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Hortonworks adds Ambari control freak to Hadoopery

Hortonworks, the Yahoo! spinoff that has emerged as the third supplier of commercial support for the Apache Hadoop big-data muncher, is ramping up its Data Platform to the 1.2 release, which includes better security, enhancements to HCatalog data sharing and HBase database services that ride on top of Hadoop, and integration of the Ambari graphical management tool that was in tech preview when Hortonworks kicked out its 1.0 release last June.
15 Jan 13:00 |
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WTF is... WebRTC?

FeatureLast week’s release of Firefox 18.0 saw the not-for-profit browser gaining “preliminary” support for a technology called WebRTC. Folk downloading the browser afresh or updating from a previous release may have been keener on Firefox’s new support for Apple’s “retina” displays or the browser’s promised JavaScript performance leap. But bringing WebRTC to the fore - it has been present in developer-centric, pre-release versions of Firefox for a while, and tucked behind a disabled-by-default preference at that - puts this little-known technology on path some analysts will see it become a major disruptive force on the mobile and VoIP industries.
15 Jan 13:44 | 31

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