Topic: data

GitLab’s master plan, Sentinet 4.8 released, and MySQL 8.0—SD Times news digest: Sept. 13, 2016

Today, GitLab announced a US$20 million Series B funding from investors August Capital, Khosla Ventures, and Y Combinator. This follows its previous round of funding from last September. With the funding, GitLab is bringing issues, wikis, code review, Continuous Integration and Deployment into one single user interface. Its latest release of Issue Boards and merge … continue reading

Micro Focus intends to merge with HPE Software

Micro Focus announced its intent to merge with HPE’s Software Business Segment for approximately US$8.8 billion today. The merger is still subject to closing conditions, but the transaction is expected to finalize in the third quarter of 2017. Also, with this merger, Micro Focus and HPE announced the intent to enter a commercial partnership naming … continue reading

Intel to acquire Movidius, Microsoft’s gag order fight, and Qualcomm and Verizon’s IoT plan—SD Times news digest: Sept. 6, 2016

Intel is looking to extend its depth-sensing technology RealSense in order to enable autonomous machines to see in 3D and understand the environment around them. The company announced it is acquiring Movidius, a computer vision company. “With Movidius, Intel gains low-power, high-performance [system on a chip] platforms for accelerating computer vision applications,” wrote Josh Walden, … continue reading

Databricks’ release of Apache Spark 2.0 makes things easier, faster, smarter for developers

Databricks has announced the general availability of Apache Spark 2.0 on its platform, building on what the Databricks community has learned and focusing on three themes: ease of use, more speed, and more intelligence, according to the company. From the preview release of Apache Spark 2.0, Databricks said that 10% of its clusters were already … continue reading

Google introduces two new machine learning APIs

Google is expanding its Cloud Platform to help developers build intelligent applications. The company has introduced the Cloud Natural Language API and Cloud Speech API into open beta. The Cloud Natural Language API enables developers to perform sentiment analysis, entity recognition and syntax analysis in a number of languages. Sentiment analysis aims to understand the … continue reading

Text Control releases web API-powered reporting platform

Text Control has released a web API-powered reporting platform that helps teams create Microsoft Word-compatible reports in the cloud. The platform is called Text Control ReportingCloud, and it takes complete TX Text Control reporting functionality into the cloud, making it accessible for all platforms or languages that developers use. In order to make it accessible, … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Gotta catch ‘em all (safely and securely)

While you are trying to catch ‘em all, Pokémon Go is catching all your data. According to security researchers, the increasingly popular mobile application is posing a huge security risk to users. The problem is that in order to play, you need to sign in through your pokemon.com or Google account, giving the application full … continue reading

Infragistics allows developers to embed ReportPlus into their applications

Infragistics is expanding its enterprise mobility business intelligence (BI) solution. The company today announced a redesign to ReportPlus Mobile, as well as the addition of ReportPlus Desktop for Windows and ReportPlus Embedded. “What we are really trying to do is help businesses build great experiences to their team with a complete out-of-the-box BI analytics solution … continue reading

H2O.ai releases Sparkling Water 2.0, GitHub provides access to open-source data, and EMEA developers concerned with cyber terrorism—SD Times news digest: July 1, 2016

Today, H2O.ai announced the availability of Sparkling Water 2.0, an API for Apache Spark with new features and functionality. Sparkling Water now includes the ability to interface with Apache Spark, MLlib and Scala to give Spark user’s more visual capabilities. Sparkling Water 2.0 builds off of Sparkling Water, which was designed to give its users … continue reading

Microsoft releases SQL Server 2016

Microsoft wants developers to build intelligent applications on-premises and in the cloud with the ability to get real-time insights with its latest release. The company has announced SQL Server 2016 is generally available. SQL Server 2016 is a new database for Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing (HTAP) that features in-memory column-stores, advanced analytics, and integration … continue reading

Microsoft HoloLens ships next round of devices, Mozilla Science Lab, and IBM to acquire EZSource—SD Times news digest: June 1, 2016

Developers have been busy adding to Microsoft HoloLens with new apps and other virtual reality experiences. This week, more developers will get to join in because Microsoft announced that it has begun to ship devices to developers from its second wave of applicants. Some highlights from the new devices include a multi-tasking update, which allows … continue reading

Motion AI in public beta, Rust 1.9, and Intel acquisition to drive IoT—SD Times news digest: May 27, 2016

A platform that allows developers to build, train and deploy chatbots was released into public beta this week. The company behind these chatbots is called Motion AI. It allows anyone to create bots that are designed like a flowchart, using only as many branches as their project requires. Motion AI’s launch for bot deployment includes … continue reading

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