Topic: data

Kickstarter project defends data from the inside out

Software and security have been getting better, but computer software is still at risk of being compromised by physical access. A new class of security devices is on its way to protect data and control critical information, and with only three days to go on Kickstarter, the team behind it hopes they can build a … continue reading

Microsoft introduces PowerApps

While most of the world has gone mobile, Microsoft thinks there are still roadblocks keeping businesses from following suit. As a result, the company has announced PowerApps, a new enterprise software service designed to create, deliver and share business apps. “The way we work is changing. We are more mobile than ever before,” said Omar … continue reading

An intelligent approach to AI

There are approximately 11 million developers in the world, creating all manner of software for all manner of businesses. Much of this software would benefit from data intelligence to gain efficiencies and greater revenue. However, there are approximately 100,000 data scientists in the world, and they are expensive. This is the problem Evan Prodromou faced … continue reading

Microsoft previews SQL Server 2016

Microsoft is furthering its commitment to Big Data with new products designed to help businesses make smarter decisions about their data. The company announced an upcoming preview of SQL Server 2016 3.0, its intelligent Big Data platform. “We live in the age of data, and the ability to extract actionable intelligence from data is driving … continue reading

Apps are violating Apple’s App Store policy, Google looks to take customers from Microsoft, and AllSeen Alliance updates AllJoyn—SD Times news digest: Oct. 20, 2015

Security firm SourceDNA has revealed a number of iOS apps that are violating Apple’s App Store policy that use private APIs to obtain a user’s private data. The apps all had one thing in common: They used the Youmi advertising SDK from China. “We found 256 apps (est. total of 1 million downloads) that have … continue reading

Amazon Machine Learning, Microsoft’s unified Windows 10 store, and Android Wear for iOS (maybe)—SD Times news digest: April 10, 2015

Amazon debuted a new Amazon Machine Learning service at the AWS Summit in San Francisco this week, allowing users to employ predictive modeling on large-scale data batches. Amazon Machine Learning supports binary classification, multiclass classification, and regression predictions on a customer’s data. Developers can also add code based on the service’s predictions to influence its … continue reading

OnePlus OxygenOS, Mono 4.0, and Microsoft’s open-source Bond framework—SD Times news digest: April 6, 2015

Smartphone marker OnePlus has unveiled a custom version of its Android operating system, OxygenOS. OxygenOS is based on Google’s Android Lollipop version 5.0.2. With OxygenOS, the company claimed it would make it easier to respond to user feedback, and to provide better updates and an integrated range of services for OnePlus users. “In this environment … continue reading

Microsoft becomes first cloud provider to adopt international privacy standard

Microsoft has announced it has adopted ISO/IEC 27018, becoming the first major cloud provider to adopt the international privacy standard. According to a blog post from Brad Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel and executive vice president of legal and corporate affairs, the British Standards Institute has independently verified that Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM … continue reading

Hitachi to acquire Big Data analytics company Pentaho

Japanese enterprise technology company Hitachi has announced its plans to acquire Big Data analytics company Pentaho. Hitachi will add Pentaho’s open-source Big Data deployment platform to its portfolio, eventually merging Pentaho’s Big Data analysis and machine-learning capabilities into its Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) products. According to Hitachi’s announcement, the company’s plans for a shared analytics … continue reading

Hadoop

Data Governance Initiative expands the Hadoop ecosystem

Hadoop has, for the most part, moved beyond the proof-of-concept phase and the initial chasm of adoption. More and more organizations are putting the open-source framework to work on mountains of complex Big Data. The next step in Hadoop’s evolution is getting a handle on governance. To that end, Hortonworks—the enterprise data platform provider and … continue reading

Apache Falcon graduates to Top-Level Project, Canonical announces Ubuntu Core for IoT, Facebook open-sources AI tools for Torch—SD Times news digest: Jan. 20, 2015

The Apache Software Foundation has announced that Apache Falcon has graduated from the Apache Incubator to a Top-Level Project. Falcon is a data processing and management solution for Apache Hadoop with a focus on data motion, data discovery, coordination of data pipelines, and life-cycle management. “Apache Falcon solves a very important and critical problem in … continue reading

Inside the Apache Software Foundation’s Flink

The Apache Software Foundation has announced Apache Flink as a Top-Level Project (TLP). Flink is an open-source Big Data system that fuses processing and analysis of both batch and streaming data. The data-processing engine, which offers APIs in Java and Scala as well as specialized APIs for graph processing, is presented as an alternative to … continue reading

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