January 2021

Microsoft on how open source and software development can improve in 2021

2020 was a big year for open source. Sixty million new repositories were created last year, and more than 56 million developers are now on GitHub, according to GitHub’s Octoverse report. This prompted Microsoft to lay out a few things developers can do to improve their engagement with open source moving forward. The first lesson Microsoft sees improvement with working with open source is to seek different perspectives and feedback… Read More »Microsoft on how open source and software development can improve in 2021

SD Times news digest: GridGain 8.8 released, Aerospike Connect for Presto, and LLVM 11.0.1 released

The latest release of GridGain’s in-memory computing platform includes enhanced support for its multi-tier database engine.  The dictionary-based cache entry compression is now capable of compression ratios of up to 60% on real-world scenarios. The introduction of defragmentation reduces data files and frees up disk space while storing current cached data durability on a disk.  Also new in this edition are SQL memory quotas on node or query level that… Read More »SD Times news digest: GridGain 8.8 released, Aerospike Connect for Presto, and LLVM 11.0.1 released

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: AlmaLinux

AlmaLinux is an enterprise-grade server OS that CloudLinux released to replace CentOS. According to the company, it will serve as a free Linux OS for the community, and be ready within the first quarter of this year.  Right after Red Hat announced that it’s CentOS stable release is no longer under development last month, CloudLinux launched the project for the replacement, code-named Project Lenix. This resulted in the 1:1 binary… Read More »SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: AlmaLinux

Google Cloud and Nokia extend partnership for cloud-native 5G services

Google Cloud has extended its partnership with Nokia to build cloud-native 5G core services for communication service providers (CSPs) and enterprise customers. The two companies previously announced their five-year commitment in October – which was more around the customer win side. Nokia was utilising Google Cloud to design a migration approach from its IT data… Read more » The post Google Cloud and Nokia extend partnership for cloud-native 5G services… Read More »Google Cloud and Nokia extend partnership for cloud-native 5G services

Gaia-X ‘like King Canute stopping an incoming tide’ as European clouds struggle, analyst warns

An analyst has warned that efforts from European cloud providers to wrest market share from US-based hyperscalers is ‘like King Canute attempting to stop an incoming tide’. John Dinsdale, a chief analyst at Synergy Research Group, said that initiatives such as Gaia-X, a collaboration between the European Commission (EC), Germany, France, and various organisations within… Read more » The post Gaia-X ‘like King Canute stopping an incoming tide’ as European… Read More »Gaia-X ‘like King Canute stopping an incoming tide’ as European clouds struggle, analyst warns

CData Software acquires DBAmp, expands market-leading salesforce data connectivity

CData Software (www.cdata.com), a leading provider of standards-based drivers and data access solutions for real-time data integration, today announced the acquisition of forceAmp.com LLC, the developers of DBAmp and a longtime Salesforce Partner trusted by Fortune 500 companies and leading global enterprises. This acquisition brings together leaders in Salesforce data connectivity and integration. DBAmp, forceAmp’s popular flagship product, facilitates real-time Salesforce integration and replication to Microsoft SQL Server, powering back-office… Read More »CData Software acquires DBAmp, expands market-leading salesforce data connectivity

State of JavaScript 2020 report reveals shakeup among popular frameworks

The latest State of JavaScript report reveals that while React and Vue are still the most popular JavaScript frameworks, the framework Svelte is starting to establish itself as a top contender for the top spot.  Svelte has a user based that is 89% satisfied with it. Sixty-six percent of survey respondents were interested in using it, while only 15% currently use it, which is a big increase from 2019 when… Read More »State of JavaScript 2020 report reveals shakeup among popular frameworks

SD Times news digest: Harness reaches $1.7 billion valuation, Dynatrace integrates with Snyk Intel data, and WhiteSource expands native support for IDEs

Software delivery platform Harness announced that it will use its recent $115 million in funding to grow its engineering team, support global expansion plans, and extend its intelligent software delivery platform vision. Harness provides an end-to-end platform for intelligent software delivery that implements machine learning to detect the quality of deployments.  “Our goal is to create an intelligent software delivery platform that allows every company in the world to become… Read More »SD Times news digest: Harness reaches $1.7 billion valuation, Dynatrace integrates with Snyk Intel data, and WhiteSource expands native support for IDEs

Swimm launches to help developers better understand codebases

Swimm, a developer onboarding and team collaboration tool provider, announced that it raised $5.7 million in seed funding and also launched its platform for sharing information about codebases.  The round of funding was led by Pitango First alongside TAU Ventures, Axon Ventures, Fundfire, as well as angel investors that included the founder of Snyk.  The solution is designed to help developers quickly understand and navigate codebase. According to the company,… Read More »Swimm launches to help developers better understand codebases

The networking-security approach to cloud adoption: Complexity and convergence

The cloud offers tremendous opportunities for better agility, performance, cost savings, accelerated time to market – all driving better outcomes and experiences. The first wave of cloud migrations often generated these types of results. But the adoption of multiple clouds and the rise of increasingly complex hybrid networks means these goals are harder to achieve.… Read more » The post The networking-security approach to cloud adoption: Complexity and convergence appeared… Read More »The networking-security approach to cloud adoption: Complexity and convergence