Live QA service for Jira, InterSystems IRIS Data Platform, new DevOps books, Hazelcast meets Apache Cassandra — SD Times news digest: September 12, 2017

Test IO launches live QA Service for Jira Crowdsourced software testing firm test IO launched QA Service for Jira today, connecting Atlassian’s Agile project management customers using Jira Software to QA professionals worldwide. Users will be able to run acceptance tests of user stories and epics, verify fixes and view precise information for reproducing hard-to-find … continue reading

JavaOne vendors talk tools, Oracle

At Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne this week, the software development industry was on hand to show off its new tools and to comment on Oracle’s myriad announcements. Oracle founder and chairman Larry Ellison doubled-down on cloud technologies, offering more cloud services, a cloud-in-a-box on-premise system, and a road map for Java EE. On the outside, … continue reading

Chatting Cassandra with Jonathan Ellis

Tomorrow morning, Cassandra Summit kicks off in San Jose. The event highlights the growth in popularity of the Apache Cassandra NoSQL project, as well as the expansion of Valley-darling database company DataStax. We caught up with DataStax cofounder and CTO Jonathan Ellis to chat about his recent decision to step down from the chairmanship of … continue reading

Jonathan Ellis steps down from Cassandra Project

DataStax CTO Jonathan Ellis has stepped down from his position as chairman of the Apache Cassandra Project. As a cofounder of DataStax, he has been directing the Cassandra Project since 2010. On Friday Ellis announced his intention to step down. “In my case, I have been serving as the Chair for Apache Cassandra for seven … continue reading

AppDynamics announces new Microservices iQ, Adaptiva Windows 10 survey, and hidden gems in Visual Studio—SD Times news digest: Aug. 1, 2016

AppDynamics announced Microservices iQ, a performance engine that will help enterprises deliver application performances for its customers. The AppDynamics Summer ‘16 release will deliver Microservices iQ with monitoring, management and optimization of microservices architectures. Since more enterprises are adopting microservices instead of monolithic applications, they rely on microservices that can accelerate deployments and help them … continue reading

DataStax enters graph market

DataStax today moved into a new database market with the announcement that it will be releasing the DataStax Enterprise (DSE) Graph datastore later this year. The new database is built on the foundations of Apache Cassandra and the Apache TinkerPop Project. DSE Graph is a distributed graph database, meaning it can be hosted in multiple … continue reading

Apache Cassandra 3.0 arrives

Apache’s NoSQL key-value store, Cassandra, reached version 3.0 today, with dozens of bug fixes and performance improvements. Chief among the changes is the improvement of data consistency operations, as well as savings when it comes to space used by the data store. Among the changes in this release are the new materialized views and user-defined … continue reading

Cask extends Big Data app development platform

Cask Software, creator of an application development platform for Big Data, has updated the platform and expanded beyond Hadoop through a new partnership with Cassandra company DataStax. In a blog post, CEO Jonathan Gray discussed Cask Hydrator, a new capability built into version 3.2 of the CDAP app platform that enables data ingestion and ETL … continue reading

DataStax Enterprise 4.7 released

DataStax has announced the release of DataStax Enterprise 4.7, the latest version of its Apache Cassandra database platform for enterprise applications. DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 4.7 includes a production-certified version of Cassandra 2.1, and it adds enhanced enterprise search, analytics, security, in-memory, and database monitoring capabilities. These include a new certified version of Apache Solr and … continue reading

DataStax gets ready for graphs

DataStax plans to take its key-value store and add graph capabilities with the release later this year of DataStax Enterprise Graph. On Feb. 3, DataStax snatched up the maker of the TitanDB graph database, Aurelius. The move might have been somewhat suspicious at the time, as DataStax had been focusing all of its corporate energy … continue reading

Plugging in to Hadoop

Even if it’s not where they end up, Hadoop can be a great starting platform for a data-driven software company. That’s what San Francisco- and Taipei-based Fliptop found in 2009 when they launched a social media identity matching engine, ultimately employed by such companies as MailChimp, Dell, Toyota, Oracle and Nordstrom. Based on Amazon Web … continue reading

Apache Cassandra 1.2 packs in the nodes

More nodes per machine means less time spent rebuilding dead nodes, which means less downtime and service interruptions … continue reading

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