the different ways Revolution Analytics may be able to support your efforts.
June 3-5, 2014, San Jose, CA
Hortonworks and Yahoo! are pleased to host the 7th Annual Hadoop Summit, the leading conference for the Apache Hadoop community. This event, expanded now to three days, will feature many of the Apache Hadoop thought leaders who will showcase successful Hadoop use cases, share development and administration tips and tricks, and educate organizations about how best to leverage Apache Hadoop as a key component in their enterprise data architecture. It will also be an excellent networking event for developers, architects, administrators, data analysts, data scientists and vendors interested in advancing, extending or implementing Apache Hadoop. Get 20% off your registration with our discount code: 14Disc20SponZ
R and Hadoop Meet Up
June 2, 2014, San Jose, CA
Join us for this free networking event to find out how R and Hadoop enable business users to utilize Hadoop as a vital part of analytics projects & allows businesses to quickly realize a return on their Hadoop investment with R analytics deployed within their Hadoop cluster.
Current AcademyR Training Calendar
Here's your link to all scheduled trainings around the world. We offer in-classroom and virtual course formats. If you don't see the course or dates you need, please contact us to schedule an onsite course at your organization.
AcademyR Full Course Catalog
Download our course catalog to plan for your training needs throughout the year.
- Modeling in Revolution R Enterprise(TRA108)
- Monday, May 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Friday, May 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM (PDT)
- Using R with Hadoop (TRA77)
- Friday, June 6, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT), Mountain View, CA
- Introduction to R for SAS Users (TRA81)
- Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM - Friday, June 13, 2014 at 5:00 PM (GMT)
- Quantitative Risk Analysis with R
- Monday, June 16, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM (GMT), Fort Collins, CO
- Introduction to R (TRA78)
- Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 9:00 AM - Friday, June 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PDT), San Diego, CA
Featured Archive Video:
Integrate Your Advanced Analytics into BI Apps and MS Office and Multiply Their Value
The New York Times publishes the R code behind their new US Senate election forecast feature.
Some practical examples explain why vectorized programming in R improves code clarity and performance.
Revolution Analytics' Daniel Hanson provides an introduction to Monte-Carlo simulation of financial time series.
A new CRAN task view dedicated to interfacing R with social media, open data, and other Web technologies.
R used to analyze character connections in the Star Wars movies, and other applications presented at the Bay Area R Users Group.
An in-depth article in FastCompany Labs surveys open science with R.
Every month, we highlight some upcoming events from the R Community Calendar.
- May 14: A mini-hackathon at Drexel University in Philadelphia challenges R users to solve a business problem.
- May 14: The Canberra R Users Group will look into the extraction of data from websites, documents and other semi-structured stores.
- May 14: RUGS, the R User Group - Singapore will host a series of short talks on geodata, xts and more.
- May 14: Chicago RUG will warm up for R/Finance at Jaks Tap.
- May 14: Statistical Programming DC will do some fast data munging with dplyr and data.table.
- May 14: The R Matlab Users will listen to a presentation on getting a certificate in quantitative finance via GotoMeeting
- May 15: The Wiesbaden R Users Group will hold an “Allgemeiner Erfahrungsaustausch rund um R” discuss R and Hadoop
- May 15: TRUG, the Twin Cities R user Group will hear how dplyr help with Netrunner corporate hacking see how to use Shiny with Bioconductor.
- May 15: The Vancouver R users Group will get an introduction to ggplot2.
- May 16: The New Hampshire R Users Group (NH UseRs) will hold their weekly meeting.
- May 17: The Kansas City R Users Group will review Coursera Data for Science courses for R.
- May 20: Norm Matloff will tell the Berkeley R Language Beginner Study Group “What no one else will tell you about R”.
- May 21: The Budapest Users of R Network will look into the optimizatin of the spatial analysis of mobility in R.
- May 21: RugBcn, the Barcelona R users group, will attend an introduction to machine learning.
- May 21: Ted Dunning will tell a joint meetup of the Denver R User Group and the Big Dat Meetup what’s new with Mahout.
- May 21: The Santa Barbara R Users Group will chill with snowfall and parallel computing.
- May 21: DataPhilly will hear presentations on analyzing Syria casualties and on artificial intelligence.
- May 22: The Munich useR Group will hold their second meeting of the year.
- May 22: Vancouver R Users Group will listen to talks on Apache Spark and NLP of Conversational Data.
- May 23: The Köln R User Group will hear a talk from Markus Gesmann on googleVis and Revolution Analytics Andrei de Vries, co-author of R for Dummies, will also speak.
- May 24 -25: The 7th Chinese R Conference will take place.
- May 25: The Montreal R User Group will hold an introduction to R workshop.
- May 26: The maRburg R-User group will hear a presentation on R package creation with RStudio.
- May 26: The Toronto R Matlab Users will dine at the Empress Walk.
- May 28: The Upper Valley R Users Group will learn about pandas.
- May 28: The Nashville R Users Group will get an overview of the Domino service.
- May 29: The Hobart R Users Group will learn about running batch jobs that use multiple cores.
- June 1 - 5: The Hadoop Summit will be held in San Jose, CA.
- June 11: MelbURN, the Melbourne Users of R Network, will get an introduction to data.table.
- June 11: Data Science Luxembourg will discuss data challenges in the Airline industry.
- June 14: The Kansas City R Users Group will do some work with R.
Please let us know if we're missing your R user group. If you're interested in starting a local R user group in your area, Revolution Analytics offers sponsorships for both new and established groups—and has published some tips for starting a new R user group.
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