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Docker will include Kubernetes in the box

Docker announced today it will integrate an “unmodified” version of Google’s Kubernetes container-orchestration tool as a native part of Docker. Docker said the Kubernetes integration will be available as a beta release, but gave no release date. This integration will be extended to all versions of Docker—the for-pay Enterprise Edition, and the desktop incarnations, Docker for […]

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Docker now includes Kubernetes in the box

Docker announced today it will integrate an “unmodified” version of Google’s Kubernetes container-orchestration tool as a native part of Docker. This integration will be extended to all versions of Docker—the for-pay Enterprise Edition, and the desktop incarnations, Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows, which use the free Community Edition. Both enterprise and desktop versions will have […]

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Gluon brings AI developers self-tuning machine learning

Deep learning systems have long been tough to work with, due to all the fine-tuning and knob-twiddling needed to get good results from them. Gluon is a joint effort by Microsoft and Amazon Web Services do reduce all that fiddling effort. Gluon works with the Apache MXNet and Microsoft’s Cognitive Toolkit frameworks to optimize deep-learning network training […]

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What is Grafeas? Better auditing for containers

The software we run has never been more difficult to vouchsafe than it is today. It is scattered between local deployments and cloud services, built with open source components that aren’t always a known quantity, and delivered on a fast-moving schedule, making it a challenge to guarantee safety or quality. The end result is software […]

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What’s new in Kubernetes 1.8: role-based access, for starters

The latest version of the open source container orchestration framework Kubernetes, Kubernetes 1.8, promotes some long-gestating, long-awaited features to beta or even full production release. And it adds more alpha and beta features as well. The new additions and promotions: Role-based security features. Expanded auditing and logging functions. New and improved ways to run both […]

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What’s new in MySQL 8.0

MySQL, the popular open-source database that’s a standard element in many web application stacks, has unveiled the first release candidate for version 8.0. Features to be rolled out in MySQL 8.0 include: First-class support for Unicode 9.0 out of the box. Window functions and recursive SQL syntax, for queries that previously weren’t possible or would […]

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Cython 0.27 speeds Python by moving away from oddball syntax

Cython, the toolkit that allows Python code to be converted to high-speed C code, has a new 0.27 release that can now use Python’s own native typing syntax to speed up the Python-to-C conversion process. Previously, Cython users could accelerate Python only by decorating the code with type annotations in a dialect peculiar to Cython. Python […]

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ONNX makes machine learning models portable, shareable

Microsoft and Facebook have announced a joint project to make it easier for data analysts to exchange trained models between different machine learning frameworks. The Open Neural Network Exchange (ONNX) format is meant to provide a common way to represent the data used by neural networks. Most frameworks have their own specific model format that will […]

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Mesosphere taps Kubernetes for container orchestration

Mesosphere’s datacenter management platform, DC/OS, has added Kubernetes as an officially supported option for container orchestration. DC/OS, built atop the Apache Mesos cluster-management project, has long offered Mesosphere’s own Marathon as its default orchestration system. But Kubernetes has outshone Marathon, thanks to a broad base of users and the seal of approval of the Cloud Native […]

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Mesosphere DC/OS taps Kubernetes for container orchestration

Mesosphere’s datacenter management platform, DC/OS, has added Kubernetes as an officially supported option for container orchestration. DC/OS, built atop the Apache Mesos cluster-management project, has long offered Mesosphere’s own Marathon as its default orchestration system. But Kubernetes has outshone Marathon, thanks to a broad base of users and the seal of approval of the Cloud Native […]