Erik Bernhardsson    About

Snakebite

Just promoting Spotify stuff here: check out the Snakebite repo on Github, written by Wouter de Bie. It’s a super fast tool to access HDFS over CLI/Python, by accessing the namenode directly over sockets/protobuf. Spotify’s developer bl...

Stuff that bothers me: “100x faster than Hadoop”

The simple way to get featured on big data blog these days seem to be Build something that does 1 thing super well but nothing else Benchmark it against Hadoop Publish stats showing that it’s 100x faster than Hadoop $$$ Spark...

Being data driven

I picked up an issue of Foreign Affairs while flying back to NYC from SFO. It features this long interview with U.S. General Stanley McChrystal and I thought it was pretty interesting how striking some of the similarities are between fig...

Annoy

Annoy is a simple package to find approximate nearest neighbors (ANN) that I just put on Github. I’m not trying to compete with existing packages, but Annoy has a couple of features that makes it pretty useful. Most importantly, it uses ...

More Luigi!

Elias Freider just talked about Luigi at PyData 2013: The presentation above is much better than one I put together a few weeks ago. In case anyone is interested I’ll include it too:

ML at Twitter

I recently came across this paper describing how they do ML at Twitter. TL;DR Their approach is pretty interesting. Everything is a Pig workflow and then they do everything as UDF’s. This approach seems pretty interesting. As long as y...