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Elastic rewrites code after three hour cache crash

Elastic has re-written part of its HA and failover architecture after a three-hour interruption of service and 20-minute blackout last week. The host of Elastic Cloud has replaced its TreeCache...

Platinum? That’ll do nicely – AWS drops big bucks on Apache Software Foundation

After years of dabbling, AWS has become a full-blooded platinum sponsor of the legendary Apache Software Foundation. AWS said Tuesday it’s become a platinum level ASF sponsor, paying $125,000 a...

Microsoft slips into SciKit-learn Consortium mode

Microsoft has joined the SciKit-learn Consortium, the organisation supporting construction of the free software machine-learning library for Python. The software giant will support central contributions and tackle new features and...

FoundationDB opens Apple’s database sauce

FoundationDB has open-sourced a slice of relational-technology employed in Apple’s online services. The FoundationDB Record Layer is an open source library that provides a record-oriented datastore with semantics similar to...
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Intel plans AI inference chip with Facebook

Intel is working with Facebook to build a server processor dedicated to speeding performance of AI. The chip giant, whose silicon dominates the planet’s server rooms, has announced Nirvana Neural...
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What’s that behind you? Python – and it’s everywhere, say TIOBE

Python was the fastest growing progamming language of 2018, according to one tracking service that reckoned it seized a position in the top three most popular with Java and...

Huawei bets big on big-data ARM server

Huawei is rolling the dice on server ARM for big data, with a CPU it claims beats the industry benchmark on performance, while slashing power consumption. The Kunpeng 920, unveiled...

Never heard of a ‘mainframe’? Compuware will see you now

Love or loath mainframes, they're always there and the dilemma facing anyone building modern systems down the decades in finance, utilities and manufacturing has been to help the legacy...
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Team Ruby buffs up JIT gem

Ruby’s high-water mark may be long past, but fans keep building and have now released version 2.6.0. Previewed in June last year, Ruby 2.6.0 features an updated Just In Time (JIT)...
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Surviving Blockchain’s Cambrian explosion inside Hyperledger’s big temple

Eyebrows were raised when the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance and Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger become associate members of each other’s blockchain organisations in October. With hundreds of companies on each other’s membership...