Martin Heller

Contributing Editor

Martin Heller is a contributing editor and reviewer for InfoWorld. Formerly a web and Windows programming consultant, he developed databases, software, and websites from his office in Andover, Massachusetts, from 1986 to 2010. More recently, he has served as VP of technology and education at Alpha Software and chairman and CEO at Tubifi. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard’s TechBeacon marketing website.

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Amazon Honeycode review: No code has its limits

Amazon Honeycode review: No code has its limits

Amazon’s no-code app builder makes quick work of creating simple apps and integrations. Creating useful ones will require help from a programmer, a DBA, or IT.

How to choose a cloud IoT platform

How to choose a cloud IoT platform

Your cloud IoT platform must monitor IoT endpoints and event streams, analyze data at the edge and in the cloud, and enable application development and deployment.

Explainable AI explained

Explainable AI explained

Someday machine learning models may be more ‘glass box‘ than black box. Until then, explainability tools and techniques can help us understand how a black box model makes its decisions.

Review: Google Cloud Vertex AI irons out ML platform wrinkles

Review: Google Cloud Vertex AI irons out ML platform wrinkles

Vertex AI greatly improves the integration of Google Cloud’s AI/ML platform and AutoML services, combining a new unified API with very good modeling capabilities.

What is vector search? Better search through AI

What is vector search? Better search through AI

Vector similarity search uses machine learning to translate the similarity of text, images, or audio into a vector space, making search faster, more accurate, and more scalable.

PlanetScale review: Horizontally scalable MySQL in the cloud

PlanetScale review: Horizontally scalable MySQL in the cloud

Vitess-powered PlanetScale scales to hold as much data as you need, but is currently limited to a single cluster.

What is a data warehouse? The source of business intelligence

What is a data warehouse? The source of business intelligence

Enterprise data warehouses are comprehensive structured data stores designed for analysis. They often serve as the data sources for BI systems and machine learning.

What is low-code development? Faster app creation

What is low-code development? Faster app creation

A good low-code development platform can help developers build apps faster at lower cost. A no-code platform allows non-programmers to contribute to development.

How to choose a cloud database

How to choose a cloud database

Transactional cloud databases come in all shapes and sizes, from simple key-value stores to planet-scale distributed relational databases. Here’s how to choose the right cloud database for your application.

How to choose a low-code development platform

How to choose a low-code development platform

Low-code and no-code development platforms allow developers and in some cases non-technical users to produce apps faster and at lower cost than traditional programming. Here’s how to select the right low-code or no-code tool for the...

How to choose a cloud-based CI/CD platform

How to choose a cloud-based CI/CD platform

Hosting CI/CD in the cloud can both speed up interactions between development pipelines and source code repositories and make life easier for developers.

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