Understanding the following three milestones in machine learning has proven very useful, at least for me, when defining and executing machine learning projects today.

Rosenblatt: The perceptron: a probabilistic model for information storage and organization in the brain, 1958

The first of these questions is in the province of sensory physiology, and is the only one for which appreciable understanding has been achieved. This article…


IBM, the pioneers of autonomic computing, the concept of creating self-aware systems that automatically optimize their own cost, availability, and user experience (Robert Morris, IBM, Almaden Research Laboratory, 2001) announced their intend to acquire Turbonomic, one of today’s most exciting deep-learning and streaming-analytics driven application resource management plays.

“The growing…


UPDATE: Before we jump in, here is the weekly topic relationship map based on the term importance and correlation of Kubernetes topics on Stackoverflow during the week of March 4, 2021.

EMA Topic Correlations Map based on Stackoverflow.com Kubernetes-related data from the Week of March 4, 2021

Top 25 Kubernetes Topics of the Week

Based on the 325 Kubernetes-related questions asked on Stackoverflow.com, here are the Top 25 developer and DevOps centric topics…


I love playing with the latest and greatest tech. That’s why I became an industry analyst. There is nothing like looking at the latest deep learning prototype cutting 50% of the cost of an EC2 environment just by “playing Tetris” (I stole this analogy from the brilliant Andrew Hillier, but…


Here is an alternative look at Kubecon. This is based on the summaries of the 336 KubeCon sessions, on all 8,490 Tweets from 497 Twitter accounts, receiving a total of 11,116 retweets reaching altogether 131,081,141 Twitter users, and finally of an analysis of the event’s public slack channels.

Chart #1: Top 10 Topics — Operations, Developers, and Security

Top 10 Topics from KubeCon based on the automated analysis of all 336 public sessions

“Operations” of…


When Pat Gelsinger, now CEO at Intel, delivered his first VMworld keynote I was not optimistic that “Pat gets it”. But Pat did get it and so do Raghu and Sumit. Both of VMware’s new helmsmen (Kubernetes pun intended) seem laser-focused on capturing the company’s biggest asset, its 500.000 customers…


ImproveTheNews.org is a website, created by Prof. Max Tegmark at MIT, that continuously ingests content from all (or at least most) news outlets around the globe and serves them up to readers based on simple selections they make on one or multiple sliders (follow Max Tegmark on Twitter). …


Red Hat acquired StackRox to address “compliance and security” as the #1 bottleneck slowing down the application release lifecycle, application modernization, and digital transformation as a whole.

“We cannot go faster than we already are, as compromising compliance and security could and probably would sink our company,” said the CIO…


As a former gamer and someone with two kids that often need ‘surgical separation’ from their gaming consoles, I have preserved some level of interest in the current gaming culture. To see what was going on over the previous 12 months, I have pulled all 14,790 posts to the Stackexchange…


My EMA Best of 2020 list is based on a combination of my personal opinion as an industry analyst at Enterprise Management Associates and a set of quantitative metrics that are transparently referenced in this article.

There is much room for different opinions. I look forward to discussing those and…

Torsten Volk

Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Computing, Automatic Machine Learning in DevOps, IT, and Business are at the center of my industry analyst practice at EMA.

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