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Go Leads Strong Big Data Showing in IEEE Programming Language Ranking

No dramatic surprises are found in the latest ranking of programming languages by IEEE, which reported that Go is leading the ascending trend of Big Data-related languages that dominate the findings.

Cloudera Adds SQL Workload Optimizer to Enterprise Big Data Offering

The latest update to Cloudera's enterprise Big Data solution includes a new tool, Cloudera Navigator Optimizer, which helps offload SQL workloads to Hadoop for more efficient analytics processing.

Splice Machine Open Sources Dual-Engine Big Data Technology

Splice Machine today announced the open sourcing of its Big Data database technology that seeks to leverage the best of the SQL/RDBMS and NoSQL/Hadoop worlds.

Free SQL-on-Hadoop Videos Highlight Academic Big Data Analytics Project

Through its developerWorks site, IBM is helping spread the word about an academic-based project that provides free videos on numerous data analytics concepts, such as the recently published "Introducing SQL on Hadoop" presentation.

LinkedIn Open Sources Tech for Mobile, Big Data and Java

With open source sensibilities aligned with its new owner, Microsoft, the business-oriented social media site this week contributed technology for building iOS view layouts, analyzing Big Data and detecting URLs with a Java library.

mLab Woos Parse Mobile Developers with MongoDB-as-a-Service

Already benefitting from mobile developers switching to its MongoDB-as-a-Service offering in the wake of the Parse back-end being shut down, mLab is out with a new guide to smooth the transition.

Open Source .NET Core 1.0 Released by Microsoft

Describing the move as "the biggest transformation of .NET since its inception," Microsoft this week announced the open source release of .NET Core 1.0, along with ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework Core 1.0.

GitHub Visualizes the Impact of Open Source

Code repository GitHub published data visualizations that show the impact of open source development on hosted projects, along with the "shape" of project activity such as collaboration and communication.

Datamill Offers Spring Alternative

Datamill, an open-source Java framework for Web applications that uses functional reactive programming, has emerged as an alternative to the Spring Framework.

DataStax Updates Cassandra-Based Database for Cloud Apps

DataStax today announced an upcoming release of its database for cloud applications, DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 5.0, available next week.

Qt 5.7 Consolidates Open Source, Commercial Versions Under New Licensing

The Qt Company has released a new version of its namesake C++ cross-platform app dev tool, featuring new licensing that consolidates the open source and commercial versions of its Qt for Application Development offering.

Eclipse-Based IoT Development Projects Launched

Four new open source releases for building Internet of Things projects have been launched by a working group hosted at the Eclipse Foundation, known for its popular, extensible IDE for Java coding.

Microsoft Research Modernizes C for Security, Reliability

Microsoft Research published details on its open source Checked C project to increase the security and reliability of C code, which, despite being some 44 years old, still provides the bedrock code base for the bulk of systems software that runs today's infrastructure.

Open Source Community Helps Shape New Swift 3.0 Developer Preview

Apple announced Developer Preview 1 of Swift 3.0, the first major release with significant community contributions since the official programming language for building iOS mobile apps went open source last December.

HPE Looks to Open Sourcers for Help with The Machine

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is reaching out to open source software developers for help with its ambitious effort to rethink computing from the ground up, known as The Machine.

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