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Extend structured streaming for Spark ML

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To learn more about Structured Streaming and Machine Learning, check out Holden Karau's and Seth Hendrickson's session Spark Structured Streaming for machine learning at Strata Hadoop World New York, September 26-29, 2016. Spark's new ALPHA Structured Streaming API has caused a lot of excitement because it brings the Data set/DataFrame/SQL APIs into a streaming context. In this initial version of Structured Streaming, the machine learning APIs have not yet been integrated. However, this doesn't stop us from having fun exploring how to get machine learning to work with Structured Streaming. For our Spark Structured Streaming for machine learning talk on at Strata Hadoop World New York 2016, we've started early proof-of-concept work to integrate structured streaming and machine learning available in the spark-structured-streaming-ml repo.


Roku's new Streaming Stick is already 20% off

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

You can purchase the Roku Streaming Stick for 20 percent off its retail price. Before it was nudged into retirement a few weeks back, the original Roku Streaming Stick was selling for about 40. It was an exceptionally reasonable price for a gadget that provided the full power of a Roku box in a pocketable package. Well, the brand-new Streaming Stick (codename: 3600R) is already selling for a dollar less--just 39 at Amazon.com, or 11 off the 49.99 MSRP. We haven't tested the new Streaming Stick, but we think it sounds like a pretty sweet deal.


Extend structured streaming for Spark ML – Inside Machine learning – Medium

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To learn more about Spark's Machine Learning APIs, check out Holden Karau's and Seth Hendrickson's session Extending Spark ML at Spark Summit West 2017 on Tuesday, June 6 2:00 PM (Room 2). Spark's new ALPHA Structured Streaming API has caused a lot of excitement because it brings the Data set/DataFrame/SQL APIs into a streaming context. In this initial version of Structured Streaming, the machine learning APIs have not yet been integrated. However, this doesn't stop us from having fun exploring how to get machine learning to work with Structured Streaming. For our Spark Structured Streaming for machine learning talk on at Strata Hadoop World New York 2016, we've started early proof-of-concept work to integrate structured streaming and machine learning available in the spark-structured-streaming-ml repo.


Kanopy Is Becoming the Best Free Streaming Service Out There

WIRED

When the classic-movie streaming service FilmStruck shuttered last month, it caused a palpable panic among cineastes. Overstuffed with exceptional big-studio films and arthouse gems, the service represented a viable alternative to the big streamers, many of which offer relatively meager film catalogs. And FilmStruck's demise was especially troubling when you realize just how many movies, from Oscar-winners to low-budget oddities, are completely missing from streaming services altogether. What are America's raging Cocoon-heads supposed to do? For those looking for a flick-filled streaming alternative, however, there's Kanopy, an impressively stocked service available to many university students and library-card holders around the world.


No, cord cutting will not break the internet

PCWorld

A couple of recent opinion pieces suggest that cord cutting is a threat to the internet as we know it. The theory goes like this: As more people abandon cable and satellite TV for streaming services like Netflix, demand for more internet bandwidth will skyrocket, and our poor internet infrastructure won't be able to keep up. Here's what Shira Ovide of Bloomberg View describes as a "crucial issue" that not enough industry people are talking about: Traditionally, the cable and telecom companies that are responsible for internet networks don't have a great track record of making infrastructure investments, which often don't result in decent financial returns. Hopes that new mobile technology will patch holes or replace creaky broadband aren't realistic for all but a handful of circumstances. The best hope for our internet infrastructure is that online video watching by those darn millennials will increase slowly and steadily rather than surge in coming years.