Apache SystemDS 0.13.0-incubating Release Notes

The Apache SystemML 0.13.0-incubating release was approved on March 2, 2017. It is the fifth release of Apache SystemML since it became an incubator project on November 2nd, 2015. Updates have been made to the project in several areas, as detailed below.

New Features and Capabilities

  • Updated build for Spark 2.1.0 and Hadoop 2.6.0
  • New simplification rewrites for stratstats
  • New fused operator tack+* in CP and Spark
  • New dmlFromResource capability in Python (equivalent to Scala)
  • Add input float support to MLContext
  • Versioned documentation

Experimental Features / Algorithms

  • Compressed Linear Algebra v2 (new DDC encoding format, hardened sample-based estimators, debugging tools, new column grouping algorithm, additional operations)

Various Fixes