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Big Data Specialist MapR Technologies Offers Docker Platform

MapR Technologies today announced its new Converged Data Platform for Docker to simplify the use of container technologies in the enterprise by providing persistent data storage services.

After Corporate Failure, Open Source RethinkDB Lives On Under The Linux Foundation

Today the Cloud Native Computing Foundation announced it had purchased RethinkDB's source code for $25,000 and donated it to CNCF'S parent organization, The Linux Foundation, where it will live on under a more permissive Apache license.

Google Removes Restriction on Free Data Studio Tool

Having last year launched free and enterprise editions of its beta Data Studio analytics tool, Google yesterday announced it's removing a report-limit restriction on the no-cost version.

Big Data Product Watch 1/31/17: No-Cost NuoDB, GPU Analytics, Cloud Object Storage, More

Here's a roundup of recent news in the Big Data space, featuring an expanded community edition of the NuoDB elastic SQL database, advanced in-database analytics on the GPU from Kinetica, a cloud native object storage server from Minio and more.

Data Scientist Heads '50 Best Jobs in America' List from Careers Site

The position heads Glassdoor's ranking for the second year in a row.

CenturyLink Taps Cloudera for Managed Big Data-as-a-Service

CenturyLink is combining its global communications expertise with Cloudera's Apache Hadoop-based analytics distribution for a new Big Data-as-a-Service offering.

Realm Mobile Platform 1.0 Arrives

After starting with a mobile object database designed to replace SQLite, Realm has steadily expanded its portfolio, yesterday announcing the 1.0 edition of a mobile development platform.

After MongoDB Debacle, Expect More Ransomware, Open Source Attacks in 2017

After the recent MongoDB debacle in which tens of thousands of unsecured open source databases were hijacked for ransom, security specialists are predicting more of the same for 2017 -- at least until the good guys catch up and things settle down in the second half.

Mainframe Survey Reveals 4 Key Big Data Trends for 2017

Syncsort today published the results from its annual "State of the Mainframe" survey, which revealed four key trends for mainframe-based Big Data analytics in 2017.

Apache Spark 2.1 Improves Structured Streaming

Better streaming analytics, a hot topic in Big Data development right now, is the highlight of more than 1,200 improvements and bug fixes in the new Apache Spark 2.1.

Reports Indicate Big Data Poised to Pay Off in 2017

Reports from a Big Data vendor and a data-driven management consultancy both indicate large-scale analytics is finally poised to pay off on its promise in the new year, hindered mainly by that pesky skills shortage.

Hackers Pile On As MongoDB Databases Are Hijacked for Ransom

Thousands of open MongoDB databases have been attacked by hackers who hijack the stored data and demand ransom to return the contents, with more bad actors piling on by the day.

IBM Goes Mobile with Watson

For two years, IBM has provided the cognitive computing capabilities of its Watson Analytics service via a Web interface, and now it's gone mobile.

Realm Mobile Database Taps IBM's Watson To Demo New Pro Edition

To highlight the capabilities of its new namesake Realm Mobile Platform Professional Edition, the mobile database specialist tapped in to the cognitive computing power of IBM's Watson technology for a demonstration of sophisticated image processing capabilities.

Salary Report: Mobile, Big Data Devs Lead Pack

Still enjoying tremendous demand for their skills, mobile coders and Big Data specialists are set to command the highest developer-related salaries next year, according to a new report from careers firm Robert Half Technology.