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Big Data Benchmark: Google Cloud Dataflow Beats Apache Spark

Big Data consultancy Mammoth Data today published a new benchmark study that shows Google's Cloud Dataflow service outperforms the extremely popular open source data processing engine, Apache Spark.

Survey: Open Source Is 'Today's Preeminent Architecture'

Ten years on, the Future of Open Source Survey that annually examines trends in community-developed software has deemed it "today's preeminent architecture, the foundation for nearly all applications, operating systems, cloud computing, databases and Big Data."

Xamarin Connects Visual Studio to Macs To Build Native iOS Apps

Xamarin Inc., now a Microsoft subsidiary based on open source software, today announced new tools to help developers connect to Macs to create native iOS apps.

New Node.js v6 Is Faster, Nearing Full ES6 Support

The community-led Node.js Foundation is out with a new release of its namesake open source JavaScript developer platform, featuring performance upgrades such as faster module loading and more complete support for the new ECMAScript 2015 (ES6) JavaScript standard.

Neo4j 3.0 Released

Neo Technology, the creator and chief commercial supporter of the Neo4j open source NoSQL graph database implemented in Java, today announced the availability of Neo4j 3.0.

Open Source Big Data Tool Kafka Advances in Enterprise

Big Data is still a hot topic, and industry buzz points to Apache Kafka as one of the hottest projects in that space, a notion supported by a new survey showing its increasing use in enterprise analytics.

Facing Deluge of Issues with Atom Code Editor, GitHub Tries New Triage

After introducing an updated version of the popular Atom code editor -- and facing a deluge of more than 4,000 open issues -- GitHub is changing the way it handles bug reports, feature requests and other feedback.

Node.js Survey: Enterprise Inroads, New Meaning for 'Full Stack' Developers

A new survey from the Node.js Foundation shows the open source JavaScript platform is making inroads into enterprise dev shops, where the term "full stack developer" has a new meaning, making room for the burgeoning Internet of Things.

Mesosphere Open Sources Software for Containers and Stateful Services

Mesosphere today unveiled the beta release of its newly open sourced DC/OS software, which helps organizations build and manage modern distributed applications in container-based datacenters.

Free Visual Studio Code Editor Hits 1.0

After a one-year preview, the free Visual Studio Code editor has hit version 1.0 with the help of open source community developers, Microsoft announced today.

Windows Insider Devs Can Now Play with Bash in New Windows 10 Build

Developers in the free Windows Insider program can now play around with the new Linux-based Bash shell development tool in a new Windows 10 build announced today.

SQL Strides in Open Source Big Data

SQL continues to make inroads in the open source Big Data space this week, with Qubole open sourcing Quark for SQL virtualization, while MapR Technologies is converging SQL and JSON in the latest Apache Drill update.

Microsoft Open Sources Xamarin Runtime, Bundles It Free in Visual Studio

Microsoft today announced it was open sourcing the technology behind its newly acquired Xamarin cross-platform mobile app development software, along with making Xamarin freely available in Visual Studio, including the Community Edition.

Microsoft Bringing Native Bash Shell to Windows

Microsoft today surprised developers by announcing it was bringing the Bash shell -- long a mainstay tool for Linux-based development -- to Windows 10.

IBM, Microsoft Lead New Spark-Based Offerings

With the Strata + Hadoop World conference underway, IBM, Microsoft and other companies are announcing new solutions based on the popular open source Big Data analytics framework, Apache Spark.

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