Apache: Big Data North America 2017 will be held at the Intercontinental Miami in Miami, Florida. 

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Thursday, May 18 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Big Data Analytics Using Apache (Py)Spark For Analyzing IPO Tweets - Dirk Van den Poel, Ghent University

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In this talk, we share our experience in researching and practicing Business Analytics with a strong emphasis on descriptive and predictive analytics. We discuss the usefulness of these open-source analytics platforms by means of a real-life case study in Finance and Marketing: Analyzing the interaction between tweets and the success of an initial public offering (IPO), and the post-IPO price evolution. Moreover, we build a predictive model to determine whether a tweet will be retweeted. We present our findings using a series of platforms ranging from (1) dedicated Apache Spark clusters using Python Zeppelin Notebooks to (2) Databricks’ cloud platform.

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Dirk Van den Poel

Professor of Data Analytics, Ghent University
Dirk Van den Poel (PhD) is Senior Full Professor of Data Analytics/Big Data at Ghent University, Belgium. He teaches courses such as Statistical Computing, Big Data, Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics. He co-authored 80+ international peer-reviewed publications in journals such... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
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