Fauna improves Data API collaboration and security

Fauna on Nov. 23 made generally available new collaboration and security capabilities on its database platform.

The vendor, based in San Francisco, positions its database platform as a data API that provides developers with a transactional database for applications. Fauna is provided in SaaS cloud model and doesn’t require developers to provision any cloud database instances on their own.

In the new update, Fauna integrated enhanced team features to help organizations collaborate and share database information. Among the collaboration improvements is integration with third-party authentication providers.

Fauna is targeting the small and medium-sized business section of the database market, said Adam Ronthal, a research vice president at Gartner.

“They are focused on delivering capabilities of a globally distributed serverless DBMS at a price point and operational footprint that is accessible to organizations that do not necessarily have large budgets and deep IT organizations,” Ronthal said.

Ronthal added that the new capabilities that Fauna is now introducing, such as third-party authentication integration, will make Fauna more production ready and will be important as the vendor matures its product and customer base. 

The Fauna Data API

The Fauna Data API at its core provides a document-oriented data model to enable an

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NASA’s Curiosity Rover Data Hints at Ancient Megaflood on Mars: Study

Giant flash floods once washed through Gale Crater on Mars’ equator around four billion years ago, according to a study which hints at the possibility that life may have existed on the Red Planet.

The research, published recently in the journal Scientific Reports, assessed data collected by NASA’s Curiosity rover, launched in November 2011, and found that “gigantic flash floods,” likely touched off by the heat of a meteoritic impact, unleashed the ice stored on the Martian surface.

Based on the analysis, scientists including those from Cornell University in the US, said these floods of “unimaginable magnitude” set up gigantic ripples that are tell-tale geologic structures familiar to scientists on the Earth.

“We identified megafloods for the first time using detailed sedimentological data observed by the rover Curiosity,” said study co-author Alberto G. Fairen from Cornell University.

According to the scientists, geological features including the work of water and wind have been frozen in time on Mars for about four billion years.

They said these features convey processes that shaped the surface of both the Earth and the Mars in the past.

This case includes the occurrence of giant wave-shaped features in sedimentary layers of Gale crater, often called “megaripples”

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Best Holiday Gifts for Apple Fans in 2020

If you’re shopping for just the right gift for the Apple lover in your life, search no further. You’ll find curated tech gifts in various price ranges, including the new iPad Air and a MacBook cover.

The 2020 holiday season will prove unusual and unique. For the first time in most everyone’s memory, few will be rushing to physical stores and malls to browse and enjoy holiday cheer. Instead, the year is likely to see record spending for online gifting, as the pandemic encourages everyone, regardless of habit and preference, to safely shop from home. Don’t despair, as you need not go it alone. Here are gift recommendations at a variety of price points for the Apple fan in your life that are sure to bring a smile this year.

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Most every Apple user’s home now has a collection of Apple Watches, iPhones, iPads, AirPods/AirPod Pros and other devices that frequently require charging. The KIKR S1, for about $36, provides a sturdy, stable, and adjustable stand for an iPhone and dual simultaneous wireless charging capability for an iPhone and AirPod Pros or compatible AirPods.

The KIKR S1 is a no-brainer gift, but there is one hitch: The

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Apple MacBook Professional Vs. Microsoft Floor Professional 7

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Departs ISS for Earth With Two US Astronauts

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft shoved off from the International Space Station on Saturday with two US astronauts on board, beginning their journey back to Earth despite a storm threatening Florida. NASA footage showed the capsule drifting slowly away from the ISS in the darkness of space, ending a two month stay for the first US astronauts to reach the orbiting lab on an American spacecraft in nearly a decade.

“And they are off!” the US space agency tweeted, with Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken set to splash down Sunday.

“(They) will spend one more night in space prior to returning to their homeland, Earth,” NASA tweeted.

Their proposed splash-down sites are off the coast of western Florida’s panhandle, while tropical storm Isaias is headed toward the state’s east coast.

NASA opted to go ahead with bringing the pair home despite the threat of Isaias, which was downgraded to a tropical storm from a hurricane on Saturday.

The agency later added the capsule was confirmed to be “on a safe trajectory.”

“Now is the entry, descent and splashdown phase after we undock, hopefully a little bit later today,” Hurley said in a farewell ceremony aboard the ISS that was broadcast

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Plainly even after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Fb has not but coated all its authorized bases or sorted out any free ends. Cobalt is important to energy the rechargeable lithium batteries used in millions of products bought by Apple, Google, Dell, Microsoft and Tesla every year. The insatiable demand for cobalt, pushed by need for reasonable handheld technology, has tripled prior to now 5 years and is predicted to double again by the top of 2020. More than 60% of cobalt originates in DRC, one of the poorest and most unstable international locations on the earth. That is in line with survey findings launched in February on the influence of digital gadgets – akin to mobile phones, tablets, computers and video game consoles – on folks.

Following on from the Gear S3 series and the Gear Sport in 2017, the Samsung Galaxy Watch comes a lot improved over its predecessors and rightfully knocks the Apple Watch off the top spot for this section of our greatest devices listing. It may come as a shock to you that the Pixel 3 is listed as a safety smartphone and is part of essentially the most safe smartphones checklist, however since it’s supported …

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