SD Times news digest: AWS Blockchain Templates, Apache Oozie v5.0.0, and JetBrains Rider 2018.1

Amazon has announced AWS Blockchain Templates, a new solution that will allow customers to launch Ethereum or Hyperledger Fabric networks in minutes. The templates will configure all of the AWS resources needed to get started and make it easy to scale. The Ethereum template offers two options: ecs and docker-local. The ecs template creates an … 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

Riding herd over your microservices

By now, the benefits of microservices have been well established. Reliability. Scalability. Productivity. What you don’t hear about are the tradeoffs, challenges and complexities it takes to transition from a monolith to a microservice. All of these smaller components in a microservice may make it easier to develop software, but instead of only having one … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: Core ML support in TensorFlow Light, Pivotal Cloud Foundry expansion, and Hazelcast joins Eclipse Foundation

Google has announced a collaboration with Apple to support Core ML in TensorFlow Lite. TensorFlow Lite is Google’s lightweight machine learning solution for mobile and embedded devices. Core ML is Apple’s machine learning framework used across Siri, camera, and quick type.  This new support will allow iOS developers to use Core ML to deploy TensorFlow … continue reading

Pivotal Container Service and VMware Workspace ONE unveiled on day two of VMworld US

It’s day two of VMworld US, and VMware started it off with an announcement of a collaboration with Pivotal and Google Cloud on the new Pivotal Container Service (PKS). Along with the collaboration, VMware will also see updates to its Digital Workspace platform. PKS is a new product from Pivotal which enables enterprises and service … continue reading

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Rackspace and Pivotal team up on cloud-native application development

Rackspace is delivering a new solution to help enterprise customers build and deploy applications at scale. The company announced a new effort in conjunction with Pivotal to deliver the Managed Pivotal Cloud Foundry at its Rackspace::Solve conference in New York today. Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a cloud-native platform that features built-in tools for scaling, metrics, … continue reading

The EFF AI Progress Measurement experiment, Infragistics Ultimate 17.1, and Erlang/OTP 20.0 — SD Times news digest: June 22, 2017

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is keeping a close eye on artificial intelligence and machine learning, and it wants help from the research community to continue doing so. The organization announced the EFF AI Progress Measurement experiment, which is a pilot project to track the progress happening in the AI field. The EFF encourages researchers … continue reading

New chip by MIT researchers may push IoT technology, and Ford and Pivotal team up on FordPass software—SD Times news digest: Feb. 8, 2016

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a new chip specifically to implement neural networks. This chip may enable mobile devices to run powerful artificial intelligence algorithms and help “usher” along the Internet of Things. The chip is 10x as efficient as a mobile GPU, so it could enable devices to run … continue reading

Pivotal updates Cloud Foundry distribution

Pivotal has updated its Cloud Foundry distribution to version 1.6. This update introduces Spring Cloud Services for Pivotal Cloud Foundry, as well as a new runtime that allows .NET applications and Docker containers to be hosted inside the Platform-as-a-Service. Version 1.6 is focused on enabling enterprises to deploy and expand microservices within their organization. To … continue reading

VMworld shows off container, virtualization solutions

VMware kicked off its annual conference in San Francisco this morning with new product demos and announcements from all manner of data center and virtualization solutions. And today, ClusterHQ, HyTrust and Pivotal all made announcements at the show. HyTrust announced CloudControl for VMware NSX. Version 4.5 of CloudControl sits between VMware’s vSphere and administrators, giving … continue reading

NoSQL: It really is all in the name

For most of the 1990s, databases were the most boring tool in the shed. The rise of the Web over the aughts changed the demands placed on databases, but did not meaningfully change the form of the data stores we so know and love in our day-to-day application work. The constraints placed on applications to … 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

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