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Practical Machine Learning by Sunila Gollapudi

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Apache Mahout

Apache Mahout is a Machine learning library that comes packaged with Apache Hadoop and forms an important part of the Hadoop ecosystem.

Mahout came into existence in 2008 as a subproject of Apache Lucene (an open source search engine). Lucene is an API that has an implementation of search, text mining, and information-retrieval techniques. Most of these search and text analytics internally apply Machine learning techniques. The recommendation engines that were built for the search engines started off under a new subproject called Mahout. Mahout means the rider of an elephant, signifying the running of Machine learning algorithms over Hadoop. It is a scalable Machine learning implementation that can run in a standalone mode (does not ...

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