Joab JacksonIDG News Service

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service.

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Microsoft jumps into NoSQL market with new Azure data store

Microsoft Azure DocumentDB offers NoSQL data storage as a service on Azure

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NIST taking input for mobile security guidelines

A new NIST publication aims to alert enterprises of potential security dangers within commercial apps

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VMware acquires CloudVolumes for faster virtual app delivery

CloudVolumes provides VMware a way to deliver applications on the fly to desktop computers and servers

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R programming language gaining ground on traditional statistics packages

The use of R is growing more quickly than that of SAS, SPSS and MATLAB, according to one researcher

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How Michael Gregoire plans to put CA back on track

CA focuses on the emerging markets of cloud and mobile management, security and devops

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Google brings robust cluster scheduling to its cloud

Google Cloud users can now run Docker jobs alongside their Hadoop workloads in the same cluster

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TPC takes the measure of big data systems

The fresh TPCx-HS benchmark could provide an apples-to-apples comparison of commercial Hadoop systems

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Arise, Swarmbots! Harvard lets loose army of independent robots

The Harvard Kilobots provide a glimpse into how machines can mimic biological processes

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Docker gets a GitHub-like repository from CoreOS

The recently purchased Quay.io provides the software and services for CoreOS to run a Docker hub

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday focuses on Internet Explorer

Microsoft issued 29 patches for its browser, including one that covers a critical vulnerability.

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Dell bundles backup software, eyes further development

Dell embarks on the path of becoming a full-fledged storage software vendor

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IBM focuses on identity management with Lighthouse buy

The Lighthouse acquisition will bring IBM the ability to offer identity management as a service

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Google's latest big-data tool, Mesa, aims for speed

Mesa can hold petabytes of data across multiple servers while fielding millions of updates and queries per day

IBM's new brain-mimicking chip could power the Internet of Things

The IBM TrueNorth brain-inspired prototype processor offers the equivalent of 256 million synapses

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Oracle issues a virtual strongbox for enterprise encryption keys

Oracle Key Vault provides a central repository for storing enterprise encryption keys