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High Demand and Salaries for Apache Cassandra, Other NoSQL Skills

The years-long Big Data skills shortage still persists despite numerous attempts to alleviate it, resulting in high demand and high salaries for developers with NoSQL skills, especially Apache Cassandra.

MIT Project Becomes Thunkable Drag-and-Drop Mobile Dev Tool

A mobile app development start-up spawned from an open source MIT project has come out with Thunkable, adding to the pantheon of simplified drag-and-drop tools designed to let "anyone" become a coder.

WSO2 Releases New Microservices Framework for Java

Integration middleware maker WSO2 released a lightweight, open source framework for creating Java-based microservices that support container-based deployments.

Microsoft Joins the Eclipse Foundation, Open Sources Team Explorer Everywhere

The Eclipse Foundation welcomed a once-unlikely new member this week, Microsoft, which has been making moves recently to support open source and Java developers.

Microsoft Taking SQL Server to Linux, Launches 2016 Release Candidate and Stretch Database Preview

In the rollup to a big wave of launch activities for SQL Server 2016 this Thursday, Microsoft announced today that it plans to bring its flagship relational database system to the open source Linux platform.

Open Source Parse Dashboard Now Available

An open source Parse Dashboard is now available for mobile developers seeking to transition their projects from the managed back-end service Parse.com, which is being shut down by parent company Facebook next year.

Big Data Product Watch, 03/03/2016: GraphFrames, DataFlow, Data Funnel, More

Here's a roundup of this week's Big Data news, featuring: an updated platform and new cadence cycle from Hortonworks; GraphFrames, a graph processing library for Apache Spark, from Databricks; the open sourcing of LinkedIn's WhereHows project that provides a repository for metadata; and DMX Data Funnel from Syncsort, for data ingestion.

Cloudera Points Hadoop to Cybersecurity

Cloudera, a commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop-based software for Big Data analytics, has teamed up with other companies to tackle cybersecurity with the technology.

3 Things that Excite Spark's Creator Coming in Spark 2.0

Matei Zaharia, the creator of Apache Spark, recently detailed three "exciting" improvements to the open source Big Data analytics project coming soon in version 2.0.

IBM Furthers Server-Side Swift Development in the Cloud

After launching a sandbox playground for the newly open sourced Swift programming language last December, IBM today announced a runtime preview as the next step in its effort to advance server-side development with Apple's new dev darling.

New Open Source Database, Rich Text Editor Framework for React Ecosystem

Facebook said there were no major news announcements emanating from the just-started React.js Conf 2016 like last year's introduction of React Native, but nevertheless there is news today of a new database for React Native and a tool for building rich text editors in React for Web -- both open source.

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.

Kotlin Language JVM and Android Goes GA

Software development toolmaker JetBrains has announced the general availability of Kotlin 1.0, its open source programming language for both JVM and Android, after more than five years in development and two years of production use.

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.

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