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Apache Camel gets a GUI

Potentially making a lightweight enterprise integration tool even easier to use, FuseSource has released a GUI for the Apache Camel messaging framework.

Cloudera expands Hadoop ecosystem

With the new release of its Hadoop distribution, Cloudera has radically expanded the set of supporting tools for the data processing framework.

BMC supercharges IBM DB2 for mainframes

Exploiting recent hardware enhancements that IBM added into its System z mainframe servers, enterprise software provider BMC has updated its line of performance tuning products to help customers get more from the latest version of the DB2 database.

IBM to launch Websphere 8 in June

IBM plans to release the next version of its flagship Java application server, Websphere 8, on June 17, according to documents posted to IBM's website this week.

New GNOME cuts the clutter

Five years in the making, the newly released version 3 of the GNOME Linux desktop interface has been radically redesigned.

Linux development to get high availability push

The Linux Foundation has formed a new working group to speed development within the Linux ecosystem that would make the operating system kernel more suitable for building high-availability (HA) systems, the Foundation announced Wednesday.

Microsoft appoints new marketing chief

Microsoft has appointed a new chief marketing officer, Chris Capossela, to take the place of Mich Mathews, who announced last week that she was stepping down.

CA Technologies acquires government consulting firm

In a move to strengthen its presence in the U.S. government IT market, CA Technologies has acquired Base Technologies, a privately held consulting firm that specializes in managing IT assets for U.S. public sector agencies.

Microsoft researchers: NoSQL needs standardization

The ever-growing number of non-relational, or NoSQL, databases needs standardization in order to thrive, two Microsoft researchers argue in the new issue of the Association for Computing Machinery's flagship publication, Communications.

IBM: Watson could boost confidence of financial industry

The software that helped IBM's Watson computer reign victorious on the Jeopardy game show in February could also help the financial industry assess risk more effectively, a pair of IBM executives stated on Monday at a high-performance computing confe...

Hadoop Hive gets production polish

Edging ever closer to enterprise software maturity, the Hive data warehouse software has been updated with new capabilities considered essential for production use, such as indexing, concurrency and advances in authentication management.

Report: Microsoft head marketer steps down

Mich Mathews, head of Microsoft marketing, has stepped down after 18 years of employment, the trade paper Ad Age <a href="http://adage.com/article/digital/microsoft-top-marketer-mich-mathews-exit/149638/">reported on Wednesday</a>.

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