The organizations behind the relational database management system MariaDB announced that starting with the next major update, the release frequency of MariaDB Server will change from annual updates to quarterly updates. It is hoped that the shorter release cycles will increase adoption and meet expectations of âfaster and more predictable innovation cyclesâ.
ONNX Runtime Team Introduces v1.10
Microsoft’s ONNX runtime project hit v1.10, opening the possibility for developers to create custom threads for their calculations and to use external threads via join functions. To improve the performance of the Machine Learning Accelerator, a new indirect convolution method for QLinearConv has been introduced, which does not copy the original data to memory. Other cool additions in version 1.10 include optimizations for tensor shape and transposition, as well as new APIs to query CUDA streams and create OrtValues ââfrom platform-specific ID3D12 resources. Windows.
Seldon updates Core and Alibi Detect
Two other recently updated machine learning projects are the MLOps tool Seldon Core and library for detecting outliers and drifts Alibi detection. While the latter mainly adds supervised drift detection via CramÃ©r-von Mises and Fisher’s Exact Test detectors, the Seldon Core team focused on stability for version 1.12. The result is in the form of versions 2 of the Python Wrapper âMLServerâ and the Explainer runtime of the tool, further integration with MLflow and better dependency management through the use of the Poetry project. Following details on these and a list of bugs fixed in v1.2 can be found in the project repository.
GitLab acquires the Opstrace observability platform
DevOps platform provider GitLab announced this week the acquisition of the Opstrace observability platform with the goal of “enabling organizations to reduce incident rates, increase developer productivity and reduce average resolution time.” The associated functionality is expected to be incorporated into the monitoring stage of GitLab for SaaS and self-managed variants, although a stand-alone distribution is expected to remain available.
Go 1.18 beta offers generics for a test drive
With the final version still in a few months, the team behind the Go programming language has now made a first beta of Go 1.18 available for testing. The biggest additions in the update are the so-called generics, which the team touts as “the biggest single language change we’ve ever made.” Generics allow programmers to add the representation of functions and data structures in generic form, without specifying the type of the element in question.
Apart from this, Go 1.18 will include a mode that allows working with multiple Go modules in parallel, support for writing fuzzing-based tests, and improvements to the
go version -m command, so that users have a way to record build details such as compiler flags.
Oracle Adapts Cloud with CI Capabilities for Further Automation
The Oracle Cloud division recently pushed continuous integration features within the company’s Infrastructure DevOps department into General availability. The update promises to provide users with build pipeline capabilities and the means to validate their code in a code repository built into the platform. Combined with the CD functionality already available, this aims to simplify the process of delivering software on Oracle’s infrastructure offering to help teams follow the DevOps paradigm in their practice and reduce the need for external tools.