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Adding RoBERTa NLP to the ONNX model zoo for natural language predictions 

In summer 2019, I worked as a high school intern for the ONNX AI team at Microsoft and loved working on various projects with the team, including the BERT text classification model. However, due to Covid-19, the Microsoft Internship Program for high school students was canceled in the summer of 2020. This led two other...Read more

Cloudera Data Platform’s integration with Azure delivers enterprise security and governance 

Modern analytics and the resulting business insights unlock new opportunities to optimize company performance and open new revenue streams. Since these initiatives also heighten the need for greater security and governance of company data, Identity and Access Management (IAM) needs to be a foundational component of any corporate security plan that covers company data. Critical...Read more

.NET for Apache Spark hits v1.0 

About two years ago, we heard an increasing demand from the .NET community for an easier way to build big data applications with .NET, outside of needing to learn Scala or Python. Thus, in a collaboration between Azure Data and .NET teams, we started the .NET for Apache® Spark™ open source project. Today, we are...Read more

How to optimize Azure Machine Learning for IoT production usage 

Introduction Over the last few years IoT devices, machine learning (ML), and artificial intelligence (AI) have become very popular and now a lot of companies are moving forward to use them in production. All cloud providers, including Microsoft Azure, provide services on how to deploy developed ML algorithms to edge devices. The main concern of...Read more

How to deploy Elastic Cloud on Microsoft Azure 

From startups to the global 2000, Elastic powers search solutions for thousands of companies worldwide to find documents, monitor infrastructure, protect against security threats, and more. With Elastic Cloud managed services on Azure, you have the power of Elastic Enterprise Search, Elastic Observability, and Elastic Security. You can quickly and easily deploy as a managed...Read more

Announcing Akri, an open source project for building a connected edge with Kubernetes 

Overview One of the hallmarks of “the edge” in computing is the array of sensors, controllers, and microcontroller unit (MCU) class devices that produce data and perform actions. For Kubernetes to be a versatile edge computing solution, a cluster needs to easily find these leaf devices. Most of these devices, however, are too small to...Read more

Introducing ONNX Runtime mobile – a reduced size, high performance package for edge devices 

ONNX Runtime is an open source project that is designed to accelerate machine learning across a wide range of frameworks, operating systems, and hardware platforms. Today, we are excited to announce ONNX Runtime release v1.5 as part of our AI at Scale initiative. This release includes ONNX Runtime mobile, a new feature targeting smartphones and other...Read more

Participate in the Java EE cloud migration patterns survey 

The Java on Microsoft Azure team has been strengthening its commitment and outreach to Java EE users. This effort includes additional technical guidance, tools, scripts, workshops, and more to better support migrations to Virtual Machines, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and managed service (PaaS) offerings. We are working with key industry partners like Oracle, IBM, Red Hat, and...Read more

A new video series for beginners to learn JavaScript 

There’s a popular saying that reads “Any application that can be written in JavaScript will eventually be written in JavaScript.” Known as Atwood’s Law, it highlights the flexibility of the language: JavaScript is already everywhere and its popularity only continues to grow. Born of humble beginnings as an extension for the Netscape Navigator web browser...Read more

Accelerate traditional machine learning models on GPU with ONNX Runtime 

With the growing trend towards deep learning techniques in AI, there are many investments in accelerating neural network models using GPUs and other specialized hardware. However, many models used in production are still based on traditional machine learning libraries or sometimes a combination of traditional machine learning (ML) and DNNs. We’ve previously shared the performance...Read more

J4K: an all-star Java and Kubernetes speaker line-up in one conference  

J4K is a developer-oriented conference focused on open source and hybrid cloud application development of Java and Kubernetes. This is a community event, delivered by stellar Java community leaders, and is dedicated to enriching developers and architects with cloud-focused solutions. Registration is free.  Java has a rich history in enterprise applications and has evolved over the past two...Read more

Calico for Windows goes open source 

Since Windows worker node support reached general availability in Kubernetes, Microsoft and Tigera have listened closely to feedback from the community. A big contention point of Windows container users in the Kubernetes community is: “One of the most important open source network policy tools in the market is not available for Windows.” This is limiting...Read more