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Confluent Updates Open Source, Kafka-Based Platform for Big Data Streaming

The Big Data streaming project Apache Kafka is all over the news lately, highlighted by Confluent Inc.'s new update of its Kafka-based Confluent Platform 2.0.

Apache Advances Open Source Kylin for OLAP-on-Hadoop

Just more than a year after being open sourced by creator eBay Inc., the Kylin project -- a Big Data distributed analytics engine -- has been advanced by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) to top-level status.

RethinkDB Releases Java Client Driver

Makers of the RethinkDB distributed JSON database today released a new Java client driver, the company announced.

Microsoft To Open Source Chakra JavaScript Engine, Take It Beyond Windows

Microsoft continued its historic open source efforts by announcing it will donate the technology behind its Chakra JavaScript engine to the community -- and solicit outside help in making it cross platform so it will work on other OSes beyond Windows.

Analyst: Hadoop-as-a-Service Can Help Tame Notorious Management Complexity

Typical enterprise Hadoop distributions rely on a lot of moving parts, which leads to management issues, according to a recent research note from Wikibon analyst George Gilbert, who proposed Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS) as one way to address some of the complexity.

IBM Offers Sandbox for Newly Open Sourced Swift Language

IBM offered up a free Swift sandbox for developers to play around with the rising programming language immediately after it was officially open sourced yesterday by its creator, Apple.

IBM, Google Open Source Machine Learning Technology for Big Data Analytics

IBM followed Google's lead in donating machine learning technology to the open source community, providing developers with more resources for their Big Data predictive analytics projects.

Zulu Embedded Comes to Windows IoT

Java runtime maker Azul Systems is partnering with Microsoft to provide a version of its open source Zulu JDK for Java developers who are creating Internet of Things applications on Windows 10.

Cloudera to Donate Impala and Kudu Big Data Projects to Apache

Cloudera yesterday proposed to donate its homegrown Impala and Kudu projects to the Apache Software Foundation to foster further community development of the technologies used for Big Data analytics.

With Android/Windows Bridge Stalled, Microsoft Moves Forward on iOS Project

With the Project Astoria plan to allow the building of Windows 10 apps with Android code via emulation in big trouble, Microsoft is nevertheless moving forward on its similar Windows Bridge for iOS.

NetBeans 8.1. IDE Released

NetBeans 8.1 is now generally available, supporting developers working with Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8, and Java ME Embedded 8, and adding a number of new tools and enhancements.

Eclipse Group Launches Second IoT Challenge

The Eclipse Foundation's Internet of Things Working Group has announced the second edition of its Open IoT Challenge, which pits individuals and teams of developers against each other to see who can create the most innovative IoT solutions using open standards and open source technologies.

Open Source Framework for High Performance Computing Announced

The Linux Foundation is forming a new open source framework to support sophisticated High Performance Computing (HPC) environments with development tools, numerical libraries, I/O services and more.

Well Known Vulnerability Still Putting Java Apps and Servers at Risk

It was first reported by security researchers nine months ago, but a vulnerability in the popular Apache Commons library continues to put thousands of Java applications and servers at risk of a remote code execution attack.

Spark Creator AMPLab Speeds Big Data Queries with Compressed Data Store

AMPLab, the UC Berkeley research unit famous for creating the wildly popular Apache Spark technology, has now developed an adjunct open source project that uses data compression for faster queries.

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