The open-source database Apache CouchDB has hit version 2.0. CouchDB is designed to scale from Big Data apps to mobile devices.

“CouchDB 2.0 finally fulfills the project’s original vision to bring reliable data sync to Big Data and Mobile in one seamless solution,” said Jan Lehnardt, vice president of Apache CouchDB. “The team has been working tirelessly to make that vision a reality, and we’re extremely proud of the resulting 2.0 release.”

The latest version features built-in clustering inspired by Amazon Dynamo, BigCouch and Cloudant; 99% API compatibility with previous versions; a new developer-friendly querying language; significant performance improvements; and a revamp of the admin interface.

CA Technologies to acquire BlazeMeter
CA Technologies announced its intent to acquire BlazeMeter, a continuous application performance testing solution provider. The companies have entered into a definitive agreement that is expected to close by the end of the year.

As part of the acquisition, BlazeMeter will extend CA’s DevOps solutions, and integrate into CA’s Continuous Delivery solutions in order to improve testing and accelerate deployment.

“Developers and performance engineers want to achieve superior test coverage by using open-source tools and tools that can integrate well into the developer ecosystem,” said Alon Girmonsky, founder and CEO of BlazeMeter. “Joining forces with CA Technologies will enable BlazeMeter to continue developing our technology while enjoying the vast resources of CA Technologies to better serve our customers.”

Datadog adds a APM solution to its platform
Cloud monitoring service provider Datadog is releasing a new application performance monitoring extension designed to help teams troubleshoot issues in cloud, microservices and container environments. The new solution features automatic tracing of individual requests, customizable dashboards, built-in collaboration, smart alerting, machine-learning based anomaly detection, and flame graphs.

In addition, it supports performance optimization and outage diagnosis.

“Most APM tools on the market today are designed to troubleshoot coding issues in isolation,” said Amit Agarwal, chief product officer of Datadog. “However, in modern cloud-scale applications, quickly resolving problems requires examining changes in both the infrastructure and code simultaneously.”

Data Artisans releases its own distribution of Apache Flink
Data Artisans wants to help enterprises adopt streaming technology. The company, which was founded by the original creators of Apache Flink, has announced the dA Platform, designed to be an official data Artisans distribution of Apache Flink, a streaming dataflow engine.

“Flink was well-architected from the start as an enterprise-grade technology to deliver full-fledged continuous and historical data processing at scale,” said Kostas Tzoumas, cofounder and CEO of data Artisans. “It has rapidly moved beyond early adoption, and we are seeing robust demand for a commercial distribution of Flink for both the development phase and fully supported enterprise production deployments.”

The platform features real-time analytics, personalization, fraud and anomaly detection, and infrastructure monitoring.

Google brings AI to messaging
Google is releasing its smart messaging app Allo. Allo was first announced at the company’s I/O developer conference. It is a messaging app for Android and iOS designed to help users make plans, find content, and otherwise express themselves. According to Amit Fulay, group product manager at Google, “The more you use it, the more it improves over time.”

Features include smart reply, photos, emojis, stickers, the preview edition of the Google Assistant, and incognito mode.

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Christina Cardoza, formerly known as Christina Mulligan, is the Online & Social Media Editor of SD Times. She covers agile, DevOps, AI, and drones. Follow her on twitter at @chriscatdoza!