Report: Organizations are struggling to perform business analytics on growing data volumes

Most organizations aren’t able to obtain any valuable insights from their growing volumes of data. This is according to a new survey from Matillion and IDG, “Optimizing Business Analytics by Transforming Data in the Cloud.”  According to the survey, data volumes are growing at an average of 63% per month, with 12% of organizations reporting … continue reading

Angular 9 will make Ivy available for all apps

At AngularConnect 2019, the Angular team shared some insight on innovations within Angular and the Angular community.  During a keynote, the Angular team revealed its plans for the upcoming release of Angular, version 9. According to the team, a key goal of Angular 9 is to make the Ivy compiler available for all apps. The … continue reading

Python 3.8 is now available

The latest version of Python is now available. Python 3.8 introduces a number of new features, including assignment expressions, positional-only parameters, and a new parallel filesystem cache.  Assignment expressions is a new syntax (:=) that will assign values to variables that are part of a larger expression. Because the syntax resembles a walrus’ eyes and … continue reading

Girls Who Code receives IBM Open-Source Community Grant

IBM is committing its resources to positively impact the tech industry. Recently, it announced a community grant that would be awarded quarterly to nonprofits that are “dedicated to education, inclusiveness, and skill-building for women, underrepresented minorities, and underserved communities.”  Today, it was announced that Girls Who Code would be the first recipient of the $50,000 … continue reading

Microsoft and NIST partner on best patch management practices

When the ransomware NotPetya hit in June 2017, the results were devastating. A variant of the widespread Petya ransomware, NotPetya affected several large companies from a variety of different countries, according to Kaspersky Labs, who initially named the variant.  After this devastating global cyberattack, Microsoft began conducting research into why customers weren’t practicing proper cybersecurity … continue reading

Captum in PyTorch 1.3 shows computed feature attributions

PyTorch 1.3 introduces named tensors and mobile model deployment

The open-source machine learning library developed by Facebook continues to evolve. Facebook announced at its PyTorch developer conference PyTorch 1.3 is the latest release of the library, following significant growth in the past year. “PyTorch continues to gain momentum because of its focus on meeting the needs of researchers, its streamlined workflow for production use, … continue reading

AMP moves to the OpenJS Foundation Incubator

The open-source web component framework AMP now has a new home. At its AMP Contributor Summit 2019, it announced that it would be joining the OpenJS Foundation’s incubator.   AMP is a four-year-old project that was initially backed by Google, and will continue to be supported by Google, who is a platinum member of the OpenJS … continue reading

Microsoft reveals foldable Surface devices and new operating system

When Samsung first released its foldable phone model earlier this year, things didn’t go as planned. Users reported that the top layer of the screen, which looked like a screen protector, peeled off easily, damaging the display.  Even after extensive testing by robots, Samsung had failed to test what use would actually look like when … continue reading

Eclipse Foundation launches new working group to drive the evolution of cloud development tools

The Eclipse Foundation is trying to make it easier for developers to build cloud-native applications. It has formed the Eclipse Cloud Development Tools Working Group to achieve this. The group is a vendor-neutral open source group “that will focus on development tools for and in the cloud.” Its founding members include Broadcom, IBM, Red Hat, … continue reading

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Data scientists need to be good storytellers

Companies are obsessing over data — whether it’s gathering data, analyzing data, or gaining insights from that data. But perhaps they’re not making the most of that data. The biggest challenge when it comes to data is not in the collection, storage, or analysis of that data, it’s how to effectively use that data to … continue reading

PostgreSQL 12 is now available

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has just released the latest version of the open-source database PostgreSQL. PostgreSQL 12 includes improvements to query performance and space utilization.  Performance improvements include optimizations to b-tree indexes, queries on partitioned tables, and several improvements to indexing in general.  With this release, just-in-time (JIT) compilation, which was introduced in PostgreSQL … continue reading

TensorFlow 2.0 Diagram

Google expands machine learning capabilities with TensorFlow 2.0 and updates to its Vision AI portfolio

Google is making a number of advances in the area of machine learning this week, from the release of TensorFlow 2.0 to updates to its Vision AI portfolio.  TensorFlow is Google’s open-source machine learning library. Version 2.0 provides an ecosystem of tools for developers and researchers looking to push the boundaries of machine learning and … continue reading

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