Machine Learning as a Service: How Data Science Is Hitting the Masses


Machine learning is an enigma to most. For decades it's a been a field dominated by scientists and the few organizations with enough computing power to run complex algorithms against huge datasets. But now the world of machine learning and predictive analytics is opening up to developers and companies of all sizes, with machine learning (ML) providers offering their products through a subscription-based model or open sourcing some of their technology. These new ML providers comprise a predictive analytics industry worth anything between $5-10 billion, depending on the source. There's something for everyone: a developer who wants to build predictive analytics into their application, a customer success team that needs to know which accounts are likely to churn, a data scientist looking to run models on faster and cheaper infrastructure.

Apigee API Management Available for Apps in AWS Marketplace


Apigee is happy to announce the availability of the Apigee Edge API platform in Amazon Web Services Marketplace (AWS Marketplace). AWS Marketplace provides customers an online store that helps them find, buy, and immediately start using the software and services that run on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Apigee is already trusted by hundreds of enterprises to provide API management for heavily used mobile apps, such as those from Burberry and Walgreens. The AWS Marketplace Mobile Factory page highlights Apigee Edge and other products for mobile initiatives. Apigee Edge can be used with AWS in multiple ways, such as providing an added layer of security and analytics required for mobile applications.

No robots required: AI will eliminate these jobs first


If she seems a little robotic, well, that's because she's actually an artificially intelligent entity living inside a software platform. From Alexa to Viv, the world is now full of voice-enabled cloud-connected assistants. But Amelia is more than merely a series of speech-savvy algorithms -- she's Siri with a doctorate in psychology. Thanks to advances in semantic analysis, Amelia can step you all the way through a sophisticated business process, like purchasing insurance. By analyzing the language you use and your tone of voice, Amelia can also detect when you're unhappy and pass you immediately to a human.

50 big data companies that collectively received $9 billion in funding


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Google gets API management tools in Apigee deal


Google plans to acquire API management vendor Apigee in a US 625 million deal that will give the search giant secure and multilanguage API tools used by companies bringing more and more of their services online. The deal, announced Thursday, gives Google access to tools that allow company back-end systems to communicate with mobile and web apps, Diane Greene, senior vice president of Google's cloud business, said in a blog post. APIs are "vital for how business gets done today in the fast-growing digital and mobile marketplace," she wrote. Forrester sees a growing market for API management, with annual spending from U.S. companies quadrupling from 140 million in 2014 to 660 million in 2020. "The benefits of interacting digitally drives a large market opportunity," Greene wrote.