Anomaly Detection as a Service with Metrics Advisor

We humans are usually good at spotting anomalies: often a quick glance at monitoring charts is enough to spot (or, in the best case, predict) a performance problem. A curve rises unnaturally fast, a value falls below a desired minimum or there are fluctuations that cannot be explained rationally. Some of this would be technically detectable by a simple automated if, but it's more fun with Azure Cognitive Services' new Metrics Advisor.

Tools & Processes for MLOps

Training a machine learning model is getting easier. But building and training the model is also the easy part. The real challenge is getting a machine learning system into production and running it reliably. In the field of software development, we have gained a significant insight in this regard: DevOps is no longer just nice to have, but absolutely necessary. So why not use DevOps tools and processes for machine learning projects as well?

On pythonic tracks

Python has established itself as a quasi-standard in the field of machine learning over the last few years, in part due to the broad availability of libraries. It is logical that Oracle did not really like to watch this trend — after all, Java has to be widely used if it wants to earn serious money with its product. Some time ago, Oracle placed its own library Tribuo under an open source license.

Behind the Tracks