Thursday Dec 11: Webinar on sports analytics with R and Storm

December 8, 2014

(This article was first published on Revolutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

A quick heads-up that this Thursday (December 11), Allen Day from MapR and Bill Jacobs from Revolution Analytics will be live presenting a new webinar, Batter Up! Advanced Sports Analytics with R and Storm. The analysis will be of baseball data, but the webinar will be of interest to anyone interested in doing large-scale statistical analysis with R of data in Hadoop. Here's the abstract:

This session will demonstrate how the all-star line-up featuring R and Storm enables real-time processing on massive data sets; a real home run! The presenters will use actual baseball data and a real-world use case to compose an implementation of the use case as Storm components (spouts, bolts, etc.) and highlight how R can be an effective tool in prototyping a solution. Attendees will leave the session with information that could easily be applied for other use cases such as video game analytics, fraud detection, intrusion detection, and consumer propensity to buy calculations.

The business need for real-time analytics at large scale has focused attention on the use of Apache Storm, but an approach that is sometimes overlooked is the use of Storm and R together. This novel combination of real-time processing with Storm and the practical but powerful statistical analysis offered by R substantially extends the usefulness of Storm as a solution to a variety of business critical problems. By architecting R into the Storm application development process, Storm developers can be much more effective. The aim of this design is not necessarily to deploy faster code but rather to deploy code faster. Just a few lines of R code can be used in place of lengthy Storm code for the purpose of early exploration – you can easily evaluate alternative approaches and quickly make a working prototype.

Register to attend the session on Thursday, where you can ask Bill and Allen you questions live. All registrants will also recieve a copy of the slides and the webinar recording. You can register at the link below.

Revolution Analytics webinars: Batter Up! Advanced Sports Analytics with R and Storm

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