Day: November 3, 2020

Azure Cosmos DB goes serverless

Azure’s Cosmos DB is one of the platform’s foundations, powering many of its key services. Designed from the ground up as a distributed database, it implements a set of different consistency models allowing you to trade off between performance and latency for your applications. Then there are its different models for working with data, from familiar NoSQL and SQL APIs, to support for Mongo DB’s API, to the Gremlin graph database query engine.

There’s enough in Cosmos DB to support most common cloud development scenarios, giving you a consistent data platform that can share data on a global scale. Microsoft

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The cloud’s role in elections grows more significant

A year ago I wrote about the importance of leveraging cloud computing and data science to win elections, pointing to the 2020 campaigns, which come to a conclusion today. The basic assertion was that technology, focusing on the true meaning of data, would count more than traditional robocalls and door-to-door campaigning, since you’re able to understand more about the electorate, and thus target more effectively. 

The campaigns won’t let you talk to their data nerds, but they all have them. Data science approaches and the use of cloud computing allow the campaigns to come to some hidden conclusions that can

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The cloud’s role in elections grows more significant

A year ago I wrote about the importance of leveraging cloud computing and data science to win elections, pointing to the 2020 campaigns, which come to a conclusion today. The basic assertion was that technology, focusing on the true meaning of data, would count more than traditional robocalls and door-to-door campaigning, since you’re able to understand more about the electorate, and thus target more effectively. 

The campaigns won’t let you talk to their data nerds, but they all have them. Data science approaches and the use of cloud computing allow the campaigns to come to some hidden conclusions that can

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Apple to reveal ARM-based Macs at ‘One More Thing’ event on November 10

It’s been a busy few months for Apple, despite the ongoing pandemic. After hosting virtual events for new iPads and then new iPhones, the company today announced it will be hosting a “One More Thing” event on November 10 at 10:00AM PST.

“One more thing” is an iconic phrase for Apple, often used by Steve Jobs when announcing an important or surprise new product. This time around, we know at least some of what to expect: Apple‘s first Macs built on its own ARM-based processors. The Macs will share their fundamental architecture with iPhones and iPads, and promise greater performance

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