Salesforce Acquired PredictionIO To Boost Its Machine Learning Offerings

Salesforce just acquired PredictionIO, a company that allows developers to build and deploy machine intelligence in a fraction of the time.

Machine learning is the next big thing in technology and innovation and most of the companies are focusing on it including Google, Apple, Microsoft, Oracle, you name it, and Salesforce is not behind. Salesforce already has ML products and tools an are looking to enhance even further.

Salesforce just acquired PredictionIO, a companythat allows developers to build and deploy machine intelligence in a fraction of the time. PredictionIO is an open-source machine learning server for developers and data scientists to create predictive engines for production environments, with zero downtime training and deployment.

From the blog post:

Today, I’m excited to share the news that Salesforce has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PredictionIO! We couldn’t be more excited to join Salesforce once the transaction closes.

Over the past few years, we’ve been on a mission to scale and simplify development of machine learning technology. What started as a passion project quickly grew into much more—now with a community of more than 8,000 developers powering more than 400 apps. We’re so thankful for this community and the support you’ve given us.

PredictionIO’s open source technology will remain open source and free for all users. The team will continue to work on evolving the project into a self-sustaining community. We’re also reducing the PredictionIO Cluster software fee on AWS Cloudformation to $0 for the first time.

What Is PredictionIO?

PredictionIO is an open-source Machine Learning server for developers and data scientists to build and deploy predictive applications in a fraction of the time. PredictionIO template gallery offers a wide range of predictive engine templates for download; developers can customize them easily. The DASE architecture of engine is the "MVC for Machine Learning." It enables developers to build predictive engine components with separation-of-concerns. Data scientists can also swap and evaluate algorithms as they wish. The core part of PredictionIO is an engine deployment platform built on top of Apache Spark. Predictive engines are deployed as distributed web services. In addition, there is an Event Server. It is a scalable data collection and analytics layer built on top of Apache HBase. PredictionIO eliminates the friction between software development, data science, and production deployment. It takes care of the data infrastructure routine so that your data science team can focus on what matters most.