So I finally got my test plan accepted for a 1 month trial to the Oracle Public Cloud at https://cloud.oracle.com/ .
I am testing this for my next book R for Cloud Computing ( I have already covered Windows Azure, Amazon AWS, and in the middle of testing Google Compute).
Some initial thoughts- this Java cloud seemed more suitable for web apps, than for data science ( but I have to spend much more time on this).
I really liked the help and documentation and tutorials, Oracle has invested a lot in it to make it friendly to enterprise users.
Hopefully the Oracle R Enterprise ORE guys can talk to the Oracle Cloud department and get some common use case projects going.
In the meantime, I did a roundup on all R -Java projects.
I really like the design, course structure and Hadley Wickham (in no particular order) as part of R Studio’ training suite which may be new, but is much better and open. Again I think Oracle’s training is awesome for online features , but some body needs to step up and create a credible R certification here. More power to R ;)
Check it out-
I really liked the course developed by 10 gen for MongoDB (there are two tracks for Developers and DBAs at https://education.10gen.com/)
The interface is very nice and is a step upwards from Coursera’s ( https://www.coursera.org/) pioneering work (and even http://www.codecademy.com/#!/exercises/0 )- each video has a small question, the videos are not cluttered, and the voice and transcription quality is impeccable. Lastly a certification for people who clear 65% acts as an academic incentive, they get a certificate.
yes it is free.
Oracle recently launched a series of nicely made R tutorials at https://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=44785:24:0::NO::P24_CONTENT_ID,P24_PREV_PAGE:6528,1but I wish Oracle R had some certifications too!
If only more techie companies like SAS Institute (expensive SAS training), IBM (cluttered website), Revolution Analytics (expensive partners in Certification), Google (unpolished Python lectures)
put an effort with polished e-learning interfaces than be dependent on external partners…..or internal gurus…interfaces matter especially in education.
Happy Mongo DBing/ Oracle R!