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.

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What is Apache Spark? The big data platform that crushed Hadoop

What is Apache Spark? The big data platform that crushed Hadoop

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

5 reasons to choose PyTorch for deep learning

5 reasons to choose PyTorch for deep learning

TensorFlow still has certain advantages, but a stronger case can be made for PyTorch every day

InfoWorld’s 2020 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld’s 2020 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld recognizes the year’s best products in software development, cloud computing, data analytics, and machine learning

6 best programming languages for AI development

6 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

The best open source software of 2019

The best open source software of 2019

InfoWorld recognizes the leading open source projects for software development, cloud computing, data analytics, and machine learning

Pub/sub messaging: Apache Kafka vs. Apache Pulsar

Pub/sub messaging: Apache Kafka vs. Apache Pulsar

Apache Kafka set the bar for large-scale distributed messaging, but Apache Pulsar has some neat tricks of its own

Apache Kafka vs. Apache Pulsar: How to choose

Apache Kafka vs. Apache Pulsar: How to choose

Apache Kafka set the bar for large-scale distributed messaging, but Apache Pulsar has some neat tricks of its own

InfoWorld’s 2019 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld’s 2019 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld editors and reviewers recognize the year’s best software development, cloud computing, big data analytics, and machine learning tools

The best open source software for machine learning

The best open source software for machine learning

InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners in machine learning and deep learning

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

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

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