Microsoft’s SQL Server 2017 RC1 now available

Microsoft is gearing up for the release of SQL Server 2017 with its first release candidate. SQL Server 2017 RC1 indicates the development work for the upcoming version is complete and almost ready to come to market. The latest version of the relational database management system will bring SQL Server performance and security to Windows, … continue reading

Kubernetes 1.7 now available on Google Container Engine

Google is updating its Container Engine with the latest open source release of Kubernetes today. The Google Container Engine is powered by Kubernetes, and enables users to deploy, manage and scale containerized applications. Kubernetes 1.7 was announced last month with a big focus on extensibility and security. “Container Engine is one of the first commercial … continue reading

Five best practices to keep containerized infrastructure safe and secure

Software containers are indisputably on the rise. Developers looking to build more efficient applications and quickly bring them to market love the flexibility that containers provide when building cloud-native applications. Enterprises also benefit from productivity gains and cost reductions, thanks to the improved resource utilization containers provide. Some criticize containers as being less secure than … continue reading

Oracle open sources new tools focused on containers

Oracle is helping development teams build and operate containers with three new tools it is releasing into open source. The tools — Smith, Crashcart and Railcar — are designed to tackle containerization challenges commonly faced.   “Containers are more popular than ever. Here at Oracle, we use containers for many of our cloud services. While … continue reading

3 predictions on the future of containers

Despite the fact that containers are still considered a new tool in the developer scene, they have already been put to work in industries everywhere: Financial services companies use containers to track credit scores and provide financial recommendations to their clients, government organizations use containers to model the effects of weapons and identify ways to … continue reading

SUSE CaaS (Container as a Service) platform makes apps easy to run

SUSE today launched SUSE CaaS (Container as a Service) Platform, a development and hosting platform for container-based applications and services. The solution is a valuable new piece of SUSE’s growing software-defined infrastructure portfolio, which integrates open source technology to drive next-generation innovations that matter to customers. SUSE CaaS Platform lets IT operations and developers provision, manage … continue reading

The Python programming language grows in popularity

The Python programming language has come a long way since it was first released in 1991. Today, it is quickly becoming a first-class enterprise language used in production. “Python has been extensively used in the industry for anything from building Raspberry Pi applications to configuration servers and using a scripting language for large scale applications,” … continue reading

MapR unveils cloud-scale data fabric MapR-XD

As part of its rebranding effort to become a platform company, MapR is extending its Converged Data Platform to create a cloud-scale data store to manage files, objects and containers. The MapR-XD supports any data type from the edge to the data center and multiple cloud environments. “What we are hearing from our customers is … continue reading

CoreOS Fest: Container analyzer Clair 2.0 released

CoreOS wants to make container contents more visible and verifiable with the latest release of its open-source vulnerability static analysis solution for containers. The company announced Clair 2.0 at its CoreOS Fest conference this week. Clair was first released in November 2015 to help developers understand what was going on inside their container images. It … continue reading

Kubernetes and Oracle

CoreOS Fest: Oracle invests deeper in Kubernetes

Oracle announced plans to invest heavily in the Kubernetes ecosystem today at CoreOS Fest. As part of its investment, the company will dedicate engineering resources to the container orchestration project in order to improve critical enterprise requirements such as scale, security and operations. “Kubernetes is one of the premier orchestration platforms for deploying distributed systems, … continue reading

CoreOS Fest: Microsoft introduces Draft for app development on Kubernetes

Microsoft made its first Deis announcement today at CoreOS Fest. The company announced Draft, a new open-source development tool for cloud-native applications that run on Kubernetes. This is the first release since the company acquired the Kubernetes company Deis back in April.  According to the company, Draft was developed to address the complexity and constraints … continue reading

Container

CoreOS Fest: Hybrid and multi-cloud infrastructure are driving container adoption

Enterprises looking to increase efficiency in their hybrid cloud deployments are turning to containers for competitive advantage. A newly published report conducted by CoreOS and 451 Research revealed containers promote developer productivity with speed and portability in hybrid-cloud environments. “As more enterprises rush to the cloud, they’re beginning to understand its limitations. It’s currently almost … continue reading

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