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IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, Others Collaborate on Google Kubernetes Docker Containers

IBM, Microsoft, and Red Hat, has announced plans to jointly support Google's open source manager for Docker containers, k

Survey: Hadoop Limitations and Variety of Big Data Types Impede Analysis

The big problem with Big Data isn't big volume, it's the big variety of data types, according to a survey of data scientists released by Paradigm4 Inc. this week.

DataStax Does Big Data with Spark, Hadoop Integration

DataStax today introduced an upgrade to its Cassandra NoSQL database offering that sports new Big Data capabilities via integration with Apache Spark and Hadoop.

RainStor Upgrades Big Data Archive App for Hadoop 2.0

Big Data database provider RainStor Inc. today released a new version of its software that includes an archive application for storing data long-term on Hadoop 2.0.

Amazon Woos Mobile Developers Ahead of Smartphone Launch

Just before the expected launch of an Amazon smartphone, the company sought to attract mobile developers to its platform by reporting strong Appstore growth and app monetization opportunities.

VMware Updates Big Data Extensions

VMware Inc. on Friday updated its vSphere Big Data Extensions (BDE), adding support for Hadoop 2, along with other enhancements.

After Policy Change, Bitcoin Apps Back in Apple Store

After Apple Inc. reversed its App Store ban on virtual currency functionality, the first bitcoin-based iOS wallet app is on the market.

Salesforce.com Hopes Wear Is a Fit for Mobile Developers

Company targets wearable devices with new developer pack, claiming industry first.

The New Face of Developer Recruitment: Big Data & More

It's a new world for companies looking to find good software developers, and recruiters are turning to Big Data analytics and other tools to identify and land the best talent.

With Docker 1.0 Release, an Open Source Container Engine Becomes a Platform

Docker, Inc. announced its first milestone release this week, along with a new program of enterprise support designed to turn the popular packing tool into a full-fledged open platform for building, shipping and running distributed applications.

Big Data Rivals Battle with Security Acquisitions

Rival Big Data companies Cloudera and Hortonworks continue to battle for Hadoop distribution supremacy, most recently concentrating on shoring up their respective security capabilities.

MapR Opens Big Data App Gallery

Apple has its App Store, Google has its Google Play and now MapR Technologies Inc. has its App Gallery for Big Data applications that work with the company's Apache Hadoop distribution.

Red Hat Updates Software Collections

Red Hat on Wednesday released the first point update of its suite of dynamic languages, open source databases and Web development tools known as Software Collections.

Apache Spark Big Data Tool Gets Better SQL Support in Major New Release

One of the hottest open source projects in the Big Data/Hadoop ecosystem was upgraded with new SQL functionality and more as the Apache Software Foundation announced the release of Apache Spark 1.0.

Open Source Neo4j Adds Built-In ETL to Java-Based Graph Database

The latest Neo4j open-source NoSQL graph database adds built-in ETL, new functionality for easily mapping tabular data into Neo4j from CSV files, and a faster data loader, among other changes.

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