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Google Spotlights Cloud Security at RSA

Google made a number of product announcements this week at the RSA Security Conference, including upgrades to the Chronicle security analytics platform and the general availability of its reCAPTCHA Enterprise and Web Risk API tools.

Microsoft Goes Live with Azure Sphere, Its Linux-Powered IoT Security Platform

Microsoft this week announced the general availability (GA) of Azure Sphere, marking a new phase in its effort to create an overall trusted environment for deploying and using Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Red Hat OpenStack 16 Goes GA

Red Hat today announced the general availability of Red Hat OpenStack Platform 16, the latest version of its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solution.

Oracle Unveils New Cloud-Based Platform for Machine Learning Models

The Oracle Cloud Data Science Platform was created specifically to improve the effectiveness of data science teams, the company said, with such capabilities as shared projects, model catalogs and auditability.

Couchbase Introduces Fully Managed Database Service

Couchbase on Thursday unveiled a new fully managed Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) designed to simplify DB management by deploying, managing and operating the enterprise edition of the company's namesake NoSQL database across multicloud environments with a few clicks.

Open Source Framework Enables Streaming Data Pipelines on Kubernetes

The Cloudflow framework was developed to address the growing demands of AI, machine learning models, analytics, and other streaming, data-driven workloads.

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AWS CodeGuru Uses ML to Optimize Java Code

Unveiled by AWS CEO Andy Jassy, the new CodeGuru service uses models and algorithms built on millions of code reviews Amazon has done in-house over the last 20 years.

AWS Cloud Development Kit Adds Support for .NET, Java

Amazon Web Services announced that support for .NET and Java is now generally available in the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), which uses an infrastructure-as-code approach to help AWS cloud developers model and provision cloud application resources via services such as AWS CloudFormation.

Open Source ArangoDB Launches Managed Service for Enterprises

The new ArangoDB Oasis managed service is a paid add-on that gives enterprises tools to easily deploy and manage their ArangoDB cluster deployments.

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Eclipse Launches Cloud Dev Tools Working Group

The Eclipse Foundation unveiled a new working group focused on software development tools for and in the cloud. The aptly named Eclipse Cloud Development Tools Working Group (ECD WG) "will drive the evolution and broad adoption of emerging standards for cloud-based developer tools," according to the group's charter.

IBM's New 53-Qubit Quantum System Opens Opportunities for Developers

IBM has announced that in the next month its cloud-based quantum computing online offering will include a new 53-qubit quantum computer.

Microsoft/Qualcomm Vision AI Developer Kit for IoT Development Goes GA

Microsoft on Tuesday announced the general availability of the Vision AI Developer Kit, including a camera, which uses Qualcomm's Vision Intelligence 300 Platform, and the software needed to develop intelligent edge solutions using Azure IoT Edge and Azure Machine Learning.

Zing Java Runtime Optimized for Containers and Cloud Deployments

Azul Systems has released a new version of Zing, its flagship Java runtime, optimized for container and cloud deployments. Zing 19.07 eliminates the requirement for Zing's ZST memory management kernel module, and extends its performance and throughput advantage when executing ad hoc and query-based workloads.

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Google Announces Cloud SQL for Microsoft SQL Server

Earlier this week the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) team announced the alpha release of Cloud SQL for Microsoft SQL Server.

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IBM Announces Native Cloud Capabilities for Software Line via Red Hat Containers

IBM today announced that its software portfolio is now "cloud-native" for all major cloud platforms thanks to Red Hat's OpenShift enterprise Kubernetes container solution.

2 New AWS IoT Services Go Live

Amazon Web Services last week announced the "live" release of two new Internet of Things services that it had previewed at its re:Invent conference back in November 2018.

Microsoft Azure To Offer New AI, Edge, IoT, Blockchain Capabilities for Devs

On Thursday Microsoft announced a number of improvements to its Azure cloud platform designed to give developers increased capabilities for AI, machine learning, mixed reality, blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, via both hybrid cloud and edge architectures.

Mendix Boosts Low-Code Dev Platform with IBM Cloud and Watson AI

Mendix, one of the leading vendors in the enterprise low-code development space, has boosted its dev platform with new integration tapping into IBM Cloud services, including Watson AI cognitive services.

Google Launches Cloud Firestore, a Serverless NoSQL Database

Google today announced the general availability of its Cloud Firestore NoSQL document database for the growing serverless computing space in the cloud where there's no need to manage infrastructure.

New AWS DocumentDB Service Stirs Open Source Controversy

Simmering tension between the open source community and increasingly dominant cloud platforms came to light with the introduction of the new DocumentDB managed service by Amazon Web Services, which uses open source MongoDB code.

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