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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.

Upcoming Crypto Software Aims To Protect Enterprise Java Apps

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based whiteCryption this week announced Cryptanium Code Protection for Java, designed to allow enterprise developers to harden Java-based mobile applications.

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.

New Intel Big Data Platform Includes Analytics Toolkit for Developers

Intel Corp. announced a new platform that seeks to simplify Big Data analytics while improving upon the capabilities of straight Apache Hadoop.

Open Source B.I. Pentaho Integrates with Storm and YARN

Open source business intelligence and analytics company Pentaho Corporation last week announced native support of two Apache projects: Storm and YARN.

Splunk Big Data Adds Eclipse Plug-in, Updates Python SDK

Splunk has announced the general availability of the Splunk Plug-in for Eclipse

Updated Algorithm Library for Java Released

The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) has just announced an update of more than 100 routines in the NAG Library for Java.

Facebook Launches Java APIs for Encrypted SD Storage

Dubbed "Conceal," the APIs are designed to encrypt large files on disk, initially for Android smartphones.

Adobe Patches Zero-Day Flash Vulnerability

Adobe on Tuesday released a security update for Adobe Flash Player 12.0.0.43 and earlier for a Flash flaw being actively used in the wild.

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.

JDK 8 Shipping in March, Even if Not Bug Free

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.

Zulu OpenJDK Adds Java 6 & 7 Support on Linux & Windows

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.

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).

Hortonworks Releases Updated 'Big Data' Platform for Windows

Hortonworks on Tuesday announced the availability of the latest version of its data implementation suite for Windows.

Study: Java- and Android-Based Attacks Increased in 2013

According to Cisco's Annual Security Report, Java flaws accounted for 91 percent of all Web-based attacks last year.

Google Eliminates Need for HDFS in its Big Data Cloud Platform

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.

Oracle's Quarterly Patch Fixes 36 Java Security Flaws

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).

Neo4j 2.0: The Graph Database Has Arrived

Neo Technology on Tuesday announced the general availability of Neo4j 2.0, which adds a new schema construct Cypher query language improvements, among other changes.

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