Cloud Analytics #1 - Latest news about Azure, quantum computing and more (October 2019)

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Here is a monthly list of my latest findings, things I enjoy or ponder. I look into new tools and releases made by Microsoft, its competitors and others. I collect and share with you informative materials about data, AI, cloud. Last but not least, I add futuristic content that I’ve dug up in different places.

New releases (updates from Microsoft, Databricks, and others)

  • New MLflow model registry to simplify model management. During Spark & AI Summit Databricks announced new features to MLflow: a central place to share ML models, collaborate on moving them from experimentation to testing and production, and implement approval and governance workflow.

Credit: Databricks

Credit: Microsoft

Interesting materials on Big Data, Machine Learning

Continuous Delivery for Machine Learning (CD4ML) is a software engineering approach in which a cross-functional team produces machine learning applications based on code, data, and models in small and safe increments that can be reproduced and reliably released at any time, in short adaptation cycles. - Martin Fowler

Credit: Microsoft


  • Google claims quantum supremacy. Google has announced that its 53-qubit “Sycamore” processor has achieved quantum supremacy, performing a specific task in 200 seconds that would take the world’s best supercomputers 10,000 years to complete.

I hope the most popular comment under that video is just a joke :)

  • AI allows paralyzed person to “handwrite” with his mind The brain activity helped train a computer model known as a neural network to interpret the commands, tracing the intended trajectory of his imagined pen tip to create letters.

  • 20 new moons of Saturn. Astronomers report the discovery of 20 new natural satellites of Saturn – taking the planet’s known number to 82, surpassing Jupiter, and pushing the total count for the Solar System above 200.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute. Starry background courtesy of Paolo Sartorio

I'm Valdas Maksimavicius. I write about data, cloud technologies and personal development. You can find more about me here.