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Let's Get Hands-on: 60 minutes in the cloud - Predictive analytics made easy

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Let's Get Hands-on: 60 minutes in Bluemix cloud - Predictive analytics made easy

Join us on Tuesday, August 12th in Foster City for our next Meetup. This joint Meetup between the Big Data Developers Meetup ( and the Bay Area Paas, Cloud Foundry & BlueMix Meetup ( will focus on predictive analytics in the cloud. Not in the Bay Area? Don't worry, we will be live streaming! Watch here

The Meetup kicks off at 6:00pm with food and beverages. Bring your laptop because after a short presentation, our developers will help you get hands-on with an In-database R capability in the cloud.

Predictive analytics can be applied to many areas including business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) areas, such as customer acquisition, retention, and winback. These analytics can be applied to technical tasks, such as predictive maintenance.

Using IBM Bluemix, an open-standards, cloud-based developer platform for building, managing and running apps, we will discuss how can we leverage analytics service in the cloud to provide the statistical analysis capability of R by using sample data sets that are stored in the BLU Acceleration for Cloud database.

In cases where predictive analytics needs to be applied to data sets that are much too large to fit into main memory, you can use in-database methods to analyze the data. This category contains the scalable variant of the Server Memory Usage sample, and it takes only a fraction of the runtime and memory.

Come learn hands on, how to use In-database R capability in the cloud. You will also learn to pump-in NOSQL document datasets into the warehouse for predictive analytics.


6:00pm: Networking/Food & Beverages

6:30pm: Kickoff, Presentation & Demo

7:15pm: Cloud setup and prep

7:30pm: Get hands-on!

If you plan to participate in the hands-on session, please bring your laptop. Get a head start by registering on and bring your Email ID to the Meetup.