Tech startups partner to offset their carbon footprint for Earth Day

Earth Day is a day for environmental and climate literacy, not only for individuals of this planet, but for big technology companies and startups, too. That’s why a few organizations are partnering with Segment to calculate how to offset their carbon footprint, taking action so they can protect the environment for years to come. On … continue reading

Microsoft announces new solutions for creating intelligent, data-driven apps

Microsoft is empowering customers with its new data-driven intelligence solutions. Microsoft today made several product announcements at its Microsoft Data Amp event, including updates to SQL Server, R Server 9.1, and other solutions aimed at helping businesses create intelligent applications. Starting today, developers can download the SQL Server CTP 2.0, which is available on Windows, … continue reading

Rancher Labs releases RancherOS, VMware’s intent to acquire Wavefront, and OpenBSD 6.1 — SD Times news digest: April 12, 2017

Rancher Labs has announced the general availability of RancherOS. RancherOS is the company’s simplified Linux distribution for containers. It is designed to make it easier to run containers at scale in development, test, and production. Key features include a minimalist OS, automatic configuration, simple setup, reduced footprint, and extensive platform support. “RancherOS is a minimalist … continue reading

OpenAI unsupervised learning system

OpenAI’s unsupervised system, VersionOne’s annual agile report, and DeepMind open sources Sonnet — SD Times news digest: April 7, 2017

OpenAI announced it has developed an unsupervised sentiment neuron. According to an OpenAI blog post, it “learns an excellent representation sentiment, despite being trained only to predict the next character in the text of Amazon reviews.” The representation contains a distinct sentiment neuron that contains almost all of the sentiment signal, according to OpenAI. The team explained its … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Wasabi

It’s tax season, which means you might be utilizing some of financial technology provider Intuit’s products this month. Intuit doesn’t just offer tax and financial products; it also offers developers and teams a data-driven, flexible and scalable open-source platform: Wasabi. Wasabi A/B testing service is an API-driven project which lets users own their data while running … continue reading

Ubuntu

Canonical changes Ubuntu’s focus, OTA and ISOC come together, and the Open Network Automation Platform — SD Times news digest: April 6, 2017

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, is reassessing its initiatives and deciding to focus more on Ubuntu for Cloud and IoT rather than phone and convergence. According to Canonical, the choice is to invest in areas that are contributing growth to the company. Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and Canonical, explained the biggest growth areas include … continue reading

Docker’s containerd comes to CNCF, Google’s Android Studio, and Kubernetes 1.6 — SD Times news digest: March 29, 2017

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) has officially welcomed Docker’s core container runtime, containerd. Containerd has been accepted as an incubating project alongside projects like Kubernetes, gRPC, and more. Docker’s acceptance into the CNCF comes three months after Docker announced its intent to contribute to the project, according to the CNCF. … continue reading

Guest View: Racing to become an algorithmic enterprise

The latest contest facing modern business is the quest to become an “algorithmic enterprise,” the next step in the evolution of analytics. Rather than just finding insights within data lakes, an algorithmic enterprise uses insights to automate action. The shift is fundamental — we’re moving from an era of human-centric business to automation-centric business. The … continue reading

CodePen Projects

CodePen Projects, Mozilla’s Obsidian API proposal, ActiveGo Beta, HashiCorp Vault Enterprise 0.7 — SD Times news digest: March 22, 2017

A new platform wants to give developers a playground for developing front end web solutions. CodePen Projects is a place where developers can build websites right in their browser. According to the team, it is very similar to an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). It features a sidebar for viewing files; the ability to create, delete, … continue reading

IBM InterConnect: IBM Blockchain, IBM Bluemix Container Service, new Watson tools, and multi-cloud capabilities

IBM is giving developers more tools to work with blockchains, multi-cloud environments, cognitive services, and financial services. The company, at its annual IBM InterConnect conference in Las Vegas this week, announced the release of the IBM Blockchain, an enterprise-ready blockchain service based on the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric 1.0. The new service is designed to … continue reading

DataStax updates its enterprise platform and unveils new strategy

DataStax today announced the latest version of its data platform, DataStax Enterprise 5.1, as well as a new strategy to help enterprises design and implement customer experience  applications, called DataStax CX Data Solution. The new CX Data solution is made up of the DataStax Enterprise platform, centralized training and specialized services to help its customers … continue reading

Sir Tim Berners-Lee finds three challenges the web needs to overcome

Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web 28 years ago. Since then, the web has evolved into a massive networking platform where users come to connect, work, and learn. However, Berners-Lee believes there are still areas that must be addressed before the web can truly be a platform that benefits all — notably in … continue reading

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