June 2020 Customer Newsletter

Spark + AI Summit 2020

Last call to sign up for two full days of hands-on, instructor-led, pre-conference training with new, lower pricing at Spark + AI Summit 2020. Use the code SAIS20TRAIN for an extra 20% off.

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The Latest

Databricks Q3 Product Roadmap Webinar

Register for live review of our upcoming product and feature releases in a one-hour webinar hosted by our product management leaders. It will showcase the top new features just released and the most impactful features coming soon.

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Use Delta Lake 0.6.0 for performance improvements

Learn about the key features of Delta Lake 0.6.0 which includes schema evolution and performance improvements in merge and operational metrics in table history.

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New Pandas UDFs and Python type hints in the Upcoming Release of Apache Spark 3.0™

Boost productivity in PySpark with the new Pandas UDFs with Python type hints and the new Pandas Function APIs including grouped map, map, and co-grouped map.

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Preview Apache Spark 3.0™ in the Runtime 7.0 Beta

The new Apache SparkTM 3.0.0-preview2 release delivers a significantly improved SQL analyst experience for reporting jobs and interactive queries as well as new feature capabilities, performance improvements, and expanded compatibility to the Apache Spark™ ecosystem. Read the blog or watch the webinar for details.

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Shrink training time and cost using NVIDIA GPU-Accelerated XGBoost and Apache Spark™

This blog will show how to utilize XGBoost and Apache Spark™ from Databricks notebooks and take advantage of NVIDIA GPUs to significantly reduce training time and cost. It illustrates the benefits of GPU-acceleration with a real-world use case from NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW team and shows how to enable it in your own notebooks.

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Democratize data for better shopping experiences at Wehkamp

The Databricks University Alliance is a free global program for university students and professors to get hands-on access to Databricks and use next-generation data analytics tools for both brick-and-mortar and virtual classrooms. Enroll now and join universities across the globe who are building the data science workforce of tomorrow.

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New global university alliance program

The Databricks University Alliance is a free global program for university students and professors to get hands-on access to Databricks and use next-generation data analytics tools for both brick-and-mortar and virtual classrooms. Enroll now and join universities across the globe who are building the data science workforce of tomorrow.

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Best Practices and Demos

Take a tour of MLflow components

In this three-part technical series of MLflow workshops, learn how to use each component to manage your complete ML lifecycle. Check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

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Fight cyber threats in the public sector with scalable analytics and AI

Read how to scale threat detection with Apache Spark™ and Delta Lake or view the on-demand webinar Real-time Threat Detection, Analytics and AI in the Public Sector to learn more and see a live demo.

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Process and analyze audit logs with Delta Lake and Structured Streaming

Learn how administrators can utilize Delta Lake and Structured Streaming to analyze and gain insight into audit logs. This tech talk covers best practices and demonstrates how admins can easily track resource usage and identify potentially costly anti-patterns.

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How to build a Quality of Service (QoS) analytics solution for streaming video services

Identifying, remediating, and preventing viewer quality of experience issues becomes a big data problem when you consider the number of users, actions, and handoffs in the experience. This solution offers a quick start for most streaming video platform environments to build a QoS solution to make sense of these streams of data so you can resolve issues in near real time.

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