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Team of rivals: Hortonworks, Pivotal join up for Hadoop project

Competitors band together to contribute to Apache Ambari, a project whose popularity is on the rise as more organizations look for ways to extend the Hadoop management framework.

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Why one developer switched from Java to Google Go

Pivotal's Matt Stine, who was raised on Java, has become an advocate for the Google-built Go language. Find out why one developer chooses Go for building system-level software.

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The truth about big data: It's more than technology

Big data is a maddeningly broad concept, in part because it represents a new, iterative approach to solving problems.

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How to create a data lake for fun and profit

The idea of data lakes has been fermenting, and now real companies are using them for real analysis. Here's why you might want one -- and how to create it.

Facebook to release open source library for iOS interface development

Async Display Kit, part of Facebook's Paper interface app for iOS, offers users better scrolling on devices.

GitHub takes center stage at OSCON

The open source convention will also feature sessions on Docker, OpenStack, and programming languages both new and old.

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JVM plus Docker: Better together

Docker can fill in gaps in the JVM, providing resource control, configuration benefits, and improved packaging and deployment.

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Review: Cloud Foundry brings power and polish to PaaS

Cloud Foundry impresses with broad application support, streamlined deployment, and enterprise extras from Pivotal, though initial setup could be simpler.

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Amazon cloud users can now get a piece of Nginx Plus

Amazon Web Services now offers Nginx Web server, a popular alternative to Apache HTTPS, and media streaming for flat subscription price for all machine types.

Oracle to release 115 security patches

Oracle plans to release 115 security patches on Tuesday, for vulnerabilities affecting a wide array of its products, including its flagship database, Java SE, Fusion Middleware and business applications.

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DataStax Enterprise 4.5 turbocharges speed and security

Leading column-family NoSQL database gets an enterprise-grade makeover, with blazing in-memory speed, Hadoop integration, and granular security controls.

Python bumps off Java as top learning language

Python's simpler syntax and ability to scale up for enterprise development have made it the preferred language choice for learning to code.

Custom Cassandra data types

Learn to create and then use custom Cassandra Query Language data types in this quick tutorial from Dustin Marx.

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MongoDB grows up -- and shows off its enterprise cred

At the MongoDB World conference, the NoSQL darling got new enterprise-grade features and a Fortune 500 hug. Can MongoDB survive the embrace?

In praise of Java template engines

A Java template engine's built-in MVC architecture can cut the learning curve for a Java beginner, but more seasoned developers find plenty of reasons to use them too.

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One enterprise tech trend to rule them all

It's turning enterprise IT on its head. It promises vast cost savings, shorter time to market, and continuous technology improvement. And it can't be stopped -- at least not for long.

Oracle hopes to entice mobile developers with new framework

Oracle's new Mobile Application Framework works with a variety of development tools and languages, including Java, JavaScript and HTML5.

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Do Twitter analysis the easy way with MongoDB

The Twitter-scape is alight with news from the World Cup -- and it turns out you don't need Hadoop to mine it. For simple data analytics, try MongoDB's aggregation framework instead.

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