Healthcare, collaboration

Amazon Omics aims to optimize biological data analysis at scale

The bioinformatics service, made generally available at AWS re:Invent, is designed to help researchers and scientists store and accelerate analysis of genomic and other related biological data types for precision medicine.

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AWS adds AI features to Textract, Transcribe and Kendra

At re:Invent 2022, the cloud services provider also updated its HealthLake and CodeWhisperer services.

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AWS Lambda kickstarts Java functions

AWS Lambda SnapStart cuts Java startup times by initializing Java functions ahead of time and caching a snapshot of the initialized execution environment.


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Where Microsoft’s open source policy went wrong

Instead of restricting which open source software can be sold, Microsoft should eliminate ambiguity in its Microsoft Store policy and reaffirm the rights of developers to sell their work.

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Review: Appsmith shines for low-code development on a budget

Appsmith presents a full palette of low-code development features in an accessible drag-and-drop environment. It shines as a free, open source option, with extra bells and whistles available for a price.

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AWS Glue upgrades Spark engines, backs Ray framework

Serverless data integration service in the Amazon cloud also adds support for built-in Pandas APIs and the Apache Hudi, Apache Iceberg, and Delta Lake formats.

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AWS SimSpace Weaver tackles large-scale spatial simulations

The new managed compute service allows enterprises to run complex, 3D simulations with more than a million objects, AWS said at re:Invent.

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Starburst Galaxy gets data discoverability updates

At AWS re:Invent 2022, the company also announced support for AWS Lake Formation via Starburst Enterprise suite to help joint customers implement data mesh architecture.

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3 key features in EDB PostgreSQL 15

Thoroughly tested on PostgreSQL 15.1, EDB’s new tools optimize performance, scalability, reliability, and operability. Here are the highlights.

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Make 2023 the year of cloud computing optimization

It’s the week of AWS re:Invent and time for end-of-the-year cloud planning. Hopefully, we’ll see a shift in thinking toward making more effective use of cloud computing.


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IT career roadmap: Web developer

Web development is among the top IT jobs and a frequent entry-level role for developers who are starting out. Here's how one web developer parlayed her programming career into a tech consultancy.

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Wasmer 3.0 revamps API, memory management

Server-side WebAssembly runtime also simplifies the way engines work, enables running WAPM packages from the CLI, and supports creating native executables for any platform.

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Alation’s Connected Sheets brings data governance to spreadsheets

Connected Sheets, which can be accessed via the company’s Data Catalog, can be used to import or feed governed data from various sources into spreadsheets including Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel.

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AWS releases Wickr, its encrypted messaging service for enterprises

The release of the enterprise version of the encrypted messaging service, announced at AWS re:Invent, is designed to allow secure collaboration across messaging, voice, video and file sharing.

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What AWS customers really care about

Amazon Web Services may disappoint die-hard proponents of open source, multicloud, and serverless. But it’s open enough, multicloud enough, and serverless enough for customers.