Tuesday, January 16, 2018

[Links of the Day] 16/01/2018 : planetary scale DB - AntidoteDB, Benchmarks for Machine Learning and the hardware running the algorithms

  • AntidoteDB : large scale ( planet-scale ) distributed DB system. Competing with the like of cockroachDB or spanner. The core differentiator the architecture heavily rely on CRDT for its core functionality. It is a spin-off from the SyncFree EU research project. Sadly like a lot of EU or research-driven startup spin-off the documentation and website are slightly lacking polish. The architecture reference link is broken and a lot of stuff seems to be work in progress. Common guys! If you want to build a community and a product you really need to pick up the pace. This project has great potential, don't let it go to waste. 
  • Machine Learning Benchmarks - Hardware Provider : a very good survey of machine learning benchmark of the current cloud provider. What is even more useful from that benchmark is that you get a cost overview of running ML application. Which is often a big unknown at the moment. 
  • DeepMind Control Suite : benchmark suite for machine learning algorithms using a set of continuous control tasks with a standardised structure and interpretable rewards