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.

CockroachDB review: Distributed SQL shifts into high gear

Deep learning vs. machine learning: Understand the differences

Deep learning vs. machine learning: Understand the differences

Both machine learning and deep learning discover patterns in data, but they involve dramatically different techniques

Scylla review: Apache Cassandra supercharged

Scylla review: Apache Cassandra supercharged

A rewrite of Cassandra in C++, Scylla runs much faster and cheaper than the Java-based original

FaunaDB review: Fast NoSQL database for global scale

FaunaDB review: Fast NoSQL database for global scale

Low latency, strong consistency, and high scalability make FaunaDB an excellent choice for greenfield web or mobile apps

27 essential tips for Git and GitHub users

27 essential tips for Git and GitHub users

Smarter cloning, forking, merging, branching, documenting, collaboration, and workflow automation with Git and GitHub

DSE Graph review: Graph database does double duty

DSE Graph review: Graph database does double duty

DSE Graph provides high-performance OLTP and OLAP graph operations, right alongside the DataStax Enterprise column store

How to choose the right database for your application

How to choose the right database for your application

From performance to programmability, the right database makes all the difference. Here are 12 key questions to guide your selection

What is SQL? The first language of data analysis

What is SQL? The first language of data analysis

SQL is neither the fastest nor the most elegant way to talk to databases, but it is the best way we have. Here’s why

Qubole review: Self-service big data analytics

Qubole review: Self-service big data analytics

Cloud-native data platform puts Spark, Presto, Hive, and Airflow at your fingertips, while controlling your cloud spending

Rockset review: Real-time SQL for operational data

Rockset review: Real-time SQL for operational data

One-of-a-kind database for operational analytics analyzes gigabytes to terabytes of recent, real-time, and streaming data in milliseconds

MongoDB vs. MySQL: How to choose

MongoDB vs. MySQL: How to choose

MongoDB and MySQL are the leading open source NoSQL and relational databases, respectively. Which is best for your application?

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

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