Probabilistic Data Structures for Web Analytics and Data Mining « Highly Scalable Blog

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Statistical analysis and mining of huge multi-terabyte data sets is a common task nowadays, especially in the areas like web analytics and Internet advertising. Analysis of such large data sets often requires powerful distributed data stores like Hadoop and heavy data processing with techniques like MapReduce. This approach often leads to heavyweight high-latency analytical processes and poor applicability to realtime use cases. On the other hand, when one is interested only in simple additive metrics like total page views or average price of conversion, it is obvious that raw data can be efficiently summarized, for example, on a daily basis or using simple in-stream counters. Computation of more advanced metrics like a number of unique visitor or most frequent items is more challenging and requires a lot of resources if implemented straightforwardly. In this article, I provide an overview of probabilistic data structures that allow one to estimate these and many other metrics and trade precision of the estimations for the memory consumption. These data structures can be used both as temporary data accumulators in query processing procedures and, perhaps more important, as a compact – sometimes astonishingly compact – replacement of raw data in stream-based computing.

september 2013 by tguemes

Count-Min Sketch and other similar techniques is not the only family of structures that allow one to estimate frequency-related metrics. Another large family of algorithms and structures that deal with frequency estimation is counter-based techniques. Stream-Summary algorithm [8] belongs to this family. Stream-Summary allows one to detect most frequent items in the dataset and estimate their frequencies with explicitly tracked estimation error.

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august 2013 by euler

A nice visual representing the difference in amount of memory it takes to estimate vs. get exact answers for analyzing stream-based data.

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may 2013 by countfloortiles

"Probabilistic Data Structures for Web Analytics and Data Mining" - recommended via @Prismatic

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march 2013 by peschkaj

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december 2012 by andrewbrown

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november 2012 by ngpestelos

At the same time, the length of the estimator is a very slow growing function of the capacity, 5-bit buckets are enough

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november 2012 by zdwalter

I should read this... I haven't.

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september 2012 by mcherm

Probabilistic Data Structures for Web Analytics and Data Mining:

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august 2012 by leecarrot

Mining big data on a budget: use probabilistic data structures for limited memory footprint in counting and queries

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august 2012 by chl

Computation of more advanced metrics like a number of unique visitor or most frequent items is more challenging and requires a lot of resources if implemented straightforwardly. In this article, I provide an overview of probabilistic data structures that allow one to estimate these and many other metrics and trade precision of the estimations for the memory consumption. These data structures can be used both as temporary data accumulators in query processing procedures and, perhaps more important, as a compact – sometimes astonishingly compact – replacement of raw data in stream-based computing.

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august 2012 by charman

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june 2012 by kangaroo5383

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may 2012 by rgarver

Analysis of such large data sets often requires powerful distributed data stores like Hadoop and heavy data processing with techniques like MapReduce. This approach often leads to heavyweight high-latency analytical processes and poor applicability to realtime use cases.

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may 2012 by thadk

Statistical analysis and mining of huge multi-terabyte data sets is a common task nowadays, especially in the areas like web analytics and Internet advertising. Analysis of such large data sets often requires powerful distributed data stores like Hadoop and heavy data processing with techniques like MapReduce. This approach often leads to heavyweight high-latency analytical processes and poor applicability to realtime use cases. On the other hand, when one is interested only in simple additive metrics like total page views or average price of conversion, it is obvious that raw data can be efficiently summarized, for example, on a daily basis or using simple in-stream counters. Computation of more advanced metrics like a number of unique visitor or most frequent items is more challenging and requires a lot of resources if implemented straightforwardly. In this article, I provide an overview of probabilistic data structures that allow one to estimate these and many other metrics and trade precision of the estimations for the memory consumption. These data structures can be used both as temporary data accumulators in query processing procedures and, perhaps more important, as a compact – sometimes astonishingly compact – replacement of raw data in stream-based computing.

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may 2012 by sstrobel

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