Machine Learning: No Longer the ‘Fine China’ of Analytics, HPE Says

Machine learning has become a core component of companies’ analytic initiatives and is no longer the “fine china” only brought out for special occasions, according to a manager with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, which today announced that its Vertica analytics database now runs popular classes of machine learning algorithms. While previous versions of Vertica could run R algorithms — as opposed to shipping them off to run on a Hadoop cluster or another adjacent system — Vertica 8.0 will be the first version of the flagship columnar database that formally supports a broad collection of popular machine learning algorithms, according to Jeff Veis, vice president of marketing for Big Data Platforms at HPE (NYSE: HPE). “It used to be niche, or maybe like fine china for special occasions, to use machine learning,…


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