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Developing Virtual Assistant Apps with Amazon Lex and Polly Deep Learning Technologies

by Srini Penchikala Follow 6 Followers on  May 22, 2017

Greg Bulmash from Amazon spoke at the OSCON 2017 Conference last week about developing your own virtual assistant applications using Amazon's Lex and Polly technologies.

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Apache Metron Graduates to Top-Level Project

by Dylan Raithel Follow 2 Followers on  May 18, 2017

Hortonworks and Apache announce graduation of Metron, a realtime big data security platform to top-level project at the ASF.

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Confluent Cloud, Apache Kafka as a Service in AWS

by Alex Giamas Follow 0 Followers on  May 18, 2017

Apache Kafka is a distributed, fault-tolerant pub sub messaging soltuion, originally developed by LinkedIn and open sourced. Confluent was formed by former LinkedIn engineers in the Kafka development group and today announced Confluent Cloud, a fully hosted and managed Apache Kafka as a Service in AWS. We also take a look at Confluent's second annual Streaming Data report and its findings.

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Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) Released in Preview: In-Memory Cache for Read-Intensive Workloads

by Daniel Bryant Follow 13 Followers on  May 16, 2017

AWS has released Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX) in preview, a fully managed write-through caching service that sits logically in front of DynamoDB tables in order to improve performance for read-intensive workloads. DAX is API-compatible with DynamoDB, meaning that existing applications will not have to be re-written to take advantage of DAX.

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Dani Traphagen on Next Phase of Distributed Systems with Apache Ignite

by Srini Penchikala Follow 6 Followers on  May 15, 2017

Dani Traphagen from GridGain spoke at OSCON 2017 Conference about Apache Ignite platform. She talked about the paradigm shift in viewing the disk as a bottleneck, the decreasing costs of memory and how to optimize toward the cache, leveraging it for microservices architectures with the open source project Apache Ignite.

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MongoDB Atlas Expands AWS Footprint

by Alex Giamas Follow 0 Followers on  May 02, 2017

MongoDB, as one of the most popular NoSQL databases and a non-relational database used in many cases in Web based systems, has grown along side PaaS and IaaS providers' growth. DBaaS with MongoDB as the backing database is available since early versions on Heroku. MongoDB Atlas has just announced availability in 14 AWS regions with local storage available in Americas, EMEA and APAC.

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Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference 2017: Day Two Recap

by Michael Redlich Follow 2 Followers on  Apr 30, 2017

Day Two of the 12th annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference was held in Philadelphia. This two-day event included keynotes by Blair MacIntyre (augmented reality pioneer) and Scott Hanselman (podcaster), and featured speakers Kyle Daigle (engineering manager at GitHub), Holden Karau (principal software engineer at IBM), and Karen Kinnear (JVM technical lead at Oracle).

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Microsoft Updates Azure IoT Platform: Adds Connectivity, Time Series Insights and Edge Analytics

by Kent Weare Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 29, 2017

Microsoft has recently made some announcements regarding their Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities within Azure. Microsoft’s news includes adding a new service called Azure Time Series Insights, additional connectivity platform support for OPC UA/DA and Azure Stream Analytic support on edge devices. In addition, Microsoft also announced a new SaaS-based IoT Solution called Azure IoT Central.

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Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference 2017: Day One Recap

by Michael Redlich Follow 2 Followers on  Apr 24, 2017

Day One of the 12th annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference was held on Tuesday, April 18 in Philadelphia, PA. This two-day event included keynotes by Blair MacIntyre (augmented reality pioneer) and Scott Hanselman (podcaster), and featured speakers Monica Beckwith (JVM consultant at Oracle), Yehuda Katz (co-creator of Ember.js), and Jessica Kerr (lead engineer at Atomist).

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Nikita Ivanov on Apache Ignite In-Memory Computing Platform

by Alexandre Rodrigues Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 23, 2017

Apache Ignite is an in-memory computing platform with transactional support, that supports both key-value persistence as well as streaming and complex-event processing. Ignite was open-sourced by GridGain in late 2014 and accepted in the Apache Incubator program. InfoQ interviewed Nikita Ivanov, CTO of GridGain, to find out more about Apache Ignite.

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Data Preparation Pipelines: Strategy, Options and Tools

by Srini Penchikala Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 16, 2017

Data preparation is an important aspect of data processing and analytics use cases. Business analysts and data scientists spend about 80% of their time gathering and preparing the data rather than analyzing it or developing machine learning models. Kelly Stirman spoke last week at Enterprise Data World 2017 Conference about the data preparation best practices.

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A Preview of Coming Features in PostgreSQL 10

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 16, 2017

While PostgreSQL continues to progress towards its tenth major release in September 2017, EnterpriseDB Chief Architect and PostgreSQL contributor Robert Hass compiled a list of notable features that will likely make it into PostgreSQL 10 based on its official roadmap.

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Causal Consistency for Large Neo4j Clusters

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 Followers on  Apr 15, 2017

Jim Webber, chief scientist at Neo4J Technology, explored how Neo4J implements causal consistency at QCon London 2017. The presentation included a high-level overview of Neo4J’s clustering architecture, its implementation of consensus using Raft, and a pattern called bookmarking used to achieve read-after-write consistency.

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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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