Gloria Lau gives her keynote at Big Data TechCon

How to prioritize what you’re developing with Big Data

The spotlight turned to data analysis and real-world business use cases at Big Data TechCon, which winds down today in San Francisco. Talk was of day-to-day work and decision processes needed to support large-scale Big Data operations, with topics such as Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL and traditional relational databases, and how they can be leveraged for … continue reading

Business use cases come to forefront at Google Glass conference

The usefulness of wearable devices in the business world was the focus of today’s keynote at GGDevCon, the Google Glass developer conference. The event detailed numerous business use cases for the device, and laid out the ways in which many enterprises are experimenting with Glass in the field. Steve Willinger, business development manager at Google, … continue reading

Eclipse and Codenvy push for Web-based Java IDE

The Eclipse Foundation envisions a future where software is written within a Web browser. While the Eclipse Orion project has already produced a Web-based IDE for JavaScript, HTML and CSS, today the Eclipse Foundation announced the Eclipse Cloud Development project, an effort to bring even more of the software development tool chain into the browser. … continue reading

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Snowflake offers cloud data warehouse as a service, cheaply

Snowflake has appeared in time for winter. This cloud data warehousing and analytics company revealed its product for the first time this week, coming out after nearly two years of working in stealth mode. Bob Muglia, CEO of Snowflake Software, is a former Microsoft executive who joined Snowflake in June. He said the sweet spot … continue reading

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DevOps Enterprise Summit bashes silos

The DevOps Enterprise Summit, taking place this week in San Francisco, hosted talks from a variety of large businesses describing their trials and tribulations with merging their development and operations teams. The conference, which is sponsored by Electric Cloud, hosted talks from companies like Disney, GE, and Ticketmaster. Steve Brodie, CEO of Electric Cloud, said … continue reading

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Intel goes INDE

Intel yesterday announced the availability of its new INDE suite of cross-platform development tools. INDE stands for the Integrated Native Development Experience, and the suite includes tools for working in C++ and Java. INDE is available in three flavors, which range from free up to $799. Jeff McVeigh, general manager of performance client and visual … continue reading

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Salesforce enters mobile app development, analytics market

In a conference headlined with names like Hillary Clinton, the Beach Boys, Cake, Bruno Mars and Bono, you could be forgiven for mistaking Dreamforce for some sort of whacky business-themed music festival. Instead, it’s simply the way Salesforce decided to get attendees excited about their newest announcements: a new analytics platform and Lightning, a rapid … continue reading

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AMD appoints new CEO

Rory Read is out; Dr. Lisa Su is in. AMD announced a shake-up at the top yesterday in a surprise announcement that CEO Read would be replaced by Su, formerly AMD’s COO. Despite the abruptness of the announcement, however, Read stated that he had been preparing a successor since he first began running AMD three … continue reading

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Dynatrace heads out on its own

Compuware was purchased by private equity firm Thomas Bravo in September, and already that move to take the company private has yielded the unleashing of Dynatrace. Previously only the name of a tool, the moniker now represents the entire Compuware line of application performance monitoring tools. New name in hand, Dynatrace hosted the Perform Global … continue reading

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Docker acquires Koality

Docker is putting its investment capital to good use with today’s acquisition/hiring of Koality. The move, while based on the quality of the team at Koality, is not intended to bring continuous integration products to Docker, however. Instead, the Koality team will be rebuilding Docker Hub for behind-the-firewall deployments at enterprises. Before the acquisition, Koality … continue reading

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HP’s splitting of units long overdue

The time has come for HP to roll out the axes and chop itself up into smaller units again. The last time this happened was in 1999 when the real HP, the portion of the company dedicated to measurement instruments, was spun off as Agilent Technologies. Funny, as about that same time, HP was buying … continue reading

JavaOne talks outline the state of the platform

The clear focus of this year’s JavaOne, going on this week in San Francisco, is the community around Java and the state of the platform. To this end, Patrick Curran, chair of the Java Community Process, described a number of initiatives ongoing within the JCP, which he hopes will open the group to more participation … continue reading

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