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Atlassian Puts Local AWS Stack on GitHub for Testing/Mocking

It's described as a "fully functional local AWS cloud stack" for testing and mocking AWS cloud development projects on local machines.

AWS Lambda Nods to Node.js Devs with Version Upgrade

Amazon Web Services, with a formidable head start in the serverless computing arena among major cloud providers, is continuing to court coders, most recently with a Node.js update to its AWS Lambda service.

New IBM Bluemix Developer Console Goes Cloud Native

IBM introduced the new Bluemix Developer Console, which extends its existing Bluemix Mobile Dashboard by adding cloud native app development functionality.

Fauna Takes 'First Serverless Database' to the Cloud

Fully onboard with what it calls the serverless revolution, San Francisco start-up Fauna Inc. launched FaunaDB Serverless Cloud, described as the "first serverless database."

Amazon Entices Alexa Voice Skills Developers with AWS Usage Credits

Developers who publish Alexa "skills" providing natural language commands to voice-controlled home computing devices such as Echo can get rewarded with $100 monthly credits if usage exceeds the limits of the AWS free tier.

Google Targets Mobile Back-End Development

With front-end mobile coding taken care of in the recent release of Android Studio 2.3, Google targeted cloud-based back-end development at its recent Google Cloud Next '17 conference.

BlueData's Big-Data-as-a-Service Goes Hybrid

BlueData Software Inc. added support for hybrid architectures -- using the AWS cloud -- to the latest release of its Big-Data-as-a-Service software.

AWS Adds 'Quick Start' Deployment Solutions for Big Data Analytics, More

For enterprises looking to quickly get started with key cloud workloads on the Amazon Web Services cloud, the company has added Quick Start simplified deployment solutions for Big Data analytics and more.

Analysts: Hadoop Faces Cloud Disruption

Apache Hadoop is headed for the same place as mainframes and data warehouses, Forrester Research Inc. said yesterday, though it has a few years of strong growth left.

Genymobile Takes Android OS to the Cloud

Genymobile, known for its popular Genymotion Android emulator for mobile app development, is now providing an Android operating environment on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Google Database Service Spans Relational, NoSQL Models

Google launched a public beta for a new global database service that features both the consistency of the relational model and the scaling and data functionality of NoSQL offerings.

Splice Machine Readies Cloud Big Data Service

Splice Machine today announced its open source, SQL-based RDBMS platform will soon be available as a Database-as-a-Service offering on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Amazon Cloud Adds C# Support to Lambda Service

Amazon Web Services announced that its AWS Lambda tool -- providing serverless functionality for projects such as app back-end services -- now supports Microsoft's C# programming language.

Amazon Cloud Courts Mobile Developers at re:Invent 2016

If you're overwhelmed by the vast amount of application development news emanating from this week's re:Invent conference by Amazon Web Services, here's a roundup of the items especially relevant to coders in the red-hot mobile space.

Amazon Cloud Updates Mobile Hub for Enterprise Apps

Amazon Web Services updated its tool for creating corporate apps that use existing user directories and hook into other apps and systems such as customer relationship management, sales management, accounting and customer service tools.

Amazon Simplifies Big Data Queries of Cloud Data with SQL

The new Amazon Athena tool from Amazon Web Services enables serverless queries of large amounts of data stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service, obviating the need to spin up Hadoop clusters or set up data warehouses.

Amazon Launches Preview of Administrative SDK for WorkDocs

Amazon Web Services released a public preview of a new Administrative SDK for Amazon WorkDocs that lets developers integrate management functionality into apps that leverage the enterprise storage and file sharing service.

Microsoft Closing Azure DataMarket

Citing a lack of customer interest, Microsoft said it's closing down its six-year-old Azure DataMarket, a place where developers could access data services to power apps and analytic projects.

Hortonworks Big Data Now on AWS

Hortonworks Inc. today announced a new Big Data offering for the Amazon Web Services cloud, offering enterprises a faster onramp for running Apache Hadoop, Spark and Hive workloads in the cloud.

Amazon Boosts Serverless Development in Mobile Hub

Amazon has just made it a little easier to develop serverless apps with its Mobile Hub while leveraging its Lambda service and the Amazon API Gateway.

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