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Google Developer News Includes New Managed VMs Service

Google Inc. this week is making lots of noise at its Google Platform Live conference, including the introduction of "Managed VMs" designed to help developers using the App Engine cloud service access native resources and run native code.

Adobe Announces PhoneGap Enterprise for Mobile Development

Adobe Systems Inc. announced PhoneGap Enterprise, a set of mobile app development tools positioned as just one part of a broader marketing initiative.

New Facebook 'Hack' Programming Language Aims To Improve PHP

Facebook open sourced an internal programming language called Hack, developed by its engineers to improve upon -- while remaining compatible with -- the PHP scripting language running much of the company's Web site.

Continuuity Open Sources Loom Big Data Cluster Management Tool

Continuuity yesterday open sourced its Loom software for managing cloud-based Big Data clusters.

Google Announces .NET APIs, Android Apps for Wearables and More

Google this week announced a library of client APIs for the Microsoft .NET Framework, a developer preview for building Android apps for wearable devices and guidance on how to use management tools with the Google Compute Engine cloud service.

With a New $160 Million, Cloudera Targets Hadoop Community Contributions

Cloudera this week raised $160 million in funding from major investors as it considers an initial public offering, planning to invest much of the money in engineering resources to extend its contributions to the Apache Hadoop community.

Pivotal Adds Hadoop Distribution to In-Memory Big Data Parade

Pivotal Software Inc. today announced the release of a new version of its enterprise Hadoop distribution based on the recently upgraded Apache Hadoop 2.2.

Microsoft Opens Up Office 365 and SignalR to Android

Microsoft announced two new open source SDKs that let Android users access Office 365 data and use SignalR for real-time Web connectivity between clients and servers.

Apache Announces Hadoop Upgrade, Elevates Spark Project

The open source Apache Software Foundation this week voted to release a Hadoop upgrade that allows for in-memory caching of data and working with data from different storage classes. It also elevated the Spark Big Data analytics project to top-level status.

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.

Big Data Getting In-Memory Performance Boost: A Tech Round-Up

A flurry of new announcements from Cloudera, Red Hat, SGI and others highlights growing trend in real-time analytics of massive amounts of data.

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.

Concurrent Seeks to Lower Hadoop Adoption Barrier for SQL Coders

Concurrent Inc. this week released Cascading Lingual, an open source project designed to give developers a standards-based SQL interface for creating and working with Big Data applications on Apache Hadoop.

Facebook Open Sources Presto Distributed SQL Query Engine for Big Data

Facebook has open sourced Presto, its distributed SQL query engine built to improve Big Data analytics beyond existing solutions such as Hadoop MapReduce and Hive.

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