IT admins no longer have to rush into the office on weekends to fix a mission-critical problem with their cloud services. Instead, they can fire up the new mobile app from Google and fix the problem without having to cancel their cookout with family and friends.
The Linux Foundation launched the R Consortium centered on the popular R language and designed to unite and support technical and user communities, the members of which include about 2 million data scientists. And the new R Consortium is backed by some hefty industry players and founding companies, including Microsoft, RStudio, TIBCO, Alteryx, Google, HP, Mango Solutions, Ketchum Trading and Oracle.
Oracle has won a victory, albeit temporary, with the Supreme Court over an API dispute it's been having with Google. Oracle believes it owns copyright over Java-based APIs and is currently suing...
Google is looking to minimize the work needed by development teams to do proper load testing on their applications. The company released a reference implementation and a whitepaper outlining how to use Google Cloud Platform and Kubernetes to run distributed load testing on apps.
The Google Code repository isn't quite closed yet, and even though Google has shifted all of its own projects over to GitHub, the company has just launched the beta of a new repository service.
There are a million and one businesses and entrepreneurs that could make use of a virtual reality imaging device. But only a handful are willing or able to pony up the sometimes $50,000 for a device to capture 360 degree images that build a VR scene. Startup Matterport is looking to change that.
MapR has teamed with Google Cloud to provide $500 in credit for Google Cloud Platform services for everyone who registers for MapR's free Hadoop On-Demand Training program. But it's not a reward for signing up; it's more like a subsidy or scholarship to cover the costs of creating virtual environments to complete the required lab exercises in each course.
Momentum is building around containers, and Google is getting ready to release its own container orchestration and management system, based on its own Kubernetes open source project. Google Container...
The idea of a standard container runtime and image format may not be far off. Docker and CoreOS, as well as practically everyone who's anyone in cloud, have teamed up to form a new Linux Foundation initiative.
Google secretly acquired a startup called Agawi that focused on mobile cloud computing for in-app ads and gaming, according to reports. With Google continually searching for ways to make money on mobile in general, bringing Agawi into the fold could help them ratchet up those efforts.