Topic: storage

MapR announces features coming in MapR Data Platform 6.1

MapR Technologies announced a broad range of improvements coming in MapR Data Platform 6.1 today, including performance boosts for AI and analytics data processing, a simplified and more accessible platform for developing AI and analytics applications, and streamlined security options. Further cross-compatibility between on-premises and remote data stores is a major focus of the update, … continue reading

Oculus reveals Carmel developer preview, Google’s plans for HTML5, and Segment teams up with BigQuery—SD Times news digest: Dec. 12, 2016

Oculus wants to bring web content and technologies to mainstream VR devices. The company announced a developer preview of Carmel, a new solution to build for the VR web without a VR-supported browser. “Starting today, you can build experiences for all of these users, and also test them in VR using Carmel. As new devices … continue reading

Infinit is joining Docker, Google open-sources Embedding Projector, and Windows 10 Creators Update released—SD Times news digest: Dec. 7, 2016

Infinit and Docker are joining forces in the container space to tackle some of the challenges of container technologies. According to a blog post written by the Infinit team, “With stateful applications being the next natural step in this [container] evolution, Infinit comes into play by providing the Docker community with a storage platform that … continue reading

SD Times Blog: How to refurbish antique software

Imagine if someone had come up to your cubicle in 1980 and asked about preserving your company’s software for the long term as a museum exhibit. What if they’d asked you to make that code available to the world, like a book in a library? What if they used the term “Antique Software?” More than … continue reading

New container platform launched by ContainerX

ContainerX this morning released its eponymous product, a multi-tenant container platform targeted at enterprises. The platform offers hosting of many varieties and types: public-facing, private-facing, containers, virtual machines and bare metal. Kiran Kamity, CEO and cofounder of ContainerX, said that he wants the platform to be a “vSphere-like product for the container market.” He said … continue reading

Apple quietly announces a new file system

Apple has indicated for some time that it was building more cohesion across its devices and platforms. At Worldwide Developers Conference this week, announcements to this effect were made, chief among them universal copy and paste between devices. Underneath these changes is a much more fundamental one that underpins all of Apple’s hardware. The Apple … continue reading

CoreOS introduces storage for Kubernetes systems

CoreOS today kicked off a new open-source project known as Torus. The project aims to create a scalable, reliable storage service for container-based clusters using Kubernetes. The project is being hosted on GitHub. Torus is presented to developers as a library and presents data to the developer and user as a standard file. This file can be … continue reading

Dropbox’s Project Infinite, New Android 6.0 mechanisms, and Apple sees revenue decline—SD Times news digest: April 26, 2016

Today Dropbox showcased a new technology preview called Project Infinite. The goal of this project is to reimagine how people find, access and collaborate with large amounts of data, according to a Dropbox blog post. Most users work on devices with limited storage capacity, said the company, and when people work in teams, getting secure … continue reading

Microsoft’s AppComparison app, Python 3.5, and Windows 10 enterprise adoption forecast—SD Times news digest: Nov. 23, 2015

Microsoft is looking to entice Android users to switch to Windows Phone with a new tool. AppComparison is a Google Play app designed to list which Android apps are available on Windows. “Are you considering changing your Android device to Windows Phone? AppComparison identifies your favourite Android apps and matches them with apps available from … continue reading

MongoDB hits 3.2, becomes enterprise-ready

MongoDB hit version 3.2 today, bringing with it greater integrations to enterprise analytics tools, new storage engines, and a new performance-monitoring tool. Kelly Stirman, vice president of strategy at MongoDB, said that this release was heavily focused on giving enterprise users the features they need to build mission-critical applications on top of MongoDB. (Related: How … continue reading

Dell announces $67 billion acquisition of EMC

Capping off a weekend of speculation, Dell this morning announced it will acquire EMC for US$67 billion—the largest technology buy in history. VMware, a subsidiary of EMC, will remain an independent, publicly traded company. The deal is expected to close in mid-2016, with EMC becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Dell. Pivotal, the cloud computing … continue reading

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