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Firms Provide Freebies for Big Data Students

That pesky Big Data skills shortage apparently isn't going away soon, judging from a rash of new free training resources for students offered up by vendors including MapR Technologies, Databricks and Quoble.

IBM's Open Source Quarks Pushes IoT Analytics to the Edge

IBM has open sourced new technology called Quarks to push Internet of Things analytics from centralized systems out to the actual edge devices that are collecting and spewing out vast amounts of data.

Amazon Courts Parse-Using Mobile Devs with Cloud Services

Along with nearly every other mobile back-end vendor on the planet, Amazon is stepping up to the plate to offer its cloud as a replacement for the Parse service being shut down by its acquired owner, Facebook.

Big Data Product Watch, 2/12/16: RethinkDB on Windows, Spark-Based BI, Self-Service Data Pipelines, More

Here's a round-up of this week's Big Data news from Looker, RethinkDB, Talend and others, featuring self-service data preparation, RethinkDB on Windows, Spark- and Presto-based BI, a turnkey data pipeline creator and more.

Express Web Server Advances in Node.js Ecosystem

The Node.js Foundation, formed last June to advance development of the popular server-side JavaScript platform, is officially absorbing the widely used Express Web server framework into its ecosystem.

IDE Updates: Xcode Gets Playgrounds, Android Studio Improves Faster Emulator

Apple and Google are out with new beta updates to their mobile dev IDEs, with interactive playgrounds for iOS development in Xcode and improvements to the new, faster emulator for Android Studio.

Adwind RAT Is Back, Used To Attack 400K Systems

An infamous Remote Access Trojan, a piece of Java-based malware that gives attackers a backdoor into Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and Android devices, has re-emerged -- after apparently being shut down last year -- now as a commercial "malware-as-a-service" platform.

Spark Joins Storm in StreamAnalytix Big Data Tool

Impetus Technologies today said it added Apache Spark support to its StreamAnalytix tool to complement existing functionality provided by the Apache Storm project for distributed, real-time streaming analytics.

Amazon Cloud Gets into Professional Game Development

Amazon Web Services Inc. today announced two new services to help professional game developers create cross-platform games connected in the cloud.

Oracle Issues Out-of-Cycle Security Patch for Java on Windows

Oracle has issued an out-of-cycle security patch to fix a vulnerability that can be exploited when installing Java on Windows. The vulnerability, which earned a CVSS Base Score score of 7.6, affects Java SE 6, 7 and 8.

Big Data Product Watch 2/5/16: App Monitoring, Data Preparation, IoT Hub, More

Here's recent news from OpsClarity, Microsoft, Trillium and others, featuring data-driven app monitoring, data preparation/data quality, a Big Data appliance, an Internet of Things hub and more.

After Spark-Based Revamp, IBM Launches New Data Services

IBM last summer made big news by going all in on Apache Spark for Big Data analytics, with a massive developer investment that resulted in redesigned data products and today's launch of a bevy of new services running on its cloud.

Couchbase Mobile Targets Enterprise

Today's release of Couchbase Mobile -- the NoSQL database turned into a mobile dev solution -- targets the enterprise with administration, security and performance enhancements.

Mozilla Kills Firefox OS for Smartphones, Eyes Connected IoT Devices

Mozilla has given up on Firefox OS -- its ill-fated challenge to Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile platforms -- to instead focus on connected devices "bringing the power of the Web to IoT."

Syncfusion Puts Windows Big Data Platform into Production

Syncfusion moved its Windows-based Big Data platform out of preview and into production with new support for Apache Spark, Apache HBase and Scientific Python. The enterprise software development company claims it's the singular Apache Hadoop-based distribution designed for Windows.

Spark Features Added to Redis NoSQL Database

Redis Labs today announced the integration of its namesake NoSQL database with Spark SQL, along with a new Spark-Redis connector said to speed up certain Big Data analytics tasks by 100 times or more.

App Monitoring Tool Claims First PHP 7 Support

Just a couple months after the release of PHP 7, AppNeta claimed to be the only company in its Application Performance Management space to support the newest version of the ubiquitous Web scripting language, which boasts speedier performance and a spaceship operator.

Visual Studio Code Gets Cordova Tooling for Cross-Platform Mobile

Microsoft updated its lightweight, open source code editor with a new tooling extension that provides support for building hybrid cross-platform mobile apps with Apache Cordova.

Facebook Shutting Down Parse Back-end Service for Mobile Development

Facebook is closing down the Parse Mobile Back-end-as-a-Service platform it acquired in April 2013, a move that will force many developers to switch their apps to an alternative backing service.

Q&A: On Hadoop's 10th Birthday, 10 Questions for One Who Was There

10 years ago today the first Hadoop cluster was put into production at Yahoo. We asked Raymie Stata, who actually hired Hadoop co-creator Doug Cutting into Yahoo, to look back at the history of the game-changing Big Data technology, forecast where it's going and provide advice for developers looking to master it.

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