Magazine Luiza, one of the largest retail chains in Brazil, developed an in-house product recommendation system, built on top of a large knowledge Graph. AWS resources like Amazon EC2, Amazon SQS, Amazon ElastiCache and others made it possible for them to scale from a very small dataset to a huge Cassandra cluster. By improving their big data processing algorithms on their in-house solution built on AWS, they improved their conversion rates on revenue by more than 25 percent compared to market solutions they had used in the past.
The Data Science Association now has a LinkedIn group for DSA members only. To join the group, first become a member of the Data Science Association here on this website, and then apply to enter the LinkedIn group over on LinkedIn by supplying your username or e-mail there in your request.
For my final post on the SC'13 conference that ended this past Friday in Denver, there were two intriguing technologies discussed toward the end.
1. Micon Automata
When I linked my blog post from two days ago, Game changer for HPC: IBM and NVidia novel architecture, on Reddit, it was not well-received by some in the HPC community.
The big annoucnement at SC'13, the International Supercomputing conference sponsored by IEEE and ACM that is in its 25th year and that this year is in Denver, came from an IBM VP, speaking at the Nvidia booth. I believe the VP was Dave Turek.
New York University, the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Washington launch a 5-year, $37.8 million cross-institutional effort
Three core goals:
Michael Chui of McKinsey Global Institute provided some clear insights about the benefits of opendata. Here are the 4 characteristics of open data provided by Chui: