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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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

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Pivotal packages a lighter Java Web application stack

The Pivotal App Suite collects Spring, Tomcat, Redis, RabbitMQ and other components in one integrated package

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HP trims its cloud offer for lighter use

The HP Helion "lean" infrastructure service is aimed towards running collaboration suites or virtual desktops

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Next-gen HTTP Web acceleration protocol nears completion

The HTTP/2 protocol will speed Web delivery, though also may put more strain on Web servers as a result.

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MongoDB snags key Oracle engineer

The chief architect behind Oracle 6, Roger Bamford will be helping MongoDB mature its namesake NoSQL database

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PHP gets a formal specification, at last

A new formal PHP specification sets the stage for additional implementations of the language

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Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers

Red Hat wants Linux for ARM servers to avoid the fragmentation that plagued Unix in decades past

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BlackBerry focuses on security for the enterprise

BlackBerry says it can offer levels of security that can not be replicated on Apple, Android or other mobile devices.

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Hortonworks, Pivotal team to better manage Hadoop

Two Hadoop distributors will join forces to work on Apache Ambari, a Hadoop management tool

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Wolfram fortifies SystemModeler with more libraries

Wolfram has opened an online store for third-party modeling libraries

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HP invests in Hortonworks' Hadoop

With the Hortonworks partnership, HP has a full data analysis software stack to present to enterprise customers

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IBM aims to disrupt supercomputing market with cloud enticements

IBM's SoftLayer cloud will offer supercomputer-friendly InfiniBand as an interconnect option

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Microsoft brings two open source tools to Azure

Packer and OpenNebula are the latest open source technologies to find a home on the Microsoft Azure cloud service