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HDInsight Tool in Azure Toolkit for Eclipse Goes GA

Microsoft added to its growing list of Eclipse-based product offerings with the general availability release of the HDInsight Tool for Eclipse.

Qubole Launches Cloud Migration for Cloudera Big Data

Qubole, known for its Big Data-as-a-Service wares, is offering to help enterprises migrate their on-premises Cloudera-based Big Data implementations to the cloud.

IBM Revamps MobileFirst Development Platform for the Cloud

IBM further strengthened the ties between its enterprise mobile app development platform and the cloud with today's announcement of MobileFirst Foundation 8.0.

Microsoft To Host Jenkins on Azure

The Jenkins community is partnering with Microsoft to move its back-end infrastructure to the Azure cloud, a move that unifies the Jenkins infrastructure -- which has been distributed in four locations among four different providers -- on a single, scalable platform.

Programmable AWS IoT Button Sells Out in Hours

The limited release AWS IoT Button, designed to help developers use Internet of Things and other data-related services from Amazon Web Services, sold out last week just hours after being made available.

npm Puts Enterprise JavaScript Manager on AWS Cloud

Rebounding from some unwanted publicity and developer angst, npm Inc. has simplified the process of using its enterprise-oriented JavaScript package manager in the AWS cloud as an Amazon Machine Image.

Splunk Update Aims To Lower Cost of Big Data Storage

Splunk Inc., an "operational intelligence" specialist in Big Data analytics, today announced updates to its enterprise offering, with a focus on lowering the cost of storing historical data. The company also updated its cloud-based counterpart to its enterprise software.

Google Hosts Public Datasets for BigQuery Analytics

So it turns out I have the seventh most popular first name in the U.S. but a terrible author ranking on Hacker News. You can find where you rank in these areas in the public datasets Google has made available via BigQuery, its fully managed interactive analytics service.

Altiscale Debuts Cloud for Self-Service Big Data Analytics

Altiscale wants to simplify this Big Data thing, bypassing trained developers, data scientists and expensive, proprietary systems to connect ordinary business users with Hadoop in the cloud and glean their own analytics insights with familiar tools like Tableau and Microsoft Excel.

CloudBees Releases Jenkins-Based CD-as-a-Service

Continuous delivery solutions provider CloudBees has rolled out the first-ever Jenkins-based CD-as-a-Service platform.

IBM Furthers Server-Side Swift Development in the Cloud

After launching a sandbox playground for the newly open sourced Swift programming language last December, IBM today announced a runtime preview as the next step in its effort to advance server-side development with Apple's new dev darling.

Amazon Courts Parse-Using Mobile Devs with Cloud Services

Along with nearly every other mobile back-end vendor on the planet, Amazon is stepping up to the plate to offer its cloud as a replacement for the Parse service being shut down by its acquired owner, Facebook.

Amazon Cloud Gets into Professional Game Development

Amazon Web Services Inc. today announced two new services to help professional game developers create cross-platform games connected in the cloud.

After Spark-Based Revamp, IBM Launches New Data Services

IBM last summer made big news by going all in on Apache Spark for Big Data analytics, with a massive developer investment that resulted in redesigned data products and today's launch of a bevy of new services running on its cloud.

MapR Offers Free Big Data Test Drives on Amazon Cloud

Test drives of various Big Data technologies are now available on the Amazon cloud in a new program launched by MapR Technologies to help enterprises test the analytics waters with integrated third-party solutions.

Google Releases Cloud Vision API for Understanding Image Content

Google released its homegrown Cloud Vision API to help developers create applications with sophisticated image recognition technology that powers Google Photos.

Docker Announces Universal Control Plane Beta, First Hardware Signing System

The Docker Universal Control Plane (UCP) 1.0 is now available as a public beta.

IBM Secures Hadoop in Analytics Cloud

IBM has added end-to-end data protection to IBM Cloud Infrastructure for Analytics, its cloud-based offering designed to ease the significant investment burden required for implementing homegrown, on-premises Big Data solutions.

Cloud Foundry Adds Support for Spring Cloud Services, Azure, .NET and Docker

Pivotal has released a new version of its Cloud Foundry platform with expanded support for Spring Cloud Services, .NET applications, Docker images, Microsoft Azure and several ALM toolchain products.

Microsoft and Red Hat Make Cloud Pact

Microsoft and Red Hat -- a leading provider of the Linux OS and other open source software -- today announced a joint effort to provide more Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure as a means to help enterprise customers move to a hybrid cloud computing model.

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