Infosys Launches Mana – a Knowledge-based Artificial Intelligence Platform

Infosys_logoInfosys (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in consulting, technology, and next-generation services, announced the launch of Infosys Mana, a platform that brings machine learning together with the deep knowledge of an organization, to drive automation and innovation – enabling businesses to continuously reinvent their system landscapes.

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TWC9: Xamarin, Xamarin and Xamarin… and the Future. | This Week On Channel 9

This week on Channel 9, Mark and Duncan Mackenzie discuss the week’s top developer news, including;

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5 (more) reasons to be a data scientist

“Data scientist” has already been declared this year’s hottest job, and now a new report offers several more reasons to consider it as a career.

For the past three years executive recruiter Burtch Works has been surveying data-science professionals about salaries and other related topics. Burtch Works defines data scientists as professionals who can work with enormous sets of unstructured data and use analytics to get meaning out of them. Published on Thursday, this year’s report is based on interviews with 374 working data scientists, and it paints a pretty compelling picture. Here are five particularly attractive highlights.

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from Computerworld Big Data


Accenture and Splunk Form Alliance to Help Organizations Analyze Machine Data to Drive High-Impact Business Performance

accenture-logo_featureAccenture (NYSE: ACN) and Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) entered into an alliance relationship that integrates Splunk products and cloud services into Accenture’s application services, security and digital offerings. Accenture is helping clients use Splunk solutions to improve business outcomes by mining vast amounts of application and operational data to identify trends and improvement opportunities that were previously difficult to detect.

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IBM offers advice on how to secure blockchain in the cloud

Cloud providers hosting blockchain secure transactions technology should take additional steps to protect their records, IBM says.

IBM’s new framework for securely operating blockchain networks, released Friday, recommends that network operators make it easy to audit their operating environments and use optimized accelerators for hashing — the generation of numbers from strings of text — and the creation of digital signatures to pump up CPU performance.

Along with the security guidelines, IBM announced new cloud-based blockchain services designed to meet existing regulatory and security requirements. The company has worked with security experts to create cloud services for “tamper-resistant” blockchain networks, it said.

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from Computerworld Cloud Computing


The Maker Show: Episode 12 – Connecting Particle Photon to Cloud Services | The Maker Show

Using a Wi-Fi enabled micro-controller that is the size of a matchbook, we can attach sensors to gather information about the world around us.  We can then take that data and publish that up into cloud services for either online archival, real-time analytics, building predictive models, or using visualization software to create new insights into the date that we are gathering.  We are going to show you exactly how to do that using the Particle Photon and the Microsoft Azure Cloud.  We will do this using a project known as the Internet of Trees.  A project that uses solar power to capture readings from multiple soil sensors attached to a variety of fruit trees and publish them into Azure Storage for perusal in Power BI.

You may follow along with the slides and resources for this episode at:


Quick Links:

[01:48] Introduction

[02:59] Introduction to Particle

[04:57] Introduction to the Internet of Trees

[08:26] Azure App Service

[18:25] Connecting Particle To Azure Mobile App Service Easy Tables

[25:50] Replicating the Internet of Trees

[37:12] Visualizing Data From Azure Mobile App Service Easy Table in Power BI



The Maker Show: Episode 7 – The Photon Awakens –

Particle Photon Weather Station HOL –

Announcing Azure Apps Service –

Azure Mobile Apps Documentation –

AzureMobileApp Repo – https://

Sign up for PowerBI –

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Power tools: Sorting through the crowded specialized database toolbox

When you think of game development, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t a database. But in the world of Jamaa, the setting for WildWorks’ massively multiplayer online kids’ game Animal Jam, a database keeps millions of cartoon animal characters frolicking and the cartoon trees from crashing down. The database chosen for this job was a specialized, non-relational database from Basho called Riak—one among the herd of new databases that have risen to handle Web-generated gluts of non-structured data.

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To SQL or NoSQL? That’s the database question

Poke around the infrastructure of any startup website or mobile app these days, and you’re bound to find something other than a relational database doing much of the heavy lifting. Take, for example, the Boston-based startup Wanderu. This bus- and train-focused travel deal site launched about three years ago. And fed by a Web-generated glut of unstructured data (bus schedules on PDFs, anyone?), Wanderu is powered by MongoDB, a “NoSQL” database—not by Structured Query Language (SQL) calls against traditional tables and rows.

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Inspire 2016 Training Survival Kit

Inspire 2016 Training Survival Kit

Product training classes are always one of the most popular aspects of Inspire 2016. To make sure you’re ‘in the know’, here are some pointers from a trainer’s perspective to help you get the most out of training this year, and ensure you embrace this year’s theme of “”

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