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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 …

Get started writing WebAssembly in human-readable text with this step-by-step tutorial. WebAssembly is a bytecode format that virtually every browser can compile to its host system’s machine code. Alongside JavaScript and WebGL, WebAssembly fulfills the demand for porting applications for platform-independent use in the web browser. As a compilation target for C++ and Rust, WebAssembly enables web …

Over the last few years, Oracle has quietly morphed into a cloud computing power player although its stock price has yet to reflect that new reality, according to a recent Barron’s cover story. The company’s full complement of business applications plus its burgeoning cloud infrastructure business give it a big advantage in cloud computing at …

The hottest jobs for 2021 can all be done remotely, according to LinkedIn’s analysis of work trends in 15 countries. It predicts 150 million new technology jobs in the next five years. 84% of employers plan to expand remote working, according to a World Economic Forum report. The digital revolution means a career change for …

A natural aptitude for learning languages is a stronger predictor of learning to program than basic math knowledge, or numeracy, according to new research. That’s because writing code also involves learning a second language, an ability to learn that language’s vocabulary and grammar, and how they work together to communicate ideas and intentions. Other cognitive …

Volcano is a Kubernetes native batch scheduling system. This open-source project is optimized for compute-intensive workloads, and is especially useful in sectors such as AI, big data, genomics, and rendering. Mainstream computing frameworks in these sectors can easily connect to Volcano to integrate high-performance job scheduling, heterogeneous chip management, and job management. Why do you …

Security issues continue to disrupt the status quo for global enterprises. Recent incidents highlight the need to re-think our security plans and operations; attackers are getting smarter, attacks are more sophisticated, and assumptions about what is and isn’t locked down no longer hold. The challenge, however, is to enable disruptive innovation in security without disrupting …