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LinkedIn Contributes Build Tool for Hadoop

LinkedIn is joining the parade of major companies donating their homegrown Big Data tools to the open source community, offering up a Hadoop plugin for working with the Gradle build system.

IBM Adds Analytics to Cloud Development Tools

IBM is beefing up its development tools for the Bluemix Platform-as-a-Service with new analytics functionality.

Facebook Open Sourcing Parse Back-End SDKs

Facebook company Parse is open sourcing its SDKs used to provide back-end services for mobile and other apps.

New Open Source SDKs for Native In-App Communications Released

Digium Inc. has unveiled open source SDKs aimed at helping mobile developers add real-time, in-app communications to their iOS and Android projects.

Google Big Data Beta Services Now Generally Available

Two major Big Data components of the Google Cloud Platform have graduated from beta to general availability, the company said.

Android Devs Can Show Off Work -- or Borrow Ideas -- at Experiments Site

Google unveiled Android Experiments, a site where mobile developers can show off their innovative apps and glean ideas from open source code.

IoT Analytics Lead New HP Big Data Initiatives

HP announced a revamp of its Vertica SQL database analytics platform -- adding high-speed Internet of Things processing -- as part of several new products and services unveiled yesterday at its Big Data conference in Boston.

Oracle Wants to Include New Android Developments in its Java Lawsuit

Oracle Corp. wants to expand the scope of its complaint against Google in the long-running Oracle America v. Google Inc., Java copyright infringement lawsuit to include developments in the Android OS since the suit was filed in 2010.

GE To Offer Industrial Data Analytics in the Cloud

GE this week announced it was getting into the cloud services business with a platform designed for industrial data analytics.

Sneak Peek of Windows Bridge for iOS Now on GitHub

As of today, developers can access an early open source version of the Windows Bridge for iOS, designed to make it easier for Objective-C coders to build and run apps on Windows.

Databricks Updates Apache Spark-Based Big Data Platform

Databricks, the primary commercial steward of the open source Apache Spark project for Big Data analytics, has upgraded its Spark-based platform, adding support for the R programming language, access control features and more.

Tech Hiring Stays Red-Hot -- Except for Web Devs

It's great to be a developer these days, as reports continually point to strong demand, great salaries and low unemployment, and the latest quarterly report from careers site bears that out -- except for the Web guys, that is.

IBM Launches New Enterprise Open Source and IoT Dev Communities

IBM has launched two new community spaces within its Web-based developerWorks network: one to support developers of open-source enterprise software; one to support Internet of Things developers.

Mobile Analytics Startup Offers Free Tool

Amplitude Inc., a 2012 startup co-founded by two MIT graduates, today announced a free version of its mobile real-time analytics tool.

Data Theorem and Yahoo To Demo Open Source Mobile App Security Tool

Data Theorem Inc. and Yahoo will demo and then open source a new tool designed to simplify SSL security on iOS mobile apps.

DataTorrent Announces Tools for Hadoop Ingestion, Data Processing

DataTorrent unveiled a utility to manage the ingestion of data into Hadoop systems -- aiming to simplify a process that it says traditionally relies on a lot of moving parts and multiple tools -- and announced the open source project underlying its Big Data processing technology is now available on GitHub.

Annual Java Developer Survey Focuses on Performance Testing

RebelLabs, the research and content arm of Java toolmaker ZeroTurnaround, has published the findings of its annual Java developer survey, which focused on how performance testing is done by organizations.

New Developer Surveys Show where Mobile Hotness Lies

Web technologies are gaining back mobile developer mindshare, the Internet of Things is coming on strong (though perhaps not matching the hype), the cloud is raining money, and the paid-download/advertising models should be scrapped in favor of in-app purchases to generate revenue.

Azul Launches New Service to Optimize Apache Cassandra

Java runtime maker Azul Systems Inc. has announced a new consulting service for enterprises facing Java-related "barriers" that affect their deployments of the Apache Cassandra database management system.

Hadoop Creator Yahoo Finds It's Not Enough, Turns to Druid

This Hadoop thing started by Yahoo 10 years ago seems to be catching on, but it lacks certain functionality, so the Web giant has moved on in its never-ending quest for more efficient Big Data processing. Say hello to Druid.

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