IDC tells us that most companies are using more than one cloud and that cloud usage isn?t just about cost savings. Three out of every four companies are using cloud to chase additional revenue in the form of new customers, risk mitigation, IoT enablement or time to market gains. Most are using multiple external cloud services.
?The world is one Big Data problem.?-Andrew McAfee Big data might be known by several names or labels, but it?s undeniable that big data skills are turning into a big deal for IT professionals. The ?big data? wave has opened up lots of exciting opportunities for people skilled in open source big... Read more »
SQL developers on every platform are struggling, seemingly stuck in a DO WHILE loop that makes them repeat the same mistakes again and again. That?s because the database field is still relatively immature. Sure, vendors are making some strides, but they continue to grapple with the bigger issues. Concurrency, resource management, space management, and speed still plague SQL developers whether they?re coding on SQL Server, Oracle, DB2, Sybase, MySQL, or any other relational platform.
You might have gone into an alcohol-induced hibernation over the holidays, but cloud databases did not. More specifically, the cumbersomely named Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB did not, rocketing past AWS Redshift, as Begin founder Brian Leroux first noticed. While everything was ?as you were? for AWS database leader DynamoDB in 2017, according to DB Engines? comprehensive ranking, Cosmos DB jumped 27 places, from 58 to 31.
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?NEC Corporation today announced it has developed automatic optimization technology for deep learning in order to facilitate improvements in recognition accuracy. In recent years, there have been tremendous advances in deep learning, which is now contributing to image recognition, speech recognition, and a wide range of [?]
by Angela Guess A new press release reports, ?Veritone®, Inc., a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) insights and cognitive solutions, today announced the general availability of its Veritone Developer application. The application empowers developers of cognitive engines, applications and application programming interfaces (APIs) to bring new AI ideas to life through simple integration with [?]
I recently attended the KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2017 conference in Austin, Texas, which gathers leading technologists from multiple open source cloud-native communities to further the education and advancement of cloud-native computing. This was my first time attending this conference, so it was quite enlightening for me. My goal was to get a pulse on the cloud-native technologies that the industry is focused on and where we stand today and where we are going tomorrow. Although I am not a developer by trade, I make it a point to learn as much as I can about specific areas of technology that I find interesting.
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?iguazio, the leading data platform enabling continuous analytics and event driven-applications, today unveiled nuclio: its open source, ultra-fast, multi-cloud serverless platform. nuclio functions are faster than bare-metal, processing up to 400,000 events per second with a single process, address a broad set of applications, are simpler [?]
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?Global supercomputer leader Cray Inc. today announced the Company has joined the Big Data Center (BDC) at the Department of Energy?s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC). The collaboration between the two organizations is representative of Cray?s commitment to leverage its supercomputing expertise, technologies, and best [?]
PostgreSQL (aka Postgres) is old as dirt, yet over the past five years it has panned out as pure gold. MongoDB got the billion-dollar IPO and AWS launched the mind-bendingly cool Aurora Serverless, but it?s PostgreSQL that keeps having its moment?again and again and again.
Much has changed since the very first version of Kubernetes was released in July 2015. Over the past two years, the open community has made tremendous strides in evolving this container management platform, which has enjoyed an unprecedented adoption rate.
by Angela Guess A recent press release out of the company states, ?MongoDB, Inc., the company behind the leading modern, general purpose database platform, today announced the release of MongoDB 3.6. ?MongoDB was created by developers, for developers to provide a modern database designed for today?s highly sophisticated applications. This latest release delivers key innovations [?]
There should be no question that for most organizations, hybrid clouds are the way of the future. My research shows that over 80 percent of organizations either use or plant to use a hybrid cloud strategy, so it?s coming and coming fast.
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?Ardian Group, Inc. today announced the development of new data collaboration software, PVITL?. PVITL? is a secure database platform with collaboration and community-focused features. The platform can be tailored to bridge information sharing and communication gaps for both private and public sectors. This disruptive business collaboration platform [?]
It looks like developers were just waiting for Apple to introduce the Files app in iOS 11. Within hours of the introduction of the feature, we?ve seen multiple developers introduce Files support, and it seems abundantly clear the app is going to transform how people approach iOS productivity.
What is a database? Once upon a time, it was simple. The database was a modern Bob Cratchit putting data in tables made up of very straight columns filled with one row per entry. Long, endless rectangles of information stretching on into the future.
A wealth of information hides in the vast amount of data produced every day?roadside sensors measuring traffic volume, medical imaging for rapid diagnosis, and satellites circling overhead analyzing weather patterns. In nearly every industry, cloud enables exponential growth by providing cheap, remote storage of data, access through a variety of devices, and elastic compute for data processing at scale. But, how can we capture the full potential of this data?
At Microsoft?s Build developer conference last week, the company announced Cosmos DB, a new cloud database offering that, if you believe the hype, entirely changed the database game. Before reelecting on what this means for developers and organizations, it?s worth taking a look at what Cosmos is.
News from the second day of Twilio?s annual developer conference, Signal. While yesterday?s big news focused around end-user functionality (in particular speech recognition and understanding), today?s news is more down in the weeds but no less important for a company at the cutting edge of the developer experience.