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Cisco Hedges Bets, Goes All in on Big Data

Cisco Systems Inc. announced resale partnerships with the "big three" Apache Hadoop-based software vendors: Cloudera Inc., Hortonworks Inc. and MapR Technologies Inc.

Microsoft Updates Azure Data Services with Open Source View

Microsoft today announced updates to several Big Data-related services on its Azure cloud platform, exhibiting a continuation of its new direction toward openness and interoperability.

Datameer Aims Hadoop Service at Department-Level Users

Datameer Inc. has introduced what it calls the first enterprise-grade Big Data analytics platform targeting department-specific deployments.

AWS To Add Go Programming Language SDK

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) will offer a Go programming language SDK to its stable after taking over a third-party project it happened to notice.

Survey Confirms Apache Spark Traction in Big Data Analytics

Reactive programming company Typesafe today released a survey that confirms the high adoption rate of Apache Spark, an open source Big Data processing framework that improves traditional Hadoop-based analytics.

Cloudian Seeks To Smarten Up Big Data

Object storage firm Cloudian Inc. said it wants to turn Big Data into "smart data" with its new HyperStore 5.1 hybrid cloud software, supporting the Amazon S3 cloud and integrating with Apache Hadoop.

Qubell Launches Hadoop Development Test Service

Autonomic applications specialist Qubell made a couple of Big Data waves with the introduction of a testing environment along with what it claims to be the "first autonomic application management platform for cloud applications."

Explosive Growth Seen in Connected Devices Development

Trade shows, jobs reports, developer surveys and industry analysts all point to connected device development for the Internet of Things as being one of the hottest niches in mobile development for the coming year.

AT&T Courts IoT Developers with Data Service, Tools

With the Internet of Things gaining increasing importance in Big Data analytics, AT&T yesterday unveiled several initiatives to help coders simplify development efforts, including a new machine-to-machine (M2M) data service, an IoT connection kit and a cloud-based visual development tool.

Altiscale Funding Highlights Data-as-a-Service Trend

The recent $30 million in funding announced by Altiscale Inc. highlights the growing trend of offering Hadoop analytics as a service and, on a broader scale, the maturation of the Big Data industry as a whole.

Security Vulnerabilities Found in Java Version of Google App Engine

Multiple serious vulnerabilities in the Java environment of Google's App Engine have been discovered by researchers.

AWS Lets Devs Use OpsWorks for On-Prem Apps

AWS OpsWorks, the application management service from Amazon Web Services (AWS) Inc., is now available for on-premises servers.

New Intel IoT Platform Targets Big Data Analytics

Intel Corp. yesterday introduced its new platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), the growing movement to interconnect intelligent devices and sensors with embedded technology to gather yet more fodder for Big Data analytics initiatives.

Red Hat Updates OpenShift Enterprise

Red Hat has just released an update of the enterprise edition of its open source OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environment.

GitHub Launches Enterprise Edition into the Cloud

This week GitHub announced the release of GitHub Enterprise 2.0, an update of the enterprise edition of its namesake code-hosting platform.

Java Security Containers in the Microsoft Cloud

Waratek Locker is a containerized Runtime Application Self-Protection (RASP) product that provides security monitoring, policy enforcement and attack blocking from within the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).

IBM Goes Big on Data in the Cloud

At its Insight 2014 conference this week in Las Vegas, IBM Corp. announced a host of cloud-based, data-related products and services to put high-power analytics in the hands of more developers, business users and others who don't have advanced data science skills.

Eclipse Launches Cloud Community

The Eclipse Foundation today announced a new initiative to create an open source community focused on "technologies, platforms, and tools necessary to enable the delivery of highly integrated cloud development and cloud developer environments."

Cloudera Joins Hortonworks as Microsoft Azure Big Data Option

Just five days after last week's Microsoft Azure certification of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), rival enterprise Hadoop vendor Cloudera Inc. followed suit with Azure certification for its Cloudera Enterprise offering.

Startups Address Big Data Failures, Redesign the Data Warehouse

Former IBM and Microsoft execs this week emerged from stealth to harness cognitive computing for more successful Big Data projects and change the way companies store and query large amounts of data.

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