Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is looking to take machine learning efforts mainstream with the availability of its cloud platform Haven OnDemand, designed to provide developers, startups and enterprises a way to build data-rich applications. The solution includes more than 60 machine learning APIs and services that deliver deep learning analytics.

“The software industry is on the cusp of a new era of breakthroughs, driven by machine learning that will power data-driven applications across all facets of life,” said Colin Mahoney, senior vice president and general manager for HPE Big Data at HPE. “HPE Haven OnDemand democratizes Big Data by bringing the power of machine learning, traditionally reserved for high-end, highly trained data scientists, to the mainstream developer community. Now, anyone can leverage our easy-to-use cloud-based service to harness the rich variety of data available today to build applications that produce new insights, differentiate businesses, delight customers and deliver competitive advantage.”

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Haven OnDemand will be delivered as a service on Microsoft Azure through a freemium service and SLA-based commercial pricing model. Features include advanced text analysis; format conversion; HPE Haven Search OnDemand Enterprise-Search-as-a-Service; image recognition; face detection; knowledge graph analysis, prediction and recommendation capabilities; and speech recognition.

“Organizations have massive quantities of information that can hold insights into business transformation, but harnessing it can be challenging,” said Garth Fort, general manager of the cloud and enterprise marketing group at Microsoft. “Leveraging the high performance and scalability of Azure, HPE Haven OnDemand brings our mutual customers a compelling solution to help turn their data into value.”