Big Data heavyweights Cloudera and Hortonworks each upgraded their platforms last week, reflecting their differing views on providing Hadoop-based products to customers.
The increasing trend of companies pooling their development resources to collaborate on open source projects is paying off for both the companies and individual developers, according to a new study from the Linux Foundation.
Facebook today announced an alliance with Web powerhouses Google Inc., LinkedIn and Twitter Inc. to improve the open source MySQL database for large-scale applications.
Hardware and networking power Cisco Systems Inc. this week entered the software development arena as part of its new Enterprise Mobility Services Platform.
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 Systems Inc. announced PhoneGap Enterprise, a set of mobile app development tools positioned as just one part of a broader marketing initiative.
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 yesterday open sourced its Loom software for managing cloud-based Big Data clusters.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Intel Corp. announced a new platform that seeks to simplify Big Data analytics while improving upon the capabilities of straight Apache Hadoop.
Open source business intelligence and analytics company Pentaho Corporation last week announced native support of two Apache projects: Storm and YARN.