Contributor: Rachel Silver

MapR Converge Blog author, Rachel Silver

Rachel Silver is the Technical Product Manager for the Hadoop Ecosystem at MapR. Prior to her position at MapR she has worked in the Big Data field as a Solutions Architect and Applications Engineer. Passionate about the intersection of data and humanity, Rachel is a big supporter of Open Source Software. Currently living in Pittsburgh, PA, she's enjoying the occasional ride in self-driving Ubers.

Blog Posts by Rachel Silver

May 22, 2018 | By Rachel Silver

A Simple Architecture to Use AI/ML for Predictive Maintenance Success

Predictive maintenance (PdM) has emerged as a primary advanced analytics use case as manufacturers have sought increased operational efficiency and productivity and as a response to technological innovations like the Internet of Things (IoT) and edge...

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February 28, 2018 | By Rachel Silver

Not [Wet]Dog: Agile Management of Dog and Model Training Needs

It was raining, and my dog was bugging me to go for a walk. So I asked, "What kind of dog wants to walk in the rain?" And then decided: I could use image classification to find out! Seems simple enough, right? At the time, I figured it would...

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February 09, 2018 | By Rachel Silver

Modern Python & PySpark Application Development on MapR

Python has become the darling language of the data science and data engineering world. It's versatile and powerful, yet easy enough for beginners to use. While we encounter Python developers in every area of IT from web development to network management...

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October 24, 2017 | By Rachel Silver

Introducing the MapR Data Science Refinery

Data Science is a hot topic in boardrooms right now. Everybody wants to adopt AI/ML, hire the best and brightest data scientists, and enable them to experiment and build intelligent applications. New deep learning libraries have made it possible to analyze...

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June 29, 2017 | By Rachel Silver

Python Environments for PySpark, Part 1: Using Condas

Are you a data scientist, engineer, or researcher, just getting into distributed processing using PySpark? Chances are that you’re going to want to run some of the popular new Python libraries that everybody is talking about, like MatPlotLib. If so, you...

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December 09, 2016 | By Rachel Silver

Announcing MapR Ecosystem Pack (MEP) 2.0!

We’re pleased to announce the general release of the MapR Ecosystem Pack (MEP) version 2.0. This represents the second major release of a MapR Ecosystem Pack since the beginning of this new process of delivering ecosystem upgrades. If you’re new to this...

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November 30, 2016 | By Rachel Silver

MapR Ecosystem Packs for Updating Ecosystem Components | Whiteboard Walkthrough

Editor's Note: Join us on December 7 for a webinar about the MapR Ecosystem Packs. In this week’s Whiteboard Walkthrough, Rachel Silver, Ecosystem Product Manager at MapR, talks about MapR Ecosystem Packs or MEPs that give you a convenient way to...

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September 27, 2016 | By Rachel Silver

Event-Driven Microservices on the MapR Converged Data Platform

MapR is pleased to announce support for event-driven microservices on the MapR Converged Data Platform. In this blog post, I’d like to explain what this means, and how it fits into our bigger idea of “convergence.” What are event-driven microservices...

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