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3 Ways to Integrate Third-Party Metrics into Your Data Platform

November 24, 2015

From both a company and engineering standpoint, Wealthfront values making decisions backed by quantitative methods. As noted in our previous blog post, Statistics is Eating the World, the key to enabling decisions backed by data is to build a platform that is automated and can scale across all aspects of our business. One of the… Read more

Testing Cascading applications

October 15, 2013

This post explores how we apply our test-driven-development philosophy to analytics problems. In particular, it shows how use test-driven development with┬áCascading, which we’ve recently started using to drive analytics at Wealthfront. Cascading let’s us specify complicated analytics pipelines in Java. It works well for problems that would normally require multiple MapReduce jobs to get a… Read more