Couchbase Server’s latest version, Intel’s partnership on storing cryptocurrency holdings, and more in today’s data science news.
Couchbase in News
NoSQL technology Couchbase Server has announced its latest version 5.0. The new release focuses on agility, flexibility, and performance at scale. To improve customer experience, Couchbase said their 5.0 release provides the “first true Engagement Database.” Building on the Role Based Access Control (RBAC) security model introduced in version 4.5 for Administrators, Couchbase Server 5.0 introduces RBAC for applications. There are also a number of rich query performance optimizations, feature enhancements and new functionality in N1QL Query engine. The interface for Couchbase Server’s web console has been redesigned with a modern take and offers a streamlined interface to Couchbase administration and development platform that optimizes common tasks and workflows.
Intel in News
To bring new solutions for storing cryptocurrency holdings, Intel has entered into a partnership with Ledger, a virtual currency hardware startup firm. Under the collaboration, Ledger’s Blockchain Open Ledger Operating System (BOLOS) will be integrated into Intel’s Software Guard Extension (SGX) secure storage product line. As part of the deal, Intel and Ledger will focus on developing a so-called “enclave” wherein private keys are stored and where transactions are both generated and signed. The partnership is seen as an extension to Intel’s focus on hardware under its distributed ledger technology (DLT) strategy, with a plan to integrate the mining chips into Intel’s products like desktop personal computers.
Deloitte and SAP in News
Deloitte has announced its latest roadmap for new Deloitte Reimagine Platform solutions, that includes a wide-ranging pipeline of new use cases to support faster transformation leveraging blockchain, machine learning, IoT and advanced analytics. Deloitte Reimagine Platform solutions was developed through a co-innovation relationship with SAP and based on the SAP Leonardo digital innovation system. Enterprise leaders will be able to explore use cases in person Nov. 2-3, 2017, at SAP Leonardo Live in Chicago, where Deloitte will demonstrate a number of applications, including a sensor-enabled cold chain use case that can help businesses monitor and manage temperature and humidity changes when shipping sensitive products. Another use case — a “smart tap” solution — will showcase the use of liquid flow sensors to monitor and analyze marketing campaigns, trade promotions, and inventory management in real time. Beyond the roadmap, Deloitte plans to launch a global network of virtual studios focused on the Deloitte Reimagine Platform — to provide SAP customers with an up-close, in-person view of how they can modernize operations and innovate at scale with SAP Leonardo.
Blockchain in News
Blockchain wallet has finally enabled support for Ethereum, according to a recent announcement. Ethereum users are now getting to avail all the Blockchain wallet functionalities, just like Bitcoin users. The integration is built in for both iOS and Android users.
POLY AI, a developing project for artificial intelligence using Blockchain technology, has planned for the first generation of AI, Poly 1.0, in 2018, with supporting functions for the market such as pricing Bitcoin and trading supports. An ICO has been set to launch in this regard which will run in four different phases from Nov. 1 to Nov. 20. Only contributions in BTC currency will be accepted.
Other data science news
Seagate Technology plc has unveiled its SkyHawk AI hard disk drive (HDD), which is the first drive created specifically for artificial intelligence enabled video surveillance solutions. SkyHawk AI provides optimum bandwidth and processing power to manage data-intensive workloads, while simultaneously analyzing and recording footage from multiple HD cameras. “SkyHawk AI solutions will expand the design space for our customers and partners, allowing them to implement next-generation deep learning and video analytics applications,” said Sai Varanasi, vice president of product line management at Seagate Technology.