Spark RDD – Getting to the bottom records…

Apache Spark is the leading computation engine for Big Data and Analytics and has revolutionized the way we handle big data. Its API, the Resilient Distributed Dataset (RDD), is a powerful and robust tool which makes distributed computation tasks easy. There are numerous advantages to Apache Spark, making it a top choice for many organizations. […]

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Cyber Security Technical Seminar at OPG Suppliers Day

Less than two weeks after the global ransomware attack that affected organizations worldwide, SWI delivered a technical seminar on Cyber Security for Nuclear Power Plants at the 2017 OPG Suppliers Day event. The seminar was conducted by resident cyber security expert Bobby Fichman, who has over 27 years of experience in the Nuclear industry. Through […]

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Apache Spark: RDD, DataFrame and Dataset – API comparison and Performance Benchmark

Apache Spark is one of the most popular fast in-memory computation engines in the Big Data Space. Apache Spark includes SQL support and a rich Machine Learning library, which makes it a favourite choice for Analytics processing. Apache Spark computations are performed on distributed object collections. The Resilient Distributed Dataset (RDD) was the first type […]

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Emerging Technology Discussed at the TSX Equities Trading Conference

Wednesday May 17, 2017 was the annual TSX Equities Trading Conference. SWI was once again a proud sponsor of the event, and even had some of our employees on stage to help with the Toronto Stock Exchange open that day. Following the hype of the market open was a day packed with interesting panels in […]

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Microsoft’s Cortana Intelligence Suite at the TechConnex Big Data Meeting

Microsoft Black Belt Alex Fernandes presented at the most recent TechConnex Big Data Peer Group hosted by SWI. Alex, a Data Solutions Architect, presented an overview of the various components of the Microsoft Azure Cortana Intelligence Suite. The suite is a complete set of well integrated cloud services offered in the Microsoft Azure platform which includes […]

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Transforming Your Business in the Predictive Analytics Era

As SWI Big Data Practice Lead, I have witnessed first-hand that Predictive Analytics have a tremendous potential to transform businesses. Many organizations face challenges that prevent them from realizing the full potential of Predictive Analytics but I have seen and can vouch that utilizing Big Data solutions will help advance most organization’s predictive analytics, keeping […]

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