SD Times news digest: Google’s Voice Experiments, CData partners with Redis Labs, and Testplant adds API Testing

Google has created a new site to showcase developers that are using voice interaction in new and exciting ways. Voice Experiments showcases projects such as MixLab, Mystery Animal, and Story Speaker. These projects can be previewed through Google Assistant on phones, through voice-activated speakers such as Google Home, or through a web browser. Developers can … continue reading

Microsoft wants to create the ultimate hybrid data solution

With new advances to its SQL Server 2017 solution and Azure data services, Microsoft says it is forming the ultimate hybrid data platform. The company made new on-premises and cloud announcements at PASS Summit 2017 today. “Microsoft’s guiding principle has been to build the highest performing, most secure, and consistent data platform for all your … continue reading

JDK 9, Tesla unlocks batteries and ScaleArc for SQL Server — SD Times news digest: September 11, 2017

Oracle to limit support for Java 9 Following their previously announced plans for a six-month release cycle for the Java Development Kit, Oracle has announced that support for this month’s upcoming Java 9 will be short-lived to make way for the first release in the new cycle in March 2018. Despite the limited support, Java … continue reading

The evolving state of enterprise middleware

The enterprise middleware landscape is shifting dramatically, with organizations pursuing a variety of paths — in both specialized managed services and DYI iPaaS packaged software – to get to the common destination of cloud-enabled middleware. With cloud integration skills in high demand, new outside partners to work with, and even some LOB managers now creating … continue reading

Red Hat, Microsoft collaborate on container adoption

Microsoft and Red Hat have joined forces again to bring their technologies together to ease container adoption for organizations. New initiatives announced today include cross-platform support, for Windows Server containers on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform; for Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated container platform-as-a-service on Microsoft Azure, and SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and … continue reading

REST APIs stumble in the leap to mobile applications

I started building REST APIs a few years ago because I was desperately in need of a back-end engineer, and it seemed easier for me to just do it myself. That, of course, is how all classic software engineering problems begin and where many startups end, but I thought: How hard could it really be? … continue reading

Quest Software releases new version of data integration solution SharePlex

Quest Software is giving teams that need to manage their heterogeneous database ecosystem new features to its real-time data integration solution. The company released SharePlex v9, with added support for Microsoft SQL Server, and one single solution across both Oracle and SQL Server databases with no vendor lock-in for database administrators (DBAs). According to Greg … continue reading

Microsoft’s Git Virtual File System, Twilio Proxy, and MariaDB TX 2.0 — SD Times news digest: May 25, 2017

Microsoft is providing an update on its Git Virtual File System (GVFS), the company’s effort to scale Git to large projects and teams. According to Brian Harry, a technical fellow at Microsoft, the company has created the largest Git repository available. Over the last three months, Microsoft has largely completed the roll out of GVFS … 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

Microsoft announces new solutions for creating intelligent, data-driven apps

Microsoft is empowering customers with its new data-driven intelligence solutions. Microsoft today made several product announcements at its Microsoft Data Amp event, including updates to SQL Server, R Server 9.1, and other solutions aimed at helping businesses create intelligent applications. Starting today, developers can download the SQL Server CTP 2.0, which is available on Windows, … continue reading

Facebook open-sources Prophet, DoD creates open-source code project, and Redgate launches SQL Clone—SD Times news digest: Feb. 27, 2017

Since data science tasks like forecasting is important to organizations, Facebook decided to open-source Prophet, its forecasting tool available in Python and R. Prophet is for forecasting time series data, and it was open-sourced by Facebook’s Core Data Science team. Prophet is optimized for business forecast tasks that the Facebook team encountered, which typically include … continue reading

Google Spanner seeks enterprise SQL work

In the U.K., one would not wish to be called a spanner: the term refers to a wrench, and is also used to denote a person whose intelligence nears that of a wrench. In the cloud, however, Spanner means a feat of engineering. Google’s recently announced open beta of the Spanner database within its Google … continue reading

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