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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.

Red Hat Releases Kubernetes-Native Java Framework

Quarkus is a lightweight, high-performance framework designed to significantly reduce the footprint and latency of Java applications, specifically for cloud-native architectures such as microservices, containers and serverless.

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.

Most Public Cloud Apps Are Mobile, Says Study

New cloud development survey finds different workloads targeting private, hybrid and public cloud platforms, with the latter dominated by mobile apps.

Amazon Cloud Does Mobile Development Reboot

Mobile development using the Amazon cloud is undergoing a transformation, with a new site, new tools and new functionality to support iOS, Android, React Native and other apps.

IBM to Acquire Red Hat, a Leading Java Community Contributor

IBM announced on Sunday plans to acquire leading enterprise open source software provider and long-time Java Community Process leader Red Hat in a $34 billion stock deal.

JNBridge Kit Addresses Azure Logic Apps Connector Shortcomings

The new R&D Showcase Kit addresses an ongoing enterprise challenge: interoperability issues between Azure Logic Apps and existing JMS-based messaging infrastructure.

Azul and Microsoft Partner to Provide Java on Azure

Azul Systems and Microsoft announced a new strategic partnership that will allow Java developers on Azure and Azure Stack to build and run production Java applications using the commercially supported edition of Azul's flagship Java runtime, Zulu Enterprise.

Hortonworks, IBM and Red Hat Team Up for Hybrid Containerized Big Data

Hortonworks, IBM and Red Hat announced the Open Hybrid Architecture Initiative, seeking to provide a common enterprise deployment model to enable Big Data workloads to run across hybrid on-premises, multi-cloud and edge architectures.

Google Releases Spring Model for Java on Cloud

Google and the Spring Team at Pivotal just announced the general availability of Spring Cloud GCP 1.0, a joint project aiming to make life easier for Java developers building Spring Boot applications that consume GCP services.

Open Source Visual Studio Code Extension Helps Create Alexa Skills

The Amazon Alexa dev team has published an open source extension for developers using the Visual Studio Code editor to create and deploy Alexa skills.

AWS SageMaker Upgrades Again

Amazon Web Services yesterday rolled out yet another new set of capabilities for its SageMaker end-to-end machine learning development and deployment service, including new streaming algorithms and batch job improvements.

MapR Adds Amazon EKS (Kubernetes) Support to Big Data Platform

Big Data specialist MapR Technologies has added support for the Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) to its flagship data platform.

AWS Cloud Favored for Node.js Deployment, Survey Says

The Node.js Foundation published its third annual user survey, revealing the Amazon Web Services cloud is the primary deployment target for Node.js production code.

Okta Releases Free 'API for One App' for Single App Security

On Wednesday identity cloud security provider Okta Inc. announced the launch of API Products for One App, an API-based tool for authenticating single Web sites and applications.

Google Acquires Open Source Big Data Platform Cask

Cask Data, known for its open source Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP), recently announced that it's being acquired by Google's cloud division.

Java-Based Cloud Provider Jelastic Adds Cloud Security Features

Cloud hosting platform provider Jelastic has released a new version of Jelastic Shield, with which the company adds a number of security enhancements to its evolving PaaS/IaaS platform.

Cisco Announces Support for Open Source Kubernetes Container Platform

The company unveiled support for Kubernetes in its AppDynamics application performance monitoring suite and its Cisco CloudCenter, used to securely deploy and manage applications in multiple environments, including on-premises and private and public clouds.

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