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New Enterprise App Orchestration Tool Announced

Puppet Labs, the commercial supporter of the open source Puppet configuration management tool, today announced a new solution designed to simplify the enterprise application orchestration process.

Pivotal Open Sources SQL-Based HAWQ Big Data Technology

Pivotal Software open sourced its SQL-based HAWQ analytics engine for Big Data processing. The company contributed HAWQ and MADlib, an associated parallel machine learning library -- which was already an open source project -- to the Apache Software Foundation.

Spark Lighting a Big Data Fire, Survey Says

Spark is still hot, seeing tremendous growth in contributing developers, user roles, applications, usage cases and just about every other Big Data metric you can think of, according to a new survey from commercial steward Databricks, which says it's basically eating Hadoop's lunch.

New-Age C++ Boosts Open Source NoSQL Cassandra Speed 10x

Among the news coming out of this week's Cassandra Summit was ScyllaDB, a rewrite of the NoSQL database that claims 10x more data processing speed via new-age C++ techniques that take advantage of the multiple cores in modern hardware.

Open Source Meteor Platform Supports ES2015, Angular and React JavaScript

The ambitious Meteor JavaScript framework -- targeting cross-platform Web and native mobile app development -- has settled on standardized ECMAScript 2015 as its default JavaScript base, with support for Angular and React added on.

AOT Compiler for Java RoboVM Gets an Upgrade

The latest edition of the RoboVM ahead-of-time (AOT) compiler and runtime library for Java is now available, coinciding with the release of Apple's iOS 9 mobile OS and Xcode 7 IDE.

DataTorrent Slams Spark, Advocates Open Source Apex

DataTorrent is touting its open sourced technology, Project Apex, to fill in what it sees as weaknesses inherent in Apache Spark, the darling of the Big Data movement.

Embracing Node.js, Microsoft Seeks Open Source Dev Help

With the ascendance of JavaScript as a first-class dev approach, Microsoft has embraced the open source Node.js technology in its tooling and services, even reaching out to the community for help in the effort.

Facebook Releases React Native for Building Android Apps in JavaScript

React Native for Android was announced by Facebook today, with a new-age JavaScript-based approach that emphasizes a "learn-once, write-anywhere" paradigm instead of traditional cross-platform techniques.

IBM Buys in to Node.js API Approach

The JavaScript juggernaut shows no signs of slowing down, as IBM said it's acquiring enterprise Node.js specialist StrongLoop to further API-driven development on its Bluemix Platform-as-a-Service.

Today's Devs: Polyglot, More Women, Plagued by Faulty Requirements

The non-profit Application Developers Alliance published a new study of the modern development scene, pointing to polyglot programmers using multiple languages, more women joining the ranks and failed software projects caused by faulty requirements.

New Source Code Typeface Gets Finicky Devs All Worked Up

A new typeface called Hack stirs debate about details such as the length of the tail on a lowercase "i" and if zeroes should delineated be from the letter "O" with a slash or a dot.

Big Data Product Watch 8/28/15: Streaming Analytics, High-Performance Computing and More

IBM, Intel and Hortonworks are among a host of Big Data players making news recently with streaming analytics, high-performance computing and open source options galore.

Netflix Releases Open Data-Fetching Developer Preview

Netflix has released a developer preview of its in-house data-fetching tool used to provide immediate responsiveness in mobile and desktop apps via efficient, JSON Graph-based client-side caching.

Opening Up Linux on Mainframes

The Linux Foundation and IBM today announced initiatives to advance Linux on mainframe computers, including a new collaborative project from the open source steward and new servers from Big Blue, which is contributing code to the open source community.

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