Machine Learning Solutions: Recommender System Design

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Recommender systems are now ubiquitous in our daily lives. From Amazon indicating similar products, to Netflix suggesting TV shows, even down to which version of a given advertisement you get in the mail, every business seems to be using recommender systems in order to improve their service. While recommender systems may seem too complex to […]

Apache Solr JDBC Introduction

Apache Zeppelin (incubating) Solr JDBC

In my first post, I detailed the history that led up to my working on the Apache Solr JDBC driver and becoming an Apache Lucene/Solr committer. This post will describe the Solr JDBC driver and its usage. The next few posts in the series will be detailed guides on how to use the Solr JDBC driver with […]

My Journey to Apache Lucene/Solr Committer

Introduction I joined Avalon Consulting, LLC a little over three years ago. I’ve wanted to write a reflection of my time here and becoming a Apache Lucene/Solr committer was a great catalyst for that. My time at Avalon has been a whirlwind of technologies and projects with a focus on search and search with Hadoop. […]

Purchase Transaction Alerting with Couchbase and Kafka

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During my experience with Couchbase, I have found a number of useful integration points to enhance its capabilities. One example is Apache Kafka. Kafka is a global commit log messaging service that has recently gained popularity as a distributed tool to provide a data transport layer to large systems. With Couchbase, as with any data […]