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Amazon Adds Cross Region and Encrypted Replication Support for Aurora

by Kent Weare Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 13, 2017

In a recent blog post, Amazon announced updates to its MySQL-compatible Database Engine, Aurora. In this update, Amazon is including support for cross region snapshot copy, cross region replication for encrypted databases, cross account encrypted snapshot sharing, adding a region where Aurora can be provisioned and a new instance size called T2.Small.

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Google Announces Cloud Machine Learning API Updates

by Srini Penchikala Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 10, 2017

Google recently announced the Cloud Machine Learning API updates at the Google Cloud Next Conference. This includes a set of APIs in the areas of vision, video intelligence, speech, natural language, translation and job search.

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Using Deep Learning Technologies IBM Reaches a New Milestone in Speech Recognition

by Srini Penchikala Follow 6 Followers on  Mar 31, 2017

The research team at IBM recently announced they've reached a new industry record at 5.5%, using the SWITCHBOARD linguistic corpus. This brings us closer to what's considered to be the human error rate, 5.1%. They used deep learning technologies and acoustic models to accomplish this milestone.

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FaunaDB: A New Distributed Database from the Team That Scaled Twitter

by Abel Avram Follow 3 Followers on  Mar 24, 2017

Former technical leaders from Twitter and Couchbase have created FaunaDB, a new general-purpose database.

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Netflix Demonstrates Big Data Analytics Infrastructure

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 21, 2017

At QCon San Francisco, engineers at Netflix discussed their big data strategy and analytics infrastructure. This included a summary of the scale of their data, their S3 data warehouse, and Genie, their big data federated orchestration system.

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Amazon Adds Time to Live (TTL) Support to AWS DynamoDB

by Kent Weare Follow 4 Followers on  Mar 18, 2017

In a recent blog post, Amazon announced changes to its NoSQL database service, DynamoDB, that includes support for Time to Live (TTL) on data stored in the service. Deleting data, based upon time-based thresholds, provides opportunities for organizations to reduce storage costs for data that decreases in value over time.

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Apache Ranger Graduates to Top-Level Project

by Alexandre Rodrigues Follow 0 Followers on  Mar 14, 2017

Apache Ranger, a security management framework for Apache Hadoop ecosystem, graduated to top level. Ranger is used as a centralized component to define and administer security policies that are enforced across supported Hadoop components such as Apache HBase, Hadoop (HDFS and YARN), Apache Hive, Apache Kafka, Apache Solr, among others.

Development Follow 54 Followers

Google Launches Cloud Spanner Public Beta

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 28, 2017

Google has launched the public beta for Cloud Spanner, its globally distributed relational database service. Part of Google Cloud Platform, it delivers both ACID transactions and high availability, appearing to violate CAP theorem.

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Lightbend Speaks to InfoQ on Their Acquisition of OpsClarity

by Michael Redlich Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 24, 2017

Nine months after acquiring BoldRadius, Lightbend announced their acquisition of OpsClarity, a company specializing in monitoring reactive applications. InfoQ interviewed Mark Brewer, president and CEO at Lightbend and Alan Ngai, co-founder of OpsClarity and now VP of cloud services at Lightbend to learn more about this new partnership.

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Beam Graduates to Top-Level Apache Project

by Dylan Raithel Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 21, 2017

Beam exits incubation period and graduates to top-level Apache project, Google support and contribution to open source integration for various data processing backends and more.

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GitLab.com Postmortem Digs into Root Causes of 18 Hour Outage

by David Iffland Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 21, 2017

GitLab's postmortem into the root cause of their 18 hour site outage is a detailed look at how the incident began, how it got worse before it got better, and how they plan to learn from the mistakes and improve the service.

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Deep Learning at Gilt

by Alex Giamas Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 19, 2017

Deep Learning is a rapidly evolving subfield of Machine Learning originating from Neural Networks. Recent algorithmic advances and utilization of GPU parallelization have resulted in Deep Learning based algorithms mastering the game of Go as well as several practical applications. The fashion industry is one of the target sectors for Deep Learning. Gilt is using Deep Learning for real world apps

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Microsoft AirSim, a Simulator for Drones and Robots

by Abel Avram Follow 3 Followers on  Feb 16, 2017

Microsoft has developed and open sourced AirSim, a tool that can be used to simulate the flight of drones around the world. The simulator is built on the Unreal Engine and Microsoft will soon add support for robots and other types of vehicles.

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Apache Flink 1.2 Released with Dynamic Rescaling, Security and Queryable State

by Alexandre Rodrigues Follow 0 Followers on  Feb 15, 2017

Apache Flink 1.2 was announced and features dynamic rescaling, security, queryable state, and more. The release resolved 650 issues, maintains compatibility with all public APIs and ships with Apache Kafka 0.10 and Apache Mesos support. Flink’s dynamic rescaling allows one to change the parallelism of a streaming job or of an operator within the job.

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Data Geekery Releases Version 3.9.0 of jOOQ, a Java ORM Tool for Building Type Safe Queries

by Michael Redlich Follow 2 Followers on  Feb 14, 2017 3

Data Geekery released version 3.9.0 of jOOQ, their object-relational mapping (ORM) Java toolkit, featuring an experimental parser, additional type safety, better integration with Oracle, and improved transactions. InfoQ spoke to Lukas Eder, founder and CEO of Data Geekery GmbH, about this latest release.

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