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IBM Secures Hadoop in Analytics Cloud

IBM has added end-to-end data protection to IBM Cloud Infrastructure for Analytics, its cloud-based offering designed to ease the significant investment burden required for implementing homegrown, on-premises Big Data solutions.

Spark Creator AMPLab Speeds Big Data Queries with Compressed Data Store

AMPLab, the UC Berkeley research unit famous for creating the wildly popular Apache Spark technology, has now developed an adjunct open source project that uses data compression for faster queries.

Informatica Integrates Big Data Management

Informatica introduced an integrated Big Data management platform to address challenges in modern analytics that reportedly cause most projects to fail.

Research Report: Android Studio Ranks Far Below Xcode, Visual Studio

New research from Strategy Analytics compared the mobile developer environments from Apple, Google and Microsoft, finding that Android Studio ranks far behind the Xcode and Visual Studio IDEs.

Open Source Projects Further RESTful API-Based Development

Open source projects are emerging to further software development practices based on RESTful APIs, which are becoming more instrumental in providing app back-end services and other functionality.

Study: More Investment, Better Metrics Make Good Mobile Apps Great

A new study commissioned by IBM sheds light on the divide between good mobile apps and great mobile apps, finding the latter come from initial enterprise investments in development resources and follow-on measurement of indicators that lead to success.

Big Data Skills Getting Harder to Find

As if the much-publicized skills shortage wasn't hindering enterprise Big Data efforts enough, new research from a staffing firm indicate the analytics jobs are getting even harder to fill.

Analyst Predicts Huge Growth in Dev Teams, Focus on Talent

Enterprise developers -- already sitting in a pretty good spot -- are becoming so critical to business success in the age of "digital transformation" that research firm IDC said getting and keeping top dev talent should be a main priority for company CEOs next year.

Open Source MongoDB Updated with Enterprise Features

MongoDB announced a new version of its open source-based NoSQL database with features designed to make it more attractive for enterprise use.

Cloud Foundry Adds Support for Spring Cloud Services, Azure, .NET and Docker

Pivotal has released a new version of its Cloud Foundry platform with expanded support for Spring Cloud Services, .NET applications, Docker images, Microsoft Azure and several ALM toolchain products.

Crittercism Improves Analytics Capabilities for Hybrid Mobile Apps

Mobile app intelligence company Crittercism, which provides analytics about app usage, performance and UX, today announced improved functionality to track hybrid apps.

JetBrains Releases Kotlin 1.0 Beta for JVM and Android

Software development toolmaker JetBrains announced the availability of the beta release candidate of Kotlin 1.0, its open source programming language, for both Java Virtual Machines and Android.

JFrog's Mission Control for Binary Repositories

JFrog launched a new product, JFrog Mission Control, to make it easier for users of its Artifactory binary repository manager to monitor and manage the thousands of binaries that often comprise a software release and what the company sees as an "explosion in binary artifact types."

ExtraHop Appliance Aims for Simplified Big Data Analytics

ExtraHop Networks today announced the fifth generation of its analytics platform, another "Big Data-for-everyone" product featuring a new Explore Appliance that lets organizations wed historical metrics with real-time streaming data to get a multi-dimensional view of wire data.

BlueData Promises Ready-to-Go Hadoop/Spark Lab in Two Weeks

BlueData Software Inc. claims companies can get started with Hadoop/Spark-based Big Data analytics in just two weeks with its new dev/test lab offering.

Dev Shop Offers Stats To Prove Android Coding Costs More than iOS

Independent dev shop Infinium Inc. has published numbers from its own experience to back up its belief that Android development takes longer than equivalent iOS development and is thus more expensive.

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.

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