IBM and Tata join governing council
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-ready distributed ledger platform, revealed that IBM and Tata Communications have joined the Hedera Governing Council. The Council, which will comprise up to 39 multinational entities from a diverse array of industries, was designed to ensure decentralized and responsible governance for a next-generation Distributed Le...
Learn makeup tips through an app
Thursday, July 25, 2019 by Brittany Harris
NIYA Beauty has launched in the iOS and Android app stores.
Users only need to download the free app and begin browsing through makeup artist portfolios to get started. Once they find the perfect fit, they can book a day and time that works for them. Whether they want to update and refresh their daily makeup routine or be guided through a sultry date night look, NIYA...
Mobile ads SDK Vungle updates to deliver a better experience
Thursday, July 18, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Vungle unveiled updates to its software development kit with new features including Cache Optimization, which aims to deliver Vungle's creatives faster than ever. Additionally, the company also announced support for a new medium sized rectangle (MREC) ad format that adds Vungle's quality video ad content while maintaining the in-app user experience.
Harry Potter Wizards Unite event coming to the city of Indianapolis
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Niantic, Inc. and WB Games, in collaboration with the City of Indianapolis, announced the first ever real-world event for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the hit augmented reality (AR) mobile game played by millions of wizards and witches around the world, will be coming to Indianapolis from August 31 - September 1. The Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival will take pl...
Mobile web capture SDK announced by ABBYY
Monday, June 24, 2019 by Brittany Harris
ABBYY launched ABBYY Mobile Web Capture, a new SDK enabling developers to add real-time image and data capture to their mobile web-based onboarding scenarios. Suitable for iOS and Android, the SDK will help companies to dramatically accelerate onboarding processes, decrease client dropout rates caused by manual data entry, and create a better customer experience.
MariaDB enterprise server helps you sleep at night
Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
MariaDB Corporation announced the release of MariaDB Enterprise Server 10.4, code-named “Restful Nights” for the peace of mind it brings enterprise customers. Databases are the backbone of critical business services used every day. A database failure can result in sleepless nights for everyone involved. The new MariaDB Enterprise Server includes added f...
Watson Ads Builder announced from IBM
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
IBM announced the launch of Watson Ads Builder, a self-service advertising solution that harnesses artificial intelligence (AI) designed to empower creative agencies and developers to help them build engaging, one-on-one conversations between brands and consumers across any digital property.
Watson Ads Builder is designed to enable agencies and developers to ingest a...
Making IoT devices more reliable gets easier thanks to Silicon Labs
Monday, April 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
Silicon Labs has introduced the next generation of it's Wireless Gecko platform, Series 2, designed to make Internet of Things (IoT) products more powerful, efficient and reliable. Building on the leading RF and multiprotocol capabilities of the Wireless Gecko portfolio, Series 2 delivers the industry’s most versatile and scalable IoT connectivity platform. Th...
Serverless computing 101 for developers
Monday, March 4, 2019 by Richard Harris
Hosting application data in the cloud is nothing new, it's as old as the Internet itself. But what is new is the way today's cloud platforms can intelligently manage the data and infrastructure itself along with the data, making the entire hosting experience seem serverless.
Nimbella, a serverless computing platform that is cloud-agnostic, recently closed a s...
Video-selfie authentication tool launches
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 by Richard Harris
Jumio announced the launch of Jumio Authentication, a new video-selfie authentication that uses biometrics for user authentication, that could be ideal for account logins and high-risk scenarios (e.g., logging in from a foreign IP address or authorizing high-risk transactions such as wire transfers and online purchases). Secure selfie authentication can also be use...
Mesh networking security from NeuVector at IBM Think 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Richard Harris
NeuVector announced a new platform integration with the Istio and Linkerd2 service meshes that expands NeuVector’s security capabilities for production Kubernetes deployments. The integration - developed in coordination with IBM Cloud and the Istio open source development team - delivers new capabilities for network visibility and threat detection, even for connec...
Develop on the Mainframe like any other cloud platform with Zowe
Monday, February 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
The Open Mainframe Project announced that Zowe, an open source software framework for the mainframe that strengthens integration with modern enterprise applications, is now production ready less than six months after launching. Any enterprise or solution developer can access the Zowe 1.0 source code or convenience build and incorporate it into their products or services...
Even without Kubernetes Google dominates code commits across CNCF
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by Richard Harris
Google dominates all code contributions made across projects of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), dwarfing all other contributors, according to the analysis done via Stackalytics, an open source code analysis framework hosted by the OpenStack Foundation. Google is not only the largest contributor with 52.9% of all code commits, but it has seven times more co...
4 predictions for hyperconverged infrastructures in 2019
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
Enterprise Storage in 2019 will no doubt continue to evolve as the demand for storage space continues to grow. Almost everyone agrees that hybrid cloud is going to improve, we will see more automated and intelligent storage, and containerization and server-less solutions will abound.
But as reported by Forbes, we humans produce 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day...
Multi-cloud strategies just got easier thanks to LiveData
Friday, January 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
WANdisco, the LiveData company, has released the general availability of LiveData for MultiCloud, a new addition to its WANdisco Fusion distributed computing platform for enterprises. Powered by what they call "DConE" - a patented, high-performance consensus technology, LiveData for MultiCloud aims to solve the exponentially growing challenge of keeping d...
Commercial vs open source for app monitoring
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
In 2019 you might already be asking yourself, "Should we go with open source or commercial monitoring for our growing cloud application?” This question is as old as open source software itself, but with the rapid growth of cloud-native applications (software that utilizes services and infrastructure provided by cloud providers like Amazon EC2, Azure, IBM...
Open source, Kubernetes, and developers, according to Abby Kearns
Monday, December 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
The news of IBM's pending acquisition of Red Hat and Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub may signal more industry consolidation to come. We recently had a conversation with Abby Kearns, executive director at Cloud Foundry, about the significance of these mega deals and why she believes 2019, will be the year of consolidation. Abby has a unique perspective leadin...
Project OWL wins IBM's 2018 Call for Code Global Challenge
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Project OWL (Organization, Whereabouts, and Logistics), an IoT and software solution that keeps first responders and victims connected in a natural disaster, has won the 2018 Call for Code Global Challenge. Call for Code is a five-year global initiative that is the largest and most ambitious effort bringing together start-up, academic and enterprise developers to solve ...
More companies want fairness to open source license enforcement
Monday, November 12, 2018 by Richard Harris
Red Hat, Inc. has announced that Adobe, Alibaba, Amadeus, Ant Financial, Atlassian, Atos, AT&T, Bandwidth, Etsy, GitHub, Hitachi, NVIDIA, Oath, Renesas, Tencent, and Twitter have joined an ongoing industry effort to combat harsh tactics in open source license enforcement by adopting the GPL Cooperation Commitment. By making this commitment, these 16 corporate leader...
DesignCon 2019 is coming
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
DesignCon announced its 2019 conference schedule, which will feature more than 100 sessions across 15 tracks covering the most important topics within the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities.
DesignCon 2019 takes place January 29-31, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
DesignCon’s conference content is curated by 99 seasoned engineers a...
Container security considerations for developers
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Richard Harris
On the path to a secure digital business, secure service containers bring the best of agility and security to development teams – a growing concern for companies from startups to the Fortune 500. By moving the security concern out of the application layer into an encompassing container platform, one provides a very elegant solution to significantly reduced attack ...
IBM is buying Red Hat: What they want you to know
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Richard Harris
IBM announced plans to acquire Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source technology for approximately $34B.
According to Mergermarket data, this is the second-largest computer software deal ever recorded globally, which dates back to 1998.
As IBM’s most significant acquisition, and the most significant tech acquisition of 201...
CA's AIOps platform launches
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
CA Technologies marked a major milestone in the company’s autonomous strategy with the availability of CA Digital Experience Insights now combined with the power of CA Operational Intelligence and CA Automic Service Orchestration. The AIOps-driven platform is designed to enable IT teams to automate and eliminate key tasks and make self-healing applications a reali...
RAPIDS data access acceleration comes to MapR
Friday, October 12, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
MapR Technologies, Inc. has announced support within the MapR Data Platform to accelerate data access and production deployments for data science through the RAPIDS open-source software. MapR helps data scientists accelerate the access of required training data by focusing on easing the issues of on-boarding, cleansing, cataloging, and feeding data at high performance t...
Blockchain IoT can work to your advantage
Friday, October 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
Why do the words Blockchain and IoT still sound terrifying to some businesses? Maybe it's because Blockchain terminology was made mainstream by Bitcoin, or perhaps it's that IoT sounds immediate security alarms.
According to IBM, using Blockchain in asset management, customs declarations, supply chain networks, commercial property leasing, and countless more ...
Agile failure is common but this can help
Monday, August 27, 2018 by Rachel Burger
With the closing “ding” of the New York Stock Exchange, CA Technologies, the first software company to break $1 billion in revenue in 1989, confirmed that it would no longer be an independent company. Broadcom, a massive global semiconductor company, closed the deal at $18.9 billion, touting that its newfound ownership would bring diversity to its “mis...
The top programming languages used in enterprise development are...
Friday, August 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
“As companies transition from legacy software to more agile, flexible technologies, it is easier for ...
Cloud storage is beating local HDD storage says new industry report
Friday, August 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
The Enterprise Storage Forum 2018 Data Storage Trends survey has been released to provide essential data points for storage professionals. The Survey results offer insight on budgets, buying decisions and hiring trends, along with a portrait of how competing emerging technologies are supporting an ever increasing storage workload.
The Survey reveals that not only has...
Autonomous vehicles and data collection talks coming August 7-8
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Three no-cost discussion sessions will explore the growing importance of data capture, use and safe/reliable storage in vehicles and the autonomous transportation at the Flash Memory Summit August 7-8 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
During the free sessions; engineers, executives, urban planners, government officials and transportation researchers will explore ...
Knative build component extends Kubernetes
Monday, July 30, 2018 by Richard Harris
Developers may no longer have to choose between serverless FaaS and containerized application architectures with the release of a new blog post by Jason McGee, VP and IBM Fellow, IBM Cloud.
Traditionally, developers have one of two options. Either they go the cloud Function-as-a-Service(FaaS) route and enjoy rapid development times and scalability, or they go the con...
Mobiconf 2018 will return to Poland
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Mobiconf 2018 will soon be coming to Krakow, Poland inside the Multikino cinema theater. Taking place on the 4-5th October, the mobile developer conference will boast topic titles like “What Mom Never Told You about Multi-threading (mobile edition)” and “Application Security in Agile Mobile Development.” And featuring talks from Fernando Cejas, D...
How to calculate app lifetime value
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Jonathan Raveh
It’s safe to say that one of the most common struggles of any mobile-first company is understanding the value of their customers. With this in mind, user Life Time Value (LTV) is not only one of the most powerful business KPIs, but also serves two more roles - a great tool to plan for future growth, and a constant reminder of the ever-growing importance of user lo...
Open source IT automation solution from Red Hat gets an update
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Red Hat, Inc. announced the general availability of Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6, the latest release of its agentless open source IT automation solution. Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.6 adds new content for automating across hybrid and multi-cloud environments, along with simplified connections to network APIs and updates for Ansible deployments overseeing Windows environments...
IBM first to certify Java EE 8 compatibility
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
With an estimated 15.6 million developers worldwide creating billions of apps for consumers and business, Java remains one of the most critical and vital programming languages in the world. Over its two decade plus lifetime, Java has grown to encompass all industry segments and given rise to a rich ecosystem of tools and frameworks.
Plus, Java remains a top programmi...
AIOps platform by FixStream available on Oracle Cloud Marketplace
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
FixStream announced that its AIOps platform is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace offering added value to Oracle Cloud application customers. The FixStream AIOps Platform offers a visual Artificial Intelligence platform to predict business issues across hybrid IT by providing correlation, machine learning, and visualization for an Oracle environment deployed ...