Link: Google’s AutoML lets you train custom machine learning models without having to code

“The basic idea here, Google says, is to allow virtually anybody to bring their images, upload them (and import their tags or create them in the app) and then have Google’s systems automatically create a customer machine learning model for them. The company says that Disney, for example, has used this system to make the search feature in its online store more robust because it can now find all the products that feature a likeness of Lightning McQueen and not just those where your favorite talking race car was tagged in the text description.”
Original source: Google’s AutoML lets you train custom machine learning models without having to code

Cloud Foundry’s Vision: A Services Ecosystem that Transcends Containers

“What’s the whole point of Cloud Foundry? It’s an abstraction on infrastructure,” stated Kearns. “And really, if you net it even further down, the whole point is to absolve organizations — particularly, traditional, non-tech organizations — from undifferentiating heavy lifting. What that means is, working on things that are not relevant or differentiating for your business.

Also, much discussion of the history of service broker/registries.

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Hey, biz bods: OpenStack will be worth $3.3bn by 2018 (Register Column)

OpenStack market sizing chart

My new somewhat monthly column in the channel section of The Register is up. It goes over 451’s recent OpenStack market-sizing and relates some anecdotes about how common it is to get outside help with private cloud installs. You know, of interest to people who’d be reading up on channel stuff.

One of the co-authors of the 451 report also has a nice summary up, available for free.
The folks at Piston pointed out that you could misread one of the mentions of them saying that their customers require PS work. In fact, they say, about 95% of their installs required no professional services work.

Hey, biz bods: OpenStack will be worth $3.3bn by 2018 (Register Column)