Andrew C. Oliver

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Andrew C. Oliver is manager of technical enablement at Lucidworks, a provider of enterprise search solutions.

How to get started with AI—before it’s too late

Sensors and machine learning: How applications can see, hear, feel, smell, and taste

Sensors and machine learning: How applications can see, hear, feel, smell, and taste

All five senses take the form of some kind of sensor and some kind of mathematical algorithm, usually a supervised machine learning algorithm and a model

No, you shouldn’t keep all that data forever

No, you shouldn’t keep all that data forever

Most of your old data is useless trash. So throw it away, rather than spend all the time and money hoping AI will figure something out about it

10 tech trends you don’t have to worry about (2018 edition)

10 tech trends you don’t have to worry about (2018 edition)

2017 was a bit of a snoozer in technology, so 2018 can’t help but be more disruptive. But not that much more

Bossie Awards 2017: The best software development tools

Bossie Awards 2017: The best software development tools

InfoWorld picks the top open source software for building systems and applications

Bossie Awards 2017: The best machine learning tools

Bossie Awards 2017: The best machine learning tools

InfoWorld picks the best open source software for machine learning and deep learning

Bossie Awards 2017: The best databases and analytics tools

Bossie Awards 2017: The best databases and analytics tools

InfoWorld picks the best open source software for large-scale search, SQL, NoSQL, and streaming analytics

Bossie Awards 2017: The best cloud computing software

Bossie Awards 2017: The best cloud computing software

InfoWorld picks the best open source software for building and managing cloud infrastructure

Bossie Awards 2016: The best open source big data tools

Bossie Awards 2016: The best open source big data tools

InfoWorld’s top picks in large-scale search, SQL on Hadoop, streaming analytics, and other flavors of distributed data processing

Hadoop is slowly eating conventional analytics

The components of the Hadoop ecosystem won't overthrow Teredata or IBM Netezza any time soon, but ultimately, the commodity solution almost always wins.

Hadoop, in trouble? Only in Gartner-land

Hadoop, in trouble? Only in Gartner-land

A new poll of customers provides a brighter, more detailed picture of Hadoop adoption than Gartner's famously downbeat survey.

The big greenfield cannabis cloud

The marijuana business is making the leap from paper ledgers to the cloud and big data analytics, offering a provocative example for us all.

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