Geek Reading May 19, 2015

Leading off today, Google Cloud Platform lowers their prices and announces the availability of preemptible VMs. These are short-term, volatile instances that are useful in large compute clusters because they can be taken down at any moment. It is an interesting idea and something to watch long term. Amazon AWS did not announce a similar offering (yet), but they did announce the release of OpsWorks for Windows.

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Startups, Career and Process


AI, Machine Learning, Research and Advanced Algorithms

Big Data, Visualization, SQL and NoSQL

Security, Encryption and Cryptography

IaaS, PaaS, Saas and *aas

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