Ian Pointer

Ian Pointer is a senior big data and deep learning architect, working with Apache Spark and PyTorch. He has more than 15 years of development and operations experience.

The best open source software for machine learning

The best open source software for cloud computing

The best open source software for cloud computing

InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners in cloud computing

The best open source software for data storage and analytics

The best open source software for data storage and analytics

InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners in databases and data analytics

GKE tutorial: Get started with Google Kubernetes Engine

GKE tutorial: Get started with Google Kubernetes Engine

Discover how easy it is to create a Kubernetes cluster, add a service, configure autoscaling, and tap other great features of GKE

The 5 best programming languages for AI development

The 5 best programming languages for AI development

Which programming language should you pick for your machine learning or deep learning project? These are your best options

What’s new in Apache Spark? Low-latency streaming and Kubernetes

What’s new in Apache Spark? Low-latency streaming and Kubernetes

Continuous processing and native Kubernetes support in Apache Spark 2.3 spell the end for micro-batching and Hadoop

PyTorch tutorial: Get started with deep learning in Python

PyTorch tutorial: Get started with deep learning in Python

Learn how to create a simple neural network, and a more accurate convolutional neural network, with the PyTorch deep learning library

DIY GPU server: Build your own PC for deep learning

DIY GPU server: Build your own PC for deep learning

Building your own GPU server isn't hard, and it can easily beat the cost of training deep learning models in the cloud

Spark tutorial: Get started with Apache Spark

Spark tutorial: Get started with Apache Spark

A step by step guide to loading a dataset, applying a schema, writing simple queries, and querying real-time data with Structured Streaming

What is Apache Spark? The big data analytics platform explained

What is Apache Spark? The big data analytics platform explained

Fast, flexible, and developer-friendly, Apache Spark is the leading platform for large-scale SQL, batch processing, stream processing, and machine learning

Bossie Awards 2016: The best open source big data tools

Bossie Awards 2016: The best open source big data tools

InfoWorld’s top picks in large-scale search, SQL on Hadoop, streaming analytics, and other flavors of distributed data processing

Had it with Apache Storm? Heron swoops to the rescue

Had it with Apache Storm? Heron swoops to the rescue

Heron, Twitter's brand-new streaming replacement for Apache Storm, offers easier scaling and higher throughput while maintaining Storm code compatibility

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