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Mahout – Taste :: Part 1 – Introduction

Mahout – Taste :: Part 1 – Introduction

This post is the first in a series on Taste, a Java framework for providing personalized recommendations. Taste is part of the larger Mahout framework, which features various scalable machine-learning algorithms. In this post I introduce you to the concepts of personalized recommendations, also known as collaborative filtering. After this introduction, Taste’s architecture and extension […]

A new and improved Spatial Solr

A new and improved Spatial Solr

Introducing the Solr Spatial Plugin What do a directory services company, a wholesaler of bathroom fittings,  a social events guide, an oceanographic data centre and the pan-European library initiative have in common? They all need to offer their clients the ability to search and filter results within a flexible geographic area, defined by the user. […]

Feed Your Database

Feed Your Database

The priority that performance testing gets among other development activities is always less; it is an “afterthought”, not a critical, ongoing part of the development process. Typically, it is done in higher environments like ST, QA. Some attention is given to performance in the prior SDLC cycles like design by making proper selection of frameworks. But […]