Spark is still hot, seeing tremendous growth in contributing developers, user roles, applications, usage cases and just about every other Big Data metric you can think of, according to a new survey from commercial steward Databricks, which says it's basically eating Hadoop's lunch.
Among the news coming out of this week's Cassandra Summit was ScyllaDB, a rewrite of the NoSQL database that claims 10x more data processing speed via new-age C++ techniques that take advantage of the multiple cores in modern hardware.
The latest edition of the RoboVM ahead-of-time (AOT) compiler and runtime library for Java is now available, coinciding with the release of Apple's iOS 9 mobile OS and Xcode 7 IDE.
DataTorrent is touting its open sourced technology, Project Apex, to fill in what it sees as weaknesses inherent in Apache Spark, the darling of the Big Data movement.
The non-profit Application Developers Alliance published a new study of the modern development scene, pointing to polyglot programmers using multiple languages, more women joining the ranks and failed software projects caused by faulty requirements.
A new typeface called Hack stirs debate about details such as the length of the tail on a lowercase "i" and if zeroes should delineated be from the letter "O" with a slash or a dot.
IBM, Intel and Hortonworks are among a host of Big Data players making news recently with streaming analytics, high-performance computing and open source options galore.
Netflix has released a developer preview of its in-house data-fetching tool used to provide immediate responsiveness in mobile and desktop apps via efficient, JSON Graph-based client-side caching.
The Linux Foundation and IBM today announced initiatives to advance Linux on mainframe computers, including a new collaborative project from the open source steward and new servers from Big Blue, which is contributing code to the open source community.
Facebook company Parse is open sourcing its SDKs used to provide back-end services for mobile and other apps.
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.