Topic: data

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

Google extends Classroom API, CSS tips and tricks, and Google Play awards—SD Times news digest: May 20, 2016

Google is extending its Classroom API to help developers integrate their applications with classroom solutions. The company introduced new coursework endpoints that will give developers access to assignments, grades and workflows. “Learning tools can focus on creating great content and, in turn, use Classroom to manage the workflow for assignments created with this content,” wrote … continue reading

Guest View: If your metrics don’t add business value, stop collecting them

Keith Klain kicked off STAREAST 2016 last week, and there was one line in his keynote that stuck with me throughout the entire conference: “If you can’t draw a straight line between your business objectives and your test approach, you’re doing it wrong.” As I started to think of all of the little activities that … continue reading

PostgreSQL 9.6 beta, SyntaxNet goes open source, and Mozilla files a motion with U.S. District Court—SD Times news digest: May 13, 2016

The first beta release of PostgreSQL 9.6 is ready for download, containing previews of all the features that will become available when the final version is here. The PostgreSQL Global Development Group is encouraging its users to begin testing their applications against this new release. New changes and enhancements include parallel sequential scans, joins and … continue reading

Learn best practices, security measures for World Password Day

This year is marks the fourth annual World Password Day, and yet the old security measure of changing passwords still seems to be troubling both large and small organizations. Today makes it a good day to get updated on the best practices and tips for creating and securing strong passwords. The intention behind World Password … continue reading

Dropbox’s Project Infinite, New Android 6.0 mechanisms, and Apple sees revenue decline—SD Times news digest: April 26, 2016

Today Dropbox showcased a new technology preview called Project Infinite. The goal of this project is to reimagine how people find, access and collaborate with large amounts of data, according to a Dropbox blog post. Most users work on devices with limited storage capacity, said the company, and when people work in teams, getting secure … continue reading

Android Security Annual report details current state of Android ecosystem

This year’s Android Security Annual report was released today, taking a look at Google services, security protections in 2015, and the work between Android partners and security research as a whole. Last year was the first time this report was released, and it analyzed billions of data points gathered in 2014 to provide insight into … continue reading

GoPro Developer Program unveiled, Project Tango simulates space travel, and Microsoft sues the Justice Department—SD Times news digest: April 15, 2016

GoPro has unveiled the GoPro Developer Program as a way to support companies that want to develop a better user experience. The GoPro Developer program was debuted at a private event in San Francisco. The program has been working with developers in a variety of companies, as well as a bunch of startups. “Over the … continue reading

Lucidworks View released, Microsoft’s Global CSS Property Usage, and Keras 1.0—SD Times digest: April 12, 2016

Lucidworks, a search and analytics software company, today released Lucidworks View, an extension to its flagship product Fusion. It allows companies to create custom search-driven applications that use Apache Solr and Apache Spark. Companies that build a recommendation-driven e-commerce site, or a searchable customer service portal, can use Lucidworks View to give their customers access … continue reading

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