Partnership on AI adds new organizations to its network

The Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (Partnership on AI) is strengthening its network of partners by welcoming new organizations to share their diverse, unique perspectives on AI. Earlier in the year, Partnership on AI brought in Apple and six nonprofit board members to serve on the board of directors. This week, the … continue reading

Google Cloud Spanner, Android Things Developer Preview 4, and Sencha announces ExtReact — SD Times news digest: May 17, 2017

Google’s horizontally scalable, strongly consistent relational database service, Cloud Spanner, is now production ready. The company first introduced the solution in February of this year. Cloud Spanner is designed for mission-critical OLTP applications and enterprise databases. “Cloud Spanner also offers additional accuracy, reliability and performance in the form of a fully-managed cloud database service. Thanks … continue reading

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SAPPHIRE NOW: SAP expands SAP Leonardo system, Google partnership, and its cloud platform

This week, SAP unveiled several new initiatives to give its customers more transparency and product guidance. At its SAPPHIRE NOW conference in Orlando, SAP announced that it expanded its Google partnership, it’s boosting its cloud platform offerings, and it’s giving customers new software capabilities. Part of SAP’s announcements today included its expansion of its SAP … continue reading

Stack Overflow launches official mobile application for developers

Stack Overflow wants developers to be able to check their coding projects quickly and on the go, so the online programming community launched a new mobile application for both iOS and Android, allowing developers to view, answer, post and vote on Stack Overflow questions. Both operating system versions are available; however, the Android app is … continue reading

What is the WannaCry ransomware, and why should organizations be concerned?

There’s a new ransomware attack that has affected several organizations globally, and although it’s slow-moving, security experts are urging companies to keep their antivirus programs up-to-date, as well as their software. The ransomware — dubbed WannaCry (WanaCrypt0r 2.0/WCry) — has hit Britain’s National Health Service, some of Spain’s big companies, and has spread across Russia, … continue reading

OpenStack Summit: Private cloud, infrastructure is changing

The benefits of OpenStack, a free and open software platform for deploying IaaS, were on full display at this year’s OpenStack Summit in Boston. In addition to the many vendor announcements, there was one common theme, and that is infrastructure software is evolving. Part of this evolution is that companies are now using parts of … continue reading

CoreOS releases Tectonic 1.6.2 with Kubernetes

In CoreOS’ latest Tectonic release, it is providing several features to deliver enterprise Kubernetes. Tectonic 1.6.2 comes with major updates, like Kubernetes 1.6.2, and backend Terraform support for Tectonic Installer on AWS and bare metal. In this release, the Tectonic Installer is now supported by Terraform, a tool for safely launching and building infrastructure. According to … continue reading

NVIDIA to drive artificial intelligence with new Volta architecture

NVIDIA is bringing more power to deep learning with its latest advancements in artificial intelligence and high-performance computing. At this week’s GPU Technology Conference in Silicon Valley, NVIDIA announced its new Volta architecture, the NVIDIA Tesla V100 data center GPU, as well as several other next-generation AI and computing solutions. Volta, which is designed to bring great … continue reading

Coding Dojo research highlights most in-demand coding languages by city and company

Knowing a certain programming language might help you get a job in San Jose, but it may not help you get hired in Washington D.C. This is just a glimpse at some of Coding Dojo’s recent research to determine the most in-demand programming languages by city. As part of the coding school’s research, Coding Dojo … continue reading

Flexera’s new solution embeds open-source security scanning in development build process

Flexera is reimagining its software supply chain safety by embedding open-source security directly into the software development build process. In order to keep the software supply chain secure, the company announced its new FlexNet Code Aware product, which is an automated, open-source risk assessment and package discovery solution that lets developers quickly scan products for … continue reading

Signal Sciences releases new web protection platform

Signal Sciences today announced the availability of its Signal Sciences Web Protection Platform (WPP). WPP is new platform designed to provide threat protection for web applications, APIs, and microservices on any platform. This platform launch comes on the heels of Signal Sciences’ announcement of a $15 million series B funding round led by CRV. Signal … continue reading

Apache Kafka

Confluent’s annual Apache Kafka report, Gemalto finalizes 3M product acquisition, and ASCI’s ActiveBatch Extension for Hadoop — SD Times news digest: May 5, 2017

Confluent shared its second annual Apache Kafka report this week, which demonstrates a surge in the use of Kafka. The survey also reveals that companies are implementing Kafka for “more accurate and faster decision making, reduced operating costs, improved customer experiences, and reduced risks,” according to the survey. “The results from this year’s Apache Kafka … continue reading

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