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MapR Adds JSON Support to NoSQL Database for Big Data Analytics

MapR Technologies, known as one of the top commercial vendors distributing Big Data software based on Apache Hadoop technology, today added JSON support to its MapR-DB NoSQL database, claiming the "industry's first in-Hadoop document database."

'Citizen Developer' Movement Transforming in Enterprise, Report Says

Facing huge demand for developers -- especially for mobile apps -- enterprises are turning to a variety of solutions, including outsourcing and relying on in-house "citizen developers" to use low-code or no-code tools to supplement professional coders, a movement undergoing change, according to a new report.

Big Data Product Watch 9/25/15: Managed Services, Container Deployment and More

In a busy week on the Big Data front, Google announced a managed service for Hadoop and Spark, two technologies also addressed by BlueData's new container deployment functionality. Also coming out this week were new Internet of Things solutions, open source NoSQL offerings and more.

Spark Lighting a Big Data Fire, Survey Says

Spark is still hot, seeing tremendous growth in contributing developers, user roles, applications, usage cases and just about every other Big Data metric you can think of, according to a new survey from commercial steward Databricks, which says it's basically eating Hadoop's lunch.

Java OSGi Framework for M2M/IoT Released

Eurotech, an Italy-based provider of embedded computing platforms, has released a new version of its ESF 3.1 development framework, "an inclusive and targeted Java OSGi framework for machine-to-machine multiservice gateways, smart devices and Internet of Things solutions applications."

Unbalanced Villains and Overpowered Heroes: An Agile Retrospective Game

In agile retrospectives, teams will often focus on just their weaknesses, assuming any strength is good. But what happens if the team is spending too much time honing the wrong strengths? Our Agile Architect introduces a fun game to explore the possibility.

JVM Language Kotlin M13 Released

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has announced a new milestone release of Kotlin, its open source, JVM-targeted programming language.

Salesforce Previews IoT Cloud, Based on Open Source Components

At its big Dreamforce conference in San Francisco this week, Salesforce unveiled its upcoming IoT Cloud, based on a massively scalable, real-time event processing engine called Thunder that leverages several open source components for Big Data analytics of information collected by the Internet of Things (IoT).

Taplytics Hooks Mobile Analytics to Google Cloud Data Warehouse

Mobile app analytics company Taplytics today announced a new service that leverages the data warehouse in the Google Cloud Platform for access to raw data that can be analyzed and visualized with a variety of tools.

DataTorrent Slams Spark, Advocates Open Source Apex

DataTorrent is touting its open sourced technology, Project Apex, to fill in what it sees as weaknesses inherent in Apache Spark, the darling of the Big Data movement.

Embracing Node.js, Microsoft Seeks Open Source Dev Help

With the ascendance of JavaScript as a first-class dev approach, Microsoft has embraced the open source Node.js technology in its tooling and services, even reaching out to the community for help in the effort.

TD Mobile Dev Tool Tackles Hybrid

Gupta Technologies today announced its TD Mobile tool for simplified enterprise app development has added capabilities to create hybrid cross-platform mobile apps.

Tableau Data Visualization Tool Revamps Mobile Experience

Tableau Software Inc. today unveiled an upgrade to its data visualization tool that adds a new mobile experience, with a new mobile app and a Web data connector.

IBM Buys in to Node.js API Approach

The JavaScript juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down, as IBM said it's acquiring enterprise Node.js specialist StrongLoop to further API-driven development on its Bluemix Platform-as-a-Service.

JFrog Releases 'Universal' Artifact Repository

JFrog today announced the release of Artifactory 4, its cloud-based binary repository manager, which the company is billing as the first "universal" artifact repository, and the biggest product announcement in the company's history.

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