Amazon S3 new encryption and security features aim to prevent data leaks

Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) solution will be receiving new encryption and security features designed to keep data safe. The new features include default encryption, permission checks, cross-region replication Access Control List (ACL) overwrite, cross-region replication with KMS, and a detailed inventory report. AWS S3 recently made headlines for open buckets (storage units) that left … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Amazon announces Alexa Skills Challenge, Apple reminds developers to update apps for iPhone X, and AT&T and AWS combine forces

Amazon has announced it is starting the Alexa Skills Challenge. Developers will be allowed to publish an Alexa skill – which is something that can be added to Alexa to give it additional capabilities – for kids under the age of 13. The reward for winning the challenge will include cash and other prizes totaling … continue reading

Microsoft and Amazon announce deep learning library Gluon

Microsoft has announced a new partnership with Amazon to create a open-source deep learning library called Gluon. The idea behind Gluon is to make artificial intelligence more accessible and valuable. According to Microsoft, the library simplifies the process of making deep learning models and will enable developers to run multiple deep learning libraries. This announcement … continue reading

Chris Lattner joins Google Brain, Amazon Macie, and OpenText adds AI search — SD Times news digest: August 15, 2017

Chris Lattner, who lead the development of Apple’s Swift programming language, has left his most recent position as vice president of Autopilot Software at Tesla, where he lead development of the auto manufacturer’s AI software. Lattner announced his new position with the Google Brain project on Twitter yesterday, where he’ll be serving as director of … continue reading

Stack Overflow sunsets Documentation, AGL UCB 4.0, and Amazon considers new cloud service — SD Times news digest: August 3, 2017

Stack Overflow is retiring Documentation on August 8. While Stack Overflow had high hopes for the new initiative, their research showed new users weren’t coming to Documentation, and they needed a larger team to fix Documentation for developers. According to a Stack Overflow entry: “After August 8, 2017 at 1700 UTC, we’ll disable proposed changes … continue reading

The race for the cloud: AWS vs Azure

The cloud computing competition is beginning to heat up with companies adding more tools and services to their infrastructure to draw users in. The online community for developers, Stack Overflow, is taking a deeper look into how cloud platforms compare, and what cloud is evolving the fastest. According to the organization, the two front runners … continue reading

AWS Greengrass, Fugue support for AWS GovCloud, and Shippable Server — SD Times news digest: June 8, 2017

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is making AWS Greengrass — a software which allows customers to run AWS compute, messaging, data caching, and sync capabilities on connected devices — available to all its customers. According to an AWS statement, AWS Greengrass “eliminates the complexity involved in programming and updating IoT devices by allowing customers to use … continue reading

awless releases new open-source CLI alternative to AWS

DevOps teams today are constantly challenged with ways to manage a growing Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. To tackle some of the shortcomings of CLI options and best practices, awless is releasing its own open-source CLI alternative to the AWS management console. “DevOps often wonder about the best ways to manage quick-growing AWS infrastructures,” according … continue reading

Cloudera Atlus

Cloudera introduces Altus, MapR’s new Quick Start Solution, and Realm Functions — SD Times news digest: May 24, 2017

Cloudera is launching a new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering to simplify Big Data workloads in the cloud. Altus is designed for large-scale data processing applications on the public cloud. It features managed services for elastic data pipelines, workload orientation, the Altus Data Engineering service, backward compatibility and platform portability, and built-in workload management. In addition, the initial … continue reading

SnapLogic Integration Assistant, Heroku CI, Sencha Test 2.1 — SD Times news digest: May 19, 2017

SnapLogic is turning to artificial intelligence in its Spring 2017 release. The new AI feature is designed to reduce the time and cost of cloud, analytics and digital transformation initiatives. The SnapLogic Integration Assistant is a recommendation engine that uses machine learning to provide users with step-by-step guidance for building data pipelines. Other features in … continue reading

CoreOS releases Tectonic 1.6.2 with Kubernetes

In CoreOS’ latest Tectonic release, it is providing several features to deliver enterprise Kubernetes. Tectonic 1.6.2 comes with major updates, like Kubernetes 1.6.2, and backend Terraform support for Tectonic Installer on AWS and bare metal. In this release, the Tectonic Installer is now supported by Terraform, a tool for safely launching and building infrastructure. According to … continue reading

6 ways platform-as-a-service is giving developers superpowers

We asked developers, CTOs, entrepreneurs and consultants across the country to describe concrete ways in which PaaS has changed their development style. RELATED CONTENT: Three cloud PaaS trends to watch in a serverless world 1. Reducing headcount Rob Reagan, CTO of Text Request At Text Request, we’re able to also reduce headcount using Azure’s PaaS offerings. Without … continue reading

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