Netflix delivers a lot of video. Now researchers from Queen Mary University of London have mapped out where the servers that send out all of that data are located.
Last year, the video streaming giant made up 37 percent of internet traffic (with similarnumbers over the past few years), but it’s been (sort of) unclear as to how it delivered that traffic so efficiently.
Five researchers from QMUL’s School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science attempted to figure it out by loading Netflix videos on university computers, localizing the requests to different regions with a browser extension, and then studying the traffic delivered by servers in those areas. Read more…
It’s no secret that Oracle’s aggressive licensing tactics can be a source of considerable pain for its customers, and that’s just where TmaxSoft is betting it has an edge.
Not only does the company promise users of its Tibero database roughly half the license fees, it also uses a licensing model so transparent that it recently became the first to be verified by the Campaign for Clear Licensing.
Tibero’s price list is “a single page and very easy to understand,” said Martin Thompson, chief agitator for CCL, when the verification was awarded late last year. “The prices and products are clearly set out, and there are no hidden extras that customers need to look out for.”
Application container technology, like Docker Engine, provides standards based packaging and runtime management of the underlying application components.
Containers are fast to deploy and make efficient use of system resources. Using containers, developers get application portability and programmable image management. The operations team get standard runtime units of deployment and management.
However, with all the known benefits of application containers there is a common misperception that containers are ephemeral and so are only good for stateless microservices-style applications. And that it’s not possible to containerize stateful applications. Let’s dive in and see if this holds up:
It’s been a month since Niantic unleashed its tremendously popular AR game Pokémon Go, but millions of players around the world still haven’t had a chance to try it. However, the company’s slowing remedying the situation. Last Friday, the game launched in 15 more countries across Asia and Oceania: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau. Niantic is certainly going to be busy monitoring its server uptime with the massive influx of new players that came online over the weekend. However, it hasn’t yet launched the…
Microsoft has made no secret of its grand plans for chat bots, and this week it rolled out five new ones for Skype. Surely the most fun is “Spock,” a bot that promises to help you “learn the ways of Vulcan logic.”
Back in April, Microsoft debuted a preview of Skype bots, the artificial intelligence-based helpers it hopes will make it easier for users to get things done. Today, more than 30,000 developers are building bots for Skype, it says.