Hospitals are being ordered to go HIPAA compliant by October 1st, 2015. We spoke to Soonr’s Sam Liu and EnterpriseDB’s Pierre Fricke about the data security implications of preparing applications for HIPAA compliance.
Cloud and networking updates aplenty for Google, with Cloud Dataflow and VPN services available in beta alongside performance enhancements to their big data web service that works at lightning speed.
While real-time search engine Elasticsearch is known for its scalability, LinkedIn’s Kafka is a reliably fast messaging system. Mariam Hakobyan shows us how the two work together as a fast and performance-optimised duo.
The fourth release for the 1.X line of Spark is here, with Apache Spark 1.3 introducing usability improvements alongside a new DataFrame API that is sure to provide powerful and convenient operators.
Torrents of data, high throughput and no downtime – it’s understandable that younger programmers will struggle to deal with the requirements of today’s stack. The best backend developers are the ones that think like hardware engineers, says analyst Dr. James Stanier.
SFCurve is an Eclipse project that stems from two LocationTech programs, looking to solve the same problems and now working to create a robust, optimized set of space-filling curve exercises.
After progressing all the way up to version 0.99, HBase 1.0 is here; a major milestone in the Apache project’s development, offering some exciting features and new APIs without sacrificing stability.
Pivotal has unveiled a new version of its Big Data Suite, which should allow users to discover the value data analytics has for them. For the first time, the source code of the Pivotal tool has been opened to the community.
In the wake of the MongoDB insecurity debacle, Lukas Eder writes that the solution is a wider variety of skills in a developer team.
Medical researchers are increasingly turning to analytic tools to undertake ever bigger projects, while several big data analyses have already delivered significant results for healthcare.
A major leap has been made for the newest version of Apache Hive, now proudly stepping up to version 1.0.0. After nine years of work, Hive can now embrace the new naming structure and all that comes with it.
Docker 1.5 gives users plenty of features they’ve been waiting for: specifying the file to use in a Docker build, IPv6 support and some extra stats action. Docker’s first release of the year has all the right stuff.
News of a MongoDB 3.0 release brings promises of more power, flexibility and easier management, as the document database gets a thorough make-over.
Typesafe found what they like to call a ‘golden nugget’ in some of their latest developer survey results and wanted to investigate the unexpected uptake of Apache Spark. Their responses paint a promising and exciting picture for Spark adoption.