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Microsoft, MapR Lead Spark Charge

The Spark Summit conference is now underway in San Francisco, where Microsoft and MapR Technologies are leading the charge of new product announcements based on the popular open source Big Data analytics technology.

Google Switching to Standard SQL for BigQuery Analytics Service

Google is abandoning its homegrown SQL variant as the recommended default query language for its BigQuery service in favor of a new standard-compliant dialect in the works for the managed data warehouse designed for Big Data analytics.

EnterpriseDB Integrates Postgres in Distro Aimed at Enterprise

EnterpriseDB released an operational data management platform based on the open source Postgres object-relational database system, which it integrated with MongoDB and Apache Hadoop.

Open Source Realm Mobile Database Hits Version 1.0

Citing advantages over the SQLite and Core Data databases commonly used in iOS and Android apps, Realm today launched version 1.0 of its namesake "mobile-first database."

Apache Kafka Stars in Two New Open Source Big Data Offerings

Following the path of Hadoop and Spark, Apache Kafka is becoming a rising star in the Big Data ecosystem, playing a leading role in two brand-new open source offerings from LinkedIn, where Kafka originated, and Confluent, a company founded by former LinkedIn developers who helped create it.

Programmable AWS IoT Button Sells Out in Hours

The limited release AWS IoT Button, designed to help developers use Internet of Things and other data-related services from Amazon Web Services, sold out last week just hours after being made available.

IoT News Roundup: SAP, HP Enterprise Lead New Offerings

New offerings from SAP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise highlight a busy week for the Internet of Things, which continues to edge aside Big Data, the cloud and mobile to take a seat as a first-class software development target.

Databricks Previews 'Shiny New Toy': Apache Spark 2.0

Two years in the making, Apache Spark 2.0 will officially debut in a few weeks from Databricks, which just released a technical preview so Big Data developers could get their hands on the "shiny new toy" that has become instrumental in processing streaming data.

Realm Launches Xamarin Mobile App Database

Realm, which develops open source mobile app databases to improve upon and compete with SQLite and Core Data, is out with a new offering targeting Xamarin, the cross-platform mobile development technology recently acquired by Microsoft.

Here's the New Skills Shortage: Open Source

Hiring managers just can't find enough talent skilled in open source technologies, according to a new survey from careers site Dice and The Linux Foundation.

Basho Open Sources Its NoSQL Database Targeting IoT Development

Basho Technologies today open sourced its Riak TS NoSQL database optimized for Internet of Things development, which is out in a new version sporting standard SQL querying and integration with Apache Spark.

Big Data Benchmark: Google Cloud Dataflow Beats Apache Spark

Big Data consultancy Mammoth Data today published a new benchmark study that shows Google's Cloud Dataflow service outperforms the extremely popular open source data processing engine, Apache Spark.

Data Scientists Flooding Field, Salaries Leveling Off, Report Says

The long-lasting hunt for elusive data science skills has brought new recruits flooding into the field, according to new research, resulting in salaries finally beginning to level off for what has been termed the "sexiest job" of the century and "best job" in America.

Codenvy Announces Che-Based IDE for Samsung ARTIK

Codenvy today announced the beta release of a new IDE for Samsung's ARTIK Internet of Things platform.

Neo4j 3.0 Released

Neo Technology, the creator and chief commercial supporter of the Neo4j open source NoSQL graph database implemented in Java, today announced the availability of Neo4j 3.0.

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