Joab JacksonIDG News Service

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

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Tableau adds story lines to visual reports

Tableau 8.2 can attach a narrative to a series of data visualizations.

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Gazzang buy gives end-to-end encryption for Cloudera Hadoop

The acquisition means that industries with strong security regulations will be able to use Cloudera's Hadoop distribution

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Oracle focuses on prepping databases as a service

The latest release of Oracle Enterprise Manager focuses on enabling database as a service

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Apple unveils Swift, a new programming language for iOS, Mac

Developers at the Apple WWDC event enthusiastically applauded the introduction of the new Swift programming language

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IBM aims to bring faster development to the cloud

IBM is expanding its Bluemix cloud services to offer more agile development tools

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Apache lights a fire under Hadoop with Spark

Apache Spark might provide a faster alternative to Hadoop MapReduce

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IBM customizes cloud services for the enterprise

IBM is offering cloud services to cover patient care, customer data analysis and other specific industry processes

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PHP keepers plot radical revision of the language

Future versions of PHP may be compiled, thanks to the influence of Facebook engineers

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Microsoft goes public with browser development plans

A new site from Microsoft shows which Web standards will be supported in Internet Explorer.

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Intuit to mobilize Quicken, Mint with Check acquisition

Intuit will offer the ability for mobile users to pay bills and check bank accounts through the Check service.

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Oracle weaves Fabric for MySQL clustering

MySQL Fabric offers high availibility and the ability to scale out across multiple servers

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Google Cloud previews Docker-based virtual machines

The popular Docker technology could provide a competitive edge for Google's cloud services

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CoreOS Linux distro lands on the Google Cloud Platform

Designed for massive server deployments, CoreOS consumes less than 200MB of working memory per instance

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CA Technologies release free XP migration tool

The CA Desktop Migration Manager can move a user's files and settings to an upgraded or new desktop or laptop computer.

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The Couchbase database goes mobile

Couchbase has released a version of its NoSQL database that runs on mobile devices, allowing for offline access of data