Topic: database

RethinkDB is shutting down, Qt Quick Controls, and Sensory gives developers Alexa voice control—SD Times news digest: Oct. 6, 2016

RethinkDB, an open-source database for real-time web functionality, is shutting down despite all efforts to turn it into a database technology business. Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB, wrote that the members of the RethinkDB community are developing a continuity plan for RethinkDB and Horizon. Both projects will still be available and distributed under open-source licenses. … continue reading

JetBrains releases YouTrack 7.0, tech leaders form Partnership of AI, and PostgreSQL 9.6 released—SD Times news digest: Sept. 29, 2016

JetBrains has officially released the stable version of YouTrack 7.0, complete with new features to help a team perform its daily activities. This release also focuses on reworking the Agile Board and expanding backlog functionality. With the Agile Board update, developers can now add customized issues, set visibility, and estimate their tasks without having to … continue reading

Report: Consumer-grade software is new standard for today’s apps

New findings from a ScaleArc survey determined that more than three-quarters of IT decision-makers agree that consumer grade is the new standard for applications because it is more reliable than enterprise software. The report from ScaleArc, a provider of database load balancing software, comes from its annual survey of 528 IT decision-makers. Of those surveyed, 78% … continue reading

Hack Rod creates AI car in a virtual environment, Flynn 1.0, and Let’s Encrypt support for IPv6—SD Times news digest: July 27, 2016

The team at Hack Rod, a California startup, is using Autodesk and NVIDIA GPU technology to create a car engineered with artificial intelligence and designed in a virtual environment. The Hack Rod car uses concepts of generative design, which consists of computers that use AI to come up with design ideas on their own. Autodesk … continue reading

Splice Machine seeks to build community with open source

Splice Machine headed out on the path toward building a community earlier this week when the company announced a new open-source community edition of its relational database-management system for Hadoop and Spark. The Splice Machine Community Edition is now available for free, and can be tested within an Amazon Web Services sandbox. Monte Zweben, cofounder … continue reading

Confluent Platform 3 brings new Kafka, control center

Confluent this week introduced its first commercial product, Confluent Control Center, as part of the newly released Confluent Platform 3.0 and Apache Kafka 0.10.0. The combined package is aimed at operationalizing Kafka-based streaming applications and near real-time data processing efforts. Neha Narkhede, cofounder and CTO of Confluent (and one of the creators of Kafka), said, … continue reading

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

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