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Spark Gets R Language API

A new API for the R programming language -- used heavily in Big Data analytics -- heads the list of updates in the new open source Apache Spark 1.4, commercial steward Databricks Inc. announced yesterday.

Apple Open Sources Swift

Apple is open sourcing the latest version of its year-old Swift programming language, the company announced at its World Wide Developer Conference in San Francisco (WWDC) this week.

MapR 5.0 Heads Hadoop Summit News

Like the elephant in the room that crashed the party, MapR Technologies unveiled a new Hadoop distribution among a barrage of MapR news announcements at the ongoing Hadoop Summit, hosted by its archrival Hortonworks Inc. in conjunction with Yahoo.

Corticon Java/.NET Business Rules Management System Updated

Progress Software released the latest version of its Corticon BRMS. Dubbed the "Corticon Rules Without Limits System," version 5.5 supports the development of business rules for deployment on both Java and Microsoft .NET Framework platforms.

MyEclipse Java EE IDE Integrates Tern JavaScript Tool

Software development tools maker Genuitec has integrated the Tern stand-alone code analysis engine for JavaScript into the latest 2015 update of its MyEclipse Java EE IDE.

Teradata Backs Presto Big Data SQL Query Engine

Teradata Corp., a Big Data analytics vendor, today announced it was throwing development resources at the open source Presto project, which provides a SQL query engine for interactive queries.

Oracle Pushes Java EE 8 Release Date

Oracle has pushed the target release date of the Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 8 to the first half of 2017. Updates of the target dates for the Java Specification Requests "under the Java EE umbrella" reflecting this change are forthcoming, the company said.

New Couchbase N1QL Language Allows SQL Queries over JSON Data

Couchbase announced a new language called N1QL that allows SQL queries over JSON data stored in its NoSQL document-oriented database.

Datameer Adds Governance to Tame 'Wild West' Hadoop

Datameer today announced new data governance capabilities in its native Hadoop offering.

Xamarin Teams with IBM for Cross-Platform App Security Features

Expanding upon a previous integration pact with IBM and its MobileFirst platform for mobile apps, cross-platform development specialist Xamarin Inc. is now hooking up its tooling with IBM MobileFirst Protect security features.

IBM Targets Specific Industries with Prebuilt Analytics

Narrowing the focus of its predictive analytics efforts, IBM announced new prebuilt solutions targeting different industries.

Oracle v. Google: Solicitor General Sides with Oracle

News that the Justice Department has urged the Supreme Court not to hear the case came as a shock to some.

Salesforce Expands Analytics Cloud with Big Data Partners

Salesforce is expanding its Wave Analytics Cloud service by partnering with Big Data players so ordinary business users can easily crunch numbers from a number of new data sources above and beyond the company's traditional CRM base.

Android Studio Gets C/C++ Functionality

At its big I/O conference, Google today introduced the Android Studio v1.3 Preview so mobile developers can begin to play with the new features coming in M, the next version of the Android OS.

Liferay Extends Portal with Prewired Native Mobile App Components

Liferay Inc. announced a collection of native mobile components to help enterprises meet the exploding demand for iOS and Android apps.

Basho Unveils Simplified Big Data Platform -- Sans Hadoop

Add Basho Technologies to the long list of vendors offering simplified Big Data solutions, but with a twist: no Hadoop included, required or recommended.

Java SE 8 Available for MIPS

Imagination Technologies has made the latest version of Java SE 8 available for its MIPS CPU architecture, the company announced.

Survey: 'Big Data Paralysis' Is Holding Companies Back

Just a week after a report from research firm Gartner Inc. found that investment in Hadoop-based Big Data technologies "remains tentative" with poor adoption rates, a survey from Software AG identified "a Big Data paralysis" that's keeping enterprises from realizing the promised benefits of the analytics craze.

Report: Mobile Devs Not Interested in Universal Windows

An informal survey of mobile developers conducted by the Thomson Reuters news agency found little interest in Microsoft's plan to ease the modification of iOS and Android apps so they'll run on the upcoming Universal Windows Platform.

Survey Identifies Back-end Integration as Major Mobile Challenge

Open source powerhouse Red Hat Inc. released details of a recent survey that indicates back-end integration is a primary challenges in enterprise mobile app development, almost on par with the perennial problem of security.

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