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Microsoft Open Sourcing .NET Components, Releasing Visual Studio Tools

Microsoft today announced it's "open-sourcing the full .NET server core stack and introducing a new free and fully featured edition of Visual Studio."

Microsoft Launches Plugin for IntelliJ Java IDE and Android Studio

The Microsoft Open Technologies group has released an initial preview of a new plugin for JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA Java IDE and the open-source Android Studio IDE.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Open Source JVM Language Kotlin Reaches Milestone 8

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has announced a new milestone release of Kotlin, the open-source, Java Virtual Machine (JVM)-targeted programming language developed by the company.

Java Devs Get Mac OS X Support in Open Source Zulu

Java developers building applications on the latest Mac operating systems can now add the Zulu JDK to their toolboxes.

Analysts Warn of Data Lake 'Fallacy' in Big Data Analytics

Storing unstructured Big Data from disparate sources in one large "data lake" for integrated analysis is an unfulfilled promise according to analysts from research firm Gartner Inc.

Hadoop Vendors Recruit More Partners in Big Data War

Hortonworks Inc. and MapR Technologies Inc. -- two of the leading vendors of Hadoop-based distributions -- this week announced partnerships to enhance their Big Data analytics offerings.

Appcelerator Goes Native, Simplifies Back-End Coding

Appcelerator Inc. upgraded its cross-platform mobile development platform with improved support for native SDKs and simplified coding for hooking up to databases and other back-end services.

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