Clearview AI: Facial recognition startup criticised for gathering huge database of faces hit by data breach

February 27, 2020 at 12:58PM ‘The nature of Clearview AI’s business makes this type of attack particularly problematic,’ cyber security expert warns Clearview AI: Facial recognition startup criticised for gathering huge database of faces hit by data breach … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Clearview AI: Facial recognition startup criticised for gathering huge database ofContinue reading “Clearview AI: Facial recognition startup criticised for gathering huge database of faces hit by data breach”

Neo4j 4.0 graph database platform brings unlimited scaling

February 04, 2020 at 02:10PM Neo4j,the premiere graph database development platform, announced the release of version 4.0 today, which features unlimited scaling among other updates. Graph databases are growing increasingly important as they are used to find connections in data, such as if you bought this, you might like this related item on an e-commerceContinue reading “Neo4j 4.0 graph database platform brings unlimited scaling”

Neo4j introduces new cloud service to simplify building a graph database

November 06, 2019 at 11:00AM Neo4j, a popular graph database, is available as an open source product for anyone to download and use. Its enterprise product aimed at larger organizations is growing fast, but the company recognized there was a big market in between those two extremes, and today it introduced a new managed cloudContinue reading “Neo4j introduces new cloud service to simplify building a graph database”

Amazon migrates more than 100 consumer services from Oracle to AWS databases

October 15, 2019 at 04:21PM AWS and Oracle love to take shots at each other, but as much as Amazon has knocked Oracle over the years, it was forced to admit that it was in fact a customer. Today in a company blog post, the company announced it was shedding Oracle for AWS databases, andContinue reading “Amazon migrates more than 100 consumer services from Oracle to AWS databases”

Plan for massive facial recognition database sparks privacy concerns

September 28, 2019 at 09:00PM Identity fraud is justification for collecting photos from drivers’ licences and passports but critics say plan too invasive If you’ve had a driver’s licence photo or passport photo taken in Australia in the past few years, it’s likely your face will end up in a massive new national network theContinue reading “Plan for massive facial recognition database sparks privacy concerns”

Kabbage acquires Radius Intelligence, the marketing tech firm with a database of 20M small businesses

September 03, 2019 at 01:15PM Data is the new oil, as the saying goes, and today Kabbage — a fintech startup backed by SoftBank that has built a business around lending up to $250,000 to small and medium enterprises, using AI-based algorithms to help determine the terms of the loan — is picking up anContinue reading “Kabbage acquires Radius Intelligence, the marketing tech firm with a database of 20M small businesses”

ICE Turned To DMV Driver’s License Databases For Help With Facial Recognition

July 8, 2019 at 09:45PM Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials scanned driver’s license databases and used facial recognition technology to analyze millions of photos without permission in at least three states. ICE Turned To DMV Driver’s License Databases For Help With Facial Recognition…

FBI, ICE Use State Driver’s License Databases To Scan Photos

July 8, 2019 at 03:12PM New documents show that the FBI and ICE are using state driver’s license databases to scan photos. NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks with Alvaro Bedoya of Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy & Technology. FBI, ICE Use State Driver’s License Databases To Scan Photos…

Qubole launches Quantum, its serverless database engine

June 10, 2019 at 05:30PM Qubole, the data platform founded by Apache Hive creator and former head of Facebook’s Data Infrastructure team Ashish Thusoo, today announced the launch of Quantum, its first serverless offering. Qubole may not necessarily be a household name, but its customers include the likes of Autodesk, Comcast, Lyft, Nextdoor and ZillowContinue reading “Qubole launches Quantum, its serverless database engine”

Andreessen pours $22M into PlanetScale’s database-as-a-service

May 23, 2019 at 05:11PM PlanetScale’s founders invented the technology called Vitess that scaled YouTube and Dropbox. Now they’re selling it to any enterprise that wants their data both secure and consistently accessible. And thanks to its ability to re-shard databases while they’re operating, it can solve businesses’ troubles with GDPR, which demands they storeContinue reading “Andreessen pours $22M into PlanetScale’s database-as-a-service”

Microsoft brings Azure SQL Database to the edge (and Arm)

May 02, 2019 at 10:00PM Microsoft today announced an interesting update to its database lineup with the preview of Azure SQL Database Edge, a new tool that brings the same database engine that powers Azure SQL Database in the cloud to edge computing devices, including, for the first time, Arm-based machines. Azure SQL Edge, AzureContinue reading “Microsoft brings Azure SQL Database to the edge (and Arm)”

Couchbase’s mobile database gets built-in ML and enhanced synchronization features

May 02, 2019 at 06:00PM Couchbase, the company behind the eponymous NoSQL database, announced a major update to its mobile database today that brings some machine learning smarts, as well as improved synchronization features and enhanced stats and logging support to the software. “We’ve led the innovation and data management at the edge since theContinue reading “Couchbase’s mobile database gets built-in ML and enhanced synchronization features”

Google’s Cloud Firestore NoSQL database hits general availability

January 31, 2019 at 05:00PM Google today announced that Cloud Firestore, its serverless NoSQL document database for mobile, web and IoT apps, is now generally available. In addition, Google is also introducing a few new features and bringing the service to ten new regions. With this launch, Google is giving developers the option to runContinue reading “Google’s Cloud Firestore NoSQL database hits general availability”

Google’s Cloud Spanner database adds new features and regions

December 19, 2018 at 06:18PM Cloud Spanner, Google’s globally distributed relational database service, is getting a bit more distributed today with the launch of a new region and new ways to set up multi-region configurations. The service is also getting a new feature that gives developers deeper insights into their most resource-consuming queries. With thisContinue reading “Google’s Cloud Spanner database adds new features and regions”

Marriott Starwood hack: Booking database data compromised in cyber attack that could affect half a billion people

November 30, 2018 at 11:48AM A booking database run by the Marriott hotel chain has been hit by a vast hack that could affect half a billion people. Marriott Starwood hack: Booking database data compromised in cyber attack that could affect half a billion people … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Marriott Starwood hack: BookingContinue reading “Marriott Starwood hack: Booking database data compromised in cyber attack that could affect half a billion people”

AWS launches new time series database

November 28, 2018 at 05:38PM AWS announced a new time series database today at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas. The new product called DynamoDB On-Demand is a fully managed database designed to track items over time, which can be particularly useful for Internet of Things scenarios. “With time series data each data point consists ofContinue reading “AWS launches new time series database”

Neo4j nabs $80M Series E as graph database tech flourishes

November 01, 2018 at 11:00AM Neo4j has helped popularize the graph database. Today it was rewarded with an $80 million Series E to bring their products to a wider market in what could be the company’s last private fundraise. The round was led by One Peak Partners and Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital with participation fromContinue reading “Neo4j nabs $80M Series E as graph database tech flourishes”

Police super-database prompts Liberty warning on privacy

October 01, 2018 at 06:00AM Human rights group boycotts Home Office consultations on vast cloud system, saying they are a sham A new super-database being built for the police represents a “grave” risk to privacy, a leading human rights group has said. Liberty claims the government is glossing over concerns that the database, the largestContinue reading “Police super-database prompts Liberty warning on privacy”

Microsoft updates its planet-scale Cosmos DB database service

September 24, 2018 at 02:00PM Cosmos DB is undoubtedly one of the most interesting products in Microsoft’s Azure portfolio. It’s a fully managed, globally distributed multi-model database that offers throughput guarantees, a number of different consistency models and high read and write availability guarantees. Now that’s a mouthful, but basically, it means that developers canContinue reading “Microsoft updates its planet-scale Cosmos DB database service”

Google Cloud acquires mainframe migration service Cornerstone

February 19, 2020 at 03:00PM Google today announced that it has acquired Cornerstone, a Dutch company that specializes in helping enterprise migrate their legacy workloads from mainframes to public clouds. Cornerstone, which provides very hands-on migration assistance, will form the basis of Google Cloud’s mainframe-to-GCP solutions. This move is very much in line with GoogleContinue reading “Google Cloud acquires mainframe migration service Cornerstone”

Datometry snares $17M Series B to help move data and applications to the cloud

February 13, 2020 at 03:37PM Moving data to the cloud from an on-prem data warehouse like Teradata is a hard problem to solve, especially if you’ve built custom applications that are based on the data. Datometry, a San Francisco startup, has developed a solution to solve that issue, and today it announced a $17 millionContinue reading “Datometry snares $17M Series B to help move data and applications to the cloud”

Time: Coronavirus Researchers Are Using High-Tech Methods to Predict Where the Virus Might Go Next

February 11, 2020 at 01:45PM As the deadly 2019-nCov coronavirus spreads, raising fears of a worldwide pandemic, researchers and startups are using artificial intelligence and other technologies to predict where the virus might appear next — and even potentially sound the alarm before other new, potentially threatening viruses become public health crises. “What we’re doingContinue reading “Time: Coronavirus Researchers Are Using High-Tech Methods to Predict Where the Virus Might Go Next”

Aiven raises $40M to democratize access to open source projects through managed cloud services

February 05, 2020 at 03:08PM The growing ubiquity of open source software has been a big theme in the evolution of enterprise IT. But behind that facade of popularity lies another kind of truth: companies may be interested in using more open-source technology, but since there is a learning curve with taking on an sourceContinue reading “Aiven raises $40M to democratize access to open source projects through managed cloud services”