Instaclustr adds Kafka Connect to Managed Open Source Data Solutions
Monday, June 15, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Instaclustr announced the general availability of Instaclustr Managed Kafka Connect. This newest addition to the Instaclustr Managed Platform enables seamless data movement between Apache Kafka and other data systems at scale. Kafka Connect joins Apache Kafka, Apache Cassandra, Apache Spark, and Elasticsearch as another fast, proven, resilient, and highly flexible open ...
Xpring io and everything you need to know
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
In December, Xpring announced the launch of xpring.io, a developer site that includes a wallet, tools, services, and documentation that help developers insert payments in their products.
The Xpring Wallet now supports Interledger Protocol (ILP) STREAM, which enables developers to participate in the streaming economy by integrating streaming payments ...
Freedom and Growth plans for Kubernetes from Platform9 lands
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Platform9 announced the availability of new Freedom and Growth plans for their Platform9 Managed Kubernetes (PMK) Service. Users can sign up online for free with the Freedom plan and instantly deploy Kubernetes clusters of up to 20 nodes (800 vCPU’s). The Growth plan starts under $500/month, including an option for month-to-month payments, and provides 99.9% SLA a...
Linux Foundation open sources Project OWL
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by Richard Harris
The Linux Foundation announced Project OWL’s IoT device firmware effort will be hosted at the Foundation and is inviting developers worldwide to build mesh network nodes for global emergency communications networks. Project OWL, the winner of Call for Code 2018, is a cloud-based analytics tool that helps facilitate organization, whereabouts, and logistics for disa...
Tracing serverless Node.js functions
Monday, January 13, 2020 by Christian Hargrave
Instana announced the ability to trace serverless Node.js functions running on AWS Lambda. The new capabilities, which require zero code modification, deliver superior native serverless tracing automatically, providing performance metrics beyond, and independently from, X-Ray.
“As companies continue to push the envelope in creating smaller, more dynamic service...
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...
Create dapps on Hedera Hashgraph platform through Open Access (OA)
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Hedera Hashgraph, an enterprise-grade public distributed ledger platform, has announced Open Access (OA) to its mainnet beta. OA allows anyone from the general public to create accounts and any developer to build decentralized applications (dapps) on the Hedera Hashgraph platform. With hundreds of developers already building on the network over the last few months ...
Lightning Web Components goes open source
Monday, June 10, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Platform9 just filled a gap in the Kubernetes community
Monday, April 29, 2019 by Richard Harris
Platform9 announced Klusterkit – a set of three open source Kubernetes tools that enable organizations to easily deploy and operate production-grade Kubernetes clusters in air-gapped, on-premises environments.
Each of the three tools comprising Klusterkit fills a gap in the Kubernetes community toolchain, and can be used independently or in tandem:
A serverless search engine for Data Scientists and Developers emerges
Friday, March 22, 2019 by Richard Harris
Rockset announced the general availability of a cloud service that allows developers and data scientists to put complex data sets to use in minutes instead of weeks.
Current trends in technology - smart devices, digital lending, fraud detection, omnichannel retail, machine learning, microservices, and real-time business dashboards - all require clean...
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...
Edge computing platform gets containers and VMs
Thursday, February 7, 2019 by Richard Harris
StackPath announced the launch of StackPath Edge Computing Containers and Virtual Machines (VMs). StackPath customers can now deploy and manage their own workloads in any StackPath edge node worldwide. This lets them put applications and services closer to their end users than ever by leveraging more geographically-diverse points of presence (PoPs) than centralized publ...
Wireless Gecko portfolio cuts WiFi power consumption in half
Monday, January 28, 2019 by Richard Harris
Silicon Labs expands its groundbreaking Wi-Fi portfolio of modules and transceivers, enabling developers to create end node products with best-in-class power efficiency, superior RF blocking performance and advanced security. Designed for the specific needs of IoT applications, the Wireless Gecko portfolio cuts Wi-Fi power consumption in half compared to competitive off...
Building secure IoT AI Blockchain apps with PiQube
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
NetObjex, Inc., a provider of Digital Operating Platforms for Smart Products, has announced it will be introducing a revolutionary new IoT-AI-Blockchain gateway device at the Consumer Electronics Show.
PiQube (pronounced "Pie-Cube") will be launched at the CES 2019 Event from January 8th to the 11th at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Nevada. This sta...
Privacy for Android boosted with decentralized VPN
Sunday, January 6, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Mysterium Network, an open-source, not-for-profit foundation reinventing internet privacy, security, and freedom, has announced the release of the Mysterium VPN app for Android, which is now available on the Google Play store.
The app, which was released today and is also available for Windows and macOS, will allow users to participate in the world’s first dece...
Kubernetes as a Service lands from DigitalOcean
Monday, December 17, 2018 by Richard Harris
DigitalOcean announced that its managed Kubernetes service is now available with production-ready functionality and full customer support. Since launching its early access release in May of this year, 30,000 developers and teams have already signed up for access. Starting today, the service is available to all developers worldwide.
With the May early access release, ...
New APM platform uses AI and runs on Amazon EMR
Monday, December 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Unravel Data, the application performance management (APM) platform designed for big data workloads, has introduced a full-stack, artificial intelligence (AI)-driven solution for big data workloads running on Amazon EMR. Amazon EMR is a cloud service that enables big data processing using Spark, Kafka, Hadoop, Impala, Hive, and other big data components across dynamical...
What does the Kubernetes privilege escalation flaw mean
Tuesday, December 4, 2018 by Richard Harris
Bringing together powerful applications into containerized services that are open source can have their drawbacks, as recently discovered by the RedHat issued a critical Security Advisory and patches for CVE-2018-1002105, a privilege escalation flaw impacting Kubernetes.
Sumo Logic CSO, George Gerchow weighs in: "The Kubernetes vulnerability is a huge deal, even...
Speeding up SaaS deployments with Platform.sh
Friday, November 23, 2018 by Richard Harris
Organizations spend an inordinate amount of time and resources developing and maintaining infrastructure, which distracts from what should be their core focus: providing customers with valuable and engaging applications and digital experiences. Platform.sh allows companies to direct their attention towards accomplishing this primary goal by relieving them of the burden ...
NGINX gets new capabilities to help app teams develop and scale
Monday, October 15, 2018 by Richard Harris
NGINX has released new enhancements to the NGINX Application Platform - including new releases of NGINX Plus, NGINX Controller, and NGINX Unit. These new releases aim to improve NGINX’s solution in the application delivery controller (ADC) market, as well as introduce new solutions in the API management and service mesh markets. NGINX provides a single platfo...
XPhone uses blockchain to make calls and send messages
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Pundi X says they have created a blockchain-based OS and communication protocol for mobile devices that allows users to make calls, send messages and transmit data via a fully decentralized blockchain network.
Powered by Function X, an ecosystem built entirely on and for blockchain, the new mobile phone called ‘XPhone’ runs on a new transmission...
NodeSource pricing tier has changed
Thursday, August 16, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
NodeSource announced the release of a new, integrated product platform. Teams can now benefit from a more cohesive set of solutions for Engineering and DevOps, as well as a more streamlined user experience. This release also marks the first time NodeSource has offered a free-forever pricing tier, targeted at individual developers or those working on small projects. An a...
Constellation blockchain microservice OS releases base code
Friday, August 10, 2018 by Richard Harris
Constellation Labs announced the release of their testnet - the first version (V1) of Constellation’s base code. This launch begins a process of building out a small network of nodes, which communicate with each other in order to prevent “bad actors” on the system. The testnet’s primary goal is to accomplish both the handling and validation of ba...
Ethereum smart contracts can now be tested using Dispatch protocol
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Richard Harris
Dispatch Labs released its updated developer test network, Testnet 2.0, for companies and developers looking to preview and try smart contracts and blockchain platforms on its new Delegated Asynchronous Proof of Stake (DAPoS) protocol. The new DAPoS protocol looks to be for Dispatch the foundation for distributed apps (dApps) across an array of enterprise industrie...
Blockchain token compensation model meets testing environment
Thursday, June 28, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Constellation Labs announced the launch of its flagship product, Orion, a membership portal to the Constellation ecosystem that will serve as a platform where the Constellation team, developers, and community members can communicate, share resources, and contribute to the network within a token compensation model. Constellation token holders will be able to stake tokens...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Richard Harris
mWallet 2GO is a new mobile wallet system for IoT and more
Friday, June 8, 2018 by Richard Harris
Need a payment solution for your OEM wearable, mobile, or IOT device? NXP Semiconductors N.V. just announced the launch of its new mWallet 2GO, a white label wallet service developed on the NXP Secure Service 2GO Platform. The payment solution is designed to ease development, reduce cost, and accelerate time-to-market for OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers...
Node.js developer survey reveals unique environment insights
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by Richard Harris
The Node.js Foundation announced the availability of its Node.js User Survey Report. Key findings of the survey reveal the benefits of Node.js expand over time, resulting most often in improved developer productivity and satisfaction and reduced development costs. Containers and cloud-native computing are on the rise with 58% of overall users noting they using Kubernete...
FTP vulnerabilities and what you can do
Thursday, May 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
File Transfer Protocol or (FTP) for short is old, and when I say old - I mean 1971 old when it was initially published as RFC 114. It defines a way clients can transfer files to a server. Typically gated with a password and either sent clear text, or over SSL/TLS/SFTP, it’s a rock solid way to get files sent to their destination and is widely supported. But in today’s w...
Decentralized MESH just hit a big milestone
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 by Richard Harris
A big Decentralized MESH System (DMS) architecture milestone has been announced by Gopher Protocol with the completion of its new communication technology and the finalization of the architecture and infrastructure design. The new design of the DMS paves the way to begin the next phase focused on the network modeling and functionality verification.One of the essential t...
The blockchain approach to data storage problems
Sunday, May 13, 2018 by Pavel Bains
The human race has truly entered the Information Age. Once the epitome of innovation, the floppy disk’s performance is now eclipsed by thumbnail-sized SD cards that boast over 500,000x the capacity of the already-ancient technology. Terabyte-denominated drives are becoming the norm, and prefixes like peta-, exa- and zetta- are being used to quantify the mind-boggling am...
Hazelcast introduces a Flake ID Generator in IMDG 3.10
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 by Richard Harris
Hazelcast has announced that Hazelcast IMDG 3.10 is generally available as a production ready build. Major themes, which have been driven by open source community input, include the release of a conflict-free replicated data type (CRDT), a Flake ID Generator and several split-brain protection enhancements.
IMDG 3.10 is the first version of Hazelcast IMDG to include a...
Adding HTTP-2 to Node.js progress report
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 by Richard Harris
The first documented version of HTTP was released in 1991, known as HTTP 0.9. This later led to the official introduction and recognition of HTTP 1.0 in 1996, but improvements and updates came swiftly in 1997 which stamped out HTTP 1.1. There hasn’t been a major update to the web protocol for over 15 years. As the web increases in complexity and usage, websites hav...
npm@6 package manager brings new security features
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
The future of Node.js: Q&A with Mark Hinkle
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by Richard Harris
Conceived in 2015, the Node.js Foundation is focused on supporting Node.js and its related modules through an open governance model. Node.js as a technology has gone through a lot of changes in the last few years, and is becoming a staple in the enterprise. It is used across industries to build applications at any scale.Executive Director of the Node.js Foundation, Mark...