Like an aging fighter fending off younger foes, Oracle rose above its upstart NoSQL and open source challengers to be named DBMS of the Year for 2015 by DB-Engines.
Oracle has agreed to overhaul its Java security update process to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company deceived consumers by not informing them that the updates left older, still vulnerable versions of Java running on their computers.
Microsoft -- the new commercial steward of the open source R programming language -- yesterday announced a revamp of its R-based offerings, including a free developer edition of its rebranded Microsoft R Server.
AtScale announced what it claims to be the industry's first 'BI on Hadoop' accelerator to work with Big Data analytics products from Tableau Software, which specializes in data visualization.
"Big Data has reached a point of mainstream adoption within Fortune 1000 firms," concludes a new survey from NewVantage Partners, attempting to capture the voice of executive decision-makers guiding data-related enterprise initiatives.
Analysts are advising mobile development leaders to put more thought into dev team organization, one of the bedrock basics upon which successful mobility initiatives are built.
Data science crowdsourcing specialist CrowdFlower Inc. set out to determine what skills are most coveted by employers seeking to hire data scientists, finding an exceptionally strong demand for SQL.
React Native, a new approach to creating mobile apps unveiled by Facebook early last year, is an important development that's still maturing and unlikely to be suitable for enterprise adoption until late this year, IDC analyst Al Hilwa said in recent research report.
In a time-honored New Year's tradition, industry players weigh in with their predictions for the Big Data landscape in 2016.
That gray-haired guy in the corner who does all the COBOL stuff is going to retire soon. Then what do you do?
Two separate studies recently confirmed that the much-publicized and long-lasting Big Data skills shortage is still hampering enterprises, most of which have yet to put the technology to use.
WaveMaker Inc.'s mobile rapid application development tool now lets developers create hybrid apps along with pure Web apps.
The Big Data streaming project Apache Kafka is all over the news lately, highlighted by Confluent Inc.'s new update of its Kafka-based Confluent Platform 2.0.
Just more than a year after being open sourced by creator eBay Inc., the Kylin project -- a Big Data distributed analytics engine -- has been advanced by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) to top-level status.