Topic: database

OpenAI Gym’s free toolkit, Microsoft SQL Server 2016, and Windows 95 installed on Apple Watch—SD Times news digest: May 2, 2016

OpenAI Gym, a toolkit for developing and comparing reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms, is now in beta. It consists of a suite of environments that can be used for comparing and reproducing results, as well as creating situations that an AI can learn from. Last year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk teamed up with Y Combinator president … continue reading

Apache Apex reaches top level

The Apache Apex project has been promoted from the Apache Incubator to becoming top-level project as of today. This open-source stream- and batch-processing platform works with YARN and HDFS, runs in memory, and can handle event processing and fault tolerance. Apex started out as the real-time streaming core of DataTorrent. The company contributed its platform … continue reading

RethinkDB 2.3, Microsoft improving UI development features, and Karamba Security debuts—SD Times news digest: April 7, 2016

RethinkDB has announced version 2.3 of its open-source database for the real-time Web. The latest release comes with new security features, performance enhancements, new ReQL features, and a beta release of its recently introduced Windows port. Highlights of RethinkDB 2.3 include built-in TLS support; the ability to create user accounts and assign permissions; a new … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: RethinkDB

RethinkDB is an open-source scalable database that makes building modern, real-time apps relatively easy. It does this by utilizing a new database access model that pushes updated query results to applications in real time. With RethinkDB, developers can get a scalable real-time Web app running with fewer engineering resources. In this case, real time means … continue reading

Facebook is moving away from Parse, TypeScript 1.8 beta released, and Tails release 2.0—SD Times news digest: Jan. 29, 2016

Facebook announced yesterday that it is closing the Parse service, and it will be fully retired on Jan. 28, 2017. Parse is Facebook’s mobile development platform, but the company will be focusing its resources elsewhere, according to the Parse blog. To help with this transition, Parse is releasing a database migration tool that lets developers … continue reading

Devpost’s Hackathon report, Git 2.5 released, and JShell in Java 9—SD Times news digest: July 30, 2015

Devpost, the hackathon platform formerly known as ChallengePost, has released its first Student Hacker Report for the 2014-2015 academic year, ranking the most popular platforms, programming languages, APIs, libraries, frameworks and more at hackathons over the past year. The report shows Android edging out iOS 38.2% to 22.7% for the most popular mobile platform, while … continue reading

MariaDB adds Chef, DevOps, Docker support in Enterprise Summer 2015 release

MariaDB has announced the Summer 2015 release of MariaDB Enterprise, adding support for Docker containers and new DevOps tooling capabilities centered around optimized MariaDB Enterprise server binaries, as well as a cookbook of recipes for Chef, the open-source IT automation and configuration-management framework. The latest enterprise product release of MariaDB’s open-source MySQL database fork offers … continue reading

Couchbase unveils N1QL, a new SQL query language in Couchbase Server 4.0

Couchbase is rolling out a new SQL query language that gives developers the ability to combine JSON data modeling with declarative SQL queries for NoSQL data. The NoSQL database platform provider announced a beta of the N1QL language as part of Couchbase Server 4.0. According to Couchbase CEO Bob Wiederhold, N1QL is a NoSQL query … continue reading

Pivotal announces first version of Pivotal HD, based on Open Data Platform

Pivotal has announced a revamped Big Data suite, featuring a new version of its Greenplum analytics database, along with the first version of its Pivotal HD Hadoop distribution aligned with the Open Data Platform core. At the EMC World conference in Las Vegas, the company rolled out its new release of Pivotal HD, which updates … continue reading

Apple buys FoundationDB, SmartBear takes over Swagger API, and Google open-sources Bazel—SD Times news digest: March 25, 2015

Apple has reportedly acquired NoSQL database startup FoundationDB, according to TechCrunch. FoundationDB has posted a notice informing its community it will no longer offer downloads. The company has a scalable NoSQL database with ACID-compliant transactions, and has raised US$22.7 million in two funding rounds during its five-year startup run. Neither company has officially commented on … continue reading

Orchestrate Launches Multi-Model Database Service Portfolio for the Enterprise

PORTLAND, OR  – Orchestrate (Orchestrate.io), the all-in-one database service, today announced that it has launched Orchestrate Enterprise, a complete database portfolio for rapid, massively scalable enterprise application development. Orchestrate Enterprise exposes the features of multiple databases, including Elasticsearch, Hbase and MySQL, in a single footprint. It delivers a high performance, fault tolerant, multi-model data layer … continue reading

What’s new in Big Data at Strata + Hadoop World

Cloudera releases Cloudera Enterprise 5.2, Impala 2.0, Cloudera Director product and Cloudera Accelerator Program Cloudera used the Strata stage to unveil a slew of new products, programs and updates. The Apache Hadoop software provider released version 5.2 of Cloudera Enterprise, its data analytics management solution for Hadoop, with several security advancements including simple key management, … continue reading

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