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DataStax Updates Cassandra-Based Database for Cloud Apps

DataStax today announced an upcoming release of its database for cloud applications, DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 5.0, available next week.

Qt 5.7 Consolidates Open Source, Commercial Versions Under New Licensing

The Qt Company has released a new version of its namesake C++ cross-platform app dev tool, featuring new licensing that consolidates the open source and commercial versions of its Qt for Application Development offering.

Eclipse-Based IoT Development Projects Launched

Four new open source releases for building Internet of Things projects have been launched by a working group hosted at the Eclipse Foundation, known for its popular, extensible IDE for Java coding.

Microsoft Research Modernizes C for Security, Reliability

Microsoft Research published details on its open source Checked C project to increase the security and reliability of C code, which, despite being some 44 years old, still provides the bedrock code base for the bulk of systems software that runs today's infrastructure.

Open Source Community Helps Shape New Swift 3.0 Developer Preview

Apple announced Developer Preview 1 of Swift 3.0, the first major release with significant community contributions since the official programming language for building iOS mobile apps went open source last December.

HPE Looks to Open Sourcers for Help with The Machine

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is reaching out to open source software developers for help with its ambitious effort to rethink computing from the ground up, known as The Machine.

New 'Slim' Build Highlights jQuery 3.0 Final Release

jQuery, the big daddy of JavaScript libraries, has been moved to version 3.0 after a 20-month development effort, featuring a new "slim" version and numerous other enhancements.

Microsoft Updates Visual Studio Code, Windows App Studio

Visual Studio Code got that terminal integration users have been asking for in the new version 1.2, while the June release of Windows App Studio now boasts a new REST API Data Source, its most requested feature.

Databricks Unveils Community Edition for Learning Spark, Security Framework

Databricks, a commercial champion of the open source Apache Spark Big Data analytics project founded by the technology's creators, introduced a new free community edition of its Spark-based data platform along with a new security framework.

IBM Announces Spark Development Environment in the Cloud

IBM, which last year announced a huge investment in Apache Spark technology as part of a mission to transform it into a kind of "analytics OS," today took that investment a step further by announcing a Spark development environment housed on its IBM Cloud Bluemix platform.

Splice Machine Open Sources Big Data RDBMS

Splice Machine, which tackles Big Data analytics with a SQL-based relational database management system rather than the more common NoSQL approach, today announced it's open sourcing its technology.

Microsoft, MapR Lead Spark Charge

The Spark Summit conference is now underway in San Francisco, where Microsoft and MapR Technologies are leading the charge of new product announcements based on the popular open source Big Data analytics technology.

Firms Explain How To Overcome Open Source Development Challenges

Who better to explain how to overcome the challenges of managing open source projects and cultures than open source champions Red Hat and Docker? Both published brand-new resources detailing their in-house processes and best practices for community software development.

EnterpriseDB Integrates Postgres in Distro Aimed at Enterprise

EnterpriseDB released an operational data management platform based on the open source Postgres object-relational database system, which it integrated with MongoDB and Apache Hadoop.

IBM Opens Up Node.js App Metrics Tool

The Node Application Metrics monitoring and profiling agent from IBM is now fully available with an open source license, according to the company's developerWorks Open site. Previously the tool -- also called "appmetrics" -- was available as a hybrid project with some parts open source but with core monitoring capabilities kept in-house.

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