At its Digital Summit virtual event today, real-time NoSQL database player Aerospike announced a new release of its eponymous product. The v5.6 release adds a few features that together are designed to optimize the loop of real-time data processing and machine learning at the edge and "core" (cloud or corporate data center). The scenarios furthermore involve training machine learning (ML) models at the core from edge data, then pushing the models back to the edge for inferencing. Also read: Aerospike Connect integrates streaming data, AI and legacy systems Aerospike, ThoughtSpot, Alteryx and AI-inspired integration Three legs of the stool ZDNet spoke with Aerospike founder and Chief Product Officer Srini Srinivasan , who briefed us on the three features that facilitate and optimize this virtuous data/ML cycle. They are: Set indexes: which accelerate access to data in Aerospike sets (comparable to tables). The company says this feature makes for fast … [Read more...] about New Aerospike release brings Spark 3.0 compatibility
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Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) was pitched like this: Virtualization can make a selected part of a very broad and distributed data center cloud look like the entirety of an enterprise data center network. Already, this seems like a trick that Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, and the others pull off with ease. must read What is Kubernetes? How orchestration redefines the data center In a little over four years' time, the project born from Google's internal container management efforts has upended the best-laid plans of VMware, Microsoft, Oracle, and every other would-be king of the data center. Read More "The key element in the MEC architecture is the MEC host," stated a 2018 white paper published by the European standards group ETSI [ PDF ]. The paper went on to define a MEC host as "a general-purpose edge computing facility that provides the computing, storage and other resources required by applications such as IoT data preprocessing, VR/AR, … [Read more...] about Rolling the dice on network slicing: Kubernetes sparks a rethink of 5G edge
By Daniel Grossman Apr. 29, 2021 , 2:00 PM Photography and reporting from Manaus, Brazil, by Dado Galdieri of Hilaea Media. This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. When Marcelo Gordo opens the picnic cooler, the stench is suffocating. Three dead pied tamarin monkeys, their cream-and-caramel-colored coats visible through plastic wrap, are curled up inside. Gordo, a biologist at the Federal University of Amazonas, Manaus, explains that a student accidentally unplugged the freezer where he’d stored the monkeys, which had been killed on the road and given to him by city officials. Despite the decay, they are worth investigating. Inside the spartan necropsy room at a veterinary school here, veterinarian Alessandra Nava and two graduate students pull on goggles, N95 masks, and blue nitrile gloves and begin to cut bits of tissue and collect bodily fluids from the monkeys. They pack the samples into vials to be transported to the Fiocruz Amazônia … [Read more...] about Scientists scour the Amazon for pathogens that could spark the next pandemic
After months of waiting, today Facebook’s Oversight Board finally handed down the biggest ruling of its short existence — the question of whether to uphold the ban on Donald Trump. The verdict? Send the question back to Facebook, and give them six more months to decide. In fairness, it wasn’t quite that bad. The initial ban was upheld, and the board made specific rulings on the questions of whether Trump’s posts were inciting violence, and whether world leaders should get special treatment. For now, Facebook can continue to block Trump, which means that on the face of it, this is a win for anti-Trumpers. Unless you’re visiting his self-hosted website, you’ll remain blessedly safe from Trump posts. But the ruling also went out of its way to avoid settling the long-term question of whether Facebook is allowed to permanently ban leaders like Trump. The board found the initial ban was justified since Trump’s January 6th posts really did incite violence — but it wasn’t enough to … [Read more...] about Facebook has no reason to ever resolve the Trump ban
This Q&A is part of a weekly series of posts highlighting common questions encountered by technophiles and answered by users at Stack Exchange , a free, community-powered network of 100+ Q&A sites . Telastyn asks: I have been tasked with teaching other teams a new codebase, but I keep running into an issue. Whenever I go to actually walk through the code with people, we don't get very far before the entire exercise devolves into a bikeshedding exercise. Since they don't know the codebase, but think they need to help improve it, they focus on the things they can understand. Common questions include: Why is that named that? (Then we spend two minutes to explain why it's named that, and 10+ minutes debating a new name.) Why is that an abstract base class rather than an interface? (WE take another two minutes to explain, and spend 10+ minutes debating the relative merits of this decision.) ...and so on. Now, don't get me wrong—good names and good, … [Read more...] about How can I get colleagues to stop bickering about trivialities?