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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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