GitHub Universe outlines plans for the future of software development

About ten years ago, GitHub embarked on a journey to create a platform that brought together the world’s largest developer community. Now that the company believes it has reached its initial goals, it is looking to the future with plans to expand the ecosystem and transform the way developers code through new tools and data. … continue reading

How to prepare for the General Data Protection Regulation

Coming into force on May 25, 2018 is the long-awaited European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will change how businesses handle data on their customers and employees. In this ever-evolving world of data privacy, it’s important for companies to not only gain a strong understanding of GDPR, but understand where their data is located … continue reading

Distributed, always-on data management

Today’s businesses must ensure their customers are always able to stay connected to them, and access their personal data wherever and whenever they need. Yet outages still plague companies, threatening profitability and reputations.  Using the DataStax Enterprise (DSE) data management platform, enterprises can ensure their applications are always available, even when other applications fail. “We … continue reading

MongoDB IPO, Docker Enterprise Edition, and Uber settles FTC allegations — SD Times news digest: August 16, 2017

The $1.6 billion company MongoDB has confidentially filed to go public, according to reports today. MongoDB is a database startup company, and going public will set up competition with Oracle, MongoDB’s biggest target. Earlier in the year, MongoDB’s CEO Dev Ittycheria told Crain’s New York that Oracle is “incredibly vulnerable because they’ve lost the developer’s heart … continue reading

How to choose the right database for your microservices

Microservices are in the spotlight, as infrastructure building blocks, because they offer decoupling of services, data store autonomy, miniaturized development, testing set up, and other benefits that facilitate faster time to market for new applications or updates. The availability of containers and their orchestration tools has also contributed to the increase in microservices adoption. At … continue reading

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Anthem Healthcare reveals third-party security breach of 18,580 customers

A third-party breach may have exposed approximately 18,580 customers’ personal and medical data from Anthem Healthcare. This breach comes a month after Anthem agreed to pay $115 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over the 2015 breach that compromised personal information of almost 80 million customers. Anthem spokesman Gene Rodriguez reported that the incident links … continue reading

Industry Watch: It’s a ‘Cognitive First’ world

Forget ‘mobile first’ and ‘cloud first.’ Modern applications being built today need to be ‘cognitive first.’ That’s according to Progress CEO Yogesh Gupta, who said intelligent applications need the capabilities to predict and to anticipate, and thereby help businesses become more successful. And he’s not the only one. I would say a solid six of … continue reading

Couchbase: IT senior leaders fear falling behind in digital innovation

Despite all the hype around digital transformations, today’s enterprises still feel they’re at risk of being left behind by their industries, according to new research from Couchbase. The research puts a microscope on whether data strategies today are supporting customer engagement and experience. According to data from Couchbase’s global survey released today, senior IT leaders … continue reading

JSON vs. XML: The battle for format supremacy may be wasted energy

Back in the late 90s, when standards were proprietary and communication protocols complicated, two data formats appeared on the horizon. The first was the extensible markup language, born as an extension of an existing markup language standard (XML), and designed (by an open committee) with the purpose of storing and defining documents and data through … continue reading

REST APIs stumble in the leap to mobile applications

I started building REST APIs a few years ago because I was desperately in need of a back-end engineer, and it seemed easier for me to just do it myself. That, of course, is how all classic software engineering problems begin and where many startups end, but I thought: How hard could it really be? … continue reading

Dremio launches self-service data platform for data analytics

Today, data is fast-moving, very distributed, and is no longer sitting in one relational database. Data scientists, developers, and business analysts want to tap into data analytics on their own, so teams are turning to self-service data platforms like Dremio to eliminate the need for traditional Big Data systems and infrastructure. Dremio announced today that … continue reading

New IBM Z mainframe takes on encryption

With its latest mainframe, IBM is taking on the challenges with encrypting data associated with applications, cloud services and databases. IBM today unveiled its new transaction system, IBM Z, which introduces what IBM considers to be a “breakthrough” for encryption engines. According to IBM, there is a major global epidemic of data breaches, where more … continue reading

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