- Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced last week it will offer Machine Learning-as-a-Service (MLaas).
- The company hopes the service "democratizes Big Data" and will allow mainstream developers to more easily take advantage of machine learning.
- The service, dubbed HPE Haven OnDemand, is now commercially available. It was originally launched in beta in December 2014, attracting almost 13,000 developers who helped fine-tune it,
The service will be offered as a "freemium" on the Microsoft Azure Cloud.
"Since our Beta launch in 2014, we've met with thousands of developers who have used the Haven OnDemand platform to make some truly amazing applications," the company said in a blog post.
While machine learning holds great potential, developers often have difficulties getting the tools they need to actually put it in play. HPE hopes to simplify machine learning so more developers can use it.
The service will try and bring "the power of machine learning, traditionally reserved for high-end, highly trained data scientists, to the mainstream developer community," Colin Mahony of HPE said, according to Application Development trends.
HPE Haven OnDemand features more than 60 machine learning APIs and services to developers build applications driven by data, from enterprise and Internet of Things to mobile and other consumer-based projects. The service includes features like text analysis, language and speech recognition and image analysis.