AWS Unveils New Machine-Learning Analytics Service
Amazon enters the battle among service providers to provide analytics based on data from the Internet of things to IT specialists via monthly subscription.SAN FRANCISCO—Amazon Web Services April 9 unveiled a new wizard-based machine-learning analytics service for developers experienced—or even inexperienced—in analyzing loads of data from sensors, video cams or other automated data gatherers. Thus, the Seattle-based cloud service giant has entered the burgeoning battle among service providers to provide analytics based on data from the Internet of things to IT specialists via monthly subscription. "Even if you're a developer who's never worked in machine learning, you'll be able to use this new service, so the ramp up should be easy," AWS Senior Vice President of Amazon Web Services Andy Jassy (pictured) said at the one-day AWS Summit 2015 here at Moscone Center. Machine-learning analytics provides the mathematical foundation needed to run an analysis and make sense of results. It enables users to turn piles of raw data into high-quality business-related predictions by finding and codifying patterns and relationships within the data.
Properly used, machine learning can serve as the basis for systems that perform fraud detection, demand forecasting, ad targeting and numerous other use cases. Amazon claims that with this new service, users will be able to scale out workloads ranging from small to very large, and do it on a pay-for-what-you-use basis.