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Databricks Spark Platform Gets Deep Learning Boost

Databricks said it's wedding Big Data with deep learning in the latest update to its Apache Spark-based platform.

Neo4j 3.1 Delivers New Clustering Architecture

Neo Technology, the creator and chief commercial supporter of the Neo4j open source NoSQL graph database implemented in Java, announced the public beta of a major update of its namesake product.

Eclipse Kapua IoT Project Gets Code from Eurotech and Red Hat

The nascent Eclipse Kapua project got a big boost this week from its chief sponsors, open source solutions provider Red Hat and M2M/IoT platform provider Eurotech.

BI-on-Hadoop Benchmark Reveals Analytical Engine 'Sweet Spots'

BI-on-Hadoop specialist AtScale's recent analytical engine benchmark study concludes that organizations will probably need to use multiple such engines for a successful implementation able to handle varied workloads.

Red Hat Unveils Open Source Developer Tools Beta

Open source champion Red Hat unveiled a beta of its C and C++ developer tools for working with its enterprise Linux platform.

Projects Seek To Extend Reach of C#

Apple's young Swift programming language is getting a lot of attention and being put to new uses as it evolves, but Microsoft's .NET stalwart C# language isn't exactly sitting still, with multiple projects underway to extend its reach.

Facebook Pushes Mobile Notifications out of Beta

Mobile developers seeking better user engagement can now use Facebook's push campaign functionality freely in production, as the feature has come out of an extensive beta program.

Linux Foundation Launches JS Foundation

The Linux Foundation today announced the launch of the JS Foundation, a new project focused on fostering JavaScript developer engagement, collaboration and best practices under an open governance model.

Devs Await Open Source Word After Commercial RethinkDB Effort Fails

With the company behind the RethinkDB project having failed and its engineering team scooped up by Stripe, Big Data developers are awaiting further word on plans to continue it as fully open source.

What's Driving Apache Spark Growth? SQL, Streaming and Machine Learning

Databricks, the primary commercial steward behind the popular open source Apache Spark project, published a new report indicating the technology is still red-hot, driven by more use of SQL, streaming analytics and machine learning.

One-Click Cloud Dev Stacks from Codenvy and Bitnami

Developer workspaces builder Codenvy, the leading commercial supporter of Eclipse Che, is partnering with Bitnami, the leading library for open source server application deployments, to create "one-click" programming stacks to simplify the developer workflow for common frameworks.

Big Data Product Watch 9/30/16: Apache Spark 2.0, Microservices, HDInsight, More

With an industry conference just concluded in New York, here's a roundup of this week's Big Data news, featuring new products and services from Cloudera, MapR, Hortonworks, Pentaho, Cask, Zoomdata, Blue Talon, Alation, Splice Machine and ODPi.

Apache Kafka Grabs Big Data Spotlight

Apache Kafka is increasingly generating buzz in the industry with a Spark-like climb into the Big Data spotlight.

Google Pushes AMP for Mobile Web Speed

Less than a year after starting the open source Accelerated Mobile Pages initiative to speed up mobile Web browsing, Google announced "Search Results Are Officially AMP'd."

Realm Open Sources Mobile Database, Grows It into Enterprise Platform

Realm has fully open sourced its mobile database while adding an object server to offer a complete enterprise mobile platform.

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