Apache recently released the first 2.x line of Apache Spark. Of the many updates that improve performance, a number of API changes tell the story of the move to 2.0. A new Structured Streaming API and the consolidation of existing APIs provide new capabilities and simplified use.
AIH Technology has announced a new inclusive Facial Recognition as a Service API. The company’s facial recognition algorithm is designed to be ethnicity neutral which many facial recognition providers have failed to accomplish. The API is currently available through the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.