IBM expands data science’s reach

As companies accumulate data, they need new ways to store it, manage it, innovate off it, and scale services based on it. Earlier this year, IBM announced the IBM Cloud Private (ICP) for Data solution, and today the company is expanding it to provide new ways to uncover hidden insights from data. The company has … continue reading

StreamSets announces continuous data improvements for DataOps

StreamSets is expanding on its DataOps platform to bring modern data integrations to data centers and leading cloud platforms like AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. The latest release features data drift capabilities, continuous integration and delivery automation, and policy-driven data protection. According to the company, DataOps is the idea of bringing DevOps practices to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Atomist SDM 1.0.0-M.1, Visual Studio Editor productivity updates and Atlassian and InVision’s partnership

Software delivery automation company Atomist announced version 1.0.0-M.1 of its open-source Software Delivery Machine project. This new release provides fully local mode, which will make software available to developers everywhere, the company explained. According to the company, with local mode developers can leverage the software delivery machine on their laptop, automate locally, create projects for … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: Google’s new Tensorflow-based framework, Toyota’s investment in Uber, and Mozilla’s Firefox user data

Google is releasing a new research framework for prototyping reinforcement learning algorithms. Dopamine is a Tensorflow-based framework designed with ease-of-use, reproducibility, and benchmarking in mind. Along with the framework, the company will provide a set of colabs for using the framework. For ease-of-use, Google will provide code that is compact and well-documented. For reproducibility, the … continue reading

Apache HAWQ becomes top-level project

The Apache HAWQ project is graduating from incubation to become a top-level project within the Apache Software Foundation this week. Apache HAWQ is a enterprise SQL-on-Hadoop query engine and analytics database that first entered the foundation’s incubation phase in September of 2015. “We are very excited to see Apache HAWQ graduate as a Top-Level Project … continue reading

How GraphQL is competing with REST

The representational state transfer (REST) API has served its purpose of exposing application-level information for web services over the last 15 years, but in an industry that’s constantly evolving, there are always new approaches that are popping up and transforming the way we work. Enter GraphQL. GraphQL is a data query language for APIs that … continue reading

LinkedIn releases new data for finding and recruiting machine learning talent

As artificial intelligence becomes more popular, skills like machine learning and deep learning are becoming more in demand. New data released from LinkedIn shows job recruiters are fighting to find machine learning talent. “Machine learning is one of the most in-demand skills. It can feel like everyone’s competing for the same small talent pool, especially … continue reading

CMU, Meltwater and Oxford look to advance data science research

Media intelligence company Meltwater is opening up its artificial intelligence platform to give developers and data scientists real-time insights into business data. Fairhair.ai features a knowledge graph for connecting and organizing internal and external data, access to pre-trained and configurable AI models, and the ability to make data-driven decisions. “We quickly realized our AI platform … continue reading

TLS 1.3 approved and released with improved encryption and speed

The Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, an integral technology in end-to-end data protection, has been updated to version 1.3 this month with improvements to security, performance, and stripping some insecure optional features from the previous version 1.2. According to the Internet Engineers Task Force (IETF), TLS 1.3 introduces improved encryption during the negotiation handshake stage … continue reading

Agile 2018: Data is a people problem

Businesses are looking for new ways to collect, manage and analyze data to make better and more informed decisions, but they are missing the mark. Data is not just about the tools. The number one problem to using data to your advantage is people, according to Troy Magennis, an Agile consultant and founder of Focused … continue reading

GitLab to create tool for data teams

GitLab has revealed it is working on a new tool for the data science lifecycle. Meltano is an open-source solution designed to fill the gaps between data and understanding business operations. “Meltano was created to help fill the gaps by expanding the common data store to support Customer Success, Customer Support, Product teams, and Sales … continue reading

The 2018 SD Times 100

A celebration… of the best of the best in the software industry.The companies listed here are challenging the accepted methods of creating software with visionary ideas, creative solutions and best-of-breed tools that come raining down to us, like candy from a cracked piñata. This year’s cornucopia of treats includes many of the classics, from testing … continue reading

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