Topic: amazon

SD Times news digest: ScyllaDB’s open-source Amazon DynamoDB-compatible API, Snyk raises $70 million, and Skytap collaborates with Microsoft

ScyllaDB announced the Alternator project, an open-source software that enables application and API-level compatibility between Scylla and Amazon DynamoDB.  This will allow users to migrate to an open source database that runs on any cloud platform, on-premise, bare-metal, virtual machines or Kubernetes.  “Alternator gives developers the ability to control the number of replicas and the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Amazon’s quantum ledger database, InfluxData’s serverless time series PaaS and ArcBlock joins Erlang Ecosystem Foundation

Amazon announced its new quantum ledger database, a fully managed service that provides a cryptographically verifiable ledger for applications that need a centralized, trusted authority to provide a verifiable record of transactions. Amazon QLDB uses an immutable transactional log, known as a journal, which tracks each and every application data change and maintains a complete … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Amazon Forecast now available, GitHub supports WebAuthn for security keys, and Qt for MCUs

AWS announced the general availability of Amazon Forecast, which enables developers to build applications with the same machine learning technology used by Amazon.com for forecasting business conditions.  According to the company, Amazon Forecast automatically discovers how variables such as product features, seasonality and store locations affect each other and can make predictions that are up … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Intel’s Reinforcement Learning Coach 1.0, Amazon’s educational tools for ML, and Apple acquires Intel’s smartphone modem business

The latest release of Intel’s Reinforcement Learning Coach incorporates newer and stronger RL algorithms, and maintains and extends the APIs to improve usability.  “Batch reinforcement learning allows RL to learn from a dataset, while also exercising the dataset for off-policy evaluation of the goodness of the learned policy,” Intel wrote in a post.  The new … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Amazon announces AWS Chatbot for DevOps, Visual Studio 2019 16.2 released, and the Rust compiler

Amazon introduced a public beta of AWS Chatbot, which the company said will help facilitate interactions between DevOps teams in Slack channels and Amazon chime chat rooms.  AWS Chatbot uses Amazon SNS to integrate with other AWS services. Capabilities include fast responses, a quick setup, and easily definable permissions using pre-defined permission templates that can … continue reading

Facial recognition technology

Facial recognition technology persists, remains unregulated

Last week, a slew of people fell for another viral trend without giving much thought to it. The photo editing app FaceApp added a new feature that ages a person’s photo to show what that person would look like if they were old. The app raced to the top of the charts as people thought … continue reading

AWS announces machine learning text and data extraction solution

Amazon wants to make it easier to extract text and data from tables, forms and virtually any document. The company announced its new fully-managed Textract service, which removes the need to manually review or custom code text and data extractions with machine learning. According to the company, traditional OCR technologies can only do so much … continue reading

Amazon goes deeper with serverless

Amazon is bolstering its serverless solution AWS Lambda with new serverless development features. The company announced Lambda Layers and Lambda Runtime API at its re:Invent conference this week. Lambda Layers is a new feature for managing code and data across multiple functions. According to Amazon, it’s very common to have code shared across functions whether … continue reading

Amazon announces new machine learning services and analytic solutions at AWS re:Invent

Amazon is tackling everything from analytics to machine learning and time series forecasting at its AWS re:Invent 2018 conference this week. The company made a number of new announcements to help developers to get started with non-virtual environments, artificial intelligence, and gain deeper insights. Amazon Firecracker allows for microVMs to be launched in non-virtual environments … continue reading

AWS re:Invent: Sumo Logic teams up with AWS, Software AG Cloud, TigerGraph Cloud and new PagerDuty integrations

AWS re:Invent 2018 is in full swing this week with industry leaders and attendees coming together to talk about how to improve productivity, security and more in the cloud. Already, Amazon has made big developer announcements such as new IoT capabilities and a new robotics application development platform. In addition to the Amazon Web Services … continue reading

Amazon debuts four new IoT capabilities for developers

Amazon is giving developers four new services and capabilities for ingesting data from edge devices and building Internet of things applications. The company announced AWS IoT SiteWise, IoT Events, IoT Things Graph and IoT Greengrass Connectors. “Customers tell us they want to spend less time on the undifferentiated heavy lifting of getting different devices and … continue reading

AWS introduces new developer service for building robotics applications

Amazon Web Services is envisioning a future where robots are a part of our everyday lives, whether through doing tedious household chores, distributing inventory in warehouses or inspecting high-voltage wires in dangerous environments. To support the creation of these robots, the company is introducing the AWS RoboMaker, a new developer software for developing, testing and … continue reading

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