IBM’s Project Intu, Google Slides API, and Altova MobileTogether 3.0—SD Times news digest: Nov. 10, 2016

IBM is giving developers the ability to embed Watson’s cognitive functions in their end-user device solutions. The company announced the experimental release of Project Intu, a new platform that aims to help build the next generation of cognitive experiences. Developers can use Project Intu to develop for form factors such as wearables, avatars, robots and … continue reading


Splice Machine seeks to build community with open source

Splice Machine headed out on the path toward building a community earlier this week when the company announced a new open-source community edition of its relational database-management system for Hadoop and Spark. The Splice Machine Community Edition is now available for free, and can be tested within an Amazon Web Services sandbox. Monte Zweben, cofounder … continue reading


Guest View: Relational vs. graph databases: Which to use and when?

Traditional relational databases, the powerhouse of software applications since the 1980s, work well when your data is predictable and fits well into tables, columns, rows, and wherever queries are not very join-intensive. But there are rich, connected domains all around us that relational software isn’t so well equipped at dealing with. Relational database-management systems (RDBMS) … continue reading


NewSQL: Trying to solve what SQL and NoSQL can’t on their own

NewSQL and NoSQL have similarities and differences. The “right” database choice is all about the use case, as always. Depending on what your company is trying to accomplish, you likely have a mix of SQL and NoSQL solutions. And if you don’t, you likely will in the future. Like NoSQL, NewSQL was designed for modern … continue reading

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