Any doubts about the skyrocketing rise of Apache Spark technology in the Big Data ecosystem were put to rest at a recent conference, where it almost stole the show.
In its voyage to becoming a "mobile-first company" under the direction of new CEO Marissa Mayer, Yahoo! Inc. announced a new Mobile Developer Suite at an inaugural developer conference underway in San Francisco.
The latest major vendor to try its hand at "democratizing" Big Data is Oracle, which today announced a quartet of new products designed "to enable Hadoop, NoSQL, and SQL technologies to work together and be deployed securely in any model -- whether public cloud, private cloud or an on-premises infrastructure."
Microsoft today announced updates to several Big Data-related services on its Azure cloud platform, exhibiting a continuation of its new direction toward openness and interoperability.
The company is open sourcing its Big Data platform, helping to found an Open Data Platform to promote technologies based on open source software, and is joining with Hortonworks Inc. to further Apache Hadoop capabilities.
Datameer Inc. has introduced what it calls the first enterprise-grade Big Data analytics platform targeting department-specific deployments.
Excelsior has shipped an updated version of its flagship Java optimizer and native code generator, called JET ("Just Enough Time").
Enterprise NoSQL database platform vendor MarkLogic Corp. cited "massive enhancements for developers" in the latest version of its flagship database.
Mobile dev tools keep emerging to solve that pesky "coding is hard" problem.
Extending a process started last year, Microsoft yesterday announced it has open sourced its CoreCLR execution engine for the .NET Framework.
Big Data specialist BlueData Software Inc. added Tachyon to its EPIC private cloud platform as a speedy in-memory distributed file system option.
Lavastorm Analytics is the latest company seeking to "democratize" Big Data analytics in the face of a lack of data scientists, developers and others with advanced statistical and analytics skills.
Along with the explosion of mobile apps comes an explosion in mobile app development platforms, as evidenced by a new offering with an enterprise social twist and a company coming out of stealth with new funding and a design-centric approach using a variant of C#.
Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) will offer a Go programming language SDK to its stable after taking over a third-party project it happened to notice.
VoltDB Inc. addressed the need for speed in real-time analysis of streaming data with the latest update to its namesake "NewSQL" in-memory, scale-out database, featuring expanded integration with Big Data mainstay Apache Hadoop, along with several other enhancements.
Amid its traveling road show to connect with mobile developers, Twitter Inc. unveiled a new Web login system based on mobile users' phone numbers to address problems with traditional password-based sign-in methods.
Spring Boot 1.2.1 is a maintenance update featuring more than 70 bug fixes and a handful of enhancements.
Reactive programming company Typesafe today released a survey that confirms the high adoption rate of Apache Spark, an open source Big Data processing framework that improves traditional Hadoop-based analytics.