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

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Amazon Web Service Marketplace now offers R on demand

AWS offers a hosted version of Revolution Analytics R distribution for $1.25 an hour

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HP expands OneView into VMware environs

HP's server management software can now work with VMware vCenter workloads

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Docker challenges virtualization market with containers

The Docker release focuses on improving the stability and overall quality of the application container

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Red Hat brings SOA to the cloud

Red Hat's JBoss Fuse Service Works 6 provides a way to integrate systems using the best practices of service-oriented architectures

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IBM questions the performance of D-Wave's quantum computer

IBM charges that a D-Wave quantum computer run by Google actually relies on good old-fashioned classical physics

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Cloudera launches in-memory analyzer for Hadoop

Apacahe Spark has been used by Intel and Yahoo to analyze data as it comes off the wire

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Dell lets managers go 'off road' with self-serve analytics

Dell is bringing analytics directly to the desktops of its managers, and saving money in the process

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Startup Altiscale offers Hadoop hosted service

Yahoo Hadoop veterans band together to offer an Hadoop-as-a-service

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AMD debuts first ARM processor

Samples of the Opteron four- and eight-core, 64-bit A1100 Series ARM processors will ship to AMD partners this quarter.

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Lavabit case highlights legal fuzziness around encryption rules

The now-defunct Lavabit is appealing a contempt of court ruling for not turning unencrypted data of a single user -- presumably NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden -- to the government.

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Lavabit to have its day in federal appeals court

The now defunct secure email service is standing up for the right to protect encrypted communications.

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HP envisions the holistic data center

Hewlett-Packard wants to help organizations save money by helping them manage their data centers

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Red Hat refreshes private cloud stacks for the enterprise

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 features the latest version of the OpenStack cloud building software

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Hardware torpedoes IBM's Q4 revenue

Sluggish sales of IBM mainframes and other hardware put a damper on the company's latest quarterly earnings report

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Amazon moves to next-generation compute instances

AWS has also cut prices of storing data in its cloud with its EC2 and EBS services