Spell taps funding hat, pulls out AI development platform, hardware options

Spell, an artificial intelligence development platform founded by a former Facebook AI engineering chief, has rolled out its services in earnest after snagging $15m...

Red Hat/Fedora decide MongoDB’s SSLP doesn’t fit

MongoDB’s January blues deepened this week as the team behind the Red Hat-backed Fedora Linux distribution confirmed it had added the open source database’s...

TensorFlow says bye to globals as more v2.0 features pop up

With 18 issues to close before everything that’s supposed to land in the second major TensorFlow release is done, the team behind the popular...

Amazon launches AWS Backup, for when snapshots just aren’t enough

AWS has launched a Backup service, which might surprise you if you’d assumed the applications and data you’ve already got running on the cloud...

MariaDB closes analytics and transactions gap with Platform X3

MariaDB has unleashed its eponymous Platform X3 into general availability, along with a Managed Service which will support public and hybrid cloud deployments. The product...

Brain and Immunity: Enterprise Service Mesh Kong gets what many long for

Service control platform-to-be Kong Enterprise has begun adding intelligent automation and monitoring features into the mix. On its way from API to service control platform,...
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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...

Something for everyone: Azure teams unveil rash of updates

To start the New Year off and get your Azure usage up, Microsoft has pushed out updates to tools and services across its cloud...

Ali Baba barely blinks as it swallows Flink pioneers data Artisans

Ali Baba appears to have taken control of data Artisans, the Berlin-based outfit behind the Apache Flink open source big data framework. According to reports,...

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...

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...

Facebook releases DeepFocus to open source

Facebook has open sourced DeepFocus, the AI-powered framework inside its Half Dome varifocal headset unveiled earlier this year. DeepFocus works with the Half Dome hardware...

Ready for a go? Facebook opens PyText NLP framework to all

Hard on the heals of declaring its PyTorch tensor and neural network library “production ready” Facebook has open sourced the PyText natural-language processing modelling...

“Only good AI from now on,” promises Google as it swears off facial recognition

Google, taken to task by employees this year for participating in a US military project on computer vision in drones, has committed to not...

Oracle shows up at KubeCon bearing ‘comprehensive cloud native framework’

Oracle crashed the party at KubeCon today, promising to free developers from vendor lock-in with what it claims is the “most comprehensive cloud native...

PyTorch team sips Caffe2, serves up production ready machine learning library

More than half a year after the PyTorch team announced the v1.0 roadmap for their tensor and neural network library, the project is finally...