Amazon Web Services announced that cloud developers can now use Java for writing Lambda functions, which provide event-driven functionality while taking care of needed compute resources.
The amazingly active open source Apache Spark project used for Big Data analytics shows no signs of slowing down, as IBM has gone all in on the technology today by promising tons of development support and MapR Technologies Inc. announced tailored Quick Start Solutions to help get started with it.
Mobile Web app development tool vendor Sencha Inc. released research showing that many firms are turning to mobile Web app development tools at the expense of native approaches.
Adding to the list of internally developed software projects open sourced by Facebook is Infer, a static code analyzer that uses groundbreaking, highly theoretical math to spot bugs in mobile programs before they're shipped off to serve a billion users.
Like the elephant in the room that crashed the party, MapR Technologies unveiled a new Hadoop distribution among a barrage of MapR news announcements at the ongoing Hadoop Summit, hosted by its archrival Hortonworks Inc. in conjunction with Yahoo.
Teradata Corp., a Big Data analytics vendor, today announced it was throwing development resources at the open source Presto project, which provides a SQL query engine for interactive queries.
Oracle has pushed the target release date of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8 to the first half of 2017. Updates of the target dates for the Java Specification Requests "under the Java EE umbrella" reflecting this change are forthcoming, the company said.
Couchbase announced a new language called N1QL that allows SQL queries over JSON data stored in its NoSQL document-oriented database.
Datameer today announced new data governance capabilities in its native Hadoop offering.
Narrowing the focus of its predictive analytics efforts, IBM announced new prebuilt solutions targeting different industries.
Salesforce is expanding its Wave Analytics Cloud service by partnering with Big Data players so ordinary business users can easily crunch numbers from a number of new data sources above and beyond the company's traditional CRM base.
Liferay Inc. announced a collection of native mobile components to help enterprises meet the exploding demand for iOS and Android apps.
Add Basho Technologies to the long list of vendors offering simplified Big Data solutions, but with a twist: no Hadoop included, required or recommended.
Just a week after a report from research firm Gartner Inc. found that investment in Hadoop-based Big Data technologies "remains tentative" with poor adoption rates, a survey from Software AG identified "a Big Data paralysis" that's keeping enterprises from realizing the promised benefits of the analytics craze.
Open source powerhouse Red Hat Inc. released details of a recent survey that indicates back-end integration is a primary challenges in enterprise mobile app development, almost on par with the perennial problem of security.