MongoDB: The cloud keeps rolling but what about legacy modernization?

Six months after AWS’s announcement of a rival service, it’s clear that MongoDB’s Atlas managed cloud service maintains real momentum. While it’s a bit early to judge the impact of AWS’s service, MongoDB’s latest quarterly results, announced a few weeks back, showed Atlas now accounting for 35% of overall revenues, and up 340% year over year. While a good chunk of this came through the mLab acquisition last fall that…

June 27, 2019
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Amazon adds Counter pickup service in US, partners with Rite Aid

Amazon is adding customer pickup sites at Rite Aid stores in the US and plans to add other physical locations via retailer partnerships. The company announced the launch of Counter in the US. Amazon said there are more than 100 Counter locations in the US today with plans to add thousands. Amazon said it will deliver all levels of shipping to Counter locations. Amazon Amazon’s move comes as FedEx said…

June 27, 2019
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Robot security guard gets boost to fight crime

Cobalt Robotics, which makes indoors autonomous security robots, just got a significant boost to give human guards a hand. Following a $13 million Series A last March, the company just closed a $35 million Series B. Like its better known competitor Knightscope, Cobalt’s security guards rove around security sensitive locations to monitor facilities utilizing an onboard sensor package. Cobalt’s five-foot blue robots have 60 sensors in all, including video, RGB,…

June 27, 2019
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CNEX cleared of stealing trade secrets from Huawei

Semiconductor giant CNEX Labs has been cleared of stealing intellectual property from Huawei, potentially laying to rest a convoluted court battle in which both parties claimed injury for the loss of trade secrets.  As reported by the Reuters news agency, on Wednesday, the acting jury for the US District Court in Sherman, Texas, cleared CNEX of any wrongdoing.  Huawei claimed that CNEX had stolen memory control technologies and sought to…

June 27, 2019
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Oracle revamps startup program in a long-tail play for cloud growth

It’s no secret that, when it comes to cloud, Oracle was late to the party — and Oracle co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison desperately wants the company to catch up. As part of that effort, Oracle is revamping its startup program. It’s casting a wide net to engage with as many entrepreneurs as possible and to cultivate relationships with the tech leaders of tomorrow.  “You reap what you sow,” Jason…

June 27, 2019
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Bluetooth with attitude: Studio 19 Solo E500T

Speakers are speakers, aren’t they? You might think that, but there are plenty of audio companies that beg to differ. They’re probably right, too, if the plethora of different shapes and sizes is anything to go by. In today’s wireless world, they’re vying to deliver the best smart speaker — or if they’re not Google or Amazon or Sonos, then the best Bluetooth speaker. One of the latest to arrive…

June 27, 2019
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Singapore commits resources to drive 5G, earmarks key verticals for adoption

Singapore has unveiled several initiatives it hopes will spur innovation and adoption of 5G technology in the country, including a S$40 million (US$29.53 million) pot to build up the supporting ecosystem. Spearheaded by Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), these also will encompass focused efforts on key verticals such as smart estates, urban mobility, and maritime, where the industry regulator says have been earmarked for their potential to showcase 5G use…

June 27, 2019
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EnterpriseDB goes private

With interest in PostgreSQL exploding, EnterpriseDB has chosen the private equity route to expand its business. The company is being acquired by Boston-area PE firm Great Hill Partners, with existing EnterpriseDB investment firm Catalyst Investors retaining a minority stake. The deal was announced at the company’s annual user conference today, an event where serial database inventor, Turing Award winner, and MIT Professor Dr. Michael Stonebraker gave a keynote rich with…

June 27, 2019
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SUSE Manager 4: Traditional server management marries DevOps

Managing Linux servers has never been easy. Programs like Cockpit, cPanel, and Webmin use a GUI to make it simpler to handle common sysadmin tasks. But, with servers moving from the racks in your server room to the cloud and the edge and the Internet of Things (IoT), we need more. That’s where DevOps comes in. And now programs like the new SUSE Manager 4 combine the best of both sysadmin…

June 26, 2019
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Singapore sets up inter-agency digital team with aim to create 10,000 tech jobs

Singapore has established a new digital office comprising 45 employees from three government agencies, with the aim to drive growth opportunities for the local technology sector. Called Digital Industry Singapore (DISG), the new entity also serves as a centralised contact point for the industry and hopes this streamlined approach will allow it to better understand the needs of companies in the local community and cultivate future local talent.  The inter-agency…

June 26, 2019
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