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Transportation Insights Using Jupyter, Dashboards and Spark

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jStart is the IBM Cloud Emerging Technologies team. It is responsible for creating prototypes and solutions for companies around the world. jStart is the primary engagement vehicle for IBM to validate emerging technologies while those technologies are in their emergent stage for enterprise business environments.

In this case study, Justin Tyberg, shows how the team worked on a large dataset from Executive Transportation Group (ETG) to analyze executive car service trips in New York City.

Using Jupyter Notebooks, the “declarative widget” Jupyter extension and Apache Spark enabled the team to build communication flows with their client ETG. This article is interesting in that it lays out the benefits of Notebooks in a fortune 500 environment and the way that technology fosters collaboration, data exploration, and interactions in ways that may be new to these settings.