PureSec serverless security platform leaves beta, enters general availability

PureSec is broadening the scope of its cloud security offerings with today’s announcement that PureSec Serverless Security Platform is now generally available after the end of its beta period, which started in April. “The adoption of serverless architectures on cloud providers like AWS Lambda and Microsoft Azure is growing exponentially, at an estimated rate of … continue reading

IBM and Columbia University to launch new blockchain center

IBM and Columbia University are teaming up to launch a new center dedicated to researching, educating and innovating blockchain technology and data transparency. This is just one of the recent steps IBM has made to accelerate the adoption of blockchain. The company has previously launched the IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan, Blockchain Starter Services, Blockchain … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: GraphQL Engine from Hasura

With its open source release this week, GraphQL-as-a-Service company Hasura’s GraphQL Engine is looking to lift the burden on front-end and enterprise application developers who want to begin incorporating GraphQL’s data querying and manipulation capabilities in their preexisting Postgres-based applications without having to dig through the back-end of GraphQL’s code to implement it. ”GraphQL and … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: BrowserStack debugging tools, Snowflake on Microsoft Azure and System.IO.Pipelines

BrowserStack is announcing new debugging tools and native mobile functionalities to its web and mobile app testing platform. In addition, the company announced it is adding new devices to its Real Device Cloud coverage with support for Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ and the 2018 Apple iPad. Support for iPhone 6, 6s, 6s Plus and 2018 … continue reading

The hidden costs of data breaches

The average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million globally. That is a 6.4 percent increase from 2017, a newly released report revealed. The Cost of a Data Breach 2018 conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM Security found the cost of data breaches on a business’ bottom line has been steadily increasing … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Splice Machine data platform now available on Azure, Mozilla’s mobile test pilot and Xen Project Hypervisor 4.11

Splice Machine has announced its data platform for intelligent apps is now available on Microsoft Azure. According to the company, this will give users an option to use the platform to deploy on premise, on AWS and now on Azure. The data platform is designed to help developers easily build and deploy predictive apps without … continue reading

SD Times Open Source Project of the Week: Indico Enso

Enterprise AI company Indico wants to give back to the open-source community that it says has helped their technology develop with the release of this week’s highlighted open-source project. Indico’s Enso Python library is an open-source codebase designed to standardize a way to test transfer learning techniques for training natural language processing models. While transfer … continue reading

Google responds to Gmail privacy concerns

Outside developers may be able to access the contents of your Gmail accounts, but Google says it is nothing to worry about. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that Google allows hundreds of developers to “scan the inboxes of millions of Gmail users” with no supervision. According to the report, Gmail users who … continue reading

MapR announces features coming in MapR Data Platform 6.1

MapR Technologies announced a broad range of improvements coming in MapR Data Platform 6.1 today, including performance boosts for AI and analytics data processing, a simplified and more accessible platform for developing AI and analytics applications, and streamlined security options. Further cross-compatibility between on-premises and remote data stores is a major focus of the update, … continue reading

Report: Can Kotlin compete with Java?

Java continues to dominate the programming language space for developers, but a new report reveals that Kotlin may soon knock it out of the top spot for mobile development. Packt released the results of its 2018 Skills Up report designed to look at the trends and tools software developers are using today. The 2018 Skills … continue reading

Crate.io announces the Crate Machine Data platform and Crate 3.0

Data management and Internet of Things solutions provider Crate.io is launching a new platform for processing and analyzing IoT and machine data. The company announced the Crate Machine Data platform, version 3.0 of its open-source SQL database CrateDB and a $11 million Series A round of funding today. With the introduction of the Crate Machine … continue reading

Unlock the full potential of a QA organization by tracking these KPIs

Test managers are under pressure to test faster and deliver software with fewer defects. Improving these two factors — velocity and defect detection effectiveness — requires a balanced mix of people, processes and tools. Orchestrated properly, anyone can increase a team’s testing delivery speed and trap more defects before the final software release. A multitude of supporting … continue reading

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