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

IBM and Lightbend to advance AI and cognitive development

IBM is tackling artificial intelligence in its latest endeavor. The company announced a partnership with the reactive application development provider Lightbend to advance the development of artificial intelligence and cognitive solutions. Together, the companies will work to create a new solution for building and deploying AI and cognitive apps on premises and in the cloud. … continue reading

American Airlines embarks on global cloud transformation with IBM

IBM today announced that American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) will use IBM Cloud as the foundation for a massive cloud transformation designed to make internal processes more efficient, faster, easier and adaptable to better handle site traffic during high volume periods. Building on the strategic cloud partnership signed with IBM in 2016, American Airlines will migrate … continue reading

IBM announces new microservice builder solution

IBM is expanding its portfolio of developer tools to include microservices. The company announced the new Microservices Builder designed to help developers create, deploy and manage apps built with microservices. “Microservice Builder gives developers the foundation they need to build applications using a full microservices-based architecture and the flexibility they want to deploy these applications … continue reading

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Tensor2Tensor, XebiaLabs DevOps Platform, and Syncsort’s DMX CDC — SD Times news digest: June 20, 2017

Google is making it easier to experiment with deep learning technologies with the release of Tensor2Tensor (T2T). T2T is an open source system for training deep learning mobiles with TensorFlow, Google’s software library for machine intelligence. With T2T, users can create models for apps like translation, parsing, image captioning and more. T2T includes a library … continue reading

Facebook trains AI to negotiate, Slack Highlights and IBM launches new cognitive solutions — SD Times news digest: June 15, 2017

Facebook is training artificial intelligence to be able to negotiate. According to a team of researchers from Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR), they have developed a way for dialog agents to engage in negotiations from start to finish. Tasks include multi-issue bargaining, dialog rollouts, and building and evaluating a negotiation data set “To date, existing … continue reading

IBM, Sesame Workshop enhance childhood learning with new cognitive vocabulary app

Ask Cookie Monster what is the “Letter of the Day,” and he just might give you three: IBM. That’s because IBM and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind the educational program Sesame Street, are working together to prove that it’s possible to enhance early childhood education experiences with a new cognitive vocabulary learning app. Built … continue reading

Google, IBM and Lyft announce new open-source project for microservices: Istio

Google, IBM and Lyft are merging some of their learned best practices around microservices to create a new open-source project called Istio. Istio was developed to connect, manage and secure microservices. The goal of the project is to tackle challenges around resilience, visibility, and security. Istio is a Layer 7 traffic monitoring and control network … continue reading

IBM releases new open DBaaS toolkit on IBM Power Systems

IBM announced its new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) toolkit on IBM Power Systems, designed to deliver speed, control and efficiency to enterprise developers and IT teams. IBM’s latest solution is focused on making popular open-source databases like MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and others available for developers and IT teams to easily provision. According to IBM global power growth … continue reading

OpenAI’s Roboschool, SmartBear ServiceV Pro 2.0, VMware acquires Apteligent — SD Times news digest: May 16, 2017

OpenAI is opening up a new school for robots. The artificial intelligence research company announced the open-source software Roboschool. Roboschool is integrated with OpenAI Gym, and provides an environment for robot simulation. Through OpenAI, Roboschool provides 12 different environments for controlling robots, and it provides a way to train multiple agent at once in one … continue reading

IBM expands Bluemix OpenWhisk, Red Hat JBoss AMQ 7, and Sauce Labs’ Real Device Cloud — SD Times news digest: April 27, 2017

IBM is expanding Bluemix OpenWhisk, its open serverless computing platform, so developers can quickly connect data to serverless apps. Expanding OpenWhisk lets developers expose serverless actions as secure and controlled APIs on the cloud, according to IBM. OpenWhisk’s expanded user experience will track and analyze usage data for each serverless action to let developers and … continue reading

IBM releases the Bluemix App ID

IBM is launching a new security authentication service for its developer platform Bluemix. The Bluemix App ID service provides tools to build third-party security authentication solutions without having extensive software security knowledge. With Bluemix App ID, developers can enable users to log into their applications using existing social media credentials from sites like Facebook and … continue reading

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