Week 52 - Issue #59
Microsoft Excel becomes a full-fledged programming language thanks to a new feature called LAMBDA. Microsoft Excel may be the oldest consumer software that is used widely since its debut over 34 years ago. Open source solutions like database Postgres and eBPF offered new ways to operate and accelerate the delivery cycle. As we look to what’s next, the highly hyped technology of Web3, a decentralized version of the internet that is based on blockchain, is already on the horizon, challenging how we build and manage the next technology stack.
The public Cloud is now the hotbed of digital innovation, and the trend will continue in 2022. Gartner has predicted a 16% revenue increase of public Cloud in the coming years. Public Cloud is playing a significant role in democratizing Security, Blockchain and bringing innovations in an accessible way to the customer. Edge computing brings storage, compute power, and AI/ML near the customer, with low latency, poor network bandwidth and real-time use cases. Kubernetes will go background, while Docker will bounce back.
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Amazon Web Services has expanded its silicon efforts, highlighted by the introduction of its third-generation Arm-based Graviton processor. At the same time, AWS CEO Adam Selipsky also announced new Trn1 instances running on the company’s year-old Trainium chips aimed at machine learning training workloads. The company even announced storage-optimized EC2 instances based on its Nitro solid-state drives (SSDs) for improved storage performance for I/O-intensive workloads in the cloud.
The tech job landscape remains a seller’s market, with the impact of The Great Resignation still being felt. Workers in all fields are flexing their negotiating power, and tech workers, already in high demand, are demanding more money and better conditions. Technology that enables remote work — distributed networks, video streaming — will continue to require support and innovation. In 2022, organizations will need to get creative instead of throwing money at job candidates, recruiter Taylor Desseyn says.
Immudb is a database with built-in cryptographic proof and verification. It tracks changes in sensitive data and the integrity of the history will be protected by the clients. Unlike blockchains, immudb can handle millions of transactions per second. It can operate both as a key-value store, and/or as relational database (SQL) It can be used as a lightweight service or embedded in your application as a library. It runs everywhere, on an IoT device, your notebook, a server, on-premise or in the cloud.