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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Another Open Source Machine Learning Platform

H2o.ai notes the use of Apache Spark:

Why H2O?
H2O is for data scientists and business analysts who need scalable and fast machine learning. H2O is an open source predictive analytics platform. Unlike traditional analytics tools, H2O provides a combination of extraordinary math and high performance parallel processing with unrivaled ease of use. H2O speaks the language of data science with support for R, Python, Scala, Java and a robust REST API. Smart business applications are powered by H2O’s NanoFastTM Scoring Engine.... "

And more:

" .... H2O is an open source platform for data scientists and developers who need a fast machine learning engine for their applications. H2O.ai, the company behind the service, today announced that it has raised a $20 million Series B funding round led by Paxion Capital Partners (the new firm of GoPro board member Michael Marks) and existing investors Nexus Venture Partners and Transamerica. New investor Capital One Growth Ventures also joined this round. In total, the company has now raised $34 million.

The H2O platform the company’s main product, but it also offers a number of tools around that platform. These include Sparkling Water, which combines the Apache Spark data processing engine with the H2O platform (see where that name comes from?), as well as Flow, an open source notebook-style user interface for H2O (similar to iPython notebooks).  ... " 

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