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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.

AppGyver Claims Native Performance with Drag-and-Drop Mobile App Tool

AppGyver Inc.'s new mobile development tool offers cross-platform capabilities while claiming native performance and the ability to quickly build fully functional apps without writing code.

Couchbase NoSQL Database Goes Mobile

NoSQL database vendor Couchbase Inc. is seeking to let developers build always-available, data-driven apps for mobile users wherever they are, even when they don't have connectivity to the cloud.

Mobile Development Product Watch 5/20/2014: Cross-Platform Is King

The continuing craze of cross-platform and cloud-based mobile development tools is evident in the latest batch of product releases.

Concurrent Announces Upgrade to Cascading Big Data Development Framework

Concurrent Inc. today announced an upgrade of its Cascading development framework for building Big Data applications, offering more choices for working with the Apache Hadoop ecosystem.

Visual Studio Now Supports Cross-Platform Mobile Development with Apache Cordova

Apache Cordova, the open source, multi-device mobile development platform, is now part of Microsoft's flagship development IDE, Visual Studio.

Splice Machine's 'Only Hadoop RDBMS' Released as Beta

Splice Machine Inc. today announced the public beta of what it claims to be "the only Hadoop RDBMS" on the market, capable of supporting real-time applications while natively supporting Apache Hadoop.

Zend Launches Free Apigility API Builder for PHP

Zend today announced the general availability of Apigility 1.0, the first release of its new API builder for PHP.

GitHub's Atom: An Open Source Text Editor for a Polyglot World

Online-code-hosting platform provider GitHub on Tuesday released to open source its Atom text editor for developers.

Docker Adds Open Governance Board

This new board would provide input to the Docker project leadership "on a broad range of topics," the company said.

Cloudera and MongoDB Enter Big Data Partnership

Cloudera Inc. and MongoDB Inc. yesterday announced a strategic partnership to integrate their Big Data technologies.

PhoneGap Tool Streamlines Testing Code Changes on Devices

With hybrid app development becoming an increasingly popular option in the mobile arena, a new PhoneGap Developer App has been released to simplify the process.

Hortonworks Partners with Concurrent for Hadoop Development

Hortonworks and Concurrent are partnering to make Hadoop development easier and quicker by combining the former's Hadoop data platform with the latter's Cascading application development framework.

Apache Hive Updated with SQL-on-Hadoop Features

Hortonworks yesterday announced a new version of Apache Hive, the open source data warehouse software running on top of Hadoop, with new SQL query features and performance improvements.

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