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Humankind has been storing data for millions of years, as wall paintings, in books and more recently in super-sized data centers. Technological advancements have increased our ability to create and store data. Each day on Earth we generate 500 million tweets, 294 billion emails and 4 million gigabytes of Facebook data. Around 150 years from …

Let’s start with an obvious example(example 1): 1. Virus A has an average fatality rate of 10%(1 death per 10 infections on average) 2. Virus B has an average fatality rate of 1%(1 death per 100 infections on average) Which virus is more dangerous towards the majority? If you think that the answer must be …

SQL is great, but sometimes you may need something else. By and large, the prevalent type of data that data engineers deal with on a regular basis is relational. Tables in a data warehouse, transactional data in Online Transactional Processing (OLTP) databases — they can all be queried and accessed using SQL. But does it mean that …

2020 showed us the world can change suddenly, affecting all areas: the QA industry is no exception. Let’s talk today about the testing trends for 2021! Security systems Security has become a key goal. We use the software a lot and become more vulnerable to cyberattacks, so careful security testing at every development stage is …

We are in a unique position as 2021 gets underway. With the coronavirus pandemic still very much a factor, cybersecurity priorities have shifted dramatically in the last twelve months, with an increased focus on distributed workforces and the technologies that support them. Risk comes from all angles, with users, vendors, partners, and systems all contributing …

DevOps has come a long way, and there is no doubt it will continue to shine this year. Since many companies are looking for best practices around their digital transformation, it’s important to see where leaders think the industry is going. In that sense, the following article is a collection of responses from the DevOps …

Companies embark on modernizing their infrastructure in the cloud for three main reasons: 1) to accelerate product delivery 2) to reduce system downtime and 3) to enable innovation. Chip designers with Electronic Design Automation (EDA) workloads share these goals, and can greatly benefit from using cloud. Chip design and manufacturing includes several tools across the …

Twitter over the weekend “tagged” as manipulated a video showing US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden supposedly forgetting which state he’s in while addressing a crowd. Biden’s “hello Minnesota” greeting contrasted with prominent signage reading “Tampa, Florida” and “Text FL to 30330”. The Associated Press’s fact check confirmed the signs were added digitally and the …

As urbanization continues to take hold and cities face challenges to become more sustainable and livable, urban planning and operations strategies must adapt. The current pandemic has changed the way we live, accelerating cities’ future vision as a necessity of the present and what it means to live in a connected and resilient urban environment. …

The financial sector has historically been nervous about allowing its data to go off premises, making it harder to scale. Now it’s allowing for some data in the cloud to speed AI and data management. Financial services companies are and continue to be focused on maintaining a majority of their mission-critical systems on premises, where they …