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Microsoft, MapR Lead Spark Charge

The Spark Summit conference is now underway in San Francisco, where Microsoft and MapR Technologies are leading the charge of new product announcements based on the popular open source Big Data analytics technology.

Firms Explain How To Overcome Open Source Development Challenges

Who better to explain how to overcome the challenges of managing open source projects and cultures than open source champions Red Hat and Docker? Both published brand-new resources detailing their in-house processes and best practices for community software development.

Google Switching to Standard SQL for BigQuery Analytics Service

Google is abandoning its homegrown SQL variant as the recommended default query language for its BigQuery service in favor of a new standard-compliant dialect in the works for the managed data warehouse designed for Big Data analytics.

Low-Code App Dev Tools Evolve with New Services

When your low-code mobile app development tools start to look like everyone else's low-code mobile app development tools, you have to differentiate yourself with new products, services or functionality.

Mobile Analytics Firm: 23 Percent of Users Abandon Apps After One Use

According to mobile app analytics firm Localytics, mobile's importance is growing at a faster rate than the business innovation needed to keep pace, resulting in a "mobile engagement crisis" exemplified by poor user retention statistics.

EnterpriseDB Integrates Postgres in Distro Aimed at Enterprise

EnterpriseDB released an operational data management platform based on the open source Postgres object-relational database system, which it integrated with MongoDB and Apache Hadoop.

IBM Opens Up Node.js App Metrics Tool

The Node Application Metrics monitoring and profiling agent from IBM is now fully available with an open source license, according to the company's developerWorks Open site. Previously the tool -- also called "appmetrics" -- was available as a hybrid project with some parts open source but with core monitoring capabilities kept in-house.

Apache Kafka Stars in Two New Open Source Big Data Offerings

Following the path of Hadoop and Spark, Apache Kafka is becoming a rising star in the Big Data ecosystem, playing a leading role in two brand-new open source offerings from LinkedIn, where Kafka originated, and Confluent, a company founded by former LinkedIn developers who helped create it.

A Kotlin-Based Build Language for Gradle

Gradle Inc., chief commercial supporter of the open source Gradle build automation system, is working with software development toolmaker JetBrains to provide a Kotlin-based build programming language for Gradle, the two companies announced.

Microsoft To Host Jenkins on Azure

The Jenkins community is partnering with Microsoft to move its back-end infrastructure to the Azure cloud, a move that unifies the Jenkins infrastructure -- which has been distributed in four locations among four different providers -- on a single, scalable platform.

Looking for a Pay Boost? Learn Scala, Go

An ambitious new skills report drawing on salary information from more than 2 million workers reveals that learning the programming languages Scala and Go are excellent career moves for software developers.

Programmable AWS IoT Button Sells Out in Hours

The limited release AWS IoT Button, designed to help developers use Internet of Things and other data-related services from Amazon Web Services, sold out last week just hours after being made available.

Firms Team Up To Advance AI in the Enterprise

Move over, Siri and Tay, and make room for a new female virtual agent set to invade the enterprise: Amelia, a joint effort by Accenture and IPsoft aiming to help organizations adopt complicated and potentially game-changing artificial intelligence technology.

IoT News Roundup: SAP, HP Enterprise Lead New Offerings

New offerings from SAP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise highlight a busy week for the Internet of Things, which continues to edge aside Big Data, the cloud and mobile to take a seat as a first-class software development target.

Databricks Previews 'Shiny New Toy': Apache Spark 2.0

Two years in the making, Apache Spark 2.0 will officially debut in a few weeks from Databricks, which just released a technical preview so Big Data developers could get their hands on the "shiny new toy" that has become instrumental in processing streaming data.

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