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JetBrains Plugs IntelliJ IDEA Into Big Data

Software development toolmaker JetBrains, creator of the Java dev fav IntelliJ IDEA, today unveiled the full public access preview of Big Data Tools, a new plugin designed to allow developers to work with Zeppelin notebooks, Spark applications, and S3 files from within that popular IDE.

Disease Surveillance Software Maker Joins with AWS To Track COVID-19 Spread

Conduent, a New Jersey-based business process services and solutions provider, today announced that its Maven disease surveillance and outbreak management tracking software platform will now be available on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Splunk Partners with Quantum Computing, Inc.

Quantum Computing, Inc. (QCI) is partnering with data search and analytics solution provider Splunk to pursue "fundamental and applied research" and develop advanced analytics capabilities that will exploit the strengths of both companies.

Are You Building a Data Lake or Falling into a Data Swamp?

A data lake can be an asset to business intelligence systems. But in developing a data lake it's important to avoid pitfalls that can end up creating a data swamp.

Amazon Cloud Handles Data Lake Overhead

Now it's easier for customers of the Amazon Web Services cloud to create, set up and manage data lakes with the general availability of AWS Lake Formation, graduating from preview and promising to relieve some of that associated drudgery.

MongoDB to Merge Mobile-Centric Realm with Serverless Stitch Backend

MongoDB Inc., known for its popular namesake document-oriented NoSQL database that also comes in an open source version, announced it will merge its mobile-centric Realm offering with its serverless Stitch platform.

Python's Simplicity Drives Rise in Programming Language Popularity Index

The TIOBE Index, which tracks programming language popularity based on Web searches, is out with a new report that shows Python reaching new heights, driven by its simplicity that attracts a new wave of software engineers.

Big Data Pioneer MapR Facing Financial Peril, Uncertain Future

The future Silicon Valley-based Big Data unicorn MapR appears to be in crisis.

Databricks Open Sources Project Aimed at Data Lake Reliability

Databricks has announced the release of Delta Lake, an open source solution designed to provide "reliability for both batch and streaming data" for data lakes.

New Open Source Tool Formats Big Data for TensorFlow

LinkedIn open sourced a tool it developed to convert Apache Spark-based Big Data into a format consumable by TensorFlow, the popular open source platform for machine learning.

Open Source Project Fosters Data Teamwork Best Practices

The Linux Foundation has added a new project to foster and advance best practices for data teamwork, borrowing from the Agile approach to software development.

Hadoop Heads List of Fastest-Growing Freelancer Skills

Amid growing enterprise initiatives in cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, blockchain and others, it's old-fashioned Hadoop that was identified as the fastest-growing freelancer skill in a new report.

Python Survey: Data Analysis Overtakes Web Development as No. 1 Use Case

A new developer survey about Python reveals the programming language is now used primarily for data analysis, supplanting the previous No. 1 use case, Web development.

MapR Open Source Analytics Pack Boosts Kafka and Kubernetes, Adds C#, Go

The new MapR Ecosystem Pack 6.1 is a new release for the program that provides for independent updates of modular, open source data projects included in the firm's data analytics platform.

Careers Site Names 'Data Scientist' Best Job in America for 2019

Taking into account earnings potential, job satisfaction and number of openings, careers site Glassdoor has named data scientist the best job in America for 2019 -- for the fourth time running.

Developer Economics Survey: Data Science, Machine Learning Are Most-Wanted Skills

While perhaps not offering new conclusions about the hottest technologies in the software development arena, a new Developer Economics survey from SlashData provides more hard evidence that data science and machine learning are the top skills developers want to learn.

Dataiku Update Boosts Containerization, Deep Learning and More

Data science and advanced analytics specialist Dataiku announced version 5 of its flagship platform, with new capabilities to enable scalable enterprise AI.

Hortonworks, IBM and Red Hat Team Up for Hybrid Containerized Big Data

Hortonworks, IBM and Red Hat announced the Open Hybrid Architecture Initiative, seeking to provide a common enterprise deployment model to enable Big Data workloads to run across hybrid on-premises, multi-cloud and edge architectures.

MapR Update Reflects Big Data's Shift to AI

The latest update from MapR, which now describes itself as offering "the industry's leading data platform for AI and analytics," reflects a broader Big Data industry shift from Hadoop, Spark and so on to machine learning and other artificial intelligence technologies.

MapR Adds Amazon EKS (Kubernetes) Support to Big Data Platform

Big Data specialist MapR Technologies has added support for the Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) to its flagship data platform.

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