Topic: data

Beware the red-yellow-green report: The shift from project management to Value Stream Management

Project manager Adam sends his boss a status update for the weekly project status report. Adam’s project is delayed due to conflicting priorities with other projects, so he marks the schedule portion of the report red — an accurate reflection due to a missed milestone. Because of the delay, there will likely be a budget … continue reading

What the Cloudera and Hortonworks merger means

Earlier this month, data companies Cloudera and Hortonworks announced that they would be entering into a merger. Both companies were leaders in the big data space. The companies stated that they hoped the merger will enable them to become a next-generation data platform together. Cloudera was originally co-founded in 2008 with talent from Google, Facebook, … continue reading

PostgreSQL 11 now available

The PostgreSQL team has announced a major update to its open-source relational database. PostgreSQL 11 has been released with performance improvements, and specific enhancements for large databases and high computational workloads. According to the team, this is the first major release since last year when PostgreSQL 10 was released. Additionally, the release includes updates to … continue reading

Microsoft partners with DIF and W3C on Decentralized Identity

As our lives become increasingly digital at home and at work, Microsoft wants to make sure users have the proper privacy, security and control of their data. The company is actively collaborating with the Decentralized Identity Foundation (DIF) and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Credentials Community Group to provide an Decentralized Identity (DID) solution, … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Skip

Built by a team of veteran open-source contributors within Facebook, Skip is described by the developer team as “a programming language to skip the things you have already computed.” After three years, the project has left active development and has been open sourced. The team wrote that the statically-typed language is experimental, with a goal … continue reading

MongoDB acquires cloud database platform provider mLab

MongoDB has announced a new acquisition to help strengthen its position among developer communities. mLab is a San Francisco-based cloud database service. According to MongoDB, mLab has had experience with developer-centric startup communities, and this new acquisition will help deepen MongoDB’s relationship and involvement with developers. mLab was first launched in 2011 as a Database-as-a-Service … continue reading

Industry Watch: A manifesto for modern development

When my girls were little, they were big fans of  “The Little Mermaid,” so at bedtime I would read to them from a book called “Ariel’s Painting Party.” The story goes like this: Ariel saw a sunrise that was so beautiful that she decided to paint it. When she was finished, she showed it to … continue reading

Cloudera and Hortonworks merge to create a next-generation data platform

Cloudera and Hortonworks have announced that they have entered into an agreement in which the two companies will join in an all-stock merger of equals. The decision has been unanimously approved by both companies’ Board of Directors. The companies believe that this merger will set them up to become a next-generation data platform that spans … continue reading

In-memory technology: Serving up application data to users on the go

Data can be viewed to be as valuable in the digital business world as oil is to the economy. Oil fuels homes, cars, railroads, and even electricity. Data powers the business and revenue. Businesses that want to continue to evolve, transform and improve need are being fueled by their data to tell them where and … continue reading

Tim Berners-Lee announces new project for users to take back control of the web

World Wide Web creator and director of W3C Tim Berners-Lee believes the web has reached a critical tipping point. “I’ve always believed the web is for everyone. That’s why I and others fight fiercely to protect it. The changes we’ve managed to bring have created a better and more connected world. But for all the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oculus reveals hybrid apps, Sauce Labs’ iOS and Android native test automation frameworks, and data.world’s $12 million round of funding

Oculus revealed it is trying to merge traditional PC apps and VR together with a new experimental technology. The company made the announcement at its Oculus Connect 5 (OC5) event in San Jose this week. According to the company, Hybrid Apps will help developers migrate traditional desktop apps to virtual reality and leverage Dash’s virtual … continue reading

The MissingLink between deep learning and data scientists

Machine learning is rapidly advancing and being deployed across a number of different industries and solutions to intelligently manage data, gain insights and provide value. However, to effectively train and deliver machine learning models is still very time-consuming for many, and involves a lot of grunt work, according to a newly launched company. MissingLink.ai has … continue reading

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