The open source Apache Software Foundation this week voted to release a Hadoop upgrade that allows for in-memory caching of data and working with data from different storage classes. It also elevated the Spark Big Data analytics project to top-level status.
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.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-based whiteCryption this week announced Cryptanium Code Protection for Java, designed to allow enterprise developers to harden Java-based mobile applications.
Jelastic has updated its namesake Java-and-PHP cloud hosting platform and further combined its PaaS and IaaS capabilities, according to the company.
Java Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider CloudBees is partnering with Verizon to offer a version of its platform on the new Verizon Cloud.
Intel Corp. announced a new platform that seeks to simplify Big Data analytics while improving upon the capabilities of straight Apache Hadoop.
Open source business intelligence and analytics company Pentaho Corporation last week announced native support of two Apache projects: Storm and YARN.
Splunk has announced the general availability of the Splunk Plug-in for Eclipse
The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) has just announced an update of more than 100 routines in the NAG Library for Java.
Dubbed "Conceal," the APIs are designed to encrypt large files on disk, initially for Android smartphones.
Adobe on Tuesday released a security update for Adobe Flash Player 220.127.116.11 and earlier for a Flash flaw being actively used in the wild.
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.
Oracle's JDK 8 Release Manager has offered assurances that this version the Java SE 8 Platform will ship in March, even with a few bugs.
Azul Systems announced this week that its build of the OpenJDK, known as Zulu, is now available for both Java 6 and Java 7 running on Linux and Windows.
The newly launched Apprenda 5.0 also comes with a revamped developer portal and dynamic scaling enhancements.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced it is reducing pricing for its S3 and Elastic Block Storage Service (EBS).
Hortonworks on Tuesday announced the availability of the latest version of its data implementation suite for Windows.
According to Cisco's Annual Security Report, Java flaws accounted for 91 percent of all Web-based attacks last year.
Google this week announced a Google Cloud Storage Connector for Hadoop that simplifies Big Data analysis on its cloud platform by eliminating the need to use the oft-maligned Hadoop Distributed File System.
On Tuesday Oracle issued a Critical Patch Update for 144 vulnerabilities in their products, including 36 fixes for Java Standard Edition 7 (Java SE 7).