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New Java Developer Capabilities in the Oracle Cloud Platform

Among more than 24 new cloud-based services unveiled by Oracle are some new capabilities for Java developers, as well as new support for related languages and frameworks.

Oracle 'Completes' Its Cloud Platform

All applications offered by Oracle are heading for the cloud -- if they're not there already.

AWS Cloud Adds Java for Event-Driven Lambda Functions

Amazon Web Services announced that cloud developers can now use Java for writing Lambda functions, which provide event-driven functionality while taking care of needed compute resources.

Security Firm Discloses Vulnerabilities in Google App Engine for Java

Researchers at Security Explorations Inc. say there are seven unpatched vulnerabilities within the Google App Engine for Java, including three complete JVM sandbox escapes, which could allow an attacker to execute malicious code on underlying systems or retrieve sensitive information from Google servers.

Startup Ties Mobile Apps to IoT Devices

Less than a year old, startup MODE Inc. has unveiled a platform designed to help mobile developers connect their apps to Internet of Things (IoT) devices spewing out tons of high-volume data.

IBM's Watson Big Data Tool Goes Hybrid

New hybrid cloud capabilities are among a host of improvements to IBM's Watson cloud-based Big Data analytics service.

Startup moBack Offers Self-Deployable Mobile Backend Platform

Startup moBack Inc. has entered the increasingly crowded Mobile Backend-as-a-Service arena with a new platform emphasizing ease of use and control of customization features.

CA Release Automation Now Integrated with JFrog Artifactory

CA Technologies has integrated its Release Automation solution with JFrog's Artifactory binary repository management system, the two companies announced.

Microsoft Unveils New Big Data Products for the Azure Cloud

During the opening keynote address of its Build developer conference, Microsoft unveiled a data warehouse for the Azure cloud, along with "elastic databases" and a data lake.

Appcelerator Ties Mobile App Platform to Box Cloud Storage

Appcelerator is teaming up to integrate the data and security functionality of Box Inc.'s file-sharing and storage service with its mobile app development platform.

Atlassian Stash 3.8 Adds Support for AWS

The latest release of Atlassian's Stash, a Git-based distributed version control system (DVCS), now supports deployments on Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company announced this week.

Google Expands Access to Big Data Tool

Google Inc. today announced its Cloud Dataflow tool for Big Data analytics is being moved to beta status, making it available to more developers.

Mendix Partners for No-Code App Deployment on Cloud Foundry

Mendix, a rapid application development company, teamed up with Pivotal Software Inc. to deploy cloud-native apps.

Jelastic Adds Docker, Windows Container Support to Its Java-Based PaaS/IaaS Platform

Jelastic has released a new version of its namesake PaaS/IaaS platform that includes production-ready Docker containers as well as support for Parallels Containers for Windows.

Research: Cloud Platforms Cater to Three Developer Types

Are you a strict code-writing machine, a DevOps programmer who needs to fool around with a lot of configuration management or a point-and-click "developer" just wanting to get quality apps out as quickly as possible via a GUI? The answer may determine which public cloud platform best fits your development needs.

Cisco Hedges Bets, Goes All in on Big Data

Cisco Systems Inc. announced resale partnerships with the "big three" Apache Hadoop-based software vendors: Cloudera Inc., Hortonworks Inc. and MapR Technologies Inc.

Microsoft Updates Azure Data Services with Open Source View

Microsoft today announced updates to several Big Data-related services on its Azure cloud platform, exhibiting a continuation of its new direction toward openness and interoperability.

Datameer Aims Hadoop Service at Department-Level Users

Datameer Inc. has introduced what it calls the first enterprise-grade Big Data analytics platform targeting department-specific deployments.

AWS To Add Go Programming Language SDK

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) will offer a Go programming language SDK to its stable after taking over a third-party project it happened to notice.

Survey Confirms Apache Spark Traction in Big Data Analytics

Reactive programming company Typesafe today released a survey that confirms the high adoption rate of Apache Spark, an open source Big Data processing framework that improves traditional Hadoop-based analytics.

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