Easily Create Complex Workflows With AWS Step Functions #lambda #aws – AWS Step Functions is a great tool to create sophisticated workflows and state machines for zero-infrastructure applications. There are still many areas which should be improved, but even in its current state AWS Step Functions can be used to solve real-world problems.
Losing Hearts and Minds – Oracle! – I’ve been a loyal Oracle developer for decades, but I’m afraid Oracle has lost the hearts and minds of developers. My son is finishing his B.Sc. in IT and wouldn’t dream of using Oracle tools. If you are an Oracle developer with more than 10 years until retirement, I advise you to start planning for your time after Oracle.
Google Cloud Platform is the first cloud provider to offer Intel Skylake #cloud – Skylake includes Intel Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX-512), which make it ideal for scientific modeling, genomic research, 3D rendering, data analytics and engineering simulations. When compared to previous generations, Skylake’s AVX-512 doubles the floating-point performance for the heaviest calculations. In our own internal tests, it improved application performance by up to 30%.