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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The mainframe turns 50, or, why the IBM System/360 launch was the dawn of enterprise IT

In 1964, mainframes weren't new, but the System/360 revolutionized the computer industry

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Build: Microsoft Azure embraces outside technologies

Microsoft has open-sourced its new C# compiler and Azure now incorporates the open source Chef and Puppet configuration managers

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Microsoft open sources Windows Library for JavaScript

The Windows WinJS JavaScript library can now be used to help build apps for non-Microsoft browsers

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LucidWorks preps Solr stack as Splunk killer

LucidWorks combines the LogStash log engine with the highly scalable Lucene search engine

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Oracle doubles the speed of MySQL query handling

MySQL 5.7 can process twice as many query requests as the previous version could

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Facebook, other Web giants unite to scale MySQL

WebScaleSQL hopes to equip the open source MySQL database with high-performance features

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Amazon counters Google with its own cloud price cuts

Amazon's announcement comes the day after Google said it is cutting prices

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Google revamps enterprise cloud services with price cuts, more features

Google has re-energized its efforts compete with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Windows Azure

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JavaScript creator takes Mozilla helm

Brendan Eich takes CEO spot from six-year veteran Jay Sullivan

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In-memory technologies move databases to real time

Microsoft and Pivotal join a growing field of in-memory data providers

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Facebook's Hack programming language builds code safety into PHP

Hack pairs PHP's ease with the safety controls of older languages

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HP updates lifecycle development suite for faster testing

HP's Application Lifecycle Management software comes with a new interface and enhanced testing tools

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Embarcadero unifies iOS and Android development within a single tool

Embarcadero's new Appmethod provides a way to compile a single program for multiple platforms, such as Andorid and iOS

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Embarcadero moves into data modeling with CA ERwin buy

Data modeling will become Embarcadero's largest revenue generator, according to the company

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NoSQL vendor Basho restaffs executive team

Adam Wray, formerly of Tier 3, will now lead the open-source Riak database vendor