Big Data

InfoWorld Machine learning, and especially deep learning, have turned out to be incredibly useful in the right hands, as well as incredibly demanding of computer hardware. The boom in availability of high-end GPGPUs (general purpose graphics processing units), FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays), and custom chips such as Google’s Tensor Processing…

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To track all of the most relevant companies in the Intelligent Assistance ecosystem, refer to the “Intelligent Assistance and Bot” landscape provided by VB Profiles and Opus Research. From being the plots of sci-fi thrillers to being seen as threats by the working populace, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has during the…

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Venerable Shogun was created in 1999 and written in C++, but can be used with Java, Python, C#, Ruby, R, Lua, Octave, and Matlab. The latest version, 6.0.0, adds native support for Microsoft Windows and the Scala language. Though popular and wide-ranging, Shogun has competition. Another C++-based machine learning library, Mlpack, has…

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The trends of Internet of Things connectivity have grown pervasively in 2016-17. In 2018 more ideas and actual complex issues being addressed will IoT to its next tier of actualization. The very fact that devices can represent themselves digitally, monitoring them becomes easier so that data streaming in real time…

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CockroachDB is a cloud-native SQL database for building global, scalable cloud services that survive disasters. Built on a transactional and strongly consistent key-value store, CockroachDB scales horizontally, survives disk, machine, rack, and even datacenter failures with minimal latency disruption and no manual intervention, supports strongly consistent ACID transactions, and provides…

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Core ML is Apple’s framework for integrating trained machine learning models into an iOS or MacOS app. Core ML supports Apple’s Vision framework for image analysis, Foundation framework for natural language processing, and GameplayKit framework for evaluating learned decision trees. Currently, Core ML cannot train models itself, and the only…

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We’ve all heard of exciting new technologies in the data warehouse world—tools like Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, and more recently Azure SQL Data Warehouse. What would you call this category of tools? Well, of course, “cloud data warehouse.” Check out the Google Trends graph for this search term. Explosive growth….

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Apache Kafka is an open source, distributed, scalable, high-performance, publish-subscribe message broker. It is a great choice for building systems capable of processing high volumes of data. In this article we’ll look at how we can create a producer and consumer application for Kafka in C#. To get started using…

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