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Open Source Tech Dominates Top Paying Skills

Cloud and Big Data tech skills still pay off the most, according to the latest salary survey from careers site Dice.com, with open source technologies dominating the 2015 list.

Google's First Apache Contribution? Dataflow, for Big Data Analytics

Google has teamed up with several other companies to submit its open sourced Dataflow technology to the Apache Software Foundation as an incubator project, a first for the search giant.

Open Source Devs Challenge GitHub on Support Issues

A large group of GitHub-using developers is calling for changes to the open source code repository, changes they can't enact on their own because GitHub itself isn't open source.

Survey: Open Source Tools Preferred for Mobile Development

A new survey published by Red Hat Inc., seeking to measure the maturity of enterprise mobility efforts, reveals that a large majority of mobile developers prefer using open source software.

Oracle Named 'DBMS of the Year 2015'

Like an aging fighter fending off younger foes, Oracle rose above its upstart NoSQL and open source challengers to be named DBMS of the Year for 2015 by DB-Engines.

New JavaScript-based Web Language Challenges React

"If Ruby and React had an indentation-based lovechild, what would it look like?" asks Norwegian developer Sindre Aarsaether, who answers his own question by introducing the new Web language, Imba.

Microsoft Revamps R for Big Data Analytics, Offers Free Developer Edition

Microsoft -- the new commercial steward of the open source R programming language -- yesterday announced a revamp of its R-based offerings, including a free developer edition of its rebranded Microsoft R Server.

Analyst: React Native Ready for Enterprise Late This Year

React Native, a new approach to creating mobile apps unveiled by Facebook early last year, is an important development that's still maturing and unlikely to be suitable for enterprise adoption until late this year, IDC analyst Al Hilwa said in recent research report.

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.

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.

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