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Mobile Dev Firm RoboVM Gives Up on Open Source

RoboVM "closed sourced" the code used in its mobile app development tooling, citing no significant contributions to the project and thus no benefits derived -- and in fact accusing competitors of using the open source code against the company in commercial products.

IBM Offers Spark-as-a-Service to Cloud Devs

IBM is offering the new managed service for Big Data analytics to developers using its Bluemix cloud application development platform.

New Dev Services Include 'Mobile Makeover' to Get Apps in Shape

Mobile app development company Sourcebits this week announced a new approach to providing mobile app design and development services -- including a "Mobile Makeover" of existing apps to get them in enterprise shape.

Oracle Packages Big Data Services in New Cloud Platform

At its OpenWorld 2015 conference this week, Oracle Corp. added the Oracle Cloud Platform for Big Data to its Platform-as-a-Service offerings.

Xamarin and Sencha Partner with Oracle on Mobile Development

Along with cloud and Big Data news at Oracle Corp.'s OpenWorld 2015 conference, Xamarin and Sencha have announced mobile development partnerships with the company.

Open Sourced Greenplum Data Warehouse Now on GitHub

Pivotal Software Inc. followed through on its February promise to open source core components of its Big Data platform, placing the Greenplum data warehouse software on GitHub with an Apache 2 license.

Microsoft Previews SQL Server 2016, Azure Data Lake

Microsoft today announced a new Community Technology Preview of SQL Server 2016, a preview of Azure Data Lake Store and Analytics services and a preview of Azure SQL Database In-Memory OLTP and Operational Analytics.

Bluetooth Developer Studio Focuses on Internet of Things

The burgeoning Internet of Things has breathed new life into Bluetooth development, led by a new free developer studio specifically targeting simple, fast and consistent IoT coding.

Oracle Turns to JavaScript in New Cloud Dev Tools

While still working to enhance that Java thing, Oracle Corp. is evolving with the times, today adding JavaScript functionality to a bevy of cloud-based development services and products.

Statistica Advanced Analytics Upgrade Heads Dell Big Data Moves

Among numerous Big Data-related announcements at its recent user conference, Dell Inc. released an update of its no-coding-required Statistica advanced analytics software platform.

JavaOne Kickoff: Java 9 Spotlight and a Birthday Visit

The annual JavaOne conference got underway on Sunday with a two-hour keynote opener that covered upcoming changes in the Java language and platform and celebrated Java's 20th anniversary with history-of-the-platform video clips, a cake and a video message from Sun Microsystems co-founder Scott McNealy.

New Relic Adds Support for Amazon EC2, Joins AWS Partner Program

New Relic is adding a set of monitoring features to its Software Analytics Cloud specifically designed for Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud.

Oracle's Quarterly Security Patch Includes 25 Java SE Fixes

Oracle recently issued the last of its Critical Patch Updates for the year, featuring fixes for 154 new security vulnerabilities in virtually all Oracle products, including 25 new security fixes for Java SE.

SnapLogic Announces Fall Release, Partners with Microsoft, Supports Workday

SnapLogic has announced the Fall 2015 Release of its Elastic Integration Platform, billed as the industry's first unified data and application integration platform as a service, with Big Data integration capabilities including Apache Spark data processing, a new "Snap" for the Apache Cassandra distributed DBMS and support for Microsoft Cortana Analytics.

Azul Launches Early Access of Zulu on Java 9

Java runtime maker Azul Systems is providing developers with early access to Zulu 9, the latest version of its build of the OpenJDK, which will support the upcoming Java 9 SE platform.

Facebook Promotes Computer Science and Programming Diversity in New Initiative

Facebook this week unveiled TechPrep, an initiative to promote computer science and programming as a career option for underrepresented people such as Blacks, Hispanics and women by providing information and resources targeting parents, guardians and learners.

Mobile Dev Partnership Aims for 'Plug-and-Play' Enterprise Solution

Kony and Exicon today announced a partnership to provide a simplified "plug-and-play" solution for enterprise mobile development efforts, where customer engagement counts more than the number of app downloads.

Concurrent Adds Spark Support to Big Data App Management Solution

Concurrent has added support for Apache Spark technology to its Big Data application performance management solution, becoming the latest in a long line of vendors embracing the ever-popular open source analytics project.

With Buyout, Xamarin Adds Java to its Cross-Platform Mobile Dev Portfolio

Xamarin now claims to be the only cross-platform mobile development vendor that allows for native iOS and Android app creation in both C# and Java, having acquired technology for the latter language with an acquisition of Swedish company RoboVM.

Teradata Tackles Hadoop Skills Shortage with Managed Services

Teradata offered managed Hadoop services through its Think Big subsidiary to address the lack of skilled developers needed by enterprises to benefit from their Big Data analytics efforts.

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