Martin Heller

Contributing Editor

Martin Heller is a contributing editor and reviewer for InfoWorld. Formerly a web and Windows programming consultant, he developed databases, software, and websites from his office in Andover, Massachusetts, from 1986 to 2010. More recently, he has served as VP of technology and education at Alpha Software and chairman and CEO at Tubifi. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packard’s TechBeacon marketing website.

Choosing a Java IDE

Find out what to look for in a Java IDE and get tips for deciding which of the top three is best for you. Martin Heller compares Eclipse, NetBeans, and IntelliJ IDEA, and offers a sample of lightweight IDEs for quicker and lighter...

Review: Google Cloud SQL takes on Amazon Aurora

Review: Google Cloud SQL takes on Amazon Aurora

Google’s second-generation SQL database as a service achieves higher transaction rates than Aurora at moderate loads.

First look: Google Cloud Machine Learning soars

First look: Google Cloud Machine Learning soars

Four, rich, pretrained machine learning APIs bring the smarts behind Google to your apps

Review: ClustrixDB scales out -- way out

Review: ClustrixDB scales out -- way out

Clustered relational database outperforms Amazon Aurora for low-latency, high-transaction-rate scenarios.

Review: SQL Server 2016 boosts speed, analytics

Review: SQL Server 2016 boosts speed, analytics

SQL Server 2016 shines with stretch database to Azure, queries against Hadoop, internal R, better security, and higher performance

Review: Microsoft masters microservices

Review: Microsoft masters microservices

Azure Service Fabric has the right stuff for massively scaling reliable microservices, but cluster installation is a bear.

Bouw mobiele apps zonder programmeerkennis

Een blik op Microsofts appbouwende omgeving PowerApps.

Microsoft PowerApps first look: Create mobile apps without coding

Microsoft PowerApps first look: Create mobile apps without coding

Microsoft’s nascent no-code development tool is limited and limiting, but also promising.

Review: DeepSQL outruns Amazon Aurora

Review: DeepSQL outruns Amazon Aurora

DeepSQL makes index-heavy ingestion and queries go really fast, outperforming Aurora by twofold in our benchmarks.

Review: 6 machine learning clouds

Review: 6 machine learning clouds

Amazon, Microsoft, Databricks, Google, HPE, and IBM machine learning toolkits run the gamut in breadth, depth, and ease

Review: HPE’s machine learning cloud overpromises, underdelivers

Review: HPE’s machine learning cloud overpromises, underdelivers

Haven OnDemand’s enterprise search and format conversions are the strongest services, while more interesting capabilities are not fully cooked

Review: IBM Watson strikes again

Review: IBM Watson strikes again

Built on Watson and SPSS predictive analytics, IBM's cloud machine learning services meet the needs of developers, data scientists, and businesses.

Review: Amazon puts machine learning in reach

Review: Amazon puts machine learning in reach

Amazon Machine Learning gives data science newbies easy-to-use solutions for the most common problems.

Review: Azure Machine Learning is for pros only

Review: Azure Machine Learning is for pros only

Microsoft’s machine learning cloud has the right stuff for data science experts, but not for noobs.

Review: WebEx and GoToMeeting meet their match

Review: WebEx and GoToMeeting meet their match

Adobe Connect and Zoom lead six mostly stellar Web conferencing services for desktops and mobile devices

Review: OpenShift 3 rocks Docker containers

Review: OpenShift 3 rocks Docker containers

Red Hat’s robust, easy-to-use, and highly scalable PaaS now builds on Docker, with some temporary limitations.

Review: AWS Lambda redefines 'on demand'

Review: AWS Lambda redefines 'on demand'

Amazon’s simple, scalable compute service runs your functions whenever needed, but is limited to Java, Python and Node.js.

First look: AWS Mobile Hub fills the potholes

First look: AWS Mobile Hub fills the potholes

Developing mobile apps on the Amazon cloud is now significantly easier, at least for iOS and Android clients.

Review: Amazon Aurora rocks MySQL

Review: Amazon Aurora rocks MySQL

Amazon’s revved-up database service offers five times the throughput of MySQL and a formidable alternative to Oracle and SQL Server.

Wat is het allerbeste self-serving BI-pakket?

Tableau neemt het op tegen Qlik Sense en Power BI.

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