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  • VoltDB expands into Web operations

    Responding to a growing user base of online service providers, VoltDB has outfitted its namesake in-memory database management system with additional tools to communicate with other technologies usually found in a Web applications stack.

  • Hortonworks releases a Hadoop sandbox

    Those who want to try the much-hyped Hadoop but haven't got a cluster or two to spare can now test the data processing platform on their desktops, thanks to a new release from Hadoop distributor Hortonworks.

  • Oracle buys DataRaker for 'big data' analysis

    Oracle is planning to buy DataRaker in a move that will give it a cloud-based platform for analyzing data from smart meters used by energy utilities. Terms of the deal, which was announced Thursday, weren't disclosed.

  • Mathematica 9 offers a bigger bucket of formulas

    Hoping to ease the mathematical labors of researchers across all scientific disciplines, Wolfram Research has added more capabilities to its flagship Mathematica software, offering formulas to ease social networking analysis, three-dimensional modeli...

  • Supercomputers face growing resilience problems

    As supercomputers grow more powerful, they'll also grow more vulnerable to failure, thanks to the increased amount of built-in componentry. A few researchers at the recent SC12 conference, held last week in Salt Lake City, offered possible solutions ...

  • Jaspersoft BI suite gets a new visualization engine

    With the commercial release of version 5 of its self-named reporting and analysis suite, Jaspersoft has revamped the software's visualization engine, doing away with an Adobe Flash-based visualization engine in favor of one using HTML5 Web standards.

  • VMware expands Redis programming options

    Redis, an open source in-memory data store maintained by VMware, has been upgraded to be more stabile and make more judicious use of memory, two traits that should make it more appealing for enterprise deployments.

  • Python: big data's secret power tool

    When it comes to analyzing big data, software packages such as Hadoop or the R statistical language come readily to mind. But at least one company, AppNexus, also relies on the Python programming language to help conduct heavy-duty data analysis.

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