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LinkedIn Open Sources Cruise Control for Kafka Automation

Apache Kafka, a popular Big Data component for distributed data streaming, is getting an automation boost from a new open source offering from LinkedIn called Cruise Control.

Kyvos Self-Service Big Data Platform Boosts SQL Support

Expanded SQL support is among many improvements to the new Kyvos 4.0 platform, for BI on Big Data with Hadoop, Spark and cloud platforms.

The New Skills Gap? Internet of Things

While it's notoriously tough for enterprises to find skilled developers for mobile and data science initiatives, a new report from Canonical indicates a skills gap is also affecting recruitment for the growing IoT space.

Big Data Product Watch 8/4/17: Open Source Visualization, Cloud Reference Architecture, More

Here's an update on recent happenings in the world of Big Data analytics, featuring a new open source visualization tool from Google, a reference architecture for Big Data in the cloud and a Big Data integrator developer's edition.

Visual Analytics Specialist SlamData Offers 'No-Code BI for NoSQL'

With low-code/no-code tools revamping enterprise app development, analytics firm SlamData has come out with a release of its namesake platform claiming to provide "no-code BI for NoSQL."

LinkedIn: Machine Learning, Data Science Have Youngest, Highest-Paid Engineers

Jobs-related data also confirms San Francisco and Seattle are the hot places to work, though Dallas and Philadelphia are "hidden gems."

SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate Now Available

The next-generation edition of Microsoft's flagship relational database system, SQL Server 2017, took a step closer to general availability with this week's launch of the first Release Candidate.

Python, Docker, Big Data Highlight Skills Survey

Latest Skill Up report from Packt Publishing finds Python is the No. 1 dev tool, Docker generates the most interest in learning and Big Data specialists make the big bucks.

Cask Puts Big Data Sandbox on AWS Cloud

Cask is now offering a sandbox on the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) cloud to let users more easily and quickly evaluate the company's flagship Big Data platform.

New Tool Identifies MySQL as Top Database in Software Stacks

MySQL is the most popular database, according to a startup's new Web site feature that ranks various development tools according to their usage in the technology stacks used by different companies.

MongoDB Unveils Its Own Backend-as-a-Service

MongoDB, the popular open source, document-oriented, NoSQL database, has unveiled its own Backend-as-a-Service offering, promising to relieve data developers from the drudgery of writing boilerplate code.

Hazelcast Enhances Real-Time Stream Processing Engine

In-memory data grid specialist Hazelcast Inc. announced the release of an updated version of its relatively new distributed processing engine for Big Data streams.

Supply of More 'Junior' Data Scientists Levels Off Salaries, Says Recruiter

Four the first time in four years of tracking, a recruiter has noticed a decrease in salaries for early-career data scientists -- a position once dubbed the "sexiest job of the 21st century" -- caused by more junior-level entrants into the field, and other factors.

Big Data Product Watch 6/2/2017: Enterprise Spark, MongoDB DBaaS, MariaDB TX, Cloudera PaaS, More

Here's a roundup of recent news about Big Data, including Pentaho scaling Spark across the enterprise, MongoDB expanding the reach of its Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), MariaDB unifying its offerings, Cloudera'a new Altus Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and more.

Realm Adds Serverless Functionality to Data-Centric Mobile Platform

Realm is continuing to build upon its database-centric mobile app development platform, adding a new logic layer to incorporate back-end, serverless functionality.

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