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Presentation Title:   Spark Analytics with Informix
Primary Speaker:   Pradeep Natarajan
Bio:   Pradeep Natarajan graduated with his doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Kansas in 2007. His areas of interest are database technology, software development, robotics and artificial intelligence. Following graduation he started working for IBM as a Software Engineer. He has been working in the Research and Development teams of Informix Dynamic Server for the past five years. He was involved in the R&D of multiple Informix features. He has presented at several conferences and published articles in journals and proceedings. He also works with regional universities to improve collaboration with IBM and thereby promote the usage of Informix and other IBM products on campus.
Apache Spark provides tremendous capabilities for machine learning and analytics. This new technology, combined with the popularity of Fitbits and other wearable IoT devices, is driving innovative projects. The project, "Heart to Spark", uses the Spark Machine Learning library to analyze heart rate data to identify basic health metrics, heart rate (min, max, resting, active) baselines, and detect trends. The insights gained from this project help health care professionals derive correlations between heart health, physical activity, sleep, etc. This session will discuss relevant use cases, Spark machine learning and analytic processing, and integration with Informix as the IoT device and data repository.
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