Netflix Open Sources New Machine Learning Tool

by Sam Dean – Jun. 20, 2016Comments (0)While open source machine learning tools make headlines nearly every day now, it’s still a young science. Los Gatos, Calif.-based Netflix is one of the many companies that has been making extensive use of machine learning tools for years, and we’ve reported on Netflix open sourcing a series of interesting “Monkey” cloud tools that it has deployed as satellite utilities orbiting its central cloud platform. Now, Netflix is open sourcing a machine learning system it built to orchestrate the workflows that improve recommendations to users on what to watch next. Here are details on this tested and hardened offering. Netflix evealed the Meson orchestration and scheduling framework in a blog post, and has been making more comments about it recently. According to the post:…


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