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Former Facebook Engineers Emerge from Stealth with Simplified Big Data Approach

The latest startup emerging from stealth mode to simplify Big Data analytics is Interana Inc., founded by engineers from Facebook Inc. with the goal of providing the same cutting-edge data tools used by the Web giants to companies of all sizes.

New Adobe SDK, Apps Extend Creative Software to Mobile Arena

Adobe Systems Inc. today unveiled a new software development kit (SDK) to help developers leverage the company's "Creative Cloud" of software and services when building mobile apps.

JavaOne: Oracle Promotes Recent Releases & Growing Community, Looks to the Future

The annual JavaOne conference has been largely about spreading the word about recent updates and upgrades to the Java language, platform and associated technologies.

Hortonworks Crashes the Apache Spark Big Data Development Party

Enterprise Hadoop vendor Hortonworks Inc., after several months of testing Apache Spark, yesterday announced it's investing more development resources into the open source technology in preparation for including it in the company's Big Data analytics platform later this year.

Red Hat Software Collections Beta Supports Maven, Eclipse, Git, More

The list of components in the Collections beta includes another Red Hat software collection: the Red Hat Developer Toolset (3.0).

Kony Visualizer Addresses Mobile App UX Disconnect

Kony Inc. yesterday announced a design visualizer to address the disconnect between what a business stakeholder asks for in a new mobile app UX and what actually gets delivered by developers.

Azul's Zulu OpenJDK Now Available on Docker

Java runtime maker Azul Systems announced today that its build of the OpenJDK known as Zulu is now freely available on the open-source Docker container platform.

Stealth Startup BlueData Emerges with Private Cloud for Big Data

Silicon Valley startup BlueData Software Inc. emerged from stealth mode with patent-pending technology to provide Big Data analytics via self-service, on-premises private clouds.

Espresso Logic Mobile App Developers Get Microsoft Azure Integration

Espresso Logic announced that its Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) designed to accelerate the development of mobile and Web apps is now integrated with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.

Red Hat Grabs FeedHenry for Mobile App Development Platform

Open source powerhouse Red Hat Inc. today announced it's acquiring FeedHenry Ltd. to add mobile application development to its hybrid cloud portfolio.

Tesora Broadens Developer Options with OpenStack Database Service

Tesora unveiled a Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) offering for the OpenStack cloud platform, giving more options to data developers.

New MapR Distribution Aims at Real-Time Big Data Analysis

MapR Technologies Inc. today released a new version of its Hadoop-based distribution with expanded real-time Big Data analytics capabilities.

Big Data Pays Off Big Time, Survey Says

Organizations that have actually implemented Big Data projects report "overwhelming satisfaction" with the results and most believe the tool may be a matter of corporate life or death in the future, according to a new survey from Accenture Analytics.

Oracle Offers Java Enhancement Proposals for JDK 9

Oracle has released a set of proposed improvements for JDK 9, called Java Enhancement Proposals, via a process that is meant to provide a way to stimulate discussion and development of new features before they become formal Java Specification Requests submitted to the Java Community Process.

Couchbase Server Integrated with Spring Framework Targets Java Developers

Couchbase this week announced the integration of its Couchbase Server NoSQL document database with the Spring Framework.

Survey Dispels Hype About Mobile App Development

Despite the continuous barrage of new mobile app development products and services being announced almost daily, a new survey of real-world developers shows a prevailing focus on desktop apps.

Spring Framework 4.1 Adds Major New Features

Pivotal Software Inc. has upgraded version 4.1 of the open source Spring application framework for enterprise Java with new messaging, caching and Web capabilities.

Enterprises Increasingly Turning to 'Citizen Developers'

The evidence is mounting that crowdsourcing is gaining real traction in the enterprise.

Embarcadero Updates Cross-Platform Development Studio

Cross-platform development tool vendor Embarcadero Technologies Inc. upgraded its studio product with increased connectivity and mobile options.

RESTful API Spans NoSQL and SQL Big Data Calls

As the SQL and NoSQL worlds continue to converge in the pursuit of comprehensive Big Data analytics solutions, a Silicon Valley start-up wants to provide a bridge between the two with RESTful APIs.

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