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.

PlanetScale review: Horizontally scalable MySQL in the cloud

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.

Dataiku review: Data science fit for the enterprise

Dataiku review: Data science fit for the enterprise

Dataiku’s end-to-end machine learning platform combines visual tools, notebooks, and code to address the needs of data scientists, data engineers, business analysts, and AI consumers.

8 databases supporting in-database machine learning

8 databases supporting in-database machine learning

While approaches and capabilities differ, all of these databases allow you to build machine learning models right where your data resides.

Oracle Database 21c review: The old RDBMS is new again

Oracle Database 21c review: The old RDBMS is new again

Major upgrade to the ever-evolving Oracle Database brings JavaScript support, graph optimizations, in-memory enhancements, and dramatic improvements to JSON operations and in-database machine learning.

Ahana Cloud for Presto review: Fast SQL queries against data lakes

Ahana Cloud for Presto review: Fast SQL queries against data lakes

Ahana Cloud for Presto turns a data lake on Amazon S3 into what is effectively a data warehouse, without moving any data. SQL queries run quickly even when joining multiple heterogeneous data sources.

8 ways to jump-start your machine learning

8 ways to jump-start your machine learning

From exploratory data analysis to automated machine learning, look to these techniques to get your data science project moving — and to build better models.

Data wrangling and exploratory data analysis explained

Data wrangling and exploratory data analysis explained

Data rarely comes in usable form. Data wrangling and exploratory data analysis are the difference between a good data science model and garbage in, garbage out.

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