Julia vs R vs Python

Hi everyone! It’s been over a year since I first blogged about Julia and why its mathematical syntax, metaprogramming abilities, and blazing speed make it an awesome language for data scientists. In this post I want to follow up by comparing it directly with R...

Setting up GPU passthrough with KVM on Fedora

In a recent LakeTide project, we wished to emulate a 12-server rack by setting up VMs on our beefy local workstations. The aim was to include one VM with 1 GTX 1080 and another with 4 GTX 1080s. Ultimately, the combination of Fedora, KVM, and nvidia-docker made...

DC/OS and the Mesos scheduler

At LakeTide, we constantly evaluate technologies that can deploy computation-heavy code to resource clusters and DC/OS is one of the heavyweight contenders in the container orchestration space right now. Though it has a smaller community than Docker, Kubernetes,...

Custom networks in MXNet on Julia – part 1

  This is a small example of how to build a MNIST classifier with MXNet and Julia using executors with customized optimizer and accuracy functions. MXNet is a deep learning framework that is very well suited for parallel computations over several GPUs, i.e. it’s a...

LakeTide @ Nordic Data Science Summit

A few weeks ago, the inaugural Nordic Data Science Summit (NDSS) took place in Stockholm. With more than 300 attendees, this “first” conference was jam-packed with passionate smart people, interesting sessions, and engaged partners, providing a very...

LakeTide at DevSum16

For the eleventh consecutive year the developer conference DevSum convened in Stockholm. It is arranged by professional training company Addskills Cornerstone Group and focuses in large part on technologies relating to .NET and the Microsoft ecosystem. LakeTide was...

Data Innovation Summit 2016

Large enterprises in every industry have caught wind of the trends in big data and machine learning but are unable to readily capitalize on them for a number of reasons. One reason is how hard it is to secure competent resources. People with a background in SQL, SAS,...

Goodbye Data Warehouse, We Hardly Knew Ye.

I recently held the main stage at Data Innovation Summit and spoke about the emerging discipline of data science. It was an outstanding event with delegates from many countries spanning multiple industries. Hadoop and ideas of a “data lake” were given...