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.

Machine learning explained

Machine learning explained

Able to learn from data, machine learning algorithms can solve problems that are too complex to solve with conventional programming

Amazon Neptune review: A scalable graph database for OLTP

Amazon Neptune review: A scalable graph database for OLTP

Amazon’s graph database service offers ACID properties, immediate consistency, and auto-scaling storage for billions of relationships

Machine learning algorithms explained

Machine learning algorithms explained

Machine learning uses algorithms to turn a data set into a model. Which algorithm works best depends on the problem

Review: Kinetica analyzes billions of rows in real time

Review: Kinetica analyzes billions of rows in real time

GPU database is not only hugely scalable, but integrates graph analysis, location intelligence, and machine learning with standard SQL

AnzoGraph: A graph database for deep analytics

AnzoGraph: A graph database for deep analytics

AnzoGraph is a fast, horizontally scalable, OLAP graph database that brings a wealth of analytics capabilities to large graphs

Review: OmniSci GPU database lifts huge data sets

Review: OmniSci GPU database lifts huge data sets

GPU acceleration of database, rendering, and visualization enables interactive exploration of data sets with billions of rows

Review: Google Cloud AutoML is truly automated machine learning

Review: Google Cloud AutoML is truly automated machine learning

Google’s AutoML lets you create customized deep learning models without any knowledge of data science or programming

Cloud IDE review: AWS Cloud9 vs. Eclipse Che vs. Eclipse Theia

Cloud IDE review: AWS Cloud9 vs. Eclipse Che vs. Eclipse Theia

You don’t have to develop locally to get full IDE support. We compare three great tools that let you edit and debug code from a browser

Review: Azure Machine Learning challenges Amazon SageMaker

Review: Azure Machine Learning challenges Amazon SageMaker

Microsoft Azure’s plush, Python-based environment covers the full machine learning and deep learning development cycle

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

What is Keras? The deep neural network API explained

What is Keras? The deep neural network API explained

Easy to use and widely supported, Keras makes deep learning about as simple as deep learning can be

Review: The 6 best JavaScript IDEs

Review: The 6 best JavaScript IDEs

WebStorm, Visual Studio 2017, Visual Studio Code, NetBeans, Komodo, and Eclipse pull out the stops for JavaScript, Node.js, and friends

Review: The 10 best JavaScript editors

Review: The 10 best JavaScript editors

Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code, Brackets, and Atom rise to the top, but several others are also worth considering

Homebrew tutorial: How to use Homebrew for MacOS

Homebrew tutorial: How to use Homebrew for MacOS

The open source Homebrew package manager gives Mac users access to Unix command-line utilities that Apple left out — and a lot more

TigerGraph review: A graph database designed for deep analytics

TigerGraph review: A graph database designed for deep analytics

Highly parallelized and horizontally scalable, TigerGraph shines for use cases that require multi-hop analytic queries

SQL tutorial: Learn SQL on MariaDB

SQL tutorial: Learn SQL on MariaDB

Follow this step-by-step guide to install MariaDB, load data, connect to a database, and execute SQL queries including table joins

Review: MXNet deep learning shines with Gluon

Review: MXNet deep learning shines with Gluon

With the addition of the high-level Gluon API, Apache MXNet rivals TensorFlow and PyTorch for developing deep learning models

How to use Knime for data science

How to use Knime for data science

Free, open-source Knime allows you to visually assemble data processing “nodes” into machine learning, deep learning, and other analytics workflows

SQL tutorial: Learn SQL on PostgreSQL

SQL tutorial: Learn SQL on PostgreSQL

Follow this step-by-step guide to install PostgreSQL, load data, connect to a database, and execute SQL queries including table joins

The best open source software for software development

The best open source software for software development

InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners in software development

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