Topic: databases

Google Cloud Spanner, Android Things Developer Preview 4, and Sencha announces ExtReact — SD Times news digest: May 17, 2017

Google’s horizontally scalable, strongly consistent relational database service, Cloud Spanner, is now production ready. The company first introduced the solution in February of this year. Cloud Spanner is designed for mission-critical OLTP applications and enterprise databases. “Cloud Spanner also offers additional accuracy, reliability and performance in the form of a fully-managed cloud database service. Thanks … continue reading

OpenAI’s Roboschool, SmartBear ServiceV Pro 2.0, VMware acquires Apteligent — SD Times news digest: May 16, 2017

OpenAI is opening up a new school for robots. The artificial intelligence research company announced the open-source software Roboschool. Roboschool is integrated with OpenAI Gym, and provides an environment for robot simulation. Through OpenAI, Roboschool provides 12 different environments for controlling robots, and it provides a way to train multiple agent at once in one … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: CockroachDB

The open-source, cloud-native SQL database, CockroachDB, has officially reached version 1.0 this week. CockroachDB was first put on our radar in 2015 when it made Black Duck’s list of Open Source Rookies of the Year. The project first entered beta in March of 2016. “The launch of 1.0 marks our graduation from beta to a … continue reading

Oracle kicks off 20-city cloud tour

Oracle today kicked off its 20-city worldwide tour in the furtherance of its cloud offerings. The first Oracle Code event today in San Francisco was keynoted by Thomas Kurian, president of Oracle product development. He walked attendees through the finer points of setting up systems and storage within the Oracle cloud. Kurian demonstrated specific capabilities … continue reading

Slack introduces Threads, Realm Mobile Platform reaches v1.0, and CA Technologies officially acquires Automic—SD Times news digest: Jan. 19, 2017

Slack has introduced a much-sought-after feature today called Threads, which lets users reply to messages, organize discussions and manage their conversations. According to Paul Rosania, a member of the core product team at Slack, the company was trying to implement a feature that would group conversations in a channel to make it clear which message … continue reading

NuoDB 2.6 released with more elastic SQL scale-out capabilities

NuoDB wants to help developers elastically scale out their cloud applications with the latest release of its SQL database. NuoDB 2.6 is designed to lower costs, improve availability, and support active-active database deployments and distributed storage. “The demand for cloud applications has never been higher as organizations rapidly modernize their infrastructure to keep pace with … continue reading

Analyst View: Data entry or data sensing?

Replacement of data entry with data sensing can enable better, faster, and more relevant results from application software. But it’s important for software architects to see that this change means they are setting a course for their application away from decision support and toward control. Find the data Let’s start with a manufacturing example. People … continue reading

Guest View: The first release of Apache Arrow

Work on Apache Arrow has been progressing rapidly since its inception earlier this year, and now Arrow is the open-source standard for columnar in-memory execution, enabling fast vectorized data processing and interoperability across the Big Data ecosystem. Background Apache Parquet is now the de facto standard for columnar storage on disk, and building on that … continue reading

How to deal with data at scale

The world increasingly runs on data, and that data is only expanding. Like the blob, it gets everywhere: storage systems, databases, document repositories. According to IDC, the world will hold 44 zettabytes of data by 2020, up from 4.4 zettabytes in 2013. That’s a lot of hard drives. It’s also a recipe for development and … continue reading

IBM’s Project Intu, Google Slides API, and Altova MobileTogether 3.0—SD Times news digest: Nov. 10, 2016

IBM is giving developers the ability to embed Watson’s cognitive functions in their end-user device solutions. The company announced the experimental release of Project Intu, a new platform that aims to help build the next generation of cognitive experiences. Developers can use Project Intu to develop for form factors such as wearables, avatars, robots and … continue reading

Redis adds Spark-based machine learning

Redis and Spark are coming a bit closer together. Redis Labs today announced a new project, Redis-ML, to bring Spark-based machine learning capabilities to the Redis database. The combination will provide a faster place to store a trained Spark machine learning model. Redis-ML is hosted on GitHub and will be demonstrated at the Big Data … continue reading

MongoDB can now store graph databases

Users of the MongoDB NoSQL data store can now store graph databases in it. Today the company announced the introduction of MongoDB 3.4, and with it came a host of new features, including the ability to host graph databases. Kelly Stirman, vice president of strategy and product marketing at MongoDB, said this update focuses on … continue reading

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