Google's Cloud Memorystore for Redis is now generally available
- After five months in public beta, Google today announced that its Cloud Memorystore for Redis, its fully managed in-memory data store, is now generally available.
- The service, which is fully compatible with the Redis protocol, promises to offer sub-millisecond responses for applications that need to use in-memory caching.
- And because of its compatibility with Redis, developers should be able to easily migrate their applications to this service without making any code changes.
- Cloud Memorystore offers two service tiers — a basic one for simple caching and a standard tier for users who need a highly available Redis instance.
- For the standard tier, Google offers a 99.9 percent availability SLA.
- Since it first launched in beta, Google added a few additional capabilities to the service.
- As for pricing, Google charges per GB-hour, depending on the service level and capacity you use.
How advances in edge computing are addressing key problems in the healthcare, telecommunications, and automotive sectors
- Edge computing solutions are key tools that help companies grapple with rising data volumes across industries.
- These types of solutions are critical in allowing companies to gain more control over the data their IoT devices create and in reducing their reliance on (and the costs of) cloud computing.
- These systems are becoming more sought-after — 40% of companies that provide IoT solutions reported that edge computing came up more in discussion with customers in 2017 than the year before, according to Business Insider Intelligence's 2017 Global IoT Executive Survey.
- In this report, Business Insider Intelligence examines how edge computing is reducing companies' reliance on cloud computing in three key industries: healthcare, telecommunications, and the automotive space.
- We explore how these systems mitigate issues in each sector by helping to efficiently process growing troves of data, expanding the potential realms of IoT solutions a company can offer, and bringing enhanced computing capability to remote and mobile platforms.
- The context of this investigation is the broader philosophical question into the possibility of a formal specification of inductive or scientific reasoning, a question that also touches on modern-day speculation about a fully automatized data-driven science.I investigate, in particular, a specific mathematical definition of a universal prediction method, that goes back to the early days of artificial intelligence and that has a direct line to modern developments in machine learning.
- The context of this investigation is the broader philosophical question into the possibility of a formal specification of inductive or scientific reasoning, a question that also touches on modern-day speculation about a fully automatized data-driven science.
- I investigate, in particular, a specific mathematical definition of a universal prediction method, that goes back to the early days of artificial intelligence and that has a direct line to modern developments in machine learning.
How brands can leverage artificial intelligence to improve personalization, enhance ad targeting, and make marketing teams more agile
- This is a preview of the AI in Marketing (2018) research report from Business Insider Intelligence.
- To learn more about the uses and trends machine learning and automation in marketing and advertising, click here.
- Marketers are already leveraging the power of AI to glean valuable insights about their customers, automate tasks, and improve workflows.
- Just over half (51%) of marketers currently use AI, and an additional 27% are expected to incorporate the technology by 2019, according to Salesforce.
- In a new report, Business Insider Intelligence examines the current and potential applications of AI within marketing.
- We also look at how marketers cam implement AI to better target audiences, gain a competitive edge, and analyze data from social platforms.
- Finally, we evaluate how these applications will transform — and enhance — the way marketers analyze data, conduct burdensome tasks, and create content.
5 ways to get the most from your cellphone data
- Some providers, such as SIMPLE Mobile, offer data costs that are low, providing a way to operate your mobile device more cost-effectively.
- SIMPLE Mobile has a variety of 30-day no-contract wireless service plans that provide flexibility in terms of price and capabilities.
- One way to reduce data usage effectively on your smartphone is by using a data-compression app.
- It is especially helpful if you send and receive large data files, such as music and videos, which tend to eat up a lot of data if they're transferred without compression.
- Compressing such files before sending and receiving them can save quite a bit on data usage, and it's simple to do.
- Limiting the amount of data usage by apps on your device is another good practice, and especially useful if you run a large number of apps.
First release candidate for TimescaleDB 1.0
- If you have time-series data and are looking for a performant, easy-to-use, SQL-centric, and enterprise-ready database, and would like to learn more, then please read on.
- Instead of having to wait the 5–10 years that it typically takes for a new database to become “production-ready”, TimescaleDB has been ready for production workloads right from the start, and from launch has been able to offer the largest ecosystem of tools and connectors of any time-series database.
- We are building TimescaleDB to accommodate this growing need for a performant, easy-to-use, SQL-centric, and enterprise-ready time-series database.
- TimescaleDB is the first open-source time-series database that natively supports full SQL at scale and is deployed in production across industries all around the world for powering applications in DevOps, IoT, SaaS, and Machine Learning.
This Windows file may be secretly hoarding your passwords and emails
- This file is named WaitList.dat, and according to Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) expert Barnaby Skeggs, this file is only found on touchscreen-capable Windows PCs where the user has enabled the handwriting recognition feature [1, 2] that automatically translates stylus/touchscreen scribbles into formatted text.
- While this may not be an actual security issue, users focused on their data privacy should be aware that by using the handwriting recognition feature, they may be inadvertently creating a giant database of all the text-based files found on their systems in one central location.
- Not all users may be storing passwords in emails or text-based files on their PCs, but those who do are advised to delete the file or disable "Personalised Handwriting Recognition" feature in their operating system's settings panel.
India's richest man's plan to revolutionize its telecom industry with cheap data seems to be working
- Exactly two years ago, India's richest man, Mukesh Ambani, planned to revolutionize India's telecom sector with cheap data.
- His plan seems to be working.
- After disrupting India's telecom market with cheap mobile data and calling services, Reliance Jio has been steadily gaining market share.
- The company offers 50 rupees ($0.70) per gigabyte and monthly plans as low as 149 rupees ($2).
- According to a report by Jefferies, Reliance Jio has more than doubled its market share over the past 16 months.
- And while Jefferies is impressed with its telecom business, it has a price target for Reliance Industries of 880 rupees — a downside of 27.2% from current levels.
- That's due to Reliance Industries having different businesses across various sectors, including energy, textiles, natural resources, and retail, which will cause capital expenditures to grow.
raceAhead: Bill and Melinda Gates Sound The Alarm on Poverty
- Bill and Melinda Gates released their second annual Goalkeepers Data Report yesterday, and raised new alarms about the future of the work to end hunger, poverty, inequality, and increase global health.
- The report tracks eighteen data points that are part of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015, and designed to offer an annual snapshot of the progress to meet specific goals by 2030.
- The report is the kickoff to a now annual Goalkeepers event, which the Gateses will host in New York on September 25 and 26.
- On page 15, you’ll find an inspiring report from Kenyan writer Abigail Arunga on Future Fab, a three-year pilot program designed to de-stigmatize conversations about teen sexual health.
- But as was the case last year, a shifting political landscape threatens to slow the work.
Assuring Hypercritical Data with Veeam Availability Solution on Cisco HyperFlex
- To that end, organizations are turning towards Cisco HyperFlex to assure the continuous availability of their business critical applications and the Veeam Availability Suite for the protection of those applications’ data.
- Early this year, we announced Cisco HyperFlex with the Veeam Availability Suite for multisite deployments to assure a flexible, agile, and scalable infrastructure that is protected and easy to deploy across multiple sites.
- If the Cisco HyperFlex node running the data protection solution goes down for some reason—there is automatic failover of critical backup services to a new node.
- This new offering provides customers a simplified buying experience and single-sourced support for both Cisco HyperFlex and Veeam Availability Suite—all on a jointly designed and pre-validated solution that speeds deployment and reduces the risk around critical data protection services.