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How Edge Computing And Serverless Deliver Scalable Machine Learning Services

Machine Learning, Edge Computing and Serverless are the three key technologies that will redefine the Cloud Computing platforms.

Machine Learning (ML) is becoming an integral part of modern applications. From the web to mobile to IoT, ML is powering the new breed of applications through natural user experiences and inbuilt intelligence.

After virtualization and containerization, Serverless is emerging as the next wave of compute services. Serverless or Functions as a Service (FaaS) attempts to simplify the developer experience by minimizing the operational overhead in deploying and managing code. Contemporary applications designed as microservices are built on top of FaaS platforms like AWS Lambda, Azure Functions, Google Cloud Functions, and OpenWhisk.

Edge Computing takes compute closer to the applications. Each edge location mimics the public cloud by exposing a compatible set of services and endpoints that the applications can consume. It is all set to redefine enterprise infrastructure.

These three emerging technologies – Serverless, Edge Computing and Machine Learning – will be the key technology drivers for the next generation of infrastructure. The objective of this article is to explain how developers will benefit from the combination of these technologies.

The availability of data, ample storage capacity, and sufficient computing power are essential for implementing Machine Learning. Cloud becomes the natural fit for dealing with Machine Learning. Data Scientists are relying on the cloud for ingesting and storing massive datasets. They are also using pay-as-you-go infrastructure for processing and analyzing the data. With cheaper storage and advanced computing platforms powered by GPUs and FPGAs, the cloud is fast becoming the destination for building complex ML models.

At a high level, there are three steps involved in building ML-based applications.

Read the entire article at Forbes

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Janakiram MSV heads the Cloud Infrastructure Services at Aditi Technologies. He was the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquired by Aditi Technologies. In his current role, he leads a highly talented engineering team that focuses on migrating and managing applications deployed on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.
Janakiram is an industry analyst with deep understanding of Cloud services. Through his speaking, writing and analysis, he helps businesses take advantage of the emerging technologies. He leverages his experience of engaging with the industry in developing informative and practical research, analysis and authoritative content to inform, influence and guide decision makers. He analyzes market trends, new products / features, announcements, industry happenings and the impact of executive transitions.
Janakiram is one of the first few Microsoft Certified Professionals on Windows Azure in India. Demystifying The Cloud, an eBook authored by Janakiram is downloaded more than 100,000 times within the first few months. He is the Chief Editor of a popular portal on Cloud called www.CloudStory.in that covers the latest trends in Cloud Computing. Janakiram is an analyst with the GigaOM Pro analyst network where he analyzes the Cloud Services landscape. He is a guest faculty at the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H) where he teaches Big Data and Cloud Computing to students enrolled for the Masters course. As a passionate speaker, he has chaired the Cloud Computing track at premier events in India.
He has been the keynote speaker at many premier conferences, and his seminars are attended by thousands of architects, developers and IT professionals. His sessions are rated among the best in every conference he participates.
Janakiram has worked at the world-class product companies including Microsoft Corporation, Amazon Web Services and Alcatel-Lucent. Joining as the first employee of Amazon Web Services in India, he was the AWS Technology Evangelist. Prior to that, Janakiram spent 10 years at Microsoft Corporation where he was involved in selling, marketing and evangelizing the Microsoft Application Platform and Tools.