Topic: performance

DevOps Velocity kicks off: Speakers talk reliability, collaboration and user experience

This year’s O’Reilly Velocity conference on DevOps and web performance began this morning at the New York Hilton. Keynote speakers briefed attendees on everything from “the serverless world” to data analytics, but a few talks focused on real-world scenarios that developers and IT leaders can learn and apply to their own organization in order to … continue reading

Android Studio 2.2 focuses on ‘speed, smarts and Android support’

Google announced the stable availability of Android Studio 2.2 today, the latest release of its IDE for Android developers. This release comes with a few major enhancements, including evolved Android Frameworks, a new layout manager, and a few beta features. According to Jamal Eason, product manager for Android, this release has three major themes: speed, … 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

Winning or losing, it’s all about performance. Here’s how to build yours in

Performance is all around us. It’s something we experience every moment of our waking lives, whether we’re counting on a response from some specific device, network, vehicle, whatever system we’re in the habit of using. “Things” either perform as we expect them to, or they don’t. When systems perform as expected, all is well. You … continue reading

Gradle 3.0, Sumo Logic’s Unified Logs and Metrics solution, PNDA comes to Linux—SD Times news digest: Aug. 16, 2016

Gradle 3.0 has been released with fixes in the Gradle Daemon with specific fixes on Windows platforms, as well as the first support for Gradle Script Kotlin (a Kotlin-based build language for Gradle scripts). The support for Gradle Script Kotlin provides deep integration with both Eclipse and IDEA, including things such as auto-completion, refactoring, and navigation … continue reading

Databricks’ release of Apache Spark 2.0 makes things easier, faster, smarter for developers

Databricks has announced the general availability of Apache Spark 2.0 on its platform, building on what the Databricks community has learned and focusing on three themes: ease of use, more speed, and more intelligence, according to the company. From the preview release of Apache Spark 2.0, Databricks said that 10% of its clusters were already … continue reading

FileMaker 15 enables custom app development, Rancher HA simplified, and Facebook’s AI backbone—SD Times news digest: May 10, 2016

FileMaker has announced the newest release of its custom app platform, FileMaker 15, which has new features in automation, mobility, performance and security. The new features for mobility include Touch ID support, which allows developers to access their custom apps with their finger, including with 3D Touch support. There are automation and integration features that … continue reading

The State of DevOps survey, Facebook releases Chef cookbooks, and Khronos introduces provisional specifications—SD Times news digest: April 18, 2016

Puppet is inviting developers to take its annual State of DevOps survey. Through this survey over the years, Puppet has been able to survey more than 20,000 technical professionals and learned about IT and organizational performance. This year, Puppet has added new areas of research that reflect the community’s concern with DevOps. These areas include … continue reading

Sumo Logic’s new platform powered by machine learning technology

While there are several architectural and modern application life-cycle changes, one thing that is growing exponentially is machine data. With the right visibility, machine data could help digital businesses keep up with their modern applications by giving them access to metrics data in real-time continuous intelligence. To help companies learn from machine data, Sumo Logic, … continue reading

GitHub rolls out DGit to stop downtime of repositories

GitHub wants to be able to maintain the performance and reliability of its storage system, so it introduced DGit, a storage system that is designed to keep repositories fully available without interruption even if one of the servers goes down. DGit stands for “Distributed Git.” Git itself is distributed, so any copy of a Git … continue reading

Raintank announces release of Grafana.net, Grafana 3.0, collaboration with Intel

Raintank, the open SaaS monitoring company behind Grafana, has been busy with the beta release of Grafana 3.0, a strategic collaboration between raintank and Intel, and the beta launch of Grafana.net. Grafana was created in 2014 by raintank cofounder Torkel Ödegaard, and it has become the de facto open-source solution for visualizing cloud telemetry data, … continue reading

Rancher 1.0 is released, Quali open-sources plug-ins, and new functionality for BlazeMeter—SD Times digest: March 29, 2016

Rancher Labs has announced its open-source container-management software is out of beta and generally available. Rancher 1.0 aims to accelerate all aspects of the software development pipeline, from writing and testing code, to running complex microservice-based applications. Features include the ability to select from multiple container orchestration frameworks like Docker Swarm and Kubernetes; a cloud-agnostic … continue reading

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