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.
MapR Technologies today announced the upcoming addition of an event streaming system to its Apache Hadoop-based Big Data distribution, improving real-time analytics capabilities in a new rebranded, integrated and converged solution.
Typical enterprise Hadoop distributions rely on a lot of moving parts, which leads to management issues, according to a recent research note from Wikibon analyst George Gilbert, who proposed Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS) as one way to address some of the complexity.
Now users of Microsoft's Power BI business intelligence tool can vocalize Big Data questions and get answers back from Cortana, the disembodied female "personal assistant" that comes with Windows 10.
The latest edition of Telerik's cross-platform mobile app development platform is all about speed, shipping enterprise apps quicker and shortening update cycles.
"There simply aren't enough skilled developers to keep up with demand for business app scenarios," says Microsoft exec Bill Staples in a blog post introducing PowerApps, the company's new low-code cross-platform mobile app development solution designed to let non-developers create enterprise apps.
Cloudera is now offering a Docker container image to simplify the notoriously difficult task of implementing enterprise Apache Hadoop solutions, even for testing or just playing around with the technology.
New in-memory online transaction processing improvements highlight the new features in the latest Community Technology Preview of SQL Server 2016, the flagship RDBMS from Microsoft.