The Friday Five is a weekly Red Hat® blog post with 5 of the week's top news items and ideas from or about Red Hat and the technology industry. Consider it your weekly digest of things that caught our eye.


IN THE NEWS:

Red Hat Ups the IQ of the Intelligent Operating System with the Latest Release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 delivers on the new release cadence, adds new developer tools and security certifications and expands automation capabilities.

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NEW ON THE BLOG:

The enterprise database gone cloud-native: SQL Server 2019 on Red Hat's hybrid cloud portfolio

Through collaboration with Microsoft, Red Hat is pleased to continue this alliance and our commitment to open choice in enterprise IT with the availability of SQL Server 2019 across Red Hat's portfolio of technologies.

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GOOD READ:

The economic impact of Red Hat Enterprise Linux: How IT professionals benefit

Red Hat commissioned a study to break down how Red Hat Enterprise Linux presents exciting opportunities for partners, how we've helped deliver $7b in customer savings and, today, how Red Hat Enterprise Linux helps fuel the growing role of IT professionals.

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CHECK IT OUT:

Red Hat drives future of Java with cloud-native, container-first Quarkus

This week, Red Hat announced the release of Quarkus 1.0, with the goal of better equipping Java to scale in the modern application development landscape.

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RECOMMENDED READING:

TechBeacon - How automation can boost your security compliance

Red Hat's Lucy Kerner recently discussed in TechBeacon what can your company do to face the overwhelming odds of a security threat. Her advice: continuous improvement is key.

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