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Basho updates Riak TS

Riak is not just for key values anymore. Basho, the company behind the Riak database, released an update for its newest product, Riak TS: a time series database. And with version 1.1, it is able to handle typical time series tasks. That’s because version 1.1 is the first edition of Riak TS to include support … continue reading

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SD Times Blog: Pop! goes the bubble

Even before the wave of bad Valley news last night, January made things in the San Francisco Bay Area tense. We’ve been on edge for months here in anticipation of the Super Bowl. Now that those immense proceedings are over, the Bay Area seems to be exhaling a large sigh of relief. Thing is, maybe … continue reading

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CoreOS’ Docker alternative reaches 1.0

Docker’s no longer the only game in the Linux container town. In December of 2014, CoreOs kicked off a new open-source container runtime project known as rkt. Today, that project reached version 1.0. Rkt was designed for security and production readiness, said Alex Polvi, CEO of CoreOS. “We want to build a security-minded open-standards-based container … continue reading

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Berkeley students return from India software trip with some lessons learned

Everything about Solomon Darwin’s work as director of the University of California, Berkeley’s Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation flies in the face of the idea of traditional education. That’s for the other schools at Berkeley. Darwin’s Garwood Center, on the other hand, is about students being thrown to the metaphorical wolves of global business reality. … continue reading

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Perforce Software acquired by Summit Partners

Perforce Software, maker of the eponymous enterprise version-control system and platform, was acquired today by private equity firm Summit Partners. The Alameda, Calif.-based software company’s founder and CEO, Christopher Seiwald, is also handing over the CEO reins to Janet Dryer, former CEO of HelpSystems. “Watching Perforce grow from a personal project to a global business … continue reading

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SD Times Blog: Go falls. What’s next?

Last week, Google announced that its AI had defeated a 2 dan Go player in Europe. We covered this news, as did many outlets. The news, however, has far greater implications than many outlets let on. This is, perhaps, the largest single advancement in AI development since Marvin Minsky arrived at MIT. Perhaps that’s why … continue reading

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Enigma security conference confronts end-point security, false positives

Digital security is tough to get right, and on the software side of the equation, it’s even harder. Traditionally, software security has come in the form of edge-of-network devices, like firewalls and intrusion detection systems. It is the software itself, however, that often offers up the exploitable surface area to an attacker. USENIX Enigma, a … continue reading

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Oracle to terminate Java Web plug-in

Back in 1997, Java in the browser was absolutely state of the art. But in the 18 years since then, the language’s use on the Web has dwindled in favor of server-side Java and client-side JavaScript. More importantly, however, has been the migration from plug-in-based Java Applets toward Java Web Start technologies. Oracle is currently … continue reading

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Is Spark replacing Hadoop?

The Apache Hadoop project took off in enterprises over a fairly short period of time. Four or five years ago, Hadoop was just becoming a “thing” for enterprise data processing and experimentation. MapReduce was at the heart of that thing, and Spark was still only a research project at the University of California at Berkeley. … continue reading

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Eclipse Che beta arrives

The Eclipse Foundation’s Web-based IDE, Che, entered beta today. The project is the culmination of 18 months of work and more than 5,000 commits from developers. The result is a browser-based, polyglot IDE that can connect to a remote Che Workspace server. Stévan Le Meur is product manager at Codenvy, and he’s been working on … continue reading

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ChatOps is taking over enterprises

There sure is a lot of chatter about chat lately. While the technologically-savvy have been using tools like IRC since the early 1990s, chat has largely eluded the modern enterprise in favor of instant messaging. But today, while you read this, more than 2 million people are using Slack, the current frontrunner in the race … continue reading

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SD Times Blog: Macross 6502 on GitHub

Some time ago, I wrote here about the Habitat project, an effort to relaunch the first massively multiplayer online game. This is an effort led by my non-profit, the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment, an all-volunteer videogame museum reopening in Oakland on Feb. 5. Last week, that project made a major stride forward as … continue reading

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