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Microsoft Spins Up a Machine Learning Cloud

Jun 16, 2014 |

Microsoft today revealed Azure Machine Learning, a new hosted machine learning offering that will become available as a public preview next month. The new cloud offering is geared at helping data scientists get a powerful machine learning system set up and running in a short amount of time. Read more…

Intel Goes Graph with Hadoop Distro

Dec 17, 2013 |Intel will be targeting big retail operations with a new graph database that it unveiled today as part of its Intel Distribution for Apache Hadoop version 3 announcement. The graph engine will enable customers to make product or customer recommendations in real time, a la Netflix or Amazon, based on existing data. The chip giant also fleshed out its Hadoop distro with a 20x speedup in encryption functions, a data tokenization option, and a handful of new machine learning algorithms aimed at solving common problems. Read more…

Apache Mahout Streamlined and Notched Up with 0.8 Release

Sep 12, 2013 |The open source machine learning project, Apache Mahout took another step towards a 1.0 release this summer, as the open source pattern cruncher cut fat and muscled-up with the latest 0.8 release. The new release shed some of its lesser used weight, while adding some lean mass with a new and improved recommendation algorithm, as well as a speedy new clustering one. Read more…

Cloudera Snaps Up Mahout Distro, Myrrix

Jul 17, 2013 |Cloudera announced its intentions of in expanding its domain in machine learning this week by acquiring London start-up, Myrrix and its human assets. Myrrix founder, Sean Owen will be joining Cloudera as the Director of Data Science, with Myrrix technology being brought over to benefit Cloudera’s CDH. Read more…

Searching Big Data’s Open Source Roots

Oct 22, 2012 |The face of search has changed dramatically since the first days of Google and other search engines due to many widely-used open source technologies that enable complex queries across vast sets of multi-structured data. This week we talk with Apache Mahout, Lucene and Solr guru Grant Ingersoll, now Chief Scientist at LucidWorks, about what has... Read more…

Startup Wrangles Machine Learning for Retailers

Feb 28, 2012 |Earlier last month, Belgium-based startup, NGDATA, announced that it secured more funding to plow forward with its Lily big data management platform. The young company claims to have found a way to blend machine learning... Read more…

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