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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.

Pivotal Integrates Mobile Development Services with Cloud Platform

Pivotal Software Inc. is continuing to expand its offerings, most recently jumping into the enterprise mobile app development arena with the announcement of Pivotal CF Mobile Services on the back-end.

New 64-bit iOS and Mac Support Comes with Xamarin Unified API

It's been a busy week for cross-platform development tool maker Xamarin Inc., highlighted by a new Unified API stemming from more than a year's work to bring 64-bit application support to its iOS and Mac offerings and simplify code sharing between the two.

Apple's Swift Programming Language Promoted by Topcoder Crowdsourcing Platform

Cloud services provider Appirio is employing its topcoder crowdsourcing platform to speed up the development of applications built for iPhones, iPads, and Macs using Apple's new Swift programming language.

Amazon Cloud Now Features Zend PHP Platform as Service

The Zend Technologies PHP development platform is now available as a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud.

Analysts Say Mobile App Development Requires New Strategy, Techniques

Analysts from major research firms Gartner Inc. and IDC have recently emphasized that mobile app developers have to think differently from traditional practices -- or else.

Windows Phone Developers Can Now Respond to User Reviews of Their Apps

After a four-month pilot program, Microsoft this week rolled out functionality on its Dev Center that lets Windows Phone developers respond to user reviews of their mobile offerings posted on the app store.

Pivotal Launches Lightweight Java Web Stack

Pivotal Software has assembled a number of its open-source app dev technologies and combined them with its commercial products into a new lightweight Java Web application stack called the Pivotal App Suite.

Oracle's 'Valhalla' Experimental OpenJDK Project Focuses on Generic Types

The project's goals include a major overhaul of Java's generics, a new approach to generic typing, and new support for value types.

Splice Machine Makes Waves as 'Only Hadoop RDBMS'

Splice Machine Inc. is getting a lot of attention as it seeks to carve out a niche for itself in the exploding Big Data analytics arena by combining the advantages of traditional RDBMS technology with the scale-out capabilities associated with NoSQL databases.

Mobile Survey: Native Development, Back End Take Most Time

A new survey shows mobile app developers spend most of their time building native apps and that back-end coding takes up far more time than building the front-end UI.

Big Data Product Watch 8/4/14: Data Lakes, Visibility, Project Jumpstarts and More

Here's a roundup of recent Big Data product announcements from Solix Technologies, MongoHQ and GoGrid, Appfluent Technology, and Actian.

Big Data Rivals Team Up On Hadoop Management

Hortonworks and Pivotal Software are teaming up to further development work on the open source Ambari project for managing Hadoop clusters.

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