Fernando: “Neymar and Thiago? I don’t know if they can return to Europe …”

first_imgFernando Reges, a Brazilian midfielder from Sevilla, suffered a muscle injury the day before LaLiga was stopped due to coronavirus. He had for several weeks and now he sees things with other perspectives: “I am recovering very well and I think I will be there when LaLiga returns. The doctors told me seven to eight weeks, we’ve been four, and if everything goes well, I’ll be ready. Maybe because of the injury I have it will cost me a little more to return, it may take a little longer but I hope to return as quickly as possible … We talk a lot, especially with the physical therapists, “he told Radio Sevilla.The pivot believes that it will take some time to readjust when he returns: “It will be difficult for everyone, we will need several games to pick up the pace, because even if you train at home it is not like doing it in a group, and if the return it is very fast there may be injuries. If anyone in the derby will have an advantage? It does not matter because all the teams are untrained, it will be the same for both teams. In LaLiga all the teams have quality and play well, we want to come back as strong as possible. “ LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 24, 2020 Although he has been banned by the club, Fernando had no thoughts of returning to his country, as compatriots like Neymar and Thiago Silva have done: “I have totally ruled it out, here I am safer, I think so. There people do not stay at home and go to the beaches, here I am better, with my family. Thiago and Neymar? I don’t know if they can go back to Europe, Because I think the same problem will be in Brazil in a few weeks. And I think that here in two or three weeks the infections will start to drop. “In closing, he referred to how his family is experiencing the beginning of the pandemic in Brazil: “In Brazil they believe that it will not be something big. But I talk to my family and they are worried, in two weeks what can happen in Spain. No one expected the coronavirus to act like this; this is a thing that will go down in history and will be studied in schools. “last_img read more

Softball Set For Tuesday Doubleheader At UNI In First Of Five MVC Games This Week

first_imgDrake’s offense struggled in the two losses with just one run scored, eight hits while stranding 15 runners. The Bulldogs’ lone run came courtesy of freshman Taryn Pena’s (Columbia, Ill.) solo home run in the sixth inning of the series finale. Following this week, Drake travels to Iowa State on April 26 at 4 p.m. for its final non-conference clash of the season before hosting UNI on April 27 at 6 p.m. in the series finale between the two teams. Print Friendly Version UNI (30-13, 9-5 MVC) and Wichita State (23-18, 9-5 MVC) are tied for second in the league standings behind Drake. The Panthers took two out of three games over the Bulldogs last season while Drake won two of three games over WSU. Drake (24-16, 12-2 MVC) is vying to snap a two-game losing streak Tuesday as the Bulldogs dropped two close contests by scores of 2-0 and 2-1, respectively, to Missouri State this past weekend at Buel Field. The first loss to the Bears was the first MVC defeat for the Bulldogs this season, who started league play 12-0, for the best conference start in program history.center_img CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Drake University softball team team plays a doubleheader Tuesday at UNI in the first of five Missouri Valley Conference games this week for the team. First pitch for Tuesday’s road doubleheader is set for 4 p.m. Sophomore Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) and senior Mariah McKinnon (Oxford, Iowa) each pitched well in the losses as the two combined for 14.0 innings of work and allowed just four runs (three earned) with 22 strikeouts and just three walks. Newman struck out 11 Bears in the series finale and 11 in the first game of the series, a 6-1 Drake victory. She has struck out 10 or more hitters in a game eight times this season and leads the MVC in strikeouts with 201.last_img read more

Databases comprise one of the largest and most fou

first_imgDatabases comprise one of the largest and most foundational segments of the IT landscape—in some cases, comprising over 50 percent of the cost of the total application stack. The size and prominence of this segment continues to expand unfettered. Recent estimates from Gartner peg the database market at $36.4 billion, having grown 8.6 percent in 2016. Investment in new database technologies and platforms continues to flourish. CBInsights reports that the database market segment has garnered an average of three funding rounds adding up to over $44 million in each of the last twenty quarters. Open source projects have further contributed to the proliferation of database management systems (DBMS), comprising over 7 percent of the overall market. This flurry of investment and innovation may suggest that this segment is an emerging segment; that is certainly not the case. Rather, the database market is rapidly evolving and one may define the arc of its evolution in two distinct waves. The first wave was the growth and dominance of relational database offerings from the likes of Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, and SAP. The second wave, which began to pick up momentum about 10 years ago, includes non-relational offerings such as NoSQL and Hadoop and has ushered in a surge of new vendors and innovation. The database popularity ranking compiled monthly by DB-Engines now covers more than 300 DBMSs, but this market is likely to morph to a more sustainable dynamic with significant consolidation and a clear definition of the winners.There’s no doubt that the database market is experiencing a feverish rate of change and growth. But what’s driving this change? And how are database vendors responding to these drivers in order to remain relevant and survive the coming consolidation? To answer these questions, let’s take a closer look at the core dynamics currently at play—and how these forces are shaping the future of the database market.Data explosion is unstoppable. IDC forecasts that by 2025 the global datasphere will grow to 163 zettabytes, 10x the number in 2016. And while this data explosion is delivering unprecedented user experiences and business opportunities, it is also delivering unprecedented challenges in data storage and access that must be overcome with new database technology.Real-time performance is a business imperative. Analysts estimate that, in less than 10 years, more than a quarter of data created will be real-time in nature. Additionally, in a world where everything is connected, it is estimated that our interactions with real-time data will grow, with the average rate per capita of data-driven interactions increasing 20-fold over the next 10 years. Enterprises will not be able to survive without the ability to harness this real-time data; not only to deliver highly personalized experiences to end users, but also to extract up-to-the-moment business insights for internal decision-making processes.NoSQL database platforms define the path forward. Cloud native applications drove demand for scale-out architectures (versus traditional scale-up models). Development overhead associated with maintaining relational schemas became too rigid and inefficient, hence the shift to the schema on read approach, which doesn’t require that a schema be defined upfront. This need for scalability and flexibility in data schemas, along with overall ease of data management, are the primary drivers for the growth of the NoSQL DBMS segment. Unstructured data has already surpassed total structured data generated globally and this trajectory will not change; NoSQL will be the primary DBMS platform, solving increasing numbers of data management challenges. A report by Sumologic published in November of 2016 showed that two of the top three databases on AWS are NoSQL.In-memory databases take mainstage. High throughput (reaching and sometime exceeding a million ops/sec) and low latency (sub-milliseconds in many cases) demands on databases are becoming commonplace. So too are the increasing number of hybrid use cases incorporating transactions and analytics in conjunction with one another. The only way to tackle this level of complexity while still maintaining a high level of performance is to manage data in RAM. With the continued price drop in memory and innovations, in-memory databases are penetrating the market at an unprecedented pace—recent projections put this segment at $7B by 2020. Companies like Intel, Samsung and IBM have introduced new persistent memory technologies which are accelerating the cost reduction curve, making in-memory databases even more attractive.DBaaS is not a fad. Gartner projects that, by 2018, more than 70% of new DBMS deployments will leverage the cloud for at least one use case. Given the acceleration of workloads shifting to the cloud and the fact that the vast majority of new applications are cloud native, this is clearly the new normal. Early trepidations related to security, data governance, and other perceived cloud vulnerabilities have been superseded by the tremendous value proposition of the cloud which brings the benefits of pay-as-you-go pricing, elimination of talent related constraints, reduction in resource requirements, scalability, and ultimate flexibility. As a result, almost all DBMS vendors are now moving to offer their platforms in the DBaaS (Database as a Service) deployment model. Open source is mandatory. The BOSS Index, created to track the growth of open-source software, credits five of its chosen top 15 OSS projects to the DBMS market. Since 2014, the collective revenue of these open-source DBMS vendors has nearly doubled. Having a large community of developers to drive innovation, cultivate a talent pool, continuously expand the ecosystem and its use cases, advocate for the value proposition, and spread the knowledge base through formal training and apprenticeship, is critical for the long term sustainability of any database platform.Understanding the above dynamics can help DBMS platform providers define a successful roadmap. One that should be sure to include open source support, developer affinity, seamless scalability, high performance, schema flexibility, multi-model support, native cloud architecture that additionally supports on-premises and hybrid deployments, storage extensibility, and skills availability.As the mega vendors, particularly public cloud providers such as AWS, GCP, and Azure, broaden their offerings and strengthen their investments in the dbPaaS approach, we should expect to see several vendors drop out of the market. Others will remain afloat with venture funding, but will be unable to capture critical mass and cross the chasm. Still others will be acquired by mega vendors or execute mergers of equals. And a tiny number of ventures, likely around 5, will experience the adequate market success to support profitable stand-alone existences. It is clear that no matter how large a market segment may be, eventual maturity, customer acceptance, self-selection, and execution excellence in the face of ever-evolving challenges will lead to stratification between the winners and everyone else.last_img read more