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Scala 2.12.5 releases, Reticulate package for interfacing R and Python, JSON Comes to CockroachDB, and more in today’s top stories around machine learning, deep learning, and data science news.

Top Data science News Stories of the Day

  1. Scala 2.12.5 is here!

  2. R interface to Python via the Reticulate Package.

Other Data Science News at a Glance

  1. TensorFlow 1.7.0-rc1 has been released. With Tensorflow 1.7.0-rc1, TensorBoard Debugger Plugin, the graphical user interface (GUI) of TensorFlow Debugger (tfdbg), is now in alpha. Also, Eager mode is moving out of contrib.
    See the full release notes on GitHub.
  2. CockroachDB has announced support for JSON in their most recent 2.0 Beta release. Developers can now use both structured and semi-structured data within the same database.
    Read more on the CockroachDB Blog.
  3. Microsoft has announced the general availability of Clustered and NonClustered Columnstore indexes in Standard tier Azure SQL Databases. Application vendors can now develop an application which leverages columnstore functionality and deploy it on both Standard and Premium performance tiers.
    Read more on the Microsoft Azure Blog.
  4. IBM has launched the Model Asset eXchange. MAX is effectively an App Store for free Machine Learning models to help developers and data scientists easily discover, rate and deploy AI.
    Read more on InsideHPC.
  5. MongoDB is now available on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) through MongoDB’s simple-to-use, fully managed Database as a Service (DBaaS) product, MongoDB Atlas.
    Read more on the Google Cloud Platform Blog.
  6. Kaggle API v1.1 released to programmatically create and maintain datasets via the the command line.
    Read more on the Kaggle Blog.
  7. The Linux Foundation has launched the LF Deep Learning Foundation. The new organization is designed to support and maintain open source innovation in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning.
    Read more on SDTimes.
  8. Microsoft announced that it uses Brainwave, a specialized hardware for AI computation to get more than 10 times faster performance for a machine learning model that powers functionality of its Bing search engine.
    Read more on VentureBeat.
  9. H2O.ai unveils H2O4GPU and Driverless AI for the Latest NVIDIA CUDA 9 and Tesla V100 Platforms.
    Read more on BusinessWire.
  10. AMAX, plans to showcase its Deep Learning and AI solutions at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) from March 27-29 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center.
    Read more on PRNewswire.

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