To kick off 2019, Salesforce and Microsoft have recently announced their future plans to release some of their software products as
Whilst Microsoft is planning to release its (ONE) Open Network Emulator – a simulator of its entire Azure network infrastructure that it uses as a way to find and troubleshoot problems before they cause network outages – Salesforce
TransmogrifAI promises an efficient coding process with just a few lines of code executing tasks, where a data scientist can automate data cleansing, feature engineering, and model selection to arrive at a performant model without hassles.
Nabar said Salesforce customers are looking to predict a host of outcomes, but every customer’s data is unique, with different schemas, different shapes, and different biases introduced by different business processes. That means building thousands of different models.
Nabar wrote that:
The only way to achieve this without hiring an army of data scientists is through automation. But we needed a solution that could rapidly produce data-efficient models for heterogeneous structured data at massive scale.
Both companies would have been inconceivable ten years ago, and their decision to open source their products reflect the ever-increasing importance of cloud and AI in today’s digital world.
More to the point, it also reflects an acknowledgement by both companies that on-premises isn’t going anywhere, and it will certainly be interesting to see how companies continue to embrace the cloud and the potential that digital can offer as the year progresses.