Month: March 2020

SkySQL, MariaDB-as-a-service, launches on Google Cloud

Today MariaDB Corporation officially launched SkySQL, a cloud-hosted version of the MariaDB database management system supported and managed by MariaDB’s own creators.

Aside from providing convenient access to MariaDB on Google Cloud Platform starting at $0.45 per hour, SkySQL strikes back at services like Google Cloud SQL and Amazon RDS — managed database solutions that feature forks of MySQL or MariaDB, but are often multiple versions behind the latest releases. Amazon RDS, for instance, only supports up to MariaDB 10.3, whereas MariaDB 10.4.12 is the most recent version.

SkySQL is essentially a cloud-native, Kubernetes-managed instance of MariaDB Platform,

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Houseparty offers $1M bounty for proof of hacking ‘smear campaign’

In the past couple of weeks, video calling apps such as Zoom and Houseparty have gained tremendous popularity thanks to worldwide lockdowns. But with increasing fame, experts have raised privacy and security concerns related to these apps.

Various claims of the Houseparty app being hacked, has left users in a serious conundrum about the app’s security. Meanwhile, the company had to issue a clarification and even offer a $1 million bounty to anyone who uncovers the source of the misinformative scam about the app.

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Here’s

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Get ready for the post-pandemic run on cloud

“Cloud-computing providers are emerging as among the few corporate winners in the coronavirus pandemic as office and store closures across the U.S. have pushed more activity online,” as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

Those who pick stocks are betting on cloud growth due to the crisis, thus we’re seeing this first reported in business journals. Most likely, after the crisis has gone and business hopefully returns to normal, there will be a mad rush to move to public cloud-based resources.  Here’s why.

Business seems to change around pain. In the past weeks companies that had already migrated to

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How AI helped Domino’s improve pizza delivery

When the words artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are used, people often think of advanced industries such as space exploration and biomedicine that rely heavily on research and development. The fact is, AI and ML should be something all industries are looking at, including retail. We are now in the customer service era and small differences in service can make a big difference in market share.

This past week Nvidia held a virtual version of its annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC), which has become a showcase for real life AI/ML use cases. Historically, the show has been

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How AI helped Domino’s improve pizza delivery

When the words artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are used, people often think of advanced industries such as space exploration and biomedicine that rely heavily on research and development. The fact is, AI and ML should be something all industries are looking at, including retail. We are now in the customer service era and small differences in service can make a big difference in market share.

This past week Nvidia held a virtual version of its annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC), which has become a showcase for real life AI/ML use cases. Historically, the show has been

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Save hundreds on Microsoft Excel training that will really make a difference

TLDR: The courses in the 2020 Ultimate Microsoft Excel Certification Training Bundle break down Excel for users new and old, all for just $49.99.

It’s easy to take Microsoft Excel for granted. With a history stretching back to the go-go 80’s, it’s been a fundamental part of the computing landscape as long as most of us have been alive. Yet it’s still not only around, it’s still the beating heart of any data organization project. 

And while other more specialized apps have come along in its wake, Excel remains a cornerstone of data science and a key tool that any

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