Google Cloud adds Python 3.7 in its Second Generation App Engine standard runtimes

Google Cloud has announced the release of its Second Generation App Engine standard runtimes, which it says is a significant update to the platform. Google’s App Engine is a web framework and cloud computing platform for building apps on a serverless platform. This release adds Python 3.7 as one of the available Second Generation runtimes. … continue reading

Google Cloud gets new integrations and partners at Google Cloud Next 2018

IBM announced it teamed up with Google Cloud to help build the newly announced Knative solution. The companies announced the partnership at the Google Cloud Next 2018 conference happening in San Francisco this week. Knative is an open-source project designed to enable serverless platforms to run on top of Kubernetes. “Ultimately, we anticipate Knative becoming … continue reading

Google releases PostgreSQL support for Cloud SQL

Google is releasing a number of cloud database improvements this week aimed at accelerating cloud-native database innovation. Key improvements include commit timestamps for Cloud Spanner, the beta of Cloud Bigtable replication, the beta version of Cloud Memorystore for Redis, and Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL. “Every application has to store and access operational data, usually in … continue reading

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GitLab collaborates with Google Cloud on app deployment

GitLab announced a new collaboration with Google Cloud to offer native integration into Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). This new integration aligns with GitLab’s vision of Auto DevOps. Auto DevOps is GitLab’s way of automating DevOps and delivering ideas to production faster. It consists of a collection of build, test and deployment features. The new integration … continue reading

Google announces new security enhancements for Google Cloud

Google announced more than 20 new security enhancements to the Google Cloud portfolio at the CEO Security Forum in New York yesterday. Some key announcements included the new Cloud Security Command Center, Cloud Armor and the Cloud Data Loss Prevention API. “When it comes to Google Cloud Platform (GCP), our goal is to continuously improve … continue reading

Pivotal Container Service now available

Pivotal and VMware have announced the general availability of its Kubernetes-based container service Pivotal Container Service (PKS). The two companies along with Google Cloud announced it would be collaborating on PKS at a VMware conference in August. The initial version was released late last year. “As you evaluate your enterprise software portfolio, you’re going to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Managed Applications in Azure Marketplace, Google announces Andromeda 2.1, and Security Compass’ SD Elements platform

Microsoft has announced Azure Managed Applications is now available in the Azure Marketplace. Azure Managed Applications allows customers to deploy applications and fully manage them in their customer’s environment. “Whether these solutions are complex applications that are custom-built and maintained by MSPs or packaged applications delivered and serviced by ISVs, you can focus on what … continue reading

Google introduces invisible reCAPTCHA, beta launch of Cloud Functions for Firebase, and Kaggle joins Google Cloud—SD Times news digest: March 10, 2017

Google is taking reCAPTCHA one step further by making it invisible. Now, human users will be let through without seeing the “I’m not a robot” checkbox, and bot and suspicious users will have to solve challenges that use Google’s risk analysis algorithms. The advantage of reCAPTCHA is its enhanced security, according to Google. It’s a … continue reading

Microsoft’s milestone in speech recognition, Node.js v6.9.0 released, and Google open-sources Nomulus—SD Times news digest: Oct. 19, 2016

Microsoft is making waves with its artificial intelligence research by developing a piece of technology that recognizes words as well as humans do. According to a team of researchers from the company’s AI and Research division, the company’s speech recognition system has a word error rate of 5.9%, which is about equivalent to a human. … continue reading

Google, university researchers introduce Open Image Dataset to advance machine learning

Recent advances in machine learning have changed the way computers understand digital images and video. In order to further advance natural language and machine learning, Google introduced Open Images, a dataset consisting 9 million URLs to images that have been annotated with labels that cover more than 6,000 categories. According to Google software engineers Tom … continue reading

Google buys API management company Apigee

Google announced that it’s planning to buy Apigee, an API management company, for US$17.40 per share in cash, which totals approximately $625 million. According to Business Insider, Apigee was valued at $600 million in the summer of 2014, then lowered to $494.5 million when it held its IPO in 2015. In March of this year, … continue reading

Google’s AI system beats ancient Chinese strategy game Go

This week, there was a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence researchers. Google’s AI system AlphaGo won a contest of the ancient strategy game Go, the first time an AI system was able to do so for it. The rules of Go are simple: Players take turns placing black or white stones on a board, and … continue reading

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