Enterprise Tech News: Microsoft Brings MariaDB on Azure, Google Open Sourcing TensorFlow, Apple Xcode 7.1.1 Resolves UI Testing & Debugging Issues

13 Nov. 2015 Enterprise Tech News

This week’s tech news roundup features: Microsoft offers MariaDB database on Azure Marketplace, Google open sourcing machine learning technology TensorFlow and Apple announces Xcode 7.1.1 that addresses UI and bug problems.

Microsoft Announces availability of MariaDB Database on Azure Marketplace

MariaDB Database on Azure Marketplace

Microsoft has announced that the immensely popular MariaDB database will now be available on the Azure marketplace.

This database will be offered through the Azure marketplace. Those in charge of database administration will be able to easily deploy the new MariaDB Enterprise Cluster with MaxScale by getting it from Azure’s storefront for software vendors and working through a short setup process. As per Paige Liu, a Microsoft Azure software engineer, “MariaDB is the database that powers billions of users on sites like Booking.com and Wikipedia. It has more than two million users globally, and 500 customers in more than 45 countries subscribe to MariaDB Enterprise Server. The software also is used by HP, Deutsche Telekom and Virgin Mobile.”

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Google Open-Sources Machine-Learning System TensorFlow

Google TensorFlow

Google has been busy building a new machine-learning system. This new technology, called TensorFlow, is available for all developers via an open-source library.

TensorFlow is supposed to be more flexible, faster and one that will run on individual smartphones or across data centers. In addition, it can be used for everything, right from Smart Reply in Inbox, voice recognition in the Google app to search in Google Photos. TensorFlow can identify the content of videos and photos, interpret speech, read and comprehend written text. According to the Google Developer Blog, “It (TensorFlow) allows us to build and train neural nets up to five times faster than our first-generation system, so we can use it to improve our products much more quickly.”

Apple Xcode 7.1.1 addresses Debugging, UI testing and Interface Builder Issues

Apple XCode 7.1.1

Apple has released the latest version of its Xcode development software. This update fixes issues in the user interface testing, debugging and Interface Builder development tools.

According to Apple, Xcode 7.1.1 will improve app stability in a way that it provides a better developer experience. No details are forthcoming on what critical problems (if any) have been fixed in the latest Xcode iteration. However, it is known that all essential development tools have received improvements. In addition, Xcode 7.1.1 includes fixes for smaller bugs apart from other performance and stability enhancements.

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