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Spark Continues Big Data Ascension

Any doubts about the skyrocketing rise of Apache Spark technology in the Big Data ecosystem were put to rest at a recent conference, where it almost stole the show.

Yahoo Debuts Developer Suite in Move to Mobile

In its voyage to becoming a "mobile-first company" under the direction of new CEO Marissa Mayer, Yahoo! Inc. announced a new Mobile Developer Suite at an inaugural developer conference underway in San Francisco.

Oracle Unveils 'New Approach' to Democratizing Big Data

The latest major vendor to try its hand at "democratizing" Big Data is Oracle, which today announced a quartet of new products designed "to enable Hadoop, NoSQL, and SQL technologies to work together and be deployed securely in any model -- whether public cloud, private cloud or an on-premises infrastructure."

Microsoft Updates Azure Data Services with Open Source View

Microsoft today announced updates to several Big Data-related services on its Azure cloud platform, exhibiting a continuation of its new direction toward openness and interoperability.

Pivotal Goes Open Source on Big Data

The company is open sourcing its Big Data platform, helping to found an Open Data Platform to promote technologies based on open source software, and is joining with Hortonworks Inc. to further Apache Hadoop capabilities.

Datameer Aims Hadoop Service at Department-Level Users

Datameer Inc. has introduced what it calls the first enterprise-grade Big Data analytics platform targeting department-specific deployments.

Scala.js 0.6.0 Released: 'No Longer Experimental'

Scala.js, the open-source Scala to JavaScript compiler, is no longer "experimental," say the project's maintainers.

JET Update Amps Garbage Collection

Excelsior has shipped an updated version of its flagship Java optimizer and native code generator, called JET ("Just Enough Time").

Open Source Node.js To Get its Own Foundation

Node.js, the popular open-source, server-side JavaScript runtime project, will soon be governed by an independent foundation.

MarkLogic Cites Developer Benefits in NoSQL Upgrade

Enterprise NoSQL database platform vendor MarkLogic Corp. cited "massive enhancements for developers" in the latest version of its flagship database.

More No-Coding-Required Mobile Dev Tools Arrive

Mobile dev tools keep emerging to solve that pesky "coding is hard" problem.

Microsoft Continues Open Sourcing of .NET

Extending a process started last year, Microsoft yesterday announced it has open sourced its CoreCLR execution engine for the .NET Framework.

BlueData Adds Tachyon In-Memory Option to Big Data Platform

Big Data specialist BlueData Software Inc. added Tachyon to its EPIC private cloud platform as a speedy in-memory distributed file system option.

Lavastorm Democratizing Big Data Analytics in Face of Skills Shortage

Lavastorm Analytics is the latest company seeking to "democratize" Big Data analytics in the face of a lack of data scientists, developers and others with advanced statistical and analytics skills.

Specialized Mobile Dev Platforms on Tap

Along with the explosion of mobile apps comes an explosion in mobile app development platforms, as evidenced by a new offering with an enterprise social twist and a company coming out of stealth with new funding and a design-centric approach using a variant of C#.

AWS To Add Go Programming Language SDK

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) will offer a Go programming language SDK to its stable after taking over a third-party project it happened to notice.

VoltDB Aims for Fast Big Data Development

VoltDB Inc. addressed the need for speed in real-time analysis of streaming data with the latest update to its namesake "NewSQL" in-memory, scale-out database, featuring expanded integration with Big Data mainstay Apache Hadoop, along with several other enhancements.

Twitter Seeks To Replace Passwords with Digits Phone Number Login

Amid its traveling road show to connect with mobile developers, Twitter Inc. unveiled a new Web login system based on mobile users' phone numbers to address problems with traditional password-based sign-in methods.

Spring Boot 1.2.1 Released

Spring Boot 1.2.1 is a maintenance update featuring more than 70 bug fixes and a handful of enhancements.

Survey Confirms Apache Spark Traction in Big Data Analytics

Reactive programming company Typesafe today released a survey that confirms the high adoption rate of Apache Spark, an open source Big Data processing framework that improves traditional Hadoop-based analytics.

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