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SAP Teched Postmortem: SAP HANA Cloud’s potential impact on S/4HANA

SAP Teched Postmortem: SAP HANA Cloud’s potential impact on S/4HANA

Among the announcements coming out of SAP Teched in Barcelona last week was the impending release of SAP HANA Cloud, where the database has been rearchitected specifically for the cloud. While SAP has not mentioned anything specific about it, we think that HANA’s cloud design could have a huge impact on how SAP delivers its enterprise SaaS services, starting with S/4HANA.

October 14, 2019 by

Streaming becomes mainstream

Streaming becomes mainstream

The endless streams of data generated by applications lends its name to this paradigm, but also brings some hard to deal with requirements to the table: How do you deal with querying semantics and implementation when your data is not finite, what kind of processing can you do on such data, and how do you combine it with data from other sources or feed it to your machine learning pipelines, and do this at production scale?

December 18, 2017 by

Chip startup Spin Memory wants to change the key ingredients of all chips

ZDNet's Tiernan Ray explains that a special mind of data memory called MRAM, for magnetic random access memory, has taken years to commercialize. Startup spin memory thinks the key to making it work is to take advantage of the inherent randomness in MRAM. Viewed from that perspective, the chip could actually accelerate AI applications, giving it special appeal. Read more:

October 9, 2019 by

AI gets sophisticated about language but it still doesn’t know science

ZDNet's Tiernan Ray explains that researchers at the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence have developed a massive assemblage of machine learning techniques that use probability models of language to ace question-answering on the New York State Regents exam for 8th through 12th grade science. The effort is a technological marvel, but it still doesn’t mean that AI really understands anything about science, per se. Read more:

September 11, 2019 by



IBM's DB2 database adds several powerful new tools in version 9 including native XML support and DB2 Developer Workbench, and offers serious competition to Oracle and Microsoft.

August 31, 2006 by

InFocus LP640

InFocus LP640

Displaying images brightly and sharply, this stylish LCD projector is best suited for boardroom presentations. Read our Australian review.

May 6, 2004 by

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