Martin Heller

Contributing Editor

Martin Heller is a contributing editor and reviewer for InfoWorld. Formerly a web and Windows programming consultant, he developed databases, software, and websites from his office in Andover, Massachusetts, from 1986 to 2010. More recently, he has served as VP of technology and education at Alpha Software and chairman and CEO at Tubifi. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard's TechBeacon marketing website.

Review: Amazon QuickSight covers the BI basics

Review: Amazon QuickSight covers the BI basics

A promising data analysis tool in the cloud, QuickSight is easy to use but limited in terms of visualization types

Review: Visual Studio 2017 is the best ever

Review: Visual Studio 2017 is the best ever

Visual Studio 2017 is not only smaller and faster, but armed for many more use cases than previous versions

Get started with functional programming and F#

Get started with functional programming and F#

Working with functional programming requires a shift in your thinking, but has benefits in productivity for programmer and maintainer alike

The best Go language IDEs and editors

The best Go language IDEs and editors

Among dozens of options for developing Go programs, Gogland, Visual Studio Code, and Cloud9 rise to the top

What deep learning really means

What deep learning really means

GPUs in the cloud put the predictive power of deep neural networks within reach of every developer

Get started with Azure Machine Learning

Get started with Azure Machine Learning

Jump into Microsoft’s drag-and-drop machine learning studio with InfoWorld’s hands-on tutorial

First look: Visual Studio for Mac is here at last, almost

First look: Visual Studio for Mac is here at last, almost

Xamarin-inspired IDE will allow C# and F# programmers to develop for iOS, Mac, and Android on a single machine, but is currently limited

Get started with TensorFlow

Get started with TensorFlow

Begin harnessing the power of Google’s open source machine learning library with InfoWorld's hands-on tutorial

MySQL face-off: Amazon outscales Google

MySQL face-off: Amazon outscales Google

Google Cloud SQL performance may beat Amazon Aurora at low thread counts, but Aurora owns the high end

Review: TensorFlow shines a light on deep learning

Review: TensorFlow shines a light on deep learning

Google's open source framework for machine learning and neural networks is fast and flexible, rich in models, and easy to run on CPUs or GPUs

Review: Google Bigtable scales with ease

Review: Google Bigtable scales with ease

If your data runs to hundreds of terabytes or more, look to Cloud Bigtable for high performance, ease of use, and effortless scaling without downtime

First look: Google Cloud SQL takes on Amazon Aurora

First look: Google Cloud SQL takes on Amazon Aurora

Google’s second-generation SQL database as a service exits beta with dramatic improvements in performance and storage capacity

15 low-code tools for building mobile apps fast

15 low-code tools for building mobile apps fast

These simple mobile programming tools give business users and developers a fast track to mobile app success

First look: Google Cloud Machine Learning soars

First look: Google Cloud Machine Learning soars

Four, rich, pretrained machine learning APIs bring the smarts behind Google to your apps

Review: ClustrixDB scales out -- way out

Review: ClustrixDB scales out -- way out

Clustered relational database outperforms Amazon Aurora for low-latency, high-transaction-rate scenarios

Review: SQL Server 2016 boosts speed, analytics

Review: SQL Server 2016 boosts speed, analytics

SQL Server 2016 shines with stretch database to Azure, queries against Hadoop, internal R, better security, and higher performance

Review: Microsoft masters microservices

Review: Microsoft masters microservices

Azure Service Fabric has the right stuff for massively scaling reliable microservices, but cluster installation is a bear

PowerApps first look: Create mobile apps without coding

PowerApps first look: Create mobile apps without coding

Microsoft’s nascent no-code development tool is limited and limiting, but also promising

Review: DeepSQL outruns Amazon Aurora

Review: DeepSQL outruns Amazon Aurora

DeepSQL makes index-heavy ingestion and queries go really fast, outperforming Aurora by twofold in our benchmarks

Review: 6 machine learning clouds

Review: 6 machine learning clouds

Amazon, Microsoft, Databricks, Google, HPE, and IBM machine learning toolkits run the gamut in breadth, depth, and ease

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