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Using Apache Spark within IBM SPSS: How to Bring Big Data to Your Predictive Analytics

June 29, 2017
48m 38s

The purpose of this Webinar is to introduce Apache Spark and its relevant integration with IBM SPSS Modeler. Why integrate? What type of benefits?

We will review the integration process high level and advise which enhanced features to pay attention to, and common pitfalls to avoid.

Stephen R. Poulin, Ph.D.

Dr. Poulin has worked as a trainer and consultant for SPSS and IBM SPSS since 1997.  During that time he worked with over 250 organizations that used SPSS products.  He was a part-time trainer for SPSS beginning in November of 1997.  In March of 2010 he began working full-time for IBM SPSS, and eventually transitioned from training into consulting with IBM Global Business Services. He joined Aviana Global, an IBM Business Partner, in January of 2014 as a Senior Consultant with the firm’s SPSS Practice Team. 

Before he began working full-time for IBM SPSS, Dr. Poulin worked as a researcher for the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research at the University of Pennsylvania.  He has also managed a homeless shelter in Richmond, Virginia.  He received a Ph.D. in Social Policy, Planning, and Policy Analysis from Columbia University in 2007.