Using Spark for Anomaly (Fraud) Detection

The code is open-source and available on Github.

Introduction

Anomaly detection is a method used to detect outliers in a dataset and take some action. Example use cases can be detection of fraud in financial transactions, monitoring machines in a large server network, or finding faulty products in manufacturing. This blog post explains the fundamentals of this Machine Learning algorithm and applies the logic on the Spark framework, in order to allow for large scale data processing. Continue Reading