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Python Survey: Data Analysis Overtakes Web Development as No. 1 Use Case

A new developer survey about Python reveals the programming language is now used primarily for data analysis, supplanting the previous No. 1 use case, Web development.

MapR Open Source Analytics Pack Boosts Kafka and Kubernetes, Adds C#, Go

The new MapR Ecosystem Pack 6.1 is a new release for the program that provides for independent updates of modular, open source data projects included in the firm's data analytics platform.

Google Launches Cloud Firestore, a Serverless NoSQL Database

Google today announced the general availability of its Cloud Firestore NoSQL document database for the growing serverless computing space in the cloud where there's no need to manage infrastructure.

Careers Site Names 'Data Scientist' Best Job in America for 2019

Taking into account earnings potential, job satisfaction and number of openings, careers site Glassdoor has named data scientist the best job in America for 2019 -- for the fourth time running.

Service Pack Updates SQL Server 2014

Microsoft provided "performance, scalability and diagnostics improvements" in this week's release of SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 3.

Developer Economics Survey: Data Science, Machine Learning Are Most-Wanted Skills

While perhaps not offering new conclusions about the hottest technologies in the software development arena, a new Developer Economics survey from SlashData provides more hard evidence that data science and machine learning are the top skills developers want to learn.

Dataiku Update Boosts Containerization, Deep Learning and More

Data science and advanced analytics specialist Dataiku announced version 5 of its flagship platform, with new capabilities to enable scalable enterprise AI.

Hortonworks, IBM and Red Hat Team Up for Hybrid Containerized Big Data

Hortonworks, IBM and Red Hat announced the Open Hybrid Architecture Initiative, seeking to provide a common enterprise deployment model to enable Big Data workloads to run across hybrid on-premises, multi-cloud and edge architectures.

Hasura GraphQL Service Targets Existing Postgres Apps

GraphQL-as-a-Service provider Hasura unveiled its new open source GraphQL Engine, which reportedly sports the unique capability of working on existing apps based on the popular Postgres database.

MongoDB Goes Mobile, Supports Kubernetes, Adds Serverless Platform

MongoDB Inc. announced a host of new offerings and improvements to its commercial offerings based on the open source MongoDB project, including a mobile database, new support for Kubernetes container orchestration and a new serverless platform.

MapR Update Reflects Big Data's Shift to AI

The latest update from MapR, which now describes itself as offering "the industry's leading data platform for AI and analytics," reflects a broader Big Data industry shift from Hadoop, Spark and so on to machine learning and other artificial intelligence technologies.

MapR Adds Amazon EKS (Kubernetes) Support to Big Data Platform

Big Data specialist MapR Technologies has added support for the Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) to its flagship data platform.

Google Acquires Open Source Big Data Platform Cask

Cask Data, known for its open source Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP), recently announced that it's being acquired by Google's cloud division.

SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2 Ships

The second service pack for Microsoft's flagship RDBMS, SQL Server 2016, is now available.

Apple Open Sources FoundationDB, a Distributed Datastore

Many database developers were thrilled with Apple's decision to open source FoundationDB, a distributed datastore it acquired three years ago.

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