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Blog posts tagged
"spark"


robgibbon
23 May 2024

Can it play Doom? Running an AI LAN party on a Spark cluster with ViZDoom

AI Article

It’s all about AI these days, so I decided to try and answer the important question: can you make a Spark cluster run AI agents that play a game of Doom, in a multiplayer LAN party? Although I’m no data scientist, I was able to get this to work and I’ll show you how so ...


robgibbon
17 October 2023

Why we built a Spark solution for Kubernetes

Data Platform Article

We’re super excited to announce that we have shipped the first release of our solution for big data – Charmed Spark. Charmed Spark packages a supported distribution of Apache Spark and optimises it for deployment to Kubernetes, which is where most of the industry is moving these days. Reimagining how to work with big data ...


Hasmik Zmoyan
21 September 2023

Open source tooling at GITEX Global

AI Article

Innovate at speed with AI. Stay secure and compliant with Ubuntu Pro Date: 16-20 October 2023 Location: Dubai, UAE Booth: Booth B31, Hall 26, DevSlam Canonical is excited to attend GITEX Global 2023, the largest event in the Middle East. Generative AI, predictive analytics and multi-cloud environments are at the heart of a technological r ...


robgibbon
10 August 2023

Write a Spark big data job with ChatGPT

AI Article

I’ve read and watched more than a few articles about ChatGPT in the last couple of months. It seems the large language model AI hype machine just can’t stop.  As somebody with a passion for music production, some of the more interesting things I’ve seen included a guy using ChatGPT to build a virtual effect ...


robgibbon
3 May 2023

Big data security foundations in five steps

Data Platform Article

We’ve all read the headlines about spectacular data breaches and other security incidents, and the impact that they have had on the victim organisations. And in some ways there’s no place more vulnerable to attack than a big data environment like a data lake. ...


Guest
13 September 2016

Deploying a Spark job using Juju

Cloud and server Article

Juju makes it easy to setup and monitor a Spark cluster with a few commands. In this guide we will setup a new cluster and deploy a Spark job using this tool. According to the official definition, Juju is a service modelling tool that allows people to model, configure and deploy applications in the cloud. ...


Christian Reis
15 March 2016

Renting bare-metal (as a Service) with MAAS

Cloud and server Article

With the amount of industry excitement around virtualized cloud, it is easy to downplay the importance of directly utilizing bare metal infrastructure. And yet bare-metal is the one thing every experienced operator knows they can rely on when deploying mission-critical services, representing guaranteed resource, predictable performance, a ...


John Dolen
8 October 2015

Ubuntu with IBM Power Systems LC models for big data

Cloud and server Article

Juju makes it easy to model and deploy Spark and other analytics solution bundles IBM has extended its range of Ubuntu supported systems with today’s announcement of the Power Systems LC models. Canonical, along with fellow OpenPOWER Foundation members – Mellanox, NVIDIA, Tyan and Wistron, collaborated with IBM on the development of these ...


Maarten Ectors
23 July 2015

More Juju, Big Data and Snappy Beauty from Dataart

Cloud and server Article

What do you get when you combine Juju with Spark & Apache Zeppelin, Raspberry Pi with Snappy, Bluetooth Low Energy, DeviceHive and a TI SensorTag? Check out the video from Dataart. ...


Samuel Cozannet
7 May 2015

Universal Modeling Language for Service-Oriented Architectures: Part 2

Cloud and server Article

In the first part of this two part blog we looked at why Canonical believes a new language is needed for modeling modern applications in the cloud. In this second blog we will apply these high-level concepts to build a modular and scalable sentiment analysis application with Juju, using components such as Kafka, ZooKeeper, Storm ...