Topic: data

Google proposes Dataflow as an Apache Incubator Project, GitLab 8.4, and MIT’s online IoT course—SD Times news digest: Jan. 22, 2016

Google wants the Apache Software Foundation to take its Dataflow technology under its wing. The company has proposed that the foundation make Dataflow an Apache Incubator Project. The project would include the Dataflow model, Dataflow Java SDK, and runners (which connect to execution engines). “We believe this proposal is a step toward the ability to … continue reading

Data platform as a service is coming

Madhukar Kumar is vice president of product management and marketing at Liaison Technologies, and he’s convinced he’s seen the future of data. In the past 10 years, Kumar has served as director of professional services at Autonomy, manager and architect of Interwoven, and finally, a vice president at HP. Today, however, he’s strictly concerned with … continue reading

Developers are having trouble accessing data for mobile apps, report says

A majority of developers are reporting that accessing data is becoming their No. 1 problem for building mobile apps. In Appcelerator’s annual Mobile Trends Report (conducted by IDC), 72.4% of respondents reported that data is becoming a huge bottleneck for mobile development. About 40% of respondents reported spending a quarter to a half of their … continue reading

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

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