Tuesday, October 15, 2019 by Richard Harris
IT has changed dramatically and the server administrator that used to stage, monitor, support, and maintain physical servers has changed too. It's a different day for software, and cloud-native adoption is growing at a fast pace. We recently caught up with Mark Palmer, senior vice president, and general manager, data and analytics for TIBCO, about their analytics so...
What Render announced at TechCrunch Disrupt SF's Startup Battlefield
Thursday, October 3, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Render announced three major additions to its platform - Disks, Infrastructure as Code in the form of render.yaml and Deploy To Render button - onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF’s Startup Battlefield. Startup Battlefield showcases the most promising early-stage and fundamentally disruptive startups.
When it comes to hosting applications in the cloud, developers ...
.NET Core 3.0 is here
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
Microsoft has announced the release of .NET Core 3.0. It includes many improvements, including adding Windows Forms and WPF, adding new JSON APIs, support for ARM64 and improving performance across the board. C# 8 is also part of this release, which includes nullable, async streams, and more patterns. F# 4.7 is included and focused on relaxing syntax and targeting .NET ...
The DMV is selling driver data and Eve Maler weighs in
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by Richard Harris
Motherboard broke the news on September 6 that Departments of Motor Vehicles (DMVs) around the nation have been making millions by selling drivers’ personally identifiable information to thousands of businesses. Amongst the DMVs customers are insurance agencies, tow companies, data brokers and even private investigators – all who are able to purchase records...
All about Reactive Foundation,The Linux Foundation's new baby
Monday, September 16, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
The Linux Foundation has announced the launch of the Reactive Foundation, a community of leaders established to accelerate technologies for building the next generation of networked applications. The foundation is made up of Alibaba, Lightbend, Netifi and Pivotal as initial members and includes the successful open source RSocket specification, a...
NGINX 2019 F5 announcements for DevOps, NetOps, and SecOps
Thursday, September 12, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
At NGINX Conf, F5 Networks announced several new solutions designed to help DevOps, NetOps, and SecOps teams better collaborate in delivering modern applications.
“Companies are at a digital tipping point,” said Gus Robertson, SVP and GM of NGINX at F5. “They must modernize their apps and infrastructure in order to offer experiences as compelling as...
COBOL at 60
Thursday, September 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
Micro Focus commenced its COBOL60 activities, celebrating the continued relevance of information technology’s most enduring business language. Known for its innovation, portability, readability, and business-centricity, COBOL has continually expanded and adapted to support new technologies and business demands.
COBOL at 60
Created in 1959 as a U.S Department...
Elastic Stack 7.3 brings maps and more
Monday, August 5, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
Elastic has delivered Elastic Stack 7.3, which includes some very cool new features such as data frames, anomaly detection, elastic maps, and more. Check out all the highlights of the latest release below.
Elastic Stack 7.3 highlights
Data frames: a new feature that allows users to pivot their Elasticsearch data on the fly to create live entity-centric in...
Bitcoin secured enterprise blockchain lands
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Komodo announced that Antara, an end-to-end “Smart Chain” development framework, has gone live. Antara allows developers to break away from the limitations of today’s single-chain blockchain platform architecture by enabling the creation of simple, scalable, modular, Smart Chains that are secured using the Bitcoin network through Komodo’s Delayed...
New intelligence suite aims to help tackle problems with growing IT
Friday, July 12, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Snow Software announced a new suite of offerings to better empower customers to address their growing IT operations, cloud shift and digital transformation challenges. This new set of offerings is aligned to strategic business outcomes, providing customers with product choices that will better meet their unique needs now and in the future.
“The market has evolv...
Identifying company influencers to help with automation projects
Monday, July 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Instagram influencers may be all the rage, but it’s time organizations shift the focus away from external influencers to internal ones. And, this isn’t a task for your CMO, rather it’s one the CIO can tackle.
CIOs, raise your hand if you already are or have plans to implement automation technology at your organization. If you were to ask this questi...
Preview for Blockstack's new smart-contracting language
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by Richard Harris
Blockstack PBC has released the first preview for its new smart contracting language, Clarity, ahead of its official launch later this year. The new language is designed to empower developers to create reliable smart contracts that reduce the risk of fatal flaws and bugs, which have resulted in well-publicized hacks and widespread damage, prior to launching applications...
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...
MongoDB launches new version of core at MongoDB World 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 by Richard Harris
MongoDB, Inc. announced the latest version of its core database at MongoDB World this year, MongoDB 4.2. Key features such as distributed transactions, field level encryption and an updated Kubernetes Operator raise MongoDB’s established reputation for supporting a wide variety of use cases for thousands of customers, which range from innovative cloud-native start...
A world with no passwords and how FIDO2 can help make it happen
Monday, May 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
93.2 percent of the overall web browser market has embraced FIDO2: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera.
The FIDO Alliance is driven by hundreds of global tech leaders across enterprise, payments, telecom, government, and healthcare that have come together in support of the organization’s mission to reduce the world’s re...
What's new in NGINX Plus R18
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
NGINX, Inc. has announced the general availability of NGINX Plus R18. NGINX Plus is an all-in-one load balancer, content cache, web server, proxy, API gateway, and Kubernetes Ingress Controller. This versatility enables you to simplify your architecture for delivering both traditional applications and new ones based on microservices.
NGINX’s flexibility, ...
Everything Unity said at GDC 19
Thursday, March 21, 2019 by Brittany Harris
Unity Technologie's keynote at GDC 19 was filled with new technological breakthroughs and partner announcements that showcased everything that developers need to create, operate and monetize for today and tomorrow. Key partners and customers from Tencent, Activision, Glu Mobile, and NVIDIA joined Unity to set the stage for a week filled with hands-on experiences, op...
HeadSpin acquires performance testing company and launches new tools
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Richard Harris
In an email to ADM, HeadSpin said they have acquired application performance testing company NimbleDroid. Effective immediately, HeadSpin will integrate the NimbleDroid functional performance testing tools into its core platform and all employees will join HeadSpin including NimbleDroid co-founder and CEO Junfeng Yang, who has been named Chief Scientist of HeadSpin...
The 10 most in-demand job tech skills in 2019 so far
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by Richard Harris
Indeed (job search website), analyzed job postings from the last three months to find out which tech skills are in most demand by employers right now.
Methodology: Indeed analyzed data on its job site to identify the most common tech skills by calculating the percentage of job postings that contain the skills over the last three months in the US.
The list is ranke...
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...
Cloud computing development jobs are suddenly everywhere
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by Richard Harris
According to a recent LinkedIn study, cloud computing is the most in-demand hard skill of 2019. In just the past year in fact, job postings that included the terms “cloud computing” or “cloud engineer” have spiked to 27%. It’s powering the rapid adoption of server virtualization, then storage virtualization, followed by network virtualizati...
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...
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...
The difference 5G will make to your apps
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Richard Harris
Since 5G will allow for higher volumes of data to be processed at much faster speeds, new technologies like public edge platforms are emerging as necessary tools to help developers reduce latency and enable their software to function as desired. With this new era of computing, the ability for developers to deploy code securely, reliably, and quickly to the edge of the n...
The benefits of single page applications as Adobe sees it
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by Gabriel Walt
Most people currently use a SPA every day without realizing it. Google Maps, Twitter, and Gmail are just a few examples of the abundance of SPAs in use today. While SPAs have been around for a while, technology advances have caused interest in them to soar over the past couple of years. Still, some misconceptions exist about the technology, many based on limitations in ...
How to make testing apps easier using HeadSpin
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
New device launches are exciting for consumers, but a lot happens behind the scenes. New devices mean new device-OS configurations. App developers have to scramble to understand how their apps will perform under new circumstances. This cannot be taken for granted, because a few seconds of additional app load time means millions of lost revenue. New device launches put a...
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...
What game developers can learn from Fortnite's rise
Friday, December 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Fortnite took over the video game world in 2018 and reached over $1 billion in sales, reaching every gaming fan with experiences on all the major consoles, mobile operating systems and even streaming platforms like Twitch. However, Fortnite seems to have reached a plateau with a recent study by StreamElements revealing viewership of the game has steadily declined since ...
Serverless computing with StackPath's EdgeEngine
Friday, December 21, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
StackPath, a company that provides secure edge services, has released StackPath EdgeEngine, a simple yet powerful serverless computing service that lets developers run code at the cloud’s edge without a server, virtual machine, or container.
ArangoDB NoSQL database platform updates to 3.4
Thursday, December 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
ArangoDB announced the GA release of ArangoDB 3.4 - a transactional database solution which enables developers to efficiently interact with multiple data models by using just one technology and one query language. Major new enhancements in ArangoDB 3.4 include ArangoSearch, a feature which transforms ArangoDB, when combined with traversals or joins in AQL, from a data r...
AimBrain joins the ForgeRock Trust Network with biometric solutions
Thursday, December 6, 2018 by Richard Harris
AimBrain announced its place on the ForgeRock Trust Network, which recently celebrated the traction made by the end of its first year. ForgeRock Trust Network is a global partner programme designed to provide organizations with access to a comprehensive range of authentication, risk and fraud management, identity proofing and identity enrichment solutions, all of which ...
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...
Dynatrace expands AWS visibility and contextual problem analysis
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by Richard Harris
Dynatrace has announced the extension of the platform’s cloud visibility and contextual data ingestion from Amazon Web Services (AWS) with Amazon CloudWatch (CloudWatch) and AWS CloudTrail (CloudTrail). The addition of AWS metrics and events from the two services enriches the high-fidelity data that Dynatrace processes, further enhancing contextual problem identif...
Finding the perfect server size for your cloud deployment
Saturday, November 24, 2018 by Bill Supernor
Serving sizing in the cloud can be tricky. Unless you are about to do some massive high-performance computing project, super-sizing your cloud virtual machines/instances is probably not what you are thinking about when you log in to your favorite cloud service provider. But from looking at user data, it certainly does look like a lot of folks are walking up to their nei...