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Python 'Fastest-Growing Major Programming Language' Says Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow data indicates the increasing use of Python -- possibly propelled by its data science friendliness -- has driven it to new levels of popularity, making it the "fastest-growing major programming language."

LinkedIn Open Sources Cruise Control for Kafka Automation

Apache Kafka, a popular Big Data component for distributed data streaming, is getting an automation boost from a new open source offering from LinkedIn called Cruise Control.

Kyvos Self-Service Big Data Platform Boosts SQL Support

Expanded SQL support is among many improvements to the new Kyvos 4.0 platform, for BI on Big Data with Hadoop, Spark and cloud platforms.

The New Skills Gap? Internet of Things

While it's notoriously tough for enterprises to find skilled developers for mobile and data science initiatives, a new report from Canonical indicates a skills gap is also affecting recruitment for the growing IoT space.

Big Data Product Watch 8/4/17: Open Source Visualization, Cloud Reference Architecture, More

Here's an update on recent happenings in the world of Big Data analytics, featuring a new open source visualization tool from Google, a reference architecture for Big Data in the cloud and a Big Data integrator developer's edition.

Visual Analytics Specialist SlamData Offers 'No-Code BI for NoSQL'

With low-code/no-code tools revamping enterprise app development, analytics firm SlamData has come out with a release of its namesake platform claiming to provide "no-code BI for NoSQL."

LinkedIn: Machine Learning, Data Science Have Youngest, Highest-Paid Engineers

Jobs-related data also confirms San Francisco and Seattle are the hot places to work, though Dallas and Philadelphia are "hidden gems."

Python, Docker, Big Data Highlight Skills Survey

Latest Skill Up report from Packt Publishing finds Python is the No. 1 dev tool, Docker generates the most interest in learning and Big Data specialists make the big bucks.

Cask Puts Big Data Sandbox on AWS Cloud

Cask is now offering a sandbox on the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) cloud to let users more easily and quickly evaluate the company's flagship Big Data platform.

MongoDB Unveils Its Own Backend-as-a-Service

MongoDB, the popular open source, document-oriented, NoSQL database, has unveiled its own Backend-as-a-Service offering, promising to relieve data developers from the drudgery of writing boilerplate code.

Hazelcast Enhances Real-Time Stream Processing Engine

In-memory data grid specialist Hazelcast Inc. announced the release of an updated version of its relatively new distributed processing engine for Big Data streams.

Supply of More 'Junior' Data Scientists Levels Off Salaries, Says Recruiter

Four the first time in four years of tracking, a recruiter has noticed a decrease in salaries for early-career data scientists -- a position once dubbed the "sexiest job of the 21st century" -- caused by more junior-level entrants into the field, and other factors.

Big Data Product Watch 6/2/2017: Enterprise Spark, MongoDB DBaaS, MariaDB TX, Cloudera PaaS, More

Here's a roundup of recent news about Big Data, including Pentaho scaling Spark across the enterprise, MongoDB expanding the reach of its Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), MariaDB unifying its offerings, Cloudera'a new Altus Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and more.

MapD Open Sources GPU-Powered Database

Company also announces a free Community Edition of its software for Big Data analytics and visualization.

Cloudera's 'Self-Service Tool for Data Scientists' Generally Available Today

It's a Web-based tool that allows for Big Data analytics -- with a focus on machine learning -- using the Python, R and Scala programming languages.

App Economy Report: 'Big Data Will Lead the Way'

A mobile industry association report reveals some 500,000 unfilled computing jobs right now, and that in the future, "Big Data will lead the way" as mobile apps both receive information and send key data to the cloud in real-time.

Data Scientists Worry About Human Bias in Machine Learning, AI-Based Warfare

New report says data scientists are a happy bunch overall, but they do worry about ethical issues such as human bias and prejudice being programmed into machine learning and the use of artificial intelligence and automation in warfare and intelligence operations.

Apache Spark Updates Highlight Latest MapR Ecosystem Pack

Big Data vendor MapR Technologies announced a new version of its Ecosystem Pack that features enhanced security for the Apache Spark component, along with new Spark connectors for MapR-DB and HBase and more.

New ActivePython Release Targets Data Science, Web Development

ActivePython distributions include open source modules bundled with standard libraries and backed by quality assurance, support plans and other services.

Cloudera Web Tool Does Self-Service Data Science

Cloudera Web-based tool for enterprise self-service data science seeks to solve technical and organizational problems that can stifle machine learning and advanced analytics projects.

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