John Snow Labs, a Healthcare AI and NLP company and developer of the Spark NLP library, announced that it will enable free access to its enterprise-grade Annotation Lab and NLP Server software for all users. The Annotation Lab, a data labeling and AI/ML solution for teams, enables users to annotate documents, images, and videos. The software automatically trains models using active learning and transfer learning. The project-based workflow helps users leverage real-time analytics on productivity, dataset bias, and inter-annotator agreement.
The enterprise solution also supports strong user management and role-based access, fully versioned and auditable completions, customizable workflows and tags, the ability to use custom models and embeddings, and integration with other tools using an API. Users can install the Annotation Lab within their own software infrastructure, including in air-gap networks, avoiding the need to share any data. There are no limits on the number of deployments, users, and customers. The NLP Server grants users access to thousands of pretrained out-of-the-box NLP models, enabling their use with no coding or data science experience necessary. Users can simply install the server as a single Docker container or on a cloud compute instance and access APIs.
DataStax announced that K8ssandra, an open-source distribution of Apache Cassandra on Kubernetes, is available on the VMware Marketplace. VMware Marketplace enables customers to discover and deploy compatible, validated third-party solutions to VMware environments. Once validated, partners can easily publish their solutions for VMware customers across platforms. Customers will be able to access these third-party partner solutions directly from their cloud environments, while also being able to experience the convenience of features such as notifications, reporting, and analytics.
Every element of a modern data application should embody the cloud native principles of scale, elasticity, self-healing, and observability. K8ssandra is at the forefront of the move to cloud native data on Kubernetes. K8ssandra combines the flexible, cloud-native benefits of Kubernetes together with the global scale of Cassandra — the NoSQL database used by enterprises including Apple, Instagram, Netflix, Sky, Spotify, TikTok, Uber, and Yelp. It is a complete operational data platform for Kubernetes including APIs, monitoring, and backups, providing database administrators (DBAs) and site reliability engineers (SREs) elastic scale for data on Kubernetes.