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Continuuity Open Sources Loom Big Data Cluster Management Tool

Continuuity yesterday open sourced its Loom software for managing cloud-based Big Data clusters.

Google Announces .NET APIs, Android Apps for Wearables and More

Google this week announced a library of client APIs for the Microsoft .NET Framework, a developer preview for building Android apps for wearable devices and guidance on how to use management tools with the Google Compute Engine cloud service.

With a New $160 Million, Cloudera Targets Hadoop Community Contributions

Cloudera this week raised $160 million in funding from major investors as it considers an initial public offering, planning to invest much of the money in engineering resources to extend its contributions to the Apache Hadoop community.

IBM Offers Watson Supercomputing Power to Develop Mobile Big Data Apps

IBM is offering the power of its Watson supercomputing platform to encourage mobile developers to build Big Data "cognitive computing" apps in a contest announced today.

Jelastic Updates 'Platform-as-Infrastructure' Solution

Jelastic has updated its namesake Java-and-PHP cloud hosting platform and further combined its PaaS and IaaS capabilities, according to the company.

CloudBees Java PaaS Now on Verizon Cloud

Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider CloudBees is partnering with Verizon to offer a version of its platform on the new Verizon Cloud.

Oracle Cloud World: Ellison Talks Up Security and Future Cloud Plans

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison made a last-minute appearance at the company's Cloud World event in San Francisco this week, adding some C-level cheerleading to the daylong showcase of Oracle products.

PaaS Provider Apprenda Adds Java Support

The newly launched Apprenda 5.0 also comes with a revamped developer portal and dynamic scaling enhancements.

Amazon Web Services Cuts Prices, Increases Instance Sizes

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced it is reducing pricing for its S3 and Elastic Block Storage Service (EBS).

Spring Framework 4.0 Unifies Java App Architecture and Big Data in the Cloud

Pivotal has released the first major update of the Spring Framework since 2009.

Java PaaS Provider Teams with Red Hat on OpenShift 'Cartridges'

Jelastic this week announced an upcoming collaboration with Red Hat to promote the global standardization of pluggable PaaS "cartridges" for Red Hat's OpenShift cloud computing platform.

Amazon Announces Real-Time Big Data Processing Service

Amazon yesterday introduced its Kinesis service for real-time processing of never-ending Big Data streams to facilitate instant business decision-making.

CSA Crafting Enterprise Cloud Security Framework

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Wednesday launched an initiative that would aid enterprises in using cloud computing services to protect infrastructures.

Red Hat's PaaS Extended to OpenStack Cloud Development

Red Hat this week at the OpenStack Foundation Summit in Hong Kong said its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) software can now be deployed on OpenStack clouds.

NuoDB Adds Geo-Distro to NewSQL Database

NewSQL startup NuoDB has released an update of its distributed relational database management system (DBMS).

Java Reporting Engine Brings Utility Pricing to the Analytics Layer

Open-source business intelligence (BI) vendor Jaspersoft has extended the integration of its reporting and analytics server to include Amazon's Elastic MapReduce service (EMR).

PaaSLane Tool Aims To Migrate .NET and Java Apps to the Cloud

Cloud Technology Partners' newly announced PaaSLane tool aims to remove the process of evaluating software source code to ensure .NET and Java applications can work properly in a cloud environment.

Big Data Gets Big Change with Hadoop 2 Release

The Apache Software Foundation announced the release of Apache Hadoop 2, a major upgrade of the open source cloud computing platform nearly synonymous with Big Data.

Microsoft Launches SQL Server 2014 Preview 2

On Wednesday Microsoft announced the release of SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

Eclipse Java Packages Easily Pushed to the Cloud

Genuitec has updated its SDC Cloud Connect platform that uses a simple push technology to allow Java developers to speed their established Eclipse packages to the cloud.

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