Joab JacksonU.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in New York.

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Facebook's alternative PHP engine attracts Web service providers

HHVM is being used by the Box storage service and by one of the largest hosts for enterprise-ready WordPress

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IBM offers 'devops' services to speed up enterprises' app development

Big Blue experts can help CIOs implement this new approach to rapid creation and release of software

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Teradata brings MapR Hadoop into the data warehouse

Enterprises benefit from extending their data warehouse architectures to handle big data workloads, Teradata says

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Researchers push supercomputing's bleeding edge with diverse applications

The five finalists for this years ACM supercomputing award pioneered new architectures and case models

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Facebook's Flow could help JavaScript programmers spot elusive bugs

Flow offers much-needed static type checking for the JavaScrtipt language

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IBM's new enterprise email aims to organize your day

IBM Verse, formerly called Mail Next, fuses e-mails with collaboration and analysis tools

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HP plugs the Vertica analytics engine into Hadoop

HP Vertica for SQL on Hadoop promises to pair the reliability of SQL with the scalability of Hadoop

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Top500 supercomputer race goes cold

China's Tianhe-2 machine tops the list for the fourth time in a row, with no serious up-and-coming contenders.

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Amazon embraces Docker with new customer tool

EC2 Container Service can be used to manage thousands of Docker containers

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Amazon launches Lambda, an event-driven compute service

Lambda replaces the need to run a separate virtual machine to coordinate multiple AWS services

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Amazon promises a mightier MySQL with Aurora release

Aurora combines the high performance of commercial databases, with the familiarity of MySQL

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'The cloud is the new normal,' Amazon Web Services executive says

Andy Jassy touts larger customer cloud deployments at the AWS user conference

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Microsoft ramps up 'devops' capabilities for developers

Microsoft has added release management, performance measurement and configuration blueprints to its devops arsenal

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Microsoft open sources .Net server stack

The company is building a version of .Net for Linux and Mac OS X

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CA portfolio management services can now reflect IT budget changes

CA's project and portfolio management software, formerly called Clarity, now offers what/if planning features