Google brings wizard approach to cloud database migration

Google said on Thursday that its new Database Migration Service is available in preview for users to migrate MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQL Server databases to Google’s Cloud SQL platform.

The new service is the tech giant’s response to the quickly accelerating move organizations of all sizes are making to the cloud to deploy and run database workloads.

Yet not all databases are born in the cloud, with many databases still running on premises. Cloud database migration is a big issue for cloud providers including Google, which operates a growing portfolio of cloud database services.

Andi Gutmans, general manager and vice president of engineering and databases at Google Cloud, leads Google’s database cloud efforts. Gutmans joined Google in May 2020, after working at Google cloud rival AWS as vice president of analytics. Gutmans is also well known in the IT industry as the co-founder and CEO of PHP (hypertext preprocessor) vendor Zend, which was acquired by Rogue Wave Software in 2015.

In this Q&A, Gutmans discusses the challenges and opportunities of cloud database migration.

Why are you introducing the Database Migration Service now?

Andi Gutmans

Andi Gutmans: Just as a bit of context, Gartner has estimated that by 2023, 75%

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Scientists Inspired by Star Wars Develop Artificial Skin Capable of Recreating Sense of Touch

Singapore researchers have developed “electronic skin” capable of recreating a sense of touch, an innovation they hope will allow people with prosthetic limbs to detect objects, as well as feel texture, or even temperature and pain.

The device, dubbed ACES, or Asynchronous Coded Electronic Skin, is made up of 100 small sensors and is about 1 sq cm (0.16 square inch) in size.

The researchers at the National University of Singapore say it can process information faster than the human nervous system, is able to recognise 20 to 30 different textures and can read Braille letters with more than 90 percent accuracy.

“So humans need to slide to feel texture, but in this case the skin, with just a single touch, is able to detect textures of different roughness,” said research team leader Benjamin Tee, adding that AI algorithms let the device learn quickly.

A demonstration showed the device could detect that a squishy stress ball was soft, and determine that a solid plastic ball was hard.

“When you lose your sense of touch, you essentially become numb… and prosthetic users face that problem,” said Tee.

“So by recreating an artificial version of the skin, for their prosthetic devices, they

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What Is The Distinction Between A Cellular Laptop And A Smartphone?

The HTC Touch Diamond is a particularly trendy and sleek touchscreen cellphone, which was launched to problem the dominance of the iPhone. Audio brother to VHS and Betamax cassette tapes was the compact cassette tape. Initially introduced in 1968, compact cassettes used the identical magnetic tape know-how to deliver affordable audio to the plenty. They have been used as either clean tapes that could possibly be recorded onto (via dictaphone or boombox for instance) or as pre-recorded cassettes of music albums. Cassettes may be used to retailer other information and had been due to this fact used as a storage medium for early home computers.

The graphics most likely aren’t up to par for intensive 4K video editing, but the 2736 x 1824 decision is more than enough for HD streaming and to make your initiatives pop. The touchscreen affords a set of inventive retailers, heightened by the low-latency Microsoft Floor Pen And with Apple killing off the 12-inch MacBook , the 12.three-inch Floor Professional 6 is the plain various for a light-weight, heavy-responsibility laptop. Apple laptop is believed to have an iPhone ready to share. In comparison with the wrap-round display phone — which Apple seems to be trying …

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Sony PS5: Here’s where you can buy the next-gen PlayStation

The new PS5 console launched this week and here’s how to grab one from Amazon, Target, GameStop or Best Buy.

The PS5 goes on sale Nov. 12 in the US and Canada.

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Sony’s long-awaited PlayStation 5 went on sale this week on Thursday and sold out fast. Trying to nab a console or digital edition has been causing gamers and parents stress as they try to ensure they’ll have the next-gen console in hand for the holiday season.

While nothing is promised, here’s a bit of help on how to buy a PS5.

There are two versions of the PS5. There is a $400 digital-only model and a $500 console version. The only difference between the two is that the console edition includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive to allow for PS5 Blu-ray disc games and PS4 Blu-ray disc games, and video from 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays and standard Blu-rays and DVDs.

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How to buy a PS5

On Thursday launch day, sales were online only. There’s a queue on Playstation.com that opens up periodically and more stock is promised today. This allows you to line up to buy

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