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Apache Advances Open Source Lens Big Data Platform

The Apache Software Foundation has advanced the open source Lens project for unified Big Data analytics, providing a single view of multiple tiered data sources.

Eve Seeks 'Better Programming' for the Masses

Eve is turning the whole "citizen developer" notion around, approaching programming from a new direction that emphasizes analyzing and communicating information rather than building applications.

Netflix Releases Open Data-Fetching Developer Preview

Netflix has released a developer preview of its in-house data-fetching tool used to provide immediate responsiveness in mobile and desktop apps via efficient, JSON Graph-based client-side caching.

DataTorrent Announces Tools for Hadoop Ingestion, Data Processing

DataTorrent unveiled a utility to manage the ingestion of data into Hadoop systems -- aiming to simplify a process that it says traditionally relies on a lot of moving parts and multiple tools -- and announced the open source project underlying its Big Data processing technology is now available on GitHub.

Azul Launches New Service to Optimize Apache Cassandra

Java runtime maker Azul Systems Inc. has announced a new consulting service for enterprises facing Java-related "barriers" that affect their deployments of the Apache Cassandra database management system.

Hadoop Creator Yahoo Finds It's Not Enough, Turns to Druid

This Hadoop thing started by Yahoo 10 years ago seems to be catching on, but it lacks certain functionality, so the Web giant has moved on in its never-ending quest for more efficient Big Data processing. Say hello to Druid.

Mobile, Web Devs Getting More Database-as-a-Service Options

As nearly all developer products are seemingly getting turned into "X-as-a-Service" offerings, Web and mobile coders are enjoying a growing universe of options from vendors large and small for easily hooking up their apps with back-end databases.

MariaDB Speeds Deployment with Docker, Chef Support

MariaDB Corp. today announced the Summer 2015 release of its open source database distribution, claiming "developer enablement" and speedier app deployment via new support for Docker containers and Chef recipes and cookbooks.

Teradata To Provide Cloudera Option for its Hadoop Appliance

Teradata said it will add an option to use Cloudera's Hadoop distribution with its Big Data analytics appliance, alongside the current Hortonworks Hadoop offering.

Platfora Enhances Big Data Visualization Engine

A new data visualization engine highlights improvements to Platfora Inc.'s updated Big Data analytics platform.

Couchbase Mobile at Vanguard of Shift in App Development

Updated NoSQL approach helps developers fully realize the potential of modern mobility, such as online/offline functionality and efficient data transfer.

Study Says Half of Developers Not Ready for Internet of Things

With the Internet of Things (IoT) rapidly gaining prominence as a key factor in Big Data analytics, a new survey shows that 50 percent of developers don't believe they have the skills or resident technology to deliver on expectations of IoT projects.

New Couchbase N1QL Language Allows SQL Queries over JSON Data

Couchbase announced a new language called N1QL that allows SQL queries over JSON data stored in its NoSQL document-oriented database.

MapR Adds Drill to Hadoop Distribution for SQL-Based Big Data Analytics

MapR Technologies Inc. added the newly available Apache Drill 1.0 project for SQL-based Big Data analytics to its Apache Hadoop distribution.

Syncfusion Revamps Big Data Platform for Windows

Syncfusion has updated what it claims to be "the one and only Hadoop distribution designed and optimized for Windows" with multiple-node cluster management capabilities.

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