Hadoop Platform as a Service (PaaS) is here!

Over the past few years, businesses have been increasingly turning to the cloud to meet their Hadoop and Big Data needs. Cloud offerings provide varying levels of virtualization support to organizations, from simple virtual machine hosting to full-blown cloud solutions. One way to explain the various cloud models is using the analogy of “Pizza as […]

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Deliver Business Value Faster with Spark Machine Learning

Apache Spark Machine Learning (Spark ML) was introduced in Spark Version 1.4 and serves as a comprehensive solution for Machine Learning based on the Apache Spark computation engine. Spark ML introduces automation for the Machine Learning process via the Machine Learning Pipeline (ML Pipeline). Spark ML is based on the Apache Spark platform meaning it […]

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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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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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2016 Bruce Power Suppliers Day

Mike Rencheck, CEO & President, Bruce Power hosted this year’s Annual Bruce Power Supplier Day, which gave current and prospective suppliers an opportunity to hear about Bruce Power’s corporate priorities and potential opportunities for suppliers. Rencheck discussed the importance of the vendor community in supporting the next 20 years of Bruce Power’s Refurbishment activities. Rencheck […]

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