Q&A: Years ago, Microsoft's CEO described open source as a cancer. Times have changed. Just ask 22-year Redmond veteran and open-source proponent Mark Hill.
Company is kicking off a limited preview of a new Azure cloud service for managing and analyzing data from Internet of Things devices and sensors.
commentary Former Microsoft exec Brad Silverberg explains why insider Satya Nadella is the perfect person to lead the company into 2014.
The open-source software, which has emerged as the de facto standard for big data processing, may be what tips enterprise in the favor of open source, according to some high-level execs.
The virtualization giant is moving up the big data stack with its new Serengeti open-source project.
Internet companies seem to enjoy turning the world upside down by sharing software and operational details. Of course, it's still done out of self-interest.
With the buy of Marakana, the social network's engineers will get crash courses in open-source technologies like Python and Android.
Is Hadoop a cool new petabyte storage array? Or is it already as obsolete as yesteryear's tape drives? Some think Hadoop is merely a bridge to some better, future platform.
The target of a patent infringement lawsuit, the cloud service provider goes on the offensive with a countersuit against the patent assertion entity.
To start, the online giant today said it has identified 10 patents related to MapReduce, which allows users to analyze large data sets. It won't sue over those patents unless first attacked.