Another open-source consortium for Facebook, new project to go along

Maria Deutscher | September 17th

Even though it doesn’t depend on developers for revenue as much as some of the other web-scale companies that have been making headlines in the ecosystem lately, Facebook Inc. is investing heavily in...»

What’s left to conquer in OpenStack distros? Piston Cloud reaches “boring phase” | #OpenStackSV

Rachel Schramm | September 17th

"We've conquered everything there was to conquer," said Joshua McKenty, co-founder and CTO of Piston Cloud Computing. Now, Piston Cloud is "down to the day-to-day tasks of helping people with infrastructure." To talk OpenStack maturation, cloud strategy, and...»

MapR 4.0.1 release lets you ‘Drill’ into your Big Data

Mike Wheatley | September 17th

MapR has just added Apache Drill to its Hadoop distro, giving its customers a new way to use SQL to query their Big Data stores. The open-source Drill project is one that's been largely developed by...»

Startup Aviso aims to take the guesswork out of sales forcasting

Paul Gillin | September 17th

Silicon Valley startup Aviso, Inc. is applying predictive analytics to a task that has until now stubbornly resisted statistical rigor: sales forecasting. The company yesterday announced Aviso Insights, a cloud-based analytics tool that sucks in data from...»

New service offers Bitcoin training for financial professionals

Mellisa Tolentino | September 17th

Bitcoin's credibility has come a long way in recent months, reaching a point where we can now say it's become more or less acceptable as a form of currency, even if not everyone is all...»

IBM brings Big Data to the masses with Watson Analytics

Mike Wheatley | September 17th

IBM Corp. hasn't really been a consumer-oriented company for some time, probably since it sold its PC division to Lenovo Group Ltd. last decade. But now 'Big Blue' is slightly altering its course with the release...»

Rackspace declares it’s NOT for sale following lowball offers

Mike Wheatley | September 17th

Cloud hosting provider Rackspace Hosting Inc. has announced it's no longer planning to sell itself or merge with another company after it failed to receive any offers 'worthy' enough. Rackspace announced it was considering “inbound strategic proposals”...»

As OpenStack adoption grows, one CSO says to “just get started.” | #OpenStackSV

Alina Popescu | September 16th

OpenStack is starting to show significant progress in customer adoption, paralleling an important shift in the cloud computing market heralded by key developments including such as Hewlett-Packard, Co.'s recent acquisition of Eucalyptus Systems Inc. and the strategic placement of cloud experts...»

Embarcadero survey finds IoT enabling developers build completely new class of apps

Saroj Kar | September 16th

Embarcadero Technologies, the leading provider of developer tools for application and database professionals, announced the latest release of their Appmethod for developers along with a new Internet-of-Things (IoT) survey. Companies are investing heavily...»

Docker’s explosive expansion fueled by $40M Series C funding round

Kyt Dotson | September 16th

Docker, Inc. announced today that it partnered with Sequoia and raised $40 million in Series C funding. The company is behind the Docker platform, a virtual containerization system that is rapidly growing in popularity.  There have now...»