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Real-time data processing just got more options: LinkedIn releases Apache Samza 1.0 streaming framework

Samza is now at near-parity with other Apache open-source streaming frameworks such as Flink and Spark. The key features in Samza 1.0 are SQL and a higher level API, adopting Apache Beam. What does this mean for this space, and how do you choose?...
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Former Facebook manager says the company is failing black people

Facebook “has a black people problem,” according to Mark Luckie, a now-former manager of partnerships at Facebook. Luckie, whose last day at Facebook was earlier this month, just posted an internal memo he sent to his colleagues that argues Facebook is failing its black employees, as well as i...
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Samsung’s new SSD aims to make flash storage cheap as hard drives

It's finally happening. Samsung is aiming to make solid-state drives as affordable as hard drives with its latest line of 860 QVO SSDs.The Samsung 1TB 860 QVO SSD will only cost $149 (about £120, AU$210), which makes the price closer to that of the budget-friendly WD Black 1TB hard drive at $99. Su...
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24-karat discovery: Scientists figure out how to melt gold at room temperature

Researchers have demonstrated how gold can be made to melt at room temperature. This was achieved using an electric field, causing the outermost two to three atomic layers to become molten. The post 24-karat discovery: Scientists figure out how to melt gold at room temperature appeared first on Digi...