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What’s new in Prometheus monitoring for Docker and Kubernetes

Prometheus, the open source monitoring system for Docker-style containers running in cloud architectures, has formally released a 2.0 version with major architectural changes to improve its performance. Among the changes that have landed since the release of version 1.6 earlier this year: An entirely new storage format for the data accumulated by Prometheus. A new […]

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What’s new in the Anaconda distribution for Python

Anaconda, the Python language distribution and work environment for scientific computing, data science, statistical analysis, and machine learning, is now available in a broadly revised 5.0 edition. Version 5.0.1, released this week, addresses some minor bugs and adds useful features, such as updated R language support, that weren’t available in the original 5.0.0 release. Where […]

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Apache PredictionIO: Easier machine learning with Spark

The Apache Foundation has added a new machine learning project to its roster, Apache PredictionIO, an open-sourced version of a project originally devised by a subsidiary of Salesforce. What PredictionIO does for machine learning and Spark Apache PredictionIO is built atop Spark and Hadoop, and serves Spark-powered predictions from data using customizable templates for common tasks. […]

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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 […]