Wed.Sep 13, 2023

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Salesforce plans generative AI boost for ESG reporting with Net Zero Cloud

CIO

Generative AI will soon be everywhere — including in Salesforce’s Net Zero Cloud environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting tool. Salesforce will add new features to Net Zero Cloud to automate some aspects of preparing ESG reports — something investors and regulators are increasingly paying attention to — and later upgrading them with new generative AI capabilities.

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Announcing the General Availability of Netlify Software Development Kit (SDK)

Netlify

Empower your development teams to streamline the process of taking their concepts from idea to production, quickly and at global scale with Netlify SDK.

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Why your CEO needs to watch a coding video

CIO

By Bryan Kirschner, Vice President, Strategy at DataStax As a software developer and coding instructor, Ania Kubow is always informative and engaging. But watching her 30-minute video on “Vector Embeddings for Beginners” will be time well-spent for many people who have no intention of ever doing hands-on- coding. Specifically, it’s a must-watch for anyone who wants to run a company–ie., CEOs.

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Measuring GitHub Copilot’s Impact on Engineering Productivity

DevOps.com

What methodology (and metrics) should you use to accurately assess the impact on productivity and value delivery of a tool like GitHub Copilot?

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10 Rules for Managing Apache Kafka

Without proper guidance, it’s easy to miss out on Kafka’s full capabilities. While not the easiest technology to optimize, Kafka rewards those willing to explore its depths. Under the hood, it is an elegant system for stream processing, event sourcing, and data integration. Download this white paper to learn the 10 critical rules that will help you optimize your Kafka system and unlock its full potential.

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The Myth of the CEO as Ultimate Decision Maker

Harvard Business Review

Chief executives are responsible for guiding corporations, so the role inevitably requires making many decisions. But people overestimate the level of personal involvement CEOs have in this process. Instead of making decisions, CEOs tend to shape decisions, by designing the process, choosing when to participate directly, and monitoring the work — a selective process that mirrors the choices CEOs must make when carrying out other responsibilities.

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Overriding Optimizely’s Content Recommendations Block to Implement Custom Recommendations

Perficient

Introduction The Content Recommendations add-on for Optimizely CMS dynamically recommends content from your site tailored to the interests of each user. Installing the NuGet Package will give you access to Optimizely’s Content Recommendations Block which uses Mustache Templating to render the data from the Content Recommendations API on a page. Although Mustache Templates provide a great way of inserting recommendation data into a webpage, content authors who don’t have prior experience wi

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Latest eBPF Advances Are Harbingers of Major Changes to IT

DevOps.com

The open source community advancing eBPF gathered at a virtual eBPF Summit today that featured a demonstration of use in a Windows environment.

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Wi-Fi 7 To Transform the Online User Experience

CableLabs

Wi-Fi continues to be the world’s preferred wireless technology, with a record 19.5 billion devices expected to be in use by the end of this year. Many factors have contributed to the widespread adoption and success of Wi-Fi technology , including its support for mobility and its ubiquity due to operation in unlicensed bands and relatively low-cost deployment.

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Unused Code: Proving a Negative

DevOps.com

The adage about proving a negative applies. We can generate a list of code that is exercised, or identify code that isn’t being exercised.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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All You Need to Know About Embedded Software Development

Daffodil Software

Take a look around. What's in your sight? A TV? Maybe your smartwatch, washing machine, or a Bluetooth speaker? All of these gadgets have something in common: they run on embedded systems. They're all over the place, quietly making our modern lives run smoothly. You probably interact with dozens of these devices every day, without even realizing it.

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Resolving Your Team’s Conflicts

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Your job as a leader is not to mediate conflicts and be a referee. Instead, you need to teach the members of your team how to resolve conflicts with one another. More often than not, high performing teams operate in high pressure environments. And many times on a high performing team, you have some strong personalities at play. When you combine pressure plus strong personalities there are plenty of opportunities for conflict between the members of your team.

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Modular Software Architecture: Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Monolith, Microservices and Modular Monolith

Dzone - DevOps

In recent years, microservice architecture has taken the lead in most software solutions, and in many cases, it is most often chosen as the architecture from which we start development. However, it’s worth asking yourself whether this is always the optimal choice. Moreover, if you choose microservices as a set of rules you want to stick to, are you sure you are aware of the consequences of this choice?

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How the Best Chief Data Officers Create Value

Harvard Business Review

Despite the rapidly increasing prominence of data and analytics functions, the majority of chief data officers (CDOs) fail to value and price the business outcomes created by their data and analytics capabilities. It comes as no surprise then that many CDOs fall behind expectations and have short tenures. The authors conducted 17 in-depth interviews with CDOs who are largely considered to be at the frontier of the role.

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Embedding BI: Architectural Considerations and Technical Requirements

While data platforms, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and programming platforms have evolved to leverage big data and streaming data, the front-end user experience has not kept up. Holding onto old BI technology while everything else moves forward is holding back organizations. Traditional Business Intelligence (BI) aren’t built for modern data platforms and don’t work on modern architectures.

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Kubernetes Cluster Management and Cloud Automation

Dzone - DevOps

Projectsveltos, Crossplane, and ClusterAPI are three open-source projects that can be used together to simplify the management of Kubernetes clusters. ClusterAPI is a Kubernetes subproject that provides declarative APIs and tooling to simplify provisioning, upgrading, and operating multiple Kubernetes clusters. ClusterAPI runs in a management cluster and can be used to manage clusters hosted on various infrastructure providers, including on-premises, public clouds, and edge computing platforms.

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JFrog Extends DevOps Reach to Manage and Secure AI Models

DevOps.com

JFrog added additional security capabilities to its CI/CD environment and made it possible to manage ML models within a DevOps workflow.

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Key Outcomes Every Sales Enablement Leader Should Focus On

IDC

Master sales enablement leadership with key insights. Address critical questions, leverage data, and deploy tools for revenue growth and success.

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Worker Safety Needs to Be Central to Your Company’s Operations

Harvard Business Review

Especially in high-hazard industries, there’s nothing more central to your firm’s operations than worker safety. By making worker safety central to a firm’s operations, not only are lives saved and injuries prevented, but there is a greater commitment among the entire workforce, from the CEO on down to the shop floor, to achieving operational excellence.

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Get Better Network Graphs & Save Analysts Time

Many organizations today are unlocking the power of their data by using graph databases to feed downstream analytics, enahance visualizations, and more. Yet, when different graph nodes represent the same entity, graphs get messy. Watch this essential video with Senzing CEO Jeff Jonas on how adding entity resolution to a graph database condenses network graphs to improve analytics and save your analysts time.

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Data Quality: The Secret Sauce of Data Chefs

Dataiku

In this blog , David Talaga (Product Marketing at Dataiku) explains that shopping in a supermarket could be similar to searching for the best data product for your use case. But when it comes to selecting the ingredients, what makes you choose one ingredient versus another? Why do you think organic vegetables have a different taste than others? As a data analyst, the same mechanism applies to the data products you are looking for: Can I trust it?

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A Talented Team, Innovative Technology, and The Opportunity to Grow. There Is No Place Like Cloudera

Cloudera

I started my current career path with Hortonworks in 2016, back when we still had to tell people what Hadoop was. Once I got to work with all the amazing open-source Apache tools I was hooked. I found Apache NiFi especially interesting. Soon after, I became a huge fan of Apache Kafka. Coupled with amazing technology was an amazing team that only grew and improved with the merger with Cloudera.

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Dell is Bringing Big Things to Big Data LDN

Dell EMC

Dell Technologies first-time event presence marks our entrance into the data management space. Visit us and see what’s new.

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TPG to Invest in Denodo to Accelerate Our Already Rapidly Expanding Growth

Data Virtualization

Reading Time: 2 minutes I am extremely excited to announce that TPG has given Denodo a profound “vote of confidence” in the form of a $336 million investment in Denodo’s Series B preferred equity. The investment underscores the strength of our solution, our successful. The post TPG to Invest in Denodo to Accelerate Our Already Rapidly Expanding Growth appeared first on Data Management Blog - Data Integration and Modern Data Management Articles, Analysis and Information.

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How to Leverage AI for Actionable Insights in BI, Data, and Analytics

In the rapidly-evolving world of embedded analytics and business intelligence, one important question has emerged at the forefront: How can you leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance your application’s analytics capabilities? Imagine having an AI tool that answers your user’s questions with a deep understanding of the context in their business and applications, nuances of their industry, and unique challenges they face.

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What Happens When an Oracle Database Version Reaches End of Life?

Datavail

Many vital enterprise systems in production rely on Oracle databases. But what happens when your database version reaches end of life? If you’re using 11.2.0.4, 12.1.0.1, 12.2.0.2, or 18c, this is a question you need to answer by the following dates: 11.2.0.4: Dec 31, 2023 12.1.0.1: March 31, 2022 12.2.0.2: Dec 31, 2023 18c: Jun 30, 2021 Whether you’re facing an upcoming end of life date or have already passed it for your Oracle databases, it’s important to understand what happens if you put off

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Building a Real-Time Service Marketplace with Confluent Cloud

Confluent

Event-driven microservice architecture transforms the way this service marketplace connects customers and tradespeople with jobs, scheduling, payments, and more.

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Writing Kubernetes Operators in Java: Part 1

Dzone - DevOps

In this article, you will get a brief overview of what Operators are and why it could be interesting to create them in Java. Future articles will show you how to create a simple Operator using the Java Operator SDK (JOSDK) , an open source project that aims to simplify the task of creating Kubernetes Operators using Java. As you can guess, this series of articles is principally targeted at Java developers interested in writing Operators in Java.

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Enterprise Storage – The Right Tool for the Right Job

Infinidat

Enterprise Storage – The Right Tool for the Right Job Adriana Andronescu Thu, 09/14/2023 - 02:23 Storage is not all the same. There’s high-end enterprise storage, mid-range storage, and entry-level storage. There is block, file, object, and hybrid cloud storage. They behave and function differently as far as availability, cyber security, integration, performance, and connectivity to other software – namely, infrastructure software.

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Streamlining Database Compliance with CI/CD Integration

IT leaders know the importance of compliance at every level, but the database often gets left behind as other environments are automated for robust protection. This whitepaper emphasizes the importance of robust, auditable, and secure database change management practices for safeguarding organizational compliance. Learn how automating database compliance: Mitigates risk Protects against security vulnerabilities Helps avoid regulatory penalties Aligns database workflows with app lifecycle Turns d

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CodeSOD: Select Start

The Daily WTF

" John Doe " was asked to take a look at a slow-running application. It didn't take too long to discover that the application was slow because the database was slow, but figuring out why the database was slow involved digging deeply through some logs. The database was a central system, which many applications connected to. Every ten minutes, performance dropped significantly, and it just so happened that every ten minutes a batch update process ran. public void doTheUpdate ( int curr

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Safeguarding SMEs: GenAI, Cybersecurity, and IP Protection Challenges

Trigent

In an era defined by innovation and technological advancement, the future of business has never looked more promising. According to a recent study by Accenture, the stage is set for a seismic shift as 97% of visionary top executives from around the globe eagerly anticipate the transformative power of AI foundational models in redefining the very fabric of data connections.

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Pros and Cons of Offshoring and Yourshoring: Which One Is The All-Pro Choice?

TurnKey Labs

In our last blog post, we put on our scuba suits and took a deep dive into the differences and similarities between Offshoring, Onshoring, Nearshoring, and (the highly spectacular) Yourshoring. In this post, I’m going to narrow the focus to Offshoring vs. Yourshoring—and outline the benefits and nuances of both.

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