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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.

Big Data Product Watch 10/31/13: To the Cloud!

Microsoft and Amazon Web Services highlighted a Halloween handout of Hadoop product announcements with a common theme of enhancing cloud-based analytics.

Big Data Gets Big Change with Hadoop 2 Release

The Apache Software Foundation announced the release of Apache Hadoop 2, a major upgrade of the open source cloud computing platform nearly synonymous with Big Data.

Zend Launches Open Source API Builder

Zend unveiled a new open source API-builder project at its annual ZendCon PHP developer conference, underway this week in Santa Clara, Calif.

Red Hat Updates RHEL 5.x

Red Hat this week announced an update of the 5.x version of its Enterprise Linux platform (RHEL).

Free Java Web App Framework OpenXava Updated

The open source OpenXava project, which recently announced its 4.8 release, is filling a niche among enterprise developers charged with building Web apps fast.

Cloudera Releases Hadoop Security Module

Apache Hadoop developers working with SQL query engines can now rely on a new security tool from Cloudera Inc. that reportedly provides the granularity to secure data access from most SQL and business intelligence (BI) tools and scenarios.

Gartner Big Data Analyst: Still Waiting for YARN to Move Hadoop Forward

Gartner analyst Merv Adrian was upbeat about the progress of Big Data and Hadoop during his recent keynote at Hadoop Summit North America, but later expressed some frustration and noted that "we aren't quite there yet."

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