Semi-supervised learning explained

In his 2017 Amazon shareholder letter, Jeff Bezos wrote something interesting about Alexa, Amazon’s voice-driven intelligent assistant: In the U.S., U.K., and Germany, we’ve improved Alexa’s spoken language understanding by more than 25% over the last 12 months through enhancements in Alexa’s machine learning components and the use of semi-supervised learning techniques. (These semi-supervised learning… Continue reading Semi-supervised learning explained

How Qubole addresses Apache Spark challenges

Traditional relational databases have been highly effective at handling large sets of structured data. That’s because structured data conforms nicely to a fixed schema model of neat columns and rows that can be manipulated using SQL commands to establish relationships and obtain results. Then big data came along. To read this article in full, please… Continue reading How Qubole addresses Apache Spark challenges

How Qubole addresses Apache Spark challenges

Traditional relational databases have been highly effective at handling large sets of structured data. That’s because structured data conforms nicely to a fixed schema model of neat columns and rows that can be manipulated using SQL commands to establish relationships and obtain results. Then big data came along. To read this article in full, please… Continue reading How Qubole addresses Apache Spark challenges

7 open-source tools that make AWS Lambda better

Serverless applications strip software down to the barest of essentials: one short snippet of code, invoked and scaled on demand. Serverless is just the ticket for smaller apps, like a simple API or a single webpage, that don’t need the management overhead of an entire server or virtual machine. A serverless system simplifies life for… Continue reading 7 open-source tools that make AWS Lambda better

Learn to love legacy systems

I’ve been corrected more than once. I’ve used the term “legacy system” in meetings and been quickly taken to the woodshed by the language police for saying something that was a clear pejorative. Even here I’ve started saying “traditional system” instead. I’ve gotten less crap about that, but it’s the same thing. I’ve worked on… Continue reading Learn to love legacy systems

VMware vSphere goes Kubernetes native

As much as enterprises might want to modernize IT and go cloud, it’s still a stubborn fact that 95 percent of IT spending remains firmly on-premises. That’s changing, and fast, but CIOs have struggled to upgrade their information technology for the cloud era. In a bid to ease that struggle, VMware today announced Project Pacific,… Continue reading VMware vSphere goes Kubernetes native