2022 Web3 predictions from Vendia
Thursday, January 6, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Shruthi Rao is co-founder and Chief Business Officer at Vendia, a serverless, distributed data application platform. Previously, she founded the Blockchain category at AWS, where she launched and grew Amazon Managed Blockchain and Amazon Quantum Ledger Database, and was the lead Business Development for AWS’ Serverless portfolio of services including Lambda, API G...
Crypto APIs launch MPC Wallet as a Service
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
The Bulgarian-based Software-as-a-Service startup Crypto APIs has launched an improved Wallet as a Service (WaaS) to provide small and medium businesses, enterprises, and institutions with a more secure and reliable multi-currency digital wallet.
Crypto APIs launch MPC Wallet as a Service
The service utilizes an advanced Multi-Party Computation (MPC) cryptographic...
Smart contract language changes for Partisia Blockchain
Thursday, September 30, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Partisia Blockchain has announced that it has updated its smart contract language to Rust and Wasm (WebAssembly).
Partisia Blockchain represents the first successful complete integration of Secure Multi-Party Computation (MPC) and blockchain technology. The adoption of Rust and Wasm is designed to facilitate a smooth and more efficient experience for developers,...
2021 hackathon from NEAR
Friday, August 13, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
NEAR announced the first in a series of NEAR MetaBUIDL hackathons with $1 million in prizes until the end of the year. The first MetaBUIDL Hackathon runs from Aug 27 to Sep 12. Registration is open now.
Speakers and Activities at the 2021 hackathon from NEAR
They think it's a great opportunity for anyone interested in solving real-world problems that coul...
Partisia Blockchain and Insights Network unite to launch Instars
Monday, March 8, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
In the first successful integration of blockchain and Multiparty Computation (MPC) technology to power a decentralized social media platform, Partisia Blockchain, a Web 3.0 platform built for trust, transparency, and privacy, has joined forces with global market research provider Insights Network, to officially launch Instars.
The unveiling of the blockchain-pow...
New prediction says Blockchain will power web3
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Richard Harris
In the coming year, companies will modify their approaches to developing technology and products. The hype of Artificial Intelligence, Microservices, and Low Code – No Code platforms have played out and companies will make adjustments to decrease complexity and increase efficiencies.
Microservices Adoption to Recede in 2021
Microservices will see a decline i...
Decentralized technologies solve Illiquidity problems
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Richard Harris
Illiquidity is one of the major factors affecting global financial markets. Digitizing new assets and finding corresponding buyers and sellers is difficult and costly. Much has been said about the potential for decentralized technologies to solve these problems, but current offerings fundamentally lack the necessary performance guarantees, feature set, and architectural...
Machine learning platform for edge devices emerges
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by Richard Harris
Qeexo announces the launch of its AutoML product, a one-click, fully automated platform that allows customers to rapidly build machine learning solutions for Edge devices using sensor data. Qeexo has selected the Arm CortexTM-M0-M4 class MCUs as the first hardware targets to be supported by Qeexo AutoML. At launch, Qeexo AutoML will support STMicroelectronics&rsquo...
Data science and the currency of the future
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
A recent study performed by IDC and Seagate forecasted that by 2025, global data will grow to 163 zettabytes. For scale, that’s approximately 1 trillion gigabytes per zettabyte. As the amount of available data grows, businesses are clamoring for larger and larger pieces of the pie. However, when it comes to leveraging data, success doesn’t rest on the quanti...
The speed of Artificial Intelligence learning just got faster
Monday, November 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Researchers at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have partnered with a team from Tencent Machine Learning to create a new technique for training Artificial Intelligence (AI) machines faster than ever before, while maintaining accuracy - and in doing so, broke the world record.
During the experiment the team succeeded in training two popular deep neural networks cal...
Geodata analysis and storage optimization enhanced by HarperDB
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
HarperDB has new features that allow real-time geo-analysis, storage optimization for edge devices and the ability to run massive data analysis. As a result, they say companies tackling complex IoT projects can achieve a more intelligent edge without incurring further storage or hardware costs.
HarperDB features include:
Geographical Data Analysis: HarperDB'...
Use quantum computers over the cloud with ACQUA
Friday, June 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
Making a world that is "Quantum Ready" requires more researchers exploring the applications of quantum computing and potential quantum advantage, and working with real quantum computers just got easier for experts in chemistry, artificial intelligence and optimization thanks to IBM. Building on QISKit, the open source quantum information science kit for s...
Edge computing has a need for speed
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Edge computing is projected to grow at a cumulative annual growth rate of 46% over the next four years to over $6 billion by 2022.1 With this growth has come a readjustment in planning strategy on the part of CIOs and other IT managers. “For nearly a decade now, large, computer-intensive enterprises have been looking at IT investment in terms of moving virtually all app...
Hazelcast Jet 0.6 promises better processing speeds
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by Richard Harris
Hazelcast has announced the 0.6 release of Hazelcast Jet - an application embeddable, stream and batch processing engine. New functionality in Hazelcast Jet 0.6 includes a simplified high-level Java API, enhanced job management capabilities which enable computation elasticity and Spring integration.In its 0.5 release, Hazelcast Jet launched its Pipeline API. In Hazelcas...
A Blockchain messaging platform that's unstoppable
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by Richard Harris
Today’s instant messaging is about to get a violent shove forward by way of encryption, and Blockchain. Almost all messaging platforms rely on client to server communication, where a unique ID is given to a thread, and stored in a centralized database somewhere. But it’s always been volatile to censorship, network blocking, or any other form of controlled policing....
Why developers must be blockchain agnostic for decentralized apps
Monday, December 4, 2017 by Ben Gorlick
It’s difficult to overemphasize how important blockchain technology will be to the world of app development over the next decade. While it’s clearly still an emerging technology, the fundamental shift that it will bring about in the foundations on which applications are built will be profound. Many developers have foreseen this change and are investigating how it might ...
The evolution of Cloud Firebase
Thursday, October 5, 2017 by Richard Harris
These days, if you're developing a mobile or web app, there's a good chance you'll need to sync your data to the cloud. Maybe that's because your users want to share data with their friends for some exciting in-app collaboration, or maybe they simply want to access their data from more than one device.But syncing data between all those devices and the cloud isn't quite ...
Oracle to use the new NVIDIA Tesla GPU
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by Richard Harris
Oracle has announced that it will be using the latest Tesla GPU accelerators for its public cloud at Oracle OpenWorld, Don Johnson, the company’s senior vice president of product development. Additionally, he said Oracle will expand its cloud offerings to include Tesla V100 GPUs.“We’re working closely with NVIDIA to provide the next generation of accelerated computing t...
New distributed processing engine for big data streams lands
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by Richard Harris
Hazelcast, an open source in-memory data grid (IMDG), has launched Hazelcast Jet - a distributed processing engine for big data streams. With Hazelcast’s IMDG providing storage functionality, Hazelcast Jet is a new Apache 2 licensed open source project that performs parallel execution to enable data-intensive applications to operate in near real-time. Using directed acy...
Getting beer faster in the Caribbean with F5m tablets
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 by Richard Harris
Xplore Technologies Corp., a tablet computer manufacturer, has announced that one of the largest beer distributors in the Caribbean has begun using their Motion F5m tablets to track and schedule beer shipments among its 600 delivery trucks in the Dominican Republic. The company is also using F5m tablets to run an inventory control management application on its bottling...
Artificial Intelligence: 5 key attributes of all modern AI systems
Thursday, January 5, 2017 by Richard Harris
What are the common attributes that all modern Artificial Intelligence systems share? Former NASA Deputy Chief of AI at the Ames Research Center, Monte Zweben tells us.
A technology industry veteran, Monte Zweben's early career was spent with the NASA Ames Research Center as the Deputy Chief of the Artificial Intelligence Branch, where he won the prestigio...
Artificial intelligence and app development
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Richard Harris
The growth of artificial intelligence and machine learning is driving a whole new class of application possibilities. From chatbots to predictive analytics and more, developers and businesses as a whole should explore ways to utilize their customer and business data to deliver better customer service, new products and reimagine their processes. What went wrong...
Just what is the DroneDeploy app market
Monday, November 7, 2016 by Richard Harris
PwC has predicted the global market for commercial drone technology to reach as much as $127 billion by 2020, and the FAA believes at least 543,000 drones will be in civilian hands by 2020. Developers will play a critical role in helping business adopt drones on every job site - whether it’s to monitor construction sites, improve farming methods, verify insurance claims...
NVIDIA Releases JetPack 2.3 Into the Wild
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by Richard Harris
NVIDIA has announced its latest comprehensive SDK for the world’s most advanced system for embedded visual computing, NVIDIA Jetson TX1. Free for download, NVIDIA JetPack 2.3 builds on the already accessible and high performing platform for deep learning, adding 2x the speed and efficiency. Not only does the SDK come with improved system software, tools, optim...
Solving the Twin Problems of Speed and Access in Payments
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 by Dave Matter
People want payment to be instantaneous and painless. While that may never be absolutely true, the industry is getting better. What’s driving these improvements are two interconnected trends: shrinking latency and the decline of the walled garden. Working together, the payments community has the ability to create a faster, better industry – and ultimately a ...
Hazelcast Releases Updates to Its Open Source InMemory Computing Platform
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Hazelcast has released the latest version of its Hazelcast open source in-memory data grid which the company says is 30% faster than previous versions and is the first fully modularized version of Hazelcast. The Hazelcast operational in-memory computing platform helps companies manage their data and distribute processing using in-memory storage and parallel execution fo...
Google Updates TensorFlow Open Source Machine Learning Platform
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 by Stuart Parkerson
Google’s TensorFlow is an open source software library for numerical computation using data flow graphs. The architecture provides the ability to deploy computation to one or more CPUs or GPUs in a desktop, server, or mobile device with a single API.It its recent release of TensorFlow 0.8, Google is introducing distributed computing support, including everything needed ...
What It Means to Supercharge Analytics
Friday, March 11, 2016 by Travis Oliphant
Making the process faster is one thing. We recently compiled our Python distribution with Intel MKL, so that Anaconda works up to 7x faster. We added Microsoft R Open to our R-Essentials package for customers to get a high performance version of R that can also be used with Intel MKL. What really puts the rocket fuel into analytics; however, is a connected ecosyste...
Splice Machine Updates Beta of Its Hybrid RDBMS Powered by Hadoop and Spark
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Splice Machine has released version 2.0 of its hybrid in-memory RDBMS powered by Hadoop and Spark. Splice Machine 2.0, in public beta, integrates Apache Spark, a fast, open source engine for large-scale data processing, into its existing Hadoop-based architecture. Splice Machine 2.0 offers a database solution that incorporates the scalability of Hadoop, ANSI ...
Teradata Appliance for SAS Model 750 Expands Analytics Capabilities
Friday, October 30, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Teradata has released new functionality for its Teradata Appliance for SAS Model 750, supporting expanded SAS in-memory analytics. Jointly developed by SAS and Teradata, the appliance is a companion to the Teradata Workload-specific Platform Family executing in-memory analytics directly against the data, without having to move or duplicate the data, to improve performan...
Intel Introduces Parallel Studio XE 2016
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 by Stuart Parkerson
Intel has introduced Parallel Studio XE 2016, the latest installment of its developer toolkit for high performance computing (HPC) and technical computing applications. Intel Parallel Studio XE 2016 helps developers design, build, verify and tune code in Fortran, C++, C, and Java. This suite of compilers, libraries, debugging facilities, and analysis tools, targets...
The Impact of iOS 9 on User Searches
Friday, August 7, 2015 by Richard Harris
I recently discussed the impact of iOS 9 on how users will find and consume information with Richard Forsythe, the co-founder and CTO of NoteStream, a mobile learning app that encourages personal growth and exploration through the presentation of enriching content in snackable form written by expert contributors on a wide range of topics. NoteStream was launched in...
Why Mobile App Development Requires More than an SOA
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 by Coco Jaenicke
If you plan on building mobile apps, you probably want a pluggable framework that allows you to easily use and reuse mobile services. You can then effortlessly access back-end systems, rapidly assemble new apps, and easily update individual services.Déjà vu I hear you cry – isn’t that what my service-oriented architecture (SOA) gives me? Yes and no. A SOA gives yo...
HTML5 App Development With Sencha’s Recently Released Ext JS 5
Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Richard Harris
Sencha’s recent release of Ext JS 5 is the “most comprehensive update to the framework since our inception” according to the company. The product provides an HTML5 development for desktop and mobile apps providing the ability to deliver desktop apps on touch-enabled devices using a single codebase.So Whats New?Unified Events Across Desktops and Touch-screen DevicesExt J...
New DataTorrent RTS Delivers Real Time Streaming Analytic Capabilities on Hadoop with Performance Greater than 1 Billion data Events Per Second
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 by Richard Harris
DataTorrent, which offers an enterprise grade real-time stream processing platform on Hadoop, has announced the general availability of DataTorrent RTS which enables enterprises to take action in real-time as a result of high-performance complex processing of data as it is created. DataTorrent RTS delivers real-time streaming analytic capabilities on Hadoop with pe...