Google Cloud Spanner, Android Things Developer Preview 4, and Sencha announces ExtReact — SD Times news digest: May 17, 2017

Google’s horizontally scalable, strongly consistent relational database service, Cloud Spanner, is now production ready. The company first introduced the solution in February of this year. Cloud Spanner is designed for mission-critical OLTP applications and enterprise databases. “Cloud Spanner also offers additional accuracy, reliability and performance in the form of a fully-managed cloud database service. Thanks … continue reading

Google Cloud IoT Core connects devices globally

In many global industries, the need to be able to connect user devices to data is critical. To address that challenge, Google today is launching Google Cloud IoT Core, a fully managed cloud service  designed to securely connect devices to the Google Cloud Platform, manage those devices and integrate with data and analytics services. “There’s … continue reading

Dell

Dell announces new IoT solutions, FileMaker Platform 16, and MIT CSAIL’s C-LEARN system for robots — SD Times news digest: May 11, 2017

Dell Technologies made a number of new IoT announcements at its Dell EMC World conference in Las Vegas this week. The company plans to take the complexity out of IoT deployment, and ease digital transformation with new products and partnerships. New solutions include: a VMware Pulse IoT Center for secure IoT infrastructure management; IoT advisory … continue reading

The GPU Open Analytics Initiative, Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11, AIY Projects, and NVIDIA’s VRWorks SDK — SD Times news digest: May 8, 2017

Data science and deep learning app leaders are coming together to form the GPU Open Analytics Initiative. The goal is to create common data frameworks that enable developers and statistical researchers to accelerate data science on GPUs. Initial members include Continuum Analytics, H2O.ai and MapD Technologies. The initiative’s first announced project is an open-source GPU … continue reading

Facebook expands fastText library for mobile and IoT

Facebook’s AI Research (FAIR) team is expanding its fastText machine learning capabilities and making it available to more devices in its latest release. The research team announced a new and improved fastText with pre-trained vectors in 294 languages and an enhanced model to reduce memory usage. Facebook first released fastText into open source last summer. … continue reading

Cloudflare announces IoT protection, Orbit

The world of the Internet of Things is still fairly new, and many things — namely security — still need to be addressed. Cloudflare is taking a new approach to protecting devices with Orbit, a private network for IoT. According to the company, there are too many IoT solutions suffering from DDoS and hack attacks. … 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

Eclipse Foundation offers IoT testbeds

To build a complete Internet of Things solution, one would need hardware, different types of software, cloud infrastructure and an ecosystem of vendors for the task. The Eclipse Foundation today is releasing Eclipse IoT Open Testbeds, which demonstrate how open-source software is used to create these solutions. “The industry really needs a showcase of how … continue reading

Crossover acquires Engine Yard, Twistlock announces new funding, and Cisco Jasper Control Center for Mobile Enterprise — SD Times news digest: April 25, 2017

The cloud-based Ruby development team management provider Crossover is planning to develop a full-stack Ruby on Rails platform with the help of Engine Yard. Crossover announced it is acquiring the Ruby on Rails cloud platform and support provider. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Engine Yard has a decade of deep Ruby experience at … continue reading

The Linux Foundation announces a new IoT edge computing project: EdgeX Foundry

The Linux Foundation is on a mission to simplify and standardize the Industrial Internet of Things edge computing. The organization announced a new open-source project, EdgeX Foundry, designed to build a common open IoT solution framework. According to the Linux Foundation, while the IoT can help businesses improve efficiency and increase revenue, the complexity of … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: PlatformIO

The Internet of Things industry is heating up, and developers want to do more than just allow users to lock their doors or control their thermostats from their smartphones. PlatformIO wants to take IoT development to the next level with its open-source IoT development ecosystem. PlatformIO is a cross-platform build system that features continuous and … continue reading

Google releases the third developer preview of Android Things

Google is adding new features and bug fixes to its Internet of Things development platform. The company revealed a recent update to the platform, Android Things Developer Preview 3. “This preview is part of our commitment to provide regular updates to developers who are building Internet of Things (IoT) products with our platform. Android developers … continue reading

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