Machine learning is the new Big Data

You can almost hear the whooshing sound as the technology industry is sprinting to the marketplace with new solutions to help the enterprise garner useful and intelligent insights from their data. Analytics, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) delivered in a simplistic form is what companies are demanding. To meet this mandate, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (HPE) has developed Haven OnDemand, which offers the latest technology in a simplified platform for developers.

Jeff Veis, VP of Big Data Platform Solutions, HP Software, at HPE, spoke to John Furrier and Dave Vellante, cohosts of theCUBE, from the SiliconANGLE Media team, during HPE Discover 2016 Las Vegas to discuss Big Data and the needs of the enterprise.

Furrier began the interview by asking Veis about the driving force behind the need for machine learning. “

Now that the Big Data has landed and people are trying to figure out: How do I store it and manage it? What am I going to do with it, and at what velocity and to what end? That’s why at this Discover, we really need a big bat across the company and shiny neon lights around what we are referring to as applied to machine learning,” Veis said. “And it’s not an if; it’s a when and how, because there’s no other way to tackle the amount of data hitting organizations.”

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He also explained that AI and machine learning is not new. He noted that it is a proven technology that has been around for years. He does describe the change to the technology as pretty profound.

“In that the technology itself, the computational assets that you can put at it and the ability to make it accessible, so it’s not just for the few but for the many,” Veis explained. “We are really taking ML and AI and making it for the developer. It’s not that the data scientist is still not key, but it’s now about going from fine china to everyday ware.”

Fundamentally, Veis believes that as companies gather more data, they have to be able to learn and act on it, commenting that if they don’t, their competition will.

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