IBM SystemML Machine Learning Technology Goes Open-Source

IBM’s machine-learning open-source technology — SystemML — has been accepted as a project by the Apache Software Foundation, and renamed Apache SystemML. It’s a significant milestone for SystemML, which is used to power the company’s BigInsights data analytics platform. The technology automates the process on how analytics are created and run. The algorithms learn from, as well as make predictions on data in nearly infinite scenarios. Rob Thomas, VP of product development for IBM Analytics, believes as others build on the project it will change the way companies analyze data. It works like a universal translator, Thomas explains. In an analogy, he says, someone could speak English in any country, and the machine would translate the English language into the country’s native language in real time. That’s essentially what SystemML does for…


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