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Jun
28
2017
Posted by All Things Distributed

This article titled "Wartet nicht auf Perfektion – lernt aus euren Fehlern!" appeared in German last week in the "Digitaliserung" column of Wirtschaftwoche.

"Man errs as long as he doth strive." Goethe, the German prince of poets, knew that already more than 200 years ago. His words still ring true today, but with a crucial difference: Striving alone is not enough. You have to strive faster than the rest. And while there's nothing wrong with striving for perfection, in today's digital world you can no longer wait until your products are near perfection before offering them to your customers. If so, you will fall behind in your market.

So if you can't wait for perfection, what should you do instead? I believe the answer is to experiment…

 
Jun
27
2017
Posted by ToddMace.io

For those that have the privilege of attending the Nutanix .NEXT 2017 conference this week, I would like to cordially invite you to my session titled: “When AWS IS Not Forever” this Thursday at 11:35 am. (Cherry Blossom) #AW204

I have the pleasure of presenting along with Paul Harb, Sr. Director of Nutanix Consulting Services. We will be outlining AWS use cases and exposures when making those critical decisions around workload placement. Then we will demonstrate current tools and services available to transition workloads back to your on-prem datacenter when it makes sense. This session is jam-packed, as we will have two demos, a customer validation and something new to showcase!

If you are unable to attend .NEXT this year, make sure and at least signup…

 
Jun
21
2017
Posted by All Things Distributed

Today, I'm excited to announce the general availability of Amazon DynamoDB Accelerator (DAX), a fully managed, highly available, in-memory cache that can speed up DynamoDB response times from milliseconds to microseconds, even at millions of requests per second. You can add DAX to your existing DynamoDB applications with just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console – no application rewrites required.

DynamoDB has come a long way in the 5 years since we announced its availability in January 2012. As we said at the time, DynamoDB was a result of 15 years of learning in the area of large scale non-relational databases and cloud services. Based on this experience and learning, we built DynamoDB to be a fast, highly scalable NoSQL database to meet the needs of Internet-scale applications.

DynamoDB was the first service at AWS to use SSD storage. Development of DynamoDB was guided by the core set of distributed systems…

 
Jun
21
2017
Posted by All Things Distributed

Today, I am very excited to announce our plans to open a new AWS Region in Hong Kong! The new region will give Hong Kong-based businesses, government organizations, non-profits, and global companies with customers in Hong Kong, the ability to leverage AWS technologies from data centers in Hong Kong. The new AWS Asia Pacific (Hong Kong) Region will have three Availability Zones and be ready for customers for use in 2018.

Over the past decade, we have seen tremendous growth at AWS. As a result, we have opened 43 Availability Zones across 16 AWS Regions worldwide. Last year, we opened new regions in Korea, India, the US, Canada, and the UK. Throughout the next year, we will see another eight zones come online, across three AWS Regions (France, China, and Sweden). However, we do not plan to slow down and we are not stopping there. We are actively working to open new regions in the locations…

 
Jun
19
2017
Posted by Nati Shalom Blog
In the first part of this series, we looked at the issue of cloud management silos created by multiple cloud environments and management platforms designed to serve different needs in the software delivery process, proposing a next-generation CMP as the...
 
Jun
07
2017
Posted by All Things Distributed

Unlocking the value of data is a primary goal that AWS helps our customers to pursue. In recent years, an explosion of intelligent devices have created oceans of new data across many industries. We have seen that such devices can benefit greatly from the elastic resources of the cloud. This is because data gets more valuable when it can be processed together with other data.

At the same time, it can be valuable to process some data right at the source where it is generated. Some applications – medical equipment, industrial machinery, and building automation are just a few – can't rely exclusively on the cloud for control, and require some form of local storage and execution. Such applications are often mission-critical: safeties must operate reliably, even if connectivity drops. Some applications may also rely on timely decisions: when maneuvering heavy machinery, an absolute minimum of…

 
May
27
2017
Posted by Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence Blog
column: letters from Ray date: May 27, 2017 topic: Adopting a universal basic income for all people can help society think creatively with new ideas, develop new industries — and free-up people to work on important future projects. This practical social support program can grow as science & technology rapidly evolve, becoming part of world [...]
 
May
19
2017
Posted by All Things Distributed

In many high-throughput OLTP style applications, the database plays a crucial role in achieving scale, reliability, high-performance, and cost efficiency. For a long time, these requirements were almost exclusively served by commercial, proprietary databases. Soon after the launch of the AWS Relational Database Service (RDS) customers gave us feedback that they would love to migrate to RDS. Yet, what they desired more, was a reality that unshackled them from the high-cost, punitive licensing schemes, which came with proprietary databases.

They would love to migrate to an open-source style database like MySQL or PostgreSQL, if such a database could meet the enterprise-grade reliability and performance these high-scale applications required.

We decided to use our inventive powers to design and build a new database engine that would give database systems such as MySQL and PostgreSQL…

 
May
11
2017
Posted by Nati Shalom Blog
We’ve all read the reports about IT and business units becoming more tightly coupled as DevOps gains momentum. Puppet Labs’ State of DevOps report is one of the better ones, and it tells us that high-performing IT organizations deploy 200...
 
May
09
2017
Posted by Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence Blog
    IBM | Think: concept IBM | Think: app IBM | Think: exhibit app The IBM Think exhibit app for iPad traces roots of modern innovation.   * IBM is International Business Machines
 
May
08
2017
Posted by Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence Blog
publication: The Guardian column: The Long Read story title: God in the Machine: my strange journey into transhumanism story author: by Meghan O’Gieblyn date: April 18, 2017 story excerpts from essay with Ray Kurzweil: 1. |  Humanity will change the nature of mortality in our post-biological future I first read Ray Kurzweil’s book The Age of [...]
 
May
03
2017
Posted by All Things Distributed

This article titled "Wie die Digitalisierung Wertschöpfung neu definiert" appeared in German last week in the "Größer, höher, weiter (bigger, higher, further)" column of Wirtschaftwoche.

Germany's "hidden champions" – family-owned companies, engineering companies, specialists – are unique in the world. They stand for quality, reliability and a high degree of know-how in manufacturing. Hidden champions play a significant role in the German economy; as a result, Germany has become one of the few countries in Western Europe where manufacturing accounts for more than 20% of GDP. By contrast, neighboring countries have seen a continuous decline in their manufacturing base. What's more, digital technologies and business models that…

 
May
01
2017
Posted by Tech by Sample
Summary:  Apache Ignite is a distributed in-memory platform designed for computing and transacting on large-scale data sets. Apache Ignite’s unique zero deployment feature makes it a viable platform for building high performance cloud ready applications. This software middle-ware was originally developed by GridGain Systems, Inc. under the name “GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric”.  In 2014,  GridGain

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Apr
30
2017
Posted by Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence Blog
group: the Society for Science + the Public competition: the Westinghouse Science Talent Search count: the 24th annual competition year: 1965 contest age range: teen project title: Simulation of the Creative Process by Computer Circuitry entry: by Ray Kurzweil age: 17 years old count: the 24th annual competition name history: of the historic competition aka:  [...]
 
Apr
26
2017
Posted by Denis Magda Blog

Bothersome Ad

The strange thing happens over the time when I try to google for 'apache ignite' - Hazelcast's advertisement bubbles up to the top of the list suggesting that Hazelcast is up to 50% faster than Apache Ignite:

The first suspicious thing to note right after you click on the link is that Hazelcast compares to Apache Ignite 1.5 that was released more than a…