DataStax Enterprise 6 released with double the Apache Cassandra performance

DataStax has announced the latest release of its distributed cloud database, DataStax Enterprise 6. This release is designed to give users the ability to maintain hybrid cloud flexibility with the benefits of distributed cloud databases on public clouds and on-premises.  DataStax Enterprise is built on the distributed NoSQL database management system Apache Cassandra. According to … continue reading

Businesses are failing to reach Big Data maturity, report finds

Enterprises have been leveraging Big Data solutions to capture, store, analyze, organize and transform their data for years; but despite the advancements made in this space, they have still not reached a transformational level of maturity, a recently released survey revealed. AtScale announced the results from its Big Data maturity survey, and found only 12 … continue reading

Industry Watch: Column as a service

As cloud services become more granular, more functionality can be had “as a service.” Two new interesting services caught my eye, and so I present this column as a service to you, dear readers. The first is “failure as a service,” which sounds counterintuitive. Wouldn’t people rather have success as a service? Most would, I’m … continue reading

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Microsoft invests $5 billion in the Internet of Things

Microsoft wants to prove it is dedicated to the success of the Internet of Things with a new $5 billion investment and updates to its IoT portfolio. The company announced it will invest $5 billion into the IoT over the next four years. “The reason we are doing this is simple: Our goal is to … continue reading

IBM introduces Microclimate to streamline the development of cloud-native apps

IBM has revealed Microclimate, a development environment designed to simplify the process of app development in cloud environments. It aims to provide a flexible, end-to-end framework for all stages of the app development process. “As a developer, you have so many choices that a new challenge has been created: How do you take full advantage … continue reading

Google gives developers text-to-speech capabilities

Google announced the integration of its text-to-speech synthesis with the Google Cloud Platform today in the form of Cloud Text-to-Speech. According to the company, developers have been asking for ways to add text-to-speech into their applications.   The text to speech conversion technology is powered by machine learning and comes with 32 different voices from 12 … continue reading

Microsoft releases its Azure Service Fabric to open source

Microsoft’s Service Fabric Team announced the open-source release of Azure Service Fabric under the MIT license yesterday. The team behind the distributed systems platform, designed to easily package, deploy and manage scalable and reliable microservices and containers, will be transitioning to a completely open development process on GitHub over the coming months. While the Service … continue reading

Cloudflare announces new edge computing solution

Cloudflare has announced a new solution for developers to deploy and execute code at the edge. Edge devices provide an entry point to an enterprise’s core network. Edge devices include routers, routing switches and integrated access devices. Cloudflare Workers enables developers to execute JavaScript code at the edge with the benefits of a cloud data … continue reading

Cloudera brings the Shared Data Experience to its machine learning and analytics platform

Cloudera has announced the Shared Data Experience (SDX) will now be part of Cloudera Altus, a machine learning and analytics Platform-as-a-Service. SDX is a framework that applies a centralized and consistent framework for schema, security, and governance, allowing multiple applications to run against shared data. The update to the solution provides organizations with the ability … continue reading

Google Cloud IoT Core is now available

Google has announced the release of Cloud IoT Core, the company’s fully managed cloud service for connecting and managing IoT devices at scale. Google first announced the solution in May of last year.   The solution can be used with Google’s Cloud IoT solution in order to utilize analytics and machine learning services and gain actionable … continue reading

Pivotal Container Service now available

Pivotal and VMware have announced the general availability of its Kubernetes-based container service Pivotal Container Service (PKS). The two companies along with Google Cloud announced it would be collaborating on PKS at a VMware conference in August. The initial version was released late last year. “As you evaluate your enterprise software portfolio, you’re going to … continue reading

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