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Tim Berners-Lee Introduces Solid Decentralized Identity Platform

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 8 Followers on  Oct 16, 2018

Solid is a new decentralized identity platform from WWW Creator Tim Berners-Lee. Solid provides a mechanism for users to own and better control the usage of their data.

AI, ML & Data Engineering Follow 991 Followers

William McKnight on Data Platforms and Creating a Modern Data Architecture

by Srini Penchikala Follow 37 Followers on  Oct 15, 2018

William McKnight gave a keynote presentation last week at Data Architecture Summit 2018 Conference on creating a modern data architecture using different data platforms.

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Microsoft Joins Open Invention Network with the Aim to Protect Linux and Open Source

by Andrew Morgan Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 15, 2018

Erich Andersen, corporate vice president and chief IP counsel at Microsoft, has announced that Microsoft is joining the Open Invention Network (OIN). This brings it over 60,000 issued patents from Microsoft, aiming to help make its license network even stronger for the benefit of the open source community.

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New Updates to Google's Cloud Spanner and Cloud Bigtable Databases

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 7 Followers on  Oct 15, 2018

The Google Cloud Platform offers various cloud-native database services, and recently Google updated two of them. The updates affect the Cloud Spanner database service, a managed relational database offering and Cloud Bigtable, a managed NoSQL key value and wide-column database.

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Smoke is a New Lightweight Server-Side Framework for Swift from Amazon

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Oct 14, 2018

Amazon Smoke framework is a new open-source light-weight server-side framework written in Swift and aimed to build REST-like or RPC-like services. Its architecture stresses ease of use and favours a pure-functional programming style for request handlers.

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Cloudflare WebAssembly and Key Value Store for Workers

by Chris Swan Follow 584 Followers on  Oct 14, 2018

Cloudflare has announced two additional capabilities for their Workers. WebAssembly will allow Workers to be written in compiled languages such as C, C++, Rust and Go. Workers KV provides an eventually consistent key value store hosted across Cloudflare’s global network of over 150 data centres.

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Azure Content Delivery Network Is Now Generally Available

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 7 Followers on  Oct 13, 2018

Microsoft announced the general availability (GA) of the Azure CDN, allowing customers to deliver content from Microsoft’s global CDN network. The release was a follow up on the public preview last May.

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Spotify Open Sources cstar: its Cassandra Orchestration Tool

by Diogo Carleto Follow 41 Followers on  Oct 13, 2018

Spotify recently open sourced cstar, its Cassandra orchestration tool. Cstar is a command line tool to runs scripts on all hosts in a Cassandra cluster.

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Amazon S3 Increases Request Rate Performance and Drops Randomized Prefix Requirement

by Steffen Opel Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 11, 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently announced significantly increased S3 request rate performance and the ability to parallelize requests to scale to the desired throughput. Notably this performance increase also "removes any previous guidance to randomize object prefixes" and enables the use of "logical or sequential naming patterns in S3 object naming without any performance implications".

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New Git Submodule Vulnerability Patched

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Oct 10, 2018

The Git community has disclosed a security vulnerability affecting the clone and submodule commands that could enable remote code execution when vulnerable machines access malicious repositories. The vulnerability, which has been assigned CVE–2018–17456 by Mitre, has been fixed in Git 2.19.1.

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NVIDIA Announces RAPIDS, Medical Image Application, and a Driving Simulator for Autonomous Vehicles.

by Roland Meertens Follow 8 Followers on  Oct 10, 2018

Today Jensen Huang, CEO of NVIDIA, gave a keynote at the GPU Technology Conference 2018 in Munich. He announced RAPIDS, an open-source CUDA accelerated toolkit that can help data scientists to faster process their data. They announced a partnership to work on medical imaging. They announced a self-driving car simulator that car manufacturers can use for verification of autonomous vehicles.

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Oracle Introduces Helidon - A Lightweight Java Microservices Framework

by Michael Redlich Follow 15 Followers on  Oct 10, 2018 1

Oracle recently introduced a new open-source framework, Project Helidon, a collection of Java libraries designed for creating microservices-based applications. Helidon joins the MicroProfile family and implements the MicroProfile 1.1 specification. Dmitry Kornilov, senior software development manager at Oracle, spoke to infoQ about this new project.

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ARM64 for UWP Debuts in Visual Studio 2017 15.9 Preview 3

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Oct 09, 2018

Microsoft continues work on upcoming 15.9 update to Visual Studio 2017. In the third preview of 15.9, Microsoft announced support for UWP apps on the ARM64 platform and expanded functionality for TypeScript developers. As has been the familiar occurrence, a large of number of fixes are also included.

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Microsoft Announces Several Updates to Azure Cosmos DB Features

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 09, 2018

Microsoft has announced multiple updates to Azure Cosmos DB, their globally distributed, massively scalable, multi-model database service. The announcements include features around support for globally scaled multi-master, the addition of a Cassandra API, and price-lowering options with reserved capacity.

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An Evolution of Chaos Experimentation: Kolton Andrus at ChaosConf 2018

by Daniel Bryant Follow 761 Followers on  Oct 08, 2018

At the inaugural ChaosConf, held in San Francisco, USA, Kolton Andrus presented an evolution of chaos experimentation over the past eight years. He argued that the human and organisational aspects of dealing with failure should not be ignored, and also suggested that tooling should support application- and request-level targeting of failure injection tests in order to minimise the blast radius.

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