Author Archives: Thomas W. Dinsmore

AI/ML Roundup November 2018

Amazon Web Services announces enhancements to Amazon SageMaker, plus a slew of new AI/ML services. Enhancements to SageMaker include: Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth, a service that helps customers build training datasets for machine learning. Support for reinforcement learning   Amazon SageMaker Neo, a capability that enables developers to train machine learning models once and run them on many different hardware

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ML/AI Vendor Roundup October 2018

Hello, everyone! It’s time for another roundup of machine learning and AI news. Product enhancement, customer reference, partnership, acquisition, or other significant contributions. No hype! Vendors listed below in alphabetical order. Algorithmia Algorithmia publishes its first State of Enterprise Machine Learning report based on a survey of 500 data scientists. AWS Machine Learning AWS announces enhancements to SageMaker’s built-in image classifier.

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Predicting the 2019 MQ

The die is cast. Last month, Gartner selected 16 vendors to include in its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning. Now, as Gartner prepares to publish the report early next year, I think it will be fun to make some predictions about how each vendor will fare. Some ground rules. I’m not going to talk about DataRobot,

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ClouderaWorks

Cloudera and Hortonworks just announced a merger. You ask: how does the merger affect the machine learning marketplace? My answer: not at all. Neither Cloudera nor Hortonworks competes in machine learning. Yes, I’m aware. Cloudera and Hortonworks see themselves as part of the machine learning value chain. You can’t do machine learning without data. You need a few other things, too. But

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ML/AI Vendor Roundup: September 2018

Product enhancements, customer references, partnerships, acquisitions, or other significant contributions to machine learning. In general industry news, Forrester releases 2018 “Wave” reports for data science and machine learning. Positive implications for SAS, IBM, RapidMiner, Oracle, and Domino Data Labs. Negative implications for Microsoft, Dataiku, Anaconda, and Google Cloud Platform. Full story here. Vendors listed below in alphabetical order. Dataiku Dataiku

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Forrester’s 2018 PAML “Waves”

Forrester just published two “Wave” reports for predictive analytics and machine learning. The first, covering “multi-modal” solutions, is available here for free. A second report, covering notebook-based solutions, is available here (registration required.) Forrester plans to publish a third report, covering automated machine learning vendors, in 2019. Kudos to Forrester for understanding the diversity of the data science tools market.

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ML/AI Vendor Roundup: August 2018

Product enhancements, customer references, partnerships, acquisitions, financials, or other significant news for ML/AI vendors in August 2018. Alteryx Announces general availability for Release 2018.3. Key new bits: interactive visualization; enhanced Spark integration; a Jupyter notebook for Python scripting. Andrew Brust opines. Releases Q2 financials, revealing 54% YOY topline growth. Amazon Web Services Adds support for custom attributes to SageMaker model

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