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.

Automated machine learning or AutoML explained

Couchbase review: A smart NoSQL database

Couchbase review: A smart NoSQL database

Flexible, distributed document database offers an easy query language, mobile synch, independently scalable services, and strong consistency within a cluster

The best NoSQL databases

The best NoSQL databases

Highly flexible and hugely scalable, NoSQL databases offer a range of data models and consistency options to suit your application

Unsupervised learning explained

Unsupervised learning explained

Unsupervised learning is used mainly to discover patterns and detect outliers in data today, but could lead to general-purpose AI tomorrow

The best graph databases

The best graph databases

These stellar databases combine horizontal scalability with highly efficient engines for storing and analyzing connected data

The best machine learning and deep learning libraries

The best machine learning and deep learning libraries

TensorFlow, Spark MLlib, Scikit-learn, PyTorch, MXNet, and Keras shine for building and training machine learning and deep learning models

The best distributed relational databases

The best distributed relational databases

These SQL relational databases offer both horizontal scalability and support for ACID transactions—some on a global scale

TensorFlow 2 review: Easier machine learning

TensorFlow 2 review: Easier machine learning

Now more platform than toolkit, TensorFlow has made strides in everything from ease of use to distributed training and deployment

Supervised learning explained

Supervised learning explained

Supervised learning turns labeled training data into a tuned predictive model

10 new tricks your old database can do

10 new tricks your old database can do

You might be surprised by the powerful “NoSQL” features lurking in your old Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, or PostgreSQL database

Reinforcement learning explained

Reinforcement learning explained

Reinforcement learning uses rewards and penalties to teach computers how to play games and robots how to perform tasks independently

Natural language processing explained

Natural language processing explained

Deep learning has improved machine translation and other NLP tasks by leaps and bounds

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