The venerable C programming language isn't going away, as shown by Google's open sourcing of a framework to let Big Data devs run native C code in Hadoop: MapReduce for C.
The Apache Software Foundation signed off on version 1.0 of HBase, the "Hadoop database," after seven years of development.
Any doubts about the skyrocketing rise of Apache Spark technology in the Big Data ecosystem were put to rest at a recent conference, where it almost stole the show.
The latest major vendor to try its hand at "democratizing" Big Data is Oracle, which today announced a quartet of new products designed "to enable Hadoop, NoSQL, and SQL technologies to work together and be deployed securely in any model -- whether public cloud, private cloud or an on-premises infrastructure."
Microsoft today announced updates to several Big Data-related services on its Azure cloud platform, exhibiting a continuation of its new direction toward openness and interoperability.
The company is open sourcing its Big Data platform, helping to found an Open Data Platform to promote technologies based on open source software, and is joining with Hortonworks Inc. to further Apache Hadoop capabilities.
Datameer Inc. has introduced what it calls the first enterprise-grade Big Data analytics platform targeting department-specific deployments.
Big Data specialist BlueData Software Inc. added Tachyon to its EPIC private cloud platform as a speedy in-memory distributed file system option.
Lavastorm Analytics is the latest company seeking to "democratize" Big Data analytics in the face of a lack of data scientists, developers and others with advanced statistical and analytics skills.
VoltDB Inc. addressed the need for speed in real-time analysis of streaming data with the latest update to its namesake "NewSQL" in-memory, scale-out database, featuring expanded integration with Big Data mainstay Apache Hadoop, along with several other enhancements.
Reactive programming company Typesafe today released a survey that confirms the high adoption rate of Apache Spark, an open source Big Data processing framework that improves traditional Hadoop-based analytics.
The red-hot Internet of Things (IoT) development movement associated with Big Data analytics is churning ahead, with Wipro Ltd. and Software AG on Friday announcing a platform for real-time processing of streaming data.
Microsoft today announced it will acquire Revolution Analytics, a company that provides products and services around the R programming language, a mainstay of Big Data analytics development.
Further confirming what everybody in the IT biz knows, careers site Dice.com released its latest annual salary report today, indicating that Big Data skills pay better than others, with several niches completely dominating the list of top 10 average salaries reported in 2014.
Object storage firm Cloudian Inc. said it wants to turn Big Data into "smart data" with its new HyperStore 5.1 hybrid cloud software, supporting the Amazon S3 cloud and integrating with Apache Hadoop.
Autonomic applications specialist Qubell made a couple of Big Data waves with the introduction of a testing environment along with what it claims to be the "first autonomic application management platform for cloud applications."
IBM's huge investments in Big Data initiatives seem to be paying off, as it was recently named a leader in Hadoop accessibility by a research firm and this week launched a new Hadoop-capable mainframe computer it describes as "one of the most sophisticated computer systems ever built."
Software development tools company Embarcadero Technologies Inc. today announced survey results that indicate 2015 will be a big year for developing business-related Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.
Talend's Big Data integration platform now supports a preview version of Apache Storm for real-time analytics as part of its partnership with enterprise Apache Hadoop vendor Hortonworks.
Meet the new year, same as the old year -- at least in terms of what technology niches are most likely to see the largest salary increases for software developers.