by Angela Guess According to a new press release, ?Looker, a leading data platform company, today announced new integrations with Atlassian products that improve collaboration and create an actionable, 360-degree view of product development, usage, and customer experience. Looker has delivered pre-built integrations of Atlassian?s Jira Software, Bitbucket, and Hipchat products for the Looker data [?]
As automation becomes a fact of life, newer roles, such as site reliability engineer, emerge. For IT pros looking for their next move, here's a little background about the role as well as some common misunderstandings about it.
AWS has hundreds of services with thousands of new functions and features added in just the last year alone. Pricing that is fiendishly complex and difficult to predict. Finally, add a portal that is just as complicated, and you have got the 800-pound gorilla of the cloud business. But you do have a choice. Ready to go swimming?
If laziness really is one of the virtues of a great programmer, then AWS Lambda is like a developer?s holy grail. With Lambda, you don?t have to spin up any servers, or configure or patch them, or pay for them to run hour after hour and week after week. You don?t even have to write much code.
You?d be forgiven for passing by the announcement of Apache Spark 2.3. After all, it?s a point release, isn?t it? Sure, there will be some bug fixes, maybe an improvement or two to the MLLib framework, maybe an extra operator or something, but nothing all that major. That will be saved for Apache Spark 3.0, surely?
Organizations consider data one of their most valuable assets, but exactly, how much is that data worth? Most business leaders can't answer the question yet. But venture capitalists, financial analysts and board members increasingly want to know.
I started programming when I was seven (on paper and without a computer, but that?s another story). One thing I learned early is that software development?like life?is full of trade-offs: Organizations and developers used to have to pick between performance or simplicity, innovation or manageability. But as microservices emerged as part of the container/Docker trend, application development was transformed into a set of small services, each running in its own process and communicating with mechanisms like an API. Microservices? advantages are obvious: tremendous speed gains in software development and deployment, which saves money and, in the right circumstances, conveys a competitive edge to the organization.
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?StreamSets Inc., provider of the industry?s only enterprise DataOps platform, announced today immediate availability of the industry?s first solution to discover, secure and govern personal identifiable information (PII) while ?in flight? ? as it arrives from a batch or streaming data source or moves between compute [?]
Every building needs a solid foundation. The same is true for businesses ? and their foundation is data. ?The data is in charge of the business,? according to Scott Taylor, Dun & Bradstreet?s Master Data Market Development and Innovation Lead. ?If you don?t have it right, it causes most of your problems.? Perhaps the biggest [?]
PyTorch is a Python-based tensor computing library with high-level support for neural network architectures. It also supports offloading computation to GPUs. A product of Facebook?s AI research team and open sourced a little more than a year ago, PyTorch has fast become the first choice of many deep learning practitioners.
Microsoft?s on-premise Azure cloud platform, Azure Stack, has now been embedded in real-world, core business environments with early adopters validating business use cases that require secured and host environments. Here are some of the current uses of Azure Stack that are deployed in enterprises.
In five to ten years, said Johan den Haan, the CTO in charge of R&D and Cloud Operations at Mendix, the number of computer scientists using 3gl programming languages (Java, BASIC, C+) ?will not? grow that much. Instead, this limited number of computer scientists will focus on creating the engines and compilers, and these will [?]
Click to learn more about author Dean Yao. According to a recent Forbes article, successful businesses will share ?a deliberate choice in favor of leveraging Open Source technologies at the heart of their modern Data Architecture? in the near future. The article highlights how large companies like GitHub, Ford Motor Company, Macy?s, Progressive Insurance, and Netflix [?]
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?OutSystems, an innovator in low-code application development and cloud computing, today announced a major initiative to bring the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) to software development. The initiative, called Project Turing, is aptly named after Alan Turing, father of theoretical computer science and [?]
by Angela Guess A new press release reports, ?Chef, the leader in Continuous Automation, today announced InSpec 2.0, a compliance automation solution that accelerates DevSecOps by allowing cross-functional application, infrastructure and security teams to assess and remediate compliance issues from development through the entire software delivery lifecycle. InSpec 2.0 provides cloud configuration testing (including Microsoft [?]
by Angela Guess According to a new press release, ?Datical, the leading provider of database release automation, today introduced Datical 5, the latest version of its enterprise-class platform for automating database releases to deliver efficiency, speed and risk reduction for database deployments. Datical brings continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) processes to the data layer, [?]
For a language that?s designed for systems-level programming, the Google Go language (Golang) is surprisingly popular. Designed by many of the original C designers, it?s gained a reputation as a tool for developing low-level systems, including many used on Azure. If you?ve run a Docker container, fired up any of Azure?s Kubernetes services, or used the Open Service Broker, you?re using code that?s written in Go.
MongoDB will add multidocument ACID transactions support to its NoSQL database of the same name. Multidocument ACID transactions support has been the most-requested feature sought for MongoDB, said Seong Park, MongoDB?s vice president of strategy and product marketing.
Python is a powerful programming language that is easy to learn and easy to work with, but it is not always the fastest to run?especially when you?re dealing with math or statistics. Third-party libraries like NumPy, which wrap C libraries, can improve the performance of some operations significantly, but sometimes you just need the raw speed and power of C directly in Python.
Launched in 2011, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) has had to do some catching up to market leader Amazon Web Services (AWS), its most direct competitor as a purer cloud play. But Google had no experience servicing large enterprise IT, and so has spent several years playing catchup.
LiteDB is a fast, simple, zero-configuration, embedded NoSQL database for .Net. It is a good choice for simple applications (web, mobile, or desktop) where you may need one data file per user but don?t need to support many concurrent write operations. This article presents an overview on how we can work with this database using C#.