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Jul
21
2017
Posted by [email protected] on Friday 21 July 2017, 06:35

Transformation is happening all around us. Adopting technology to accelerate innovation and tackle business challenges is becoming pervasive across industries—financial services, life sciences, energy and agriculture. Transformation relies on powerful, scalable, intelligent and secure infrastructure. The Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor … Read more >
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Jul
20
2017
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Thursday 20 July 2017, 07:42

My colleague Akmal B. Chaudhri presented a webinar earlier this week where he looked in detail at Apache® Ignite™ architecture's ACID-compliant transactional subsystem. 

Jul
20
2017
Posted by Starcounter on Thursday 20 July 2017, 05:39

At the heart of every complex software system is the user interface (UI). Enabling the users to accomplish whatever task they set out to do is the goal of any piece of software. Following the trends in the UI field is of great importance.
So, what has happened to the user interface and what will happen? That could be the subject of a very long (and possibly useful) article, but here we will focus on the trend of all trends. The development that will change how we look at UI altogether – AI.
For years AI has been the stuff of science fiction novels, which has fuelled the hype in the tech industry. This has lead some to believe that AI is just another buzzword, and not an actual and disrupting technology. But the momentum of AI is very real. According to a survey by Accenture, 85% of executives will invest substantially in AI technology over the next three years. These investment plans are not just because AI is a cool technology, it’s because it really adds value making…

Jul
19
2017
Posted by Kinetica GPU Database on Wednesday 19 July 2017, 13:46

Mark Ramsey, SVP, R&D Data, at GlaxoSmithKline, spoke at a recent IBM/Kinetica executive breakfast, where he discussed how GSK uses GPUs and Kinetica to help transform the way that data is used as a strategic asset within their R&D organization.…

Jul
19
2017
Posted by MemSQL Blog on Wednesday 19 July 2017, 10:19

At MemSQL, we are out to build awesome software and we’re always trying to solve hard problems. A few days ago, I uncovered a cool Linux mystery with some colleagues and fixed it. We thought sharing that experience might benefit others.
The scene of the crime
While developing an internal tool to get stack traces, we decided to use the SYS_tgkill Linux system call to send signals to specific threads. The tgkill syscall sends a signal to a specific thread based on its “thread group” identifier (tgid) and thread identifier (tid). We store the thread identifier for every thread, so that was simple to obtain, but the “thread group” identifier was a new concept to me.
A Google search suggested that a simple way to get the tgid is to read it from the Linux pseudo-file /proc/self/status, which has some information about the process:
cat /…

Jul
19
2017
Posted by SAP HANA on Wednesday 19 July 2017, 09:00

Cloud deployment can help ISVs and our joint customers on their journey to digital transformation with lower Total-Cost-of-Ownership, simplified deployment options and accelerated time to value.
In this installment of our continuing ISV (Independent Software Vendor) series, we will build on the SAP HANA foundation laid down by Karl-Heinz Hoffman last week.  In his article, Karl described why now is the time for ISVs to adopt SAP HANA to accelerate their digital transformation. In this installment, I’ll discuss how ISVs can benefit by incorporating a Cloud strategy with SAP HANA powered digital transformation.   If you are interested in learning how you can innovate quicker, reduce both ISV and customer total-cost-of-ownership, and provide a seamless/easy customer deployment experience — then this…

Jul
18
2017
Posted by MemSQL Blog on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 10:16

The Amazon Web Services Summit will bring members of the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS from July 26-27, 2017 in Chicago. Whether you are a cloud beginner or an experienced user, you will learn something new at the AWS Summit. This free event is designed to educate attendees about the AWS platform, and help develop the skills to design, deploy, and operate infrastructure and applications. MemSQL is exhibiting in the HUB, Partner & Solutions Expo, so stop by our booth #405 to view a demo and speak with our subject matter experts.
This year, AWS Summit Chicago will offer even more breakout sessions led by AWS subject matter experts and top AWS customers. This informative mixture of lectures, demonstrations, and guest speakers is geared towards keeping attendees informed on technical content, customer stories, and new launch announcements.
Here are our top breakout session picks.
DEM314 – Real-time Dashboards with…

Jul
18
2017
Posted by SQL Server Blog on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 09:00

This post was authored by Meet Bhagdev, Program Manager, Microsoft
Hi all,
We are excited to announce the Production Ready release for the Microsoft Drivers v4.3.0 for PHP for SQL Server. The drivers now support Debian Jessie and macOS. The driver enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, and Azure SQL DW from any PHP application on Linux, Windows, and macOS.
Notable items for the release:

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Jul
18
2017
Posted by GridGain Systems Blog on Tuesday 18 July 2017, 08:27

Tomorrow (July 19) my colleague Akmal B.

Jul
17
2017
Posted by VoltDB on Monday 17 July 2017, 22:30

It seems like everyone is moving to the cloud lately, regardless of industry. Telcos are the process of doing the same – but there’s a lot of catching up to do. Historically, Telcos have built proprietary, monolithic architectures to support their customers in a “risk first, revenue second” model – by undertaking huge investments in networks, and capitalizing on the potential revenue they will generate months, if not years later. Today’s economic realities make the cloud, not only attractive, but necessary for Telcos.
First, the cloud changes the business models for Telcos – services can be designed, deployed, and tested quickly, and scaled as the market demand and revenues catch up – enabling a “revenue first, risk second” advantage.
Second, the monolithic systems of the past are crumbling – and Telcos are becoming true “Service Providers”. That means potentially providing end-to-end solutions for customers – or pieces of it.  Telcos can be Software as a Service (SaaS…

Jul
17
2017
Posted by SQL Server Blog on Monday 17 July 2017, 09:05

This post was authored by Tony Petrossian, Partner Group Program Manager, Database Systems Group
SQL Server 2017 will bring with it support for the Linux OS and containers running on Windows, Linux, and macOS. Our goal is to enable SQL Server to run in modern IT infrastructure in any public or private cloud.
With support for containers, SQL Server can now be used in many popular DevOps scenarios.  Developers working with Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines can now include SQL Server 2017 containers as a component of their applications for an integrated build, test, and deploy experience.
CI/CD automation with containers – Using containers greatly simplifies the development, testing, and deployment of applications. This is achieved by the packaging of all dependencies, including SQL Server,…

Jul
17
2017
Posted by SQL Server Blog on Monday 17 July 2017, 09:00

We are pleased to announce availability of the first public release candidate for SQL Server 2017, Release Candidate 1 (RC1), which is now available for download. This means that development work for the new version of SQL Server is complete along most dimensions needed to bring the industry-leading performance and security of SQL Server to Windows, Linux, and Docker containers.
In our seven community technology previews (CTPs) to date, SQL Server 2017 has delivered:

  • Linux support for tier-1, mission-critical workloads – SQL Server 2017 support for Linux includes the same high availability solutions on Linux as Windows Server, including Always On availability groups integrated with Linux native clustering solutions like Pacemaker.
  • Graph data processing in SQL Server – With the graph…
Jul
17
2017
Posted by Redis Labs on Monday 17 July 2017, 06:03

We, at Redis Labs, are happy to share that we have recently extended our Redise Cloud (Redis Enterprise Cloud) services to 2 more regions on Google Cloud Platform. You can now use Redise Cloud service on the following GCP regions:  Eastern US (us-east1), Central US (us-central1) and Northeast Asia (asia-northeast1)
Redise Cloud is an integrated Redis Service on Google Cloud Platform that is a fully managed database-as-a-service solution for hosting your Redis or Memcached databases. Redise Cloud provides stable high performance, effortless scaling and robust high availability features including persistence, cross zone/region/datacenter replication and instant automatic failover, with no data loss and is fully compatible with existing Redis applications.

Jul
14
2017
Posted by Redis Labs on Friday 14 July 2017, 10:05

Redis 4.0.0 GA is out! My notes here: https://t.co/1YAiQM98cn
— Salvatore Sanfilippo (@antirez) July 14, 2017

On July 14,  Salvatore Sanfilippo (@antirez) announced the availability of the much anticipated Redis 4.0.0 GA release.  Redis 4.0.0 contains a number of new features including the Modules API, the PSYNC2 (improved  replication mechanism) engine,, new caching policies, asynchronous deletion operations, microcontroller support, Redis Cluster improvements, memory management improvements and a host of additional changes and bug fixes.
Modules
One of the biggest features in Redis 4.0.0 is the long awaited modules system that was announced at RedisConf 2016.  …

Jul
14
2017
Posted by Redis Labs on Friday 14 July 2017, 09:07

A Bloom filter is a probabilistic data structure which provides an efficient way to verify that an entry is certainly not in a set. This makes it especially ideal when trying to search for items on expensive-to-access resources (such as over a network or disk): If I have a large on-disk database and I want to know if the key foo exists in it, I can query the Bloom filter first, which will tell me with a certainty whether it potentially exists (and then the disk lookup can continue) or whether it does not exist, and in this case I can forego the expensive disk lookup and simply send a negative reply up the stack.
While it’s possible to use other data structures (such as a hash table) to perform this, Bloom filters are also especially useful in that they occupy very little space per element, typically counted in the number of bits (not bytes!). There will exist a percentage of false positives (which is controllable), but for an initial test…