Enterprise Architecture News & How-To

Microsoft Beefs Up Power BI Data Tool

Shortly after announcing the first release candidate of SQL Server 2016, Microsoft today made more data-driven news by unveiling new capabilities for Power BI, its cloud-based analytics service targeting non-technical business users.

SQL Server 2016 Moves to Release Candidate 1 Status

Microsoft last week announced SQL Server 2016 RC 1 is now available, nearly feature-complete.

Altiscale Debuts Cloud for Self-Service Big Data Analytics

Altiscale wants to simplify this Big Data thing, bypassing trained developers, data scientists and expensive, proprietary systems to connect ordinary business users with Hadoop in the cloud and glean their own analytics insights with familiar tools like Tableau and Microsoft Excel.

HP Service Brings Machine Learning to Mainstream Developers

Yet another effort to democratize notoriously difficult Big Data analytics was announced yesterday by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which is providing a machine learning (ML) service to bring that advanced technology to mainstream developers.

Microsoft Touts Upcoming SQL Server 2016, Goes After Oracle

Data professionals might have been expecting a launch date for SQL Server 2016 at the Data Driven event held today in New York City, but what they got was a recap of the flagship database system's capabilities and a full-out assault on rival Oracle Corp.

CloudBees Releases Jenkins-Based CD-as-a-Service

Continuous delivery solutions provider CloudBees has rolled out the first-ever Jenkins-based CD-as-a-Service platform.

Nonprofit Dev Group Launches Workforce Initiative To Support Coders

The nonprofit Application Developers Alliance is leading a wide-ranging campaign to increase the size, expertise and understanding of the developer workforce, which it sees as a crucial resource for enterprise success in the digital age.

Big Data Product Watch, 03/03/2016: GraphFrames, DataFlow, Data Funnel, More

Here's a roundup of this week's Big Data news, featuring: an updated platform and new cadence cycle from Hortonworks; GraphFrames, a graph processing library for Apache Spark, from Databricks; the open sourcing of LinkedIn's WhereHows project that provides a repository for metadata; and DMX Data Funnel from Syncsort, for data ingestion.

Keynote Integrates AppDome Security with Its Mobile App Testing Platform

Security functionality from AppDome is being integrated with the Keynote mobile app device testing cloud, the companies announced yesterday.

Adobe Aims To Simplify Enterprise App Development

Adobe wants to simplify the process of developing enterprise apps while making them as visually appealing and as easy to use as consumer apps.

Mobile Dev Survey: The Suits Are Taking Over

The business types are increasingly taking over the direction of enterprise mobile development initiatives, indicates a new survey from Red Hat Inc.

AppConfig Community Arrives To Simplify Enterprise Mobile App Development

The AppConfig Community was announced yesterday at the Mobile World Congress, formed by several companies with the aim of simplifying and accelerating enterprise mobility initiatives through consistent and open development and configuration of secure apps.

Typesafe (Now Lightbend) Unveils Java Platform for Microservices

Lightbend (formerly known as Typesafe) today unveiled a new framework for Java developers creating microservices-based applications.

Firms Provide Freebies for Big Data Students

That pesky Big Data skills shortage apparently isn't going away soon, judging from a rash of new free training resources for students offered up by vendors including MapR Technologies, Databricks and Quoble.

Spark Joins Storm in StreamAnalytix Big Data Tool

Impetus Technologies today said it added Apache Spark support to its StreamAnalytix tool to complement existing functionality provided by the Apache Storm project for distributed, real-time streaming analytics.

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