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Survey Shows Big Disconnect Between Mobile Devs, Bosses

The latest mobile development survey from Appcelerator Inc. shows a "sometimes dramatic" disconnect between the realities of coders on the front lines compared with those of IT decision makers, especially concerning the areas of project ownership and tools used.

eBay Open Sources Big Data Tool

E-commerce giant puts faster query speeds, SQL functionality and Multidimensional Online Analytical Processing (MOLAP) into its distributed analytics engine and open sources it as project Kylin.

Eclipse Launches Cloud Community

The Eclipse Foundation today announced a new initiative to create an open source community focused on "technologies, platforms, and tools necessary to enable the delivery of highly integrated cloud development and cloud developer environments."

Survey Shows Firms Confounded by Lack of Mobile App Developers

Enterprise developers are having a tough time keeping up with the demand for mobile apps in the new "mobile-first" era, according to a new survey.

Cloudera Joins Hortonworks as Microsoft Azure Big Data Option

Just five days after last week's Microsoft Azure certification of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), rival enterprise Hadoop vendor Cloudera Inc. followed suit with Azure certification for its Cloudera Enterprise offering.

Twitter Launches Fabric Kits for Mobile App Developers

Finally catching up with social media giants like Facebook Inc. and Google Inc., Twitter Inc. today unveiled its own mobile app developer platform.

Startups Address Big Data Failures, Redesign the Data Warehouse

Former IBM and Microsoft execs this week emerged from stealth to harness cognitive computing for more successful Big Data projects and change the way companies store and query large amounts of data.

Oracle's Quarterly Critical Patch Update Includes 25 Java Security Patches

Oracle's recently released quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) contained 155 new security vulnerability fixes across Oracle's product lines.

Linux Rift over Systemd Widens with Threat of Debian Fork

Anonymous Unix administrators have threatened to fork the popular Debian distribution of Linux and go their own way on further development unless granted their wish to have the open source project proceed without requiring systemd, a component so controversial it has led to death threats against its main contributor.

Mendix App Platform Integrates with PhoneGap for Cross-Platform Mobile Development

One-click integration with PhoneGap for native packaging of hybrid cross-platform mobile apps suitable for app stores is among the new features of the Mendix enterprise app platform introduced today.

Tableau Makes Big Data Visualization Connections

Data visualization specialist Tableau Software Inc. expanded its support of Apache Hadoop and other Big Data technologies through several new partnerships and direct connection capabilities.

The New Mobile App Frontier? Health and Fitness

Mobile developers wanting to cash in on the next big thing might want to start looking at user health apps like heart rate monitors and more sophisticated projects on tap.

Big Data Product Watch 10/17/14: Big Three Make Big Moves

Upgrades of enterprise Hadoop-based distributions from two of the top three vendors -- Cloudera Inc. and Hortonworks Inc. -- dominated Big Data news this week, while the third, MapR Technologies Inc., added the MapR-DB NoSQL database to its offering.

Infragistics Adds Cross-Platform Mobile App Functionality

Infragistics Inc., known for its UI component development tools targeting the Microsoft .NET Framework, yesterday updated its developer toolkit with new functionality including increased support for building cross-platform mobile apps.

Google Asks U.S. Supreme Court To Decide Oracle Copyright Suit Involving Java/Android

The four-year-old legal battle between Google and Oracle over Google's use of Java in its Android operating system could end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Salesforce Enhances Point-and-Click Mobile Apps

Salesforce.com today became the latest major software vendor to offer a no-coding-required development tool to let staffers at any skill level build enterprise mobile apps for its extended Platform-as-a-Service.

Telerik Launches Plug-in Marketplace for Hybrid Developers

Telerik has launched a new plug-in marketplace for hybrid mobile developers.

MapR To Integrate Drill and Spark Big Data Projects

Enterprise Hadoop distribution vendor MapR Technologies is seeking to integrate the open source Apache Drill and Apache Spark projects used for Big Data analytics in the Hadoop ecosystem.

New Couchbase Server, SDKs Tout 'Developer Empowerment'

Numerous Big Data-related moves made by NoSQL database vendor Couchbase Inc. this week included releases of a new version of its flagship Couchbase Server and new SDKs aiming to provide "developer empowerment."

Xamarin Unveils New Cross-Platform Mobile Development Tools

Cross-platform mobile development tool vendor Xamarin Inc. introduced a bevy of new tools and several collaboration efforts during the company's Xamarin Evolve conference in Atlanta this week.

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