Building Recommendation Platforms with Hadoop

Hadoop in Practice Great America Ballroom K
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Recommendation Systems, though commonly seen, are among the challenging aspects of Predictive Analytics and Big Data Platforms/Solutions. Various Algorithms are used to build the products to which Recommendation Systems are applied, and there is always buzz in regard to the various schemes employed.

This session brings more science to the art, laying the foundation of starting off a Recommendation Platform at a higher ground rather than from scratch. We’ll discuss the ML algorithms that should be applied to various use cases, and the architecture of a Recommendation Platform on Hadoop—including ETL/Data Pipeline, Feature Generation, Model Generation, Recommendation Server, A/B testing, Reporting and Tracking. We’ll also review the various patterns of recommendation use cases and the ML algorithms that apply to them.

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Jayant Shekhar

Sparkflows Inc.

Jayant is Solutions Architect at Cloudera working with various large and small companies in various Verticals on their Big Data Use Cases, Architecture, Algorithms and Deployments. Prior to Cloudera Jayant also worked at Yahoo where he was instrumental in building out the large scale Content/Listings Platform using Hadoop & Big Data technologies and working with various Yahoo Properties, Real Estate, Autos, Local, News, Movies etc. Prior to Yahoo, Jayant worked at eBay building out a new Shopping Platform (K2) using Nutch/Hadoop, Search Intelligence Platform, among others. Jayant also worked at KLA-Tencor building software for Reticle Inspection Stations and defect analysis systems. Jayant has Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from IIT Kharagpur and Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University

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Jayant Shekhar
03/04/2013 2:32am PST

Hi Minakshi & Siyun,

The slides are now live! Thanks Jayant

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Siyun Fan
03/04/2013 1:04am PST

I am second to Minakshi. Presentation slides, please.

Minakshi Mukherjee
03/03/2013 4:48pm PST

Hi, The session was very informative. Slides are not visible yet. Thanks Mina

Rajendra S
02/28/2013 2:38pm PST

Great presentation.

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Jayant Shekhar
02/28/2013 1:46pm PST

Thanks for that Nilesh! Glad that it was useful.

I have attached the presentation, but it is still not showing up on this page. I would keep an eye on it!

Nilesh Sangani
02/28/2013 11:49am PST

Thanks for the great presentation. Very informative.


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