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Light a fire under Cassandra with Apache Ignite

Nikita Ivanov is co-founder and CTO of GridGain Systems. Apache Cassandra is a popular database for several reasons.

The open source, distributed, NoSQL database has no single point of failure, so it’s well suited for high-availability applications.
It supports multi-datacenter replication, allowing organizations to achieve greater resiliency by, for example, storing data across multiple Amazon Web Services availability zones.
It also offers massive and linear scalability, so any number of nodes can easily be added to any Cassandra cluster in any datacenter.

For these reasons, companies such as Netflix, eBay, Expedia, and several others have been using Cassandra for key parts of their businesses for many years.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Foiled! 15 tricks to hold off the hackers

Malicious hackers have outsize reputations.

They are über-geniuses who can guess any password in seconds, hack any system, and cause widespread havoc across multiple, unrelated networks with a single keystroke—or so Hollywood says.

Those of us who fight hackers every day know the good guys are usually far smarter. Hackers simply have to be persistent.Each year, a few hackers do something truly new.

But for the most part, hackers repeat the tried and true.
It doesn’t take a supergenius to check for missing patches or craft a social engineering attack. Hacking by and large is tradework: Once you learn a few tricks and tools, the rest becomes routine.

The truly inspired work is that of security defenders, those who successfully hack the hackers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Kotlin improves code compilation, now requires JDK 8

The newly updated Jetbrains statically typed language for the JVM, Kotlin 1.1.2, now offers improved compilation and better integration with the company’s IntelliJ Idea IDE, as well as a slew of bug fixes and compatibility with version 2.4.0-alpha of the Android Gradle plugin.Kotlin enables development of server-side applications, Android apps, or front-end code to run in a browser.
Its conciseness reduces the need to write boilerplate code, the company says.[ The big 4 Java IDEs reviewed: See how Eclipse, NetBeans, JDeveloper, and IntelliJ IDEA stack up. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld's App Dev Report newsletter. ]Kotlin 1.1.2 now requires Java Development Kit (JDK) 8. “Most other Java development tools such as Gradle and the Android toolchain also require JDK 8, so you almost certainly already have it installed,” said Dmitry Jemerov, a principal engineer at JetBrains.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

AI, Amazon, Uber: 10 tech predictions for 2022

Recently, a co-worker said AI was so extreme that if put in charge of human happiness, it would strap us to a chair on a heroin drip à la “The Matrix.”He’s watched too many movies. Mostly, AI simply finds “which of these things is not like the other” in a large set—or handles the opposite task of grouping similar objects.
It’s not something to be afraid of anytime soon, really.

But his fantasy made me wonder what other things people think is or isn’t coming in the next five years or so.[ Docker, Amazon, TensorFlow, Windows 10, and more: See InfoWorld's 2017 Technology of the Year Award winners. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]What you’ll see in five years Searching videos for dialog: This is already available to some degree. Within the next five years, however, it will be commoditized to the point that you’ll be able to find YouTube clips of your favorite movie taglines even if no one added them to the title or description.

The main advances are in signal processing and encoding, as well as speech recognition.

But it's close because we’ve been working on it for more than 40 years.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Paysafe enhances productivity and customer experience with NewVoiceMedia

LONDON, 27 April, 2017 – NewVoiceMedia, a leading provider of cloud contact centre and inside sales technology that enables businesses to have more successful conversations, today announced that the global payments company Paysafe increased its customer support centre productivity by 20 percent over the last year using NewVoiceMedia’s ContactWorld for Service platform.

The technology has delivered dramatic improvements to both customer and agent satisfaction.

Focused on connecting businesses and consumers globally with borderless, frictionless and... Source: RealWire

IGEL Adds Support for Industry-Leading VDI Protocols to IGEL IZ Series...

As the only vendor to integrate the VMware® Blast Extreme Protocol on zero client hardware, IGEL is improving the flexibility and manageability of modern end-user computing environments READING, UK.

April 27, 2017 – IGEL, a world leader in endpoint management software for the secure enterprise, today announced that it has enhanced the IGEL OS™, adding support for the VMware Horizon 4.4 client to its IGEL Zero™ client IZ2 and IZ3 series hardware. With this announcement,... Source: RealWire

Aricent Rated as the leading player in Experience Engineering by Zinnov

Zinnov named Aricent as the leading player in the Experience Engineering technology segment and as a mature and emerging player in its Intelligence Platforms and Solutions, Content Security, Immersive Technology, and OTT Video segmentsZinnov placed Ari...

40% of UK eCommerce sites ‘crash’ during seasonal peaks

Struggling retailers losing millions during busiest online shopping periodsLondon. 27, April 2017: Cogeco Peer 1, a globally recognised specialist provider of colocation, network connectivity, managed hosting, cloud and managed services, today announced the findings of an independently commissioned study, which found that 40% of UK retailers’ websites experience downtime during seasonal peaks.The independent study of over 100 UK eCommerce decision makers also found that 48% did not feel completely ready for seasonal peaks in website... Source: RealWire

Ransomware up. Breaches up. What do hackers want? Research, prototypes… all...

Verizon super depressing report's in Cyberespionage and ransomware attacks are on the increase, according to the latest annual edition of Verizon's breach report.…

Peace in our time! Symantec says it can end Google cert...

It's basically a promise to do better and not mess things up Symantec is hoping to get its certificates back on Google's trust list.…

Telstra ‘staff error’ continues plaguing SSU compliance

Telstra staffers auto-populating email addresses or not checking recipients before hitting send were responsible for three of the telco's 2016 breaches of its SSU, the ACCC has said.

TalkTalk HackHack DuoDuo PleadPlead GuiltyGuiltyGuiltyGuilty

Met cops gloat after pair admits to pilfering subscriber records Two chaps in the UK have admitted stealing more than 150,000 customer records from TalkTalk.…