This week on the podcast we’re featuring a series of conversations from the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. I had a great time at this event getting caught up on the latest and greatest machine learning and AI products and services announced by AWS and its partners. In this episode, I’ll be speaking with Nikita Shamgunov, co-founder and CEO of MemSQL, a company offering a distributed, memory-optimized data warehouse of the same name.
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Nikita and I take a deep dive into some of the features of their recently released 6.0 version, which supports built-in vector operations like dot product and euclidean distance to enable machine learning use cases like real-time image recognition, visual search and predictive analytics for IoT. We also discuss how to architect enterprise machine learning solutions around the data warehouse by including components like data lakes and Spark. Finally, we touch on some of the performance advantages MemSQL has seen by implementing vector operations using Intel’s latest AVX2 and AVX512 instruction sets.
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Thanks to our Sponsor
I’d like to thank our good friends over at Intel Nervana for their sponsorship of this podcast and our re:Invent series. As you’ll hear, one of the big announcements from re:Invent is the release of Amazon DeepLens, a fully programmable, deep-learning enabled wireless video camera designed to help developers to learn and experiment with AI in the cloud and at the edge. DeepLens is powered by an Intel Atom X5 Processor, which delivers up to 100 gigaflops of processing power to onboard applications. To learn more about DeepLens and the other interesting things Intel has been up to in the AI space, check out IntelNervana.com.