Machine Learning

2018 Outlook: Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Recently, MemSQL commissioned a survey with O’Reilly Media to learn more about the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in the workplace. According to the survey of over 1,600 respondents, 61 percent of respondents, regardless of company size, indicated ML and AI as their companies’ most significant data initiative for next year, when asked to pick from several options likely to be important concerns in today’s climate. With big data and business analytics...


Machine Learning and MemSQL

What is Machine Learning? Machine learning (ML) is a method of analyzing data using an analytical model that is built automatically, or “learned”, from training data. The idea is that the model gets better as you feed it more data points, enabling your algorithm to automatically get better over time.   Machine learning has two distinct steps, training, and operationalization. Training takes a data set you know a lot about (known as a training set), then explores the data set to find...


MemSQL 6 Product Pillars and Machine Learning Approach

MemSQL 6 Pillars and Machine Learning Approach Want to try MemSQL 6? Click here to get started. Prefer the Release Notes? They are here. Today marks another milestone for MemSQL as we share the details of our latest release, MemSQL 6. This release encapsulates over one year of extensive development to continue making MemSQL the best database platform for real-time analytics with a focus on real-time data warehouse use cases. Additionally, MemSQL 6 brings a range of new machine learning...


Modern Data Warehousing, Meet AI

We are enchanted by the possibility of digital disruption. New computing approaches, from cloud to artificial intelligence and machine learning, promise new business models and untold efficiencies. We are closing the gap between science fiction and business operations. A Quick Look Back Let’s take a quick look back at data processing, and then come back to the industry frontier. It started with data and the place to put it, which became the database. Then came a desire to understand the data...


Image Recognition at the Speed of Memory Bandwidth

MemSQL is a real-time data warehouse and a perfect system for large scale operational analytics. MemSQL provides millisecond response times for analytical queries and is a part of the critical path for real-time applications. We often hear from our customers that they want to do various types of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) model evaluations for IoT data, as well as imagery, in real time. A good example of this is when you need to find similar images in a large corpus...


AI's Secret Weapon: The Data Corpus

As industries latch on to the rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence, we see firsthand that the key to success is often the data itself. While discussions on the latest algorithms and learning models capture mainstream attention, the real determining factor of a company’s success is its ability to leverage a corpus of data. Recently our CEO Eric Frenkiel delivered a talk on this topic, Machines and the Magic of Fast Learning. The premise was simple, and inspired by a discussion...


machine learning at scale

Video: Scoring Machine Learning Models at Scale

At Strata+Hadoop World, MemSQL Software Engineer, John Bowler shared two ways of making production data pipelines in MemSQL: 1) Using Spark for general purpose computation 2) Through a transform defined in MemSQL pipeline for general purpose computation In the video below, John runs a live demonstration of MemSQL and Apache Spark for entity resolution and fraud detection across a dataset composed of a hundred thousand employees and fifty million customers. John uses MemSQL and writes a Spark job...


ml facial recognition

Machines and the Magic of Fast Learning (Strata Keynote Recording)

How can big data and machine learning be used for good? In our keynote at Strata+Hadoop World, MemSQL CEO Eric Frenkiel shared how we are working with Thorn to provide a new approach to machine learning and real-time image recognition to combat child exploitation. About Thorn Thorn partners across the technology companies and government organizations to combat predatory behavior, rescue victims, and protect vulnerable children. Thorn has to sift through a massive amount of images daily. Images...


Machine Learning Facial Recognition

An Engineering View on Real-Time Machine Learning

About Thorn Thorn partners across the tech industry, government and NGOs, leveraging technology to combat predatory behavior, rescue victims, and protect vulnerable children. About Eric Boutin Eric leads an engineering team for MemSQL in our Seattle office. This is background information from Eric on our work with Thorn. How did you first get connected with Thorn? I was introduced to Federico Gomez Suarez, a volunteer working with Thorn, by a common friend. I was impressed by the work Thorn was...


Strata Talks

Five Talks for Solving Big Data Challenges at Strata+Hadoop World

Strata+Hadoop World in San Jose kicks-off next week on March 14, offering data engineers and business intelligence professionals a place to gather and learn about the most challenging problems, engaging use cases, and enticing opportunities in data today. MemSQL will be showcasing real-time data as a vehicle for operationalizing machine-learning, exploring advanced tools including TensorFlow, Apache Spark, and Apache Kafka. We will also be demonstrating the power of machine learning to effect...