JDK 9, Tesla unlocks batteries and ScaleArc for SQL Server — SD Times news digest: September 11, 2017

Oracle to limit support for Java 9 Following their previously announced plans for a six-month release cycle for the Java Development Kit, Oracle has announced that support for this month’s upcoming Java 9 will be short-lived to make way for the first release in the new cycle in March 2018. Despite the limited support, Java … continue reading

The evolving state of enterprise middleware

The enterprise middleware landscape is shifting dramatically, with organizations pursuing a variety of paths — in both specialized managed services and DYI iPaaS packaged software – to get to the common destination of cloud-enabled middleware. With cloud integration skills in high demand, new outside partners to work with, and even some LOB managers now creating … continue reading

Red Hat, Microsoft collaborate on container adoption

Microsoft and Red Hat have joined forces again to bring their technologies together to ease container adoption for organizations. New initiatives announced today include cross-platform support, for Windows Server containers on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform; for Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated container platform-as-a-service on Microsoft Azure, and SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and … 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

Quest Software releases new version of data integration solution SharePlex

Quest Software is giving teams that need to manage their heterogeneous database ecosystem new features to its real-time data integration solution. The company released SharePlex v9, with added support for Microsoft SQL Server, and one single solution across both Oracle and SQL Server databases with no vendor lock-in for database administrators (DBAs). According to Greg … continue reading

Microsoft’s Git Virtual File System, Twilio Proxy, and MariaDB TX 2.0 — SD Times news digest: May 25, 2017

Microsoft is providing an update on its Git Virtual File System (GVFS), the company’s effort to scale Git to large projects and teams. According to Brian Harry, a technical fellow at Microsoft, the company has created the largest Git repository available. Over the last three months, Microsoft has largely completed the roll out of GVFS … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: CockroachDB

The open-source, cloud-native SQL database, CockroachDB, has officially reached version 1.0 this week. CockroachDB was first put on our radar in 2015 when it made Black Duck’s list of Open Source Rookies of the Year. The project first entered beta in March of 2016. “The launch of 1.0 marks our graduation from beta to a … 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

Facebook open-sources Prophet, DoD creates open-source code project, and Redgate launches SQL Clone—SD Times news digest: Feb. 27, 2017

Since data science tasks like forecasting is important to organizations, Facebook decided to open-source Prophet, its forecasting tool available in Python and R. Prophet is for forecasting time series data, and it was open-sourced by Facebook’s Core Data Science team. Prophet is optimized for business forecast tasks that the Facebook team encountered, which typically include … continue reading

Google Spanner seeks enterprise SQL work

In the U.K., one would not wish to be called a spanner: the term refers to a wrench, and is also used to denote a person whose intelligence nears that of a wrench. In the cloud, however, Spanner means a feat of engineering. Google’s recently announced open beta of the Spanner database within its Google … continue reading

Google releases mission-critical relational database service

Google wants to provide a consistent and scalable global database service that can keep pace with business. The company announced the public beta of Cloud Spanner, designed to be a no-compromise relational database service. (Related: Release processes are the biggest bottleneck for IT organizations) Cloud Spanner features ACID transactions, relational schemas, schema changes without downtime, SQL … continue reading

Google DeepMind multi-agent research, Apache Spot, and Yahoo’s TensorFlow on Spark—SD Times news digest: Feb. 13, 2017

Google DeepMind is pinning artificial intelligent agents against each other to see how they cooperate. To research this, the team is using a game known as Prisoner’s Dilemma to test its willingness to compete and cooperate. According to the research, at times the agents worked peacefully together, but were less cooperative in complex situations or … continue reading

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