Recently, Spark graduated from the Apache incubator. Spark claims up to 100x speed improvements over Apache Hadoop over in-memory datasets and gracefully falling back to 10x speed improvement for on-disk performance. Based on Scala, it can run SQL queries and be used directly in R. It provides Machine Learning, Graph database capabilities and other further discussed in the article.
Going into its 8th year, QCon London is UK’s premier event designed exclusively for senior enterprise software development professionals: technical team leads, architects, software engineers, and project managers. If you've thought of attending, there is still a chance to go to one of the best conferences for our craft. QCon is now less than 2 weeks away! Why register? Seven Key Reasons to Attend.
Oracle released their latest Critical Patch Update (CPU), containing 144 new security fixes across all product families, including 36 for Java SE.
BigQuery, a SaaS query offering by Google, seems to gain more and more momentum. It allows to query large-scale columnar data structures using a SQL-like query language, in the cloud and provides integration with other Google services such as Google Analytics and Google Apps Script.
LinkedIn’s DataFu project, a collection of libraries for Hadoop, has now officially entered the incubation status at the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) since the first week of January.
Google has acquired Nest, maker of smart thermostat and smoke detectors, for $3.2 billion in cash, making it another major data source that will help Google understand how people live.
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The eighth annual QCon London (March 3-7) will feature in-depth presentations and case studies from NASA, Netflix, Twitter, The Financial Times, Etsy, and others. Hear industry practitioners on topics like Architecture, DevOps, Performance & Scalability, Agile, Java, and more. The conference schedule is now final and live. Register by Feb 5th and save £149.
In a recent blog posting Mark Nottingham, chair of the HTTP/2 Working Group, gives his opinion on 9 things to expect in the next version of the Web standard which is rapidly nearing completion and implementations are starting to appear.
Google has sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.91B, and keeps most of the patents in their portfolio while Lenovo gets 2,000 patents. Google may lose money on this deal but the Android ecosystem benefits.
Despite huge investments and years in development, PaaS has not managed to attract many customers so far. This article digests what several analysts are saying regarding the current status of PaaS and its future.
After a slight delay the long anticipated release of Java 8 is now on back on track and scheduled for release on March 18.
Version 4.0 of JArchitect by CoderGears, a tool used to manage Java code bases and application development, is now available. JArchitect allows architects and developers to analyze a code base, automate code reviews, and facilitate refactoring and migration.
Twitter has open sourced their MapReduce streaming framework, called Summingbird. Available under the Apache 2 license, Summingbird is a large-scale data processing system enabling developers to uniformly execute code in either batch-mode (Hadoop/MapReduce-based) or stream-mode (Storm-based) or a combination thereof, called hybrid mode.