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Jan
16
2020
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog

Introduction

Cloud computing is on the rise for a couple of reasons: it is flexible, relatively cheap compared to supporting in-house infrastructure, and it allows excellent automation of resource allocation, thus cutting costs even more.

 
Jan
14
2020
Posted by The Morning Paper
Programmatically interpretable reinforcement learning, Verma et al., ICML 2018 Being able to trust (interpret, verify) a controller learned through reinforcement learning (RL) is one of the key challenges for real-world deployments of RL that we looked at earlier this week. It’s also an essential requirement for agents in human-machine collaborations (i.e, all deployments at some … Continue reading Programmatically interpretable reinforcement learning
 
Jan
12
2020
Posted by The Morning Paper
Challenges of real-world reinforcement learning, Dulac-Arnold et al., ICML’19 Last week we looked at some of the challenges inherent in automation and in building systems where humans and software agents collaborate. When we start talking about agents, policies, and modelling the environment, my thoughts naturally turn to reinforcement learning (RL). Today’s paper choice sets out … Continue reading Challenges of real-world reinforcement learning
 
Jan
09
2020
Posted by The Morning Paper
Ten challenges for making automation a ‘team player’ in joint human-agent activity, Klein et al., IEEE Computer Nov/Dec 2004 With thanks to Thomas Depierre for the paper suggestion. Last time out we looked at some of the difficulties inherit in automating control systems. However much we automate, we’re always ultimately dealing with some kind of … Continue reading Ten challenges for making automation a ‘team player’ in joint human-agent activity
 
Jan
09
2020
Posted by The MemSQL Blog

As interest in MemSQL increases, we get many questions about how MemSQL works, how to get started with it, and more. Performance reviews website G2.com has a MemSQL Q&A section where potential customers can ask questions. Here are some of the questions we hear most often – with answers – lightly edited, for context and clarity. Q. What is the advantage of MemSQL over other distributed databases? A. Compared to relational databases – those which support SQL – we believe that MemSQL is the fastest, most efficient SQL database. MemSQL features full, linear scalability, unlike competitors. We also handle both …

The post New Year, New FAQs appeared first on MemSQL Blog.

 
Jan
09
2020
Posted by ScaleOut Software Blog

Companies with large numbers of geographically distributed assets increasingly need intelligent real-time monitoring to keep operations running smoothly. Consider a retail chain of stores or restaurants with tens of thousands of outlets. (Walgreens has more than 9,000, and McDonald’s has more than 14,000 in the U.S. alone.) Each store has mission-critical equipment, such as refrigerators […]

The post The Next Generation in Logistics Tracking with Real-Time Digital Twins appeared first on ScaleOut Software.

 
Jan
09
2020
Posted by The ScaleOut Software Blog

Companies with large numbers of geographically distributed assets increasingly need intelligent real-time monitoring to keep operations running smoothly. Consider a retail chain of stores or restaurants with tens of thousands of outlets. (Walgreens has more than 9,000, and McDonald’s has more than 14,000 in the U.S. alone.) Each store has mission-critical equipment, such as refrigerators […]

The post The Next Generation in Logistics Tracking with Real-Time Digital Twins appeared first on ScaleOut Software.

 
Jan
08
2020
Posted by The MemSQL Blog

MemSQL is garnering a lot of positive attention on business solutions review site G2.com (formerly known as G2 Crowd). Since our look at the site last July, dozens of new reviews have been posted, citing MemSQL’s speed, high capacity, and SQL compatibility, among other features. However, the most recent review was in December; now, some lucky MemSQL user has the chance to register the first comment of the new year. (Also, as most would say, of the new decade, though – as xkcd points out – this is a matter of some controversy.) G2.com features information and frank user reviews …

The post The G2 Crowd Has (Much) More to Say About MemSQL appeared first on MemSQL Blog.

 
Jan
07
2020
Posted by The Morning Paper
Ironies of automation, Bainbridge, Automatica, Vol. 19, No. 6, 1983 With thanks to Thomas Depierre for the paper recommendation. Making predictions is a dangerous game, but as we look forward to the next decade a few things seem certain: increasing automation, increasing system complexity, faster processing, more inter-connectivity, and an even greater human and societal … Continue reading Ironies of automation
 
Jan
06
2020
Posted by The MemSQL Blog

It’s time for us to admit what we have all known is true for a long time: NoSQL is the wrong tool for many of the modern application use cases, and it’s time that we move on. NoSQL came into existence because the databases at the time couldn’t handle the scale required. The rise of this new generation of data services solved many of the problems of web scale and rapidly growing data sets when it was created more than a decade ago. NoSQL also offered a new, cost-effective method for cold storage/occasional batch access for petabyte scale data. However, …

The post Thank You for Your Help NoSQL, but We Got It from Here appeared first on MemSQL Blog.

 
Jan
06
2020
Posted by The Hazelcast In-Memory Data Grid Blog

Let’s start off the New Year with a fun code example! This example shows how Jet is used to spot the dramatically-named Death Cross for the price of Bitcoin, which is an indication to sell, Sell, SELL!. The idea here is that we could automatically analyze stock market prices and use this information to guide […]

The post Bitcoin’s Death Cross appeared first on Hazelcast.

 
Jan
05
2020
Posted by The Morning Paper
Welcome to another year of The Morning Paper! Over the holidays I spent some time mapping out a partial conference calendar for the year, and thinking about the kinds of papers I want to be reading. In a typical year, I’ll cover somewhere north of 120 papers on this blog. That’s a tiny drop in … Continue reading The Year Ahead
 
Jan
02
2020
Posted by The MemSQL Blog

Why did the world need MemSQL? In this blog post, updated from a few years ago, early MemSQL Product Manager Carlos Bueno explains why MemSQL works better, for a wide range of purposes, than a NoSQL setup. (Thanks, Carlos!) We’ve updated the blog post with new MemSQL product features, graphics, and relevant links. To wit, you should also see Rick Negrin’s famous blog post on NoSQL and our recent case study on replacing Hadoop with MemSQL. Tell us if this sounds familiar. Once upon a time a company ran its operations on The Database Server, a single machine that talked …

The post The Write Stuff appeared first on MemSQL Blog.

 
Jan
02
2020
Posted by ODBMS.org
“Container and orchestration technologies have made a quantum leap in manageability for microservice architectures.  Kubernetes is the clear winner in this space.  It’s taken a little longer, but recently Kubernetes has turned a corner in its maturity and readiness to handle stateful workloads, so you’re going to see 2020 be the year of Kubernetes adoption […]