SD Times news digest: Oracle Blockchain Cloud, McAfee MVISION and Anaconda Enterprise 5.2

After a successful early-adopter phase, Oracle has announced its Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service is now generally available. The service is a platform for developing digital blockchain networks with hooks into Oracle’s PaaS and SaaS cloud and on-premises applications. “Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service provides customers with a development platform to build their own networks, and to … continue reading

IBM Cloud Private for Data now available

IBM’s data science and machine learning platform is now generally available. IBM Cloud Private for Data is an integrated data science, data engineering and app building platform. The release comes just days after the EU’s General Protection Data Regulation went into effect. “Platforms drive commerce. Whether in technology or other industries, the creation, acceptance and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Amazon Sumerian, Google Hangouts chatbots, and Looker’s new data science tools

Amazon announced the general availability of the Amazon Sumerian VR, AR and 3D application development tool yesterday. Originally announced in November, the tool aims to lower the barrier of entry for developers who want to get started making VR, AR and 3D experiences. “You can create realistic virtual environments and scenes without having to acquire … continue reading

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IBM releases data science and machine learning platform Cloud Private for Data

IBM is embracing artificial intelligence with the launch of IBM Cloud Private for Data. The platform consists of integrated data science, data engineering and app building services. According to IBM, it is designed to help organizations accelerate their AI journeys and increase productivity. “Whether they are aware of it or not, every company is on … continue reading

JetBrains introduces intelligent web app for data analysis

JetBrains is introducing a new solution dedicated to data analysis and visualization. The company announced Datalore, a new web application designed to draw insights from raw data, simplify coding routines, and make intelligent decisions. The solution leverages machine learning to perform tasks, and currently focuses on Python development.    “We’re launching this tool inspired by … continue reading

Visual Studio Code will now ship with Anaconda

Microsoft has announced that Visual Studio Code will ship as part of the popular Python data science platform Anaconda. Microsoft first announced plans to bring Python to Azure Machine Learning, Visual Studio and SQL Server in September of last year.  According to Microsoft, “Visual Studio Code can easily be installed at the same time as Anaconda, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Luna

A newly released open source project wants to transform how data is gathered, understood and manipulated. Luna is visual and textual functional programming language created by Wojciech Danilo and Marcin Kostrzewa. “Luna is a general purpose, purely functional programming language incorporating many recent innovations in programming language design, such as higher-order functions, non-strict semantics, algebraic data … continue reading

GitHub releases security alerts

GitHub has announced security alerts for developers are now available. The company first announced security alerts at the GitHub Universe conference last month. The new solution is designed to detect vulnerable dependencies, alert affected repositories, and suggest known fixes. The security alerts are a part of the company’s recently announced dependency graph, which enables developers … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CNCF’s two new security projects, Arm’s Platform Security Architecture, and Salesforce’s new AppExchange

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has announced it will be hosting two new security projects, Notary and The Update Framework (TUF). Notary is based on the TUF specification, which helps developers secure new or existing software update systems. Notary and TUF provide both a client and pair of server apps for hosting metadata. Notary’s … continue reading

Building a data science team for the enterprise

Data scientists are no magicians, but they are in high demand. Researchers and analysts in this space recognize the diversity and explosion of Big Data, but the only way enterprises are going to be able to prepare for the future of Big Data is with a data science team capable of working with dirty data, … continue reading

Survey: Soft skills and data analytics skills lacking in IoT workforce

Soft skills like communication and collaboration may just be the key for solving some of the challenges facing the field of Internet of Things (IoT). According to Northeastern University-Silicon Valley’s survey released this week, which polled more than 500 members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), enterprises are going to need skilled … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: How data science improves ALM

If you’re an agile team, you may still be planning, developing, testing and deploying by instinct. But what if you bring data science into the picture? Enter HPE Predictive Analytics, which can surface everything from accurate planning estimates in agile projects to efficiencies in defect detection for continuous testing. SD Times spoke with Collin Chau, a … continue reading

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