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SQL Strides in Open Source Big Data

SQL continues to make inroads in the open source Big Data space this week, with Qubole open sourcing Quark for SQL virtualization, while MapR Technologies is converging SQL and JSON in the latest Apache Drill update.

Splunk Update Aims To Lower Cost of Big Data Storage

Splunk Inc., an "operational intelligence" specialist in Big Data analytics, today announced updates to its enterprise offering, with a focus on lowering the cost of storing historical data. The company also updated its cloud-based counterpart to its enterprise software.

From Stealthy Start-Up: Free Self-Service Mobile App BI Analytics

Promising to democratize mobile app analytics, start-up Pyze Inc. has emerged from stealth mode with a free business intelligence tool said to provide "a data scientist in a box."

Big Data Product Watch 4/1/16: Free SQL Server Dev Edition, Stream Processing, Hybrid Queries, More

No fooling here, just a roundup of news from various vendors including Microsoft, MapR Technologies, AtScale, MemSQL, Looker, Ryft, Dataiku and more who announced Big Data-related products this week.

Microsoft Open Sources Xamarin Runtime, Bundles It Free in Visual Studio

Microsoft today announced it was open sourcing the technology behind its newly acquired Xamarin cross-platform mobile app development software, along with making Xamarin freely available in Visual Studio, including the Community Edition.

After npm JavaScript Package Fiasco, Firm Changes Policy, Says 'We're Sorry'

npm Inc. has changed its policy regarding the removal of packages after a module naming squabble broke thousands of JavaScript builds last week, while issuing an apology for the events.

Microsoft Bringing Native Bash Shell to Windows

Microsoft today surprised developers by announcing it was bringing the Bash shell -- long a mainstay tool for Linux-based development -- to Windows 10.

Google Hosts Public Datasets for BigQuery Analytics

So it turns out I have the seventh most popular first name in the U.S. but a terrible author ranking on Hacker News. You can find where you rank in these areas in the public datasets Google has made available via BigQuery, its fully managed interactive analytics service.

IBM, Microsoft Lead New Spark-Based Offerings

With the Strata + Hadoop World conference underway, IBM, Microsoft and other companies are announcing new solutions based on the popular open source Big Data analytics framework, Apache Spark.

Linux-Based Docker Brings In-Container Development to Windows and Mac

For the first time, users will have a uniform Docker experience across Linux, Mac and Windows platforms.

Data Scientists Love Jobs, Dislike What They Do Most: Clean Data

Paradoxically, data scientists love their jobs overall but dislike what they do most, cleaning and organizing data, according to a new survey of those lucky enough to have the "sexiest job of the 21st century."

Google Cloud Targets Machine Learning Developers

At its GCP NEXT 2016 conference, the Google Cloud Platform team announced a new offering designed to mainstream the development of machine learning apps.

Hazelcast Adds Support for Azul's Zing JVM

Java runtime maker Azul Systems is partnering with in-memory data grid specialist Hazelcast to provide support for Azul's Zing Java Virtual Machine, which is now certified on Hazelcast Enterprise 3.6.

Previously Patched Java SE Flaw Still Exploitable, Security Researchers Say

A Java SE flaw Oracle reported as patched in 2013 can be easily bypassed today, security researchers have found.

Microsoft Beefs Up Power BI Data Tool

Shortly after announcing the first release candidate of SQL Server 2016, Microsoft today made more data-driven news by unveiling new capabilities for Power BI, its cloud-based analytics service targeting non-technical business users.

SQL Server 2016 Moves to Release Candidate 1 Status

Microsoft last week announced SQL Server 2016 RC 1 is now available, nearly feature-complete.

Developers Reveal What It Takes To Hire Them

Simple things like introducing job-seekers to the dev teams they might be working with and ditching the brain-teaser approach can help enterprises hire the best coding talent, according to a new hiring guide based on the voices of developers themselves.

New Tools Released for Built-in Mobile App Security, Rapid Visual Development

New mobile app development products were released this week to bake in security at the code level for native apps and to rapidly build projects visually, with the help of a new free design/prototyping tool.

Altiscale Debuts Cloud for Self-Service Big Data Analytics

Altiscale wants to simplify this Big Data thing, bypassing trained developers, data scientists and expensive, proprietary systems to connect ordinary business users with Hadoop in the cloud and glean their own analytics insights with familiar tools like Tableau and Microsoft Excel.

Survey: Desktop Development Is Most Popular, Pays Well

No. 1 takeaway from poll of 21,000-plus developers? "Desktop development is still the most-popular place to be, attracting 50 percent of professional developers, and making money for them too."

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