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Google Cloud steps up storage game to court Hollywood, launches Filestore

Google’s Transfer Appliance Google Cloud launched a new region in Los Angeles, outlined a network attached storage service and made its Transfer Appliance designed to move petabytes of data generally available. The moves add up to an effort to target media companies and enterprises working with content creators. Google launched a service called Cloud Filestore that can be handy for… Read more →

Micron kicks off volume production of next-generation high-performance GDDR6 memory

Micron Technology has begun volume production of 8GB GDDR6 memory which brings with it greater performance and lower power consumption. Must read : Apple products you shouldn’t buy (June 2018edition) GDDR6 memory has been designed from the ground up to be optimized for a variety of applications that require high performance memory, including artificial intelligence (AI), networking, automotive and graphics… Read more →

AMD and Packet kick off EPYC Processor Challenge

Want to give AMD EPYC bare metal hosting a try? Packet, the leading provider of infrastructure automation solutions for developers, has unveiled a new program to make that easy. Must read : Apple products you shouldn’t buy (June 2018 edition) Packet recently unveiled a new ” c2.medium” platform based on the 24-core AMD EPYC 7401P processor, combining that with 64… Read more →

These 12 laptops deliver the best battery life

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Chris Lynch, former CEO of Vertica, is AtScale’s new CEO

Vertica is a fabled company in the analytics space. It was a pioneer in the column store data warehouse world and one of many companies in which database pioneer Michael Stonebreaker had a hand in founding (Tamr and VoltDB are just two more recent examples). In Vertica’s salad days, and into the HP acquisition, Chris Lynch manned the helm as… Read more →

MapR platform update brings major AI and Analytics innovation…through the file system

From the very beginning of its entry to the market, MapR focused on the file system as an axis of innovation. Recognizing that the native Hadoop Distributed File System’s (HDFS’s) inability to accommodate updates to files was a major blocker for lots of Enterprise customers, MapR put an HDFS interface over the standard Network File System (NFS) to make that… Read more →

​SUSE Linux Enterprise Server takes a big step forward

Read this Using ARM chips and Linux, Barcelona center dreams of being ‘Airbus of supercomputing’ A chapel in the heart of Barcelona Univesity is home to one of Europe’s most powerful supercomputers – and a mobile chip-based successor is under development. Read More SUSE doesn’t get the ink that Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or Canonical Ubuntu does, but it’s… Read more →

iOS 12 public beta: Should you install it?

The iOS 12 public beta that Apple promised back at WWDC 2018 has finally landed. But should you install it on your iPhones, iPads, or iPod touch devices? See also : Apple products you shouldn’t buy (June 2018 edition) As with most things in life, the answer is “it depends.” I’ve been running the iOS 12 developer preview beta on… Read more →

Microsoft’s promised Surface USB-C dongle is finally ready for rollout

More than a year after Microsoft first disclosed plans for it, a USB-C dongle for Surface devices is ready to come to market. Credit: Microsoft Citing a Microsoft spokesperson, The Verge says that the Surface USB-C dongle for Surface Pro and Surface Laptop devices will be available to business customers on June 29 for $79.99. (I asked Microsoft officials to… Read more →

Microsoft adds built-in ad blocking to Edge for Android and iOS

Microsoft is continuing to add new features to its Edge browser apps for Android and iOS. Last week, Microsoft began rolling out a new Edge beta that added built-in ad blocking support., as noted by MSPU. On June 25, Microsoft began rolling out built-in ad-blocking support for Edge on iOS, too, as The Verge reported.. The engine powering the feature… Read more →