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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API management made easier (and free) with new 3scale service

The new APIcast service can host up to 50,000 transactions a day for no cost

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FoundationDB gears up for the Internet of Things

The latest FoundationDB database is capable of writing over 14 million records per second

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday addresses Exchange and Explorer flaws

Microsoft issued 7 security patches for the month, including three that are critical, covering security vulnerabilities found in Windows (both the server and desktop editions), Office, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server and Internet Explorer.

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Security group lays groundwork for a future without passwords

The FIDO Alliance encourages stronger use of biometrics and hardware tokens instead of passwords to identify users.

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Microsoft, Accenture try to ease the path to the hybrid cloud

A partnership could help large organizations develop hybrid clouds more quickly

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Hadoop successor sparks a data analysis evolution

2015 could be the year for Apache Spark

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IBM climbs on the Docker bandwagon

IBM will offer an enterprise-hosted service for running Docker containers

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Dell: For Windows Server 2003, the end is closer than you'd think

Next July, Microsoft will cease supporting Windows Server 2003, giving businesses a chance to modernize their IT architecture

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HP rolls data analysis tools into the cloud

Online versions of HP Vertica and IDOL will be available as cloud services in 2015

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CoreOS's Rocket launch aimed directly at Docker

CoreOS wants to strip the container model back to the basics and let the rest of Linux do the support work

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Microsoft buys Acompli to enhance Outlook for iOS, Android

Acompli's mobile e-mail client could power Office Outlook services on iPhones, Android devices.

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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