Welcome to NewsBits where you'll find the database and developer news from around the net for the week ending October 5th.
- Redis 5 gets a release date.
- Big data companies merge for Hadoop.
- Elasticsearch gets a small version bump.
- New on the scene, TurtleDB for offline-first.
- Better integration arrives for GitHub and Jira.
- Go 1.11's first update.
- And finally... is this hard to read? Good.
Here's those bits in full...
We now have a date for Redis 5's release.
Redis 5 will be released 17th of October. I'll likely release a short living RC before that date around 10th.— ANTIREZ (@antirez) October 2, 2018
Mark your calendars.
Hadoop, as a big data platform, saw a number of companies emerge to bring it to market. Hortonworks and Cloudera are the recognized names, and now they are joining up in a $5.2Bn merger. There's no details on what the merged company will be called but the companies say the new entity will focus on the "enterprise data cloud".
A minor update to Elasticsearch's leading version, 6.4, arrived this week with Elasticsearch 6.4.2. The release notes cover various bug fixes and an enhancement to the graph phrase query handling so it can stop "crazy expansions" happening.
GitHub and Jira
If you use GitHub and Jira, then you'll find things changing as they roll out a new GitHub and Jira integration. The new integration makes the information flow both ways between the two platforms letting Jira users see GitHub progress and GitHub tickets that include Jira status: its hoped this is deep enough that users won't be constantly switching tools.
The first minor upgrade to Go 1.11 landed with Go 1.11.1. The Github milestone lists off all the fixes which include correcting the docs so supported operating systems are properly listed.
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