June 7, 2013

The Cybersecurity News You Didn’t See This Week

Headline: National Security Agency Caught Unawares by Cyberattack WASHINGTON DC, June 7, 2013: A massive Cyberattack hit US interests today from an unidentified foreign attacker, causing extensive damage to military and financial targets. In response, the National Security Agency (NSA) conducted a rare press conference. “Even though the PATRIOT Act

Facebook Debuts Presto Query Engine

At a developer conference, Facebook unveiled its homegrown query engine called Presto. According to Facebook’s Martin Traverso, more than 850 Facebook employees use the tool every day to analyze 320 TB of data. It runs in memory and can perform simple queries in milliseconds, complex ones in just a few

Java Rises Again

Java may not be as dominant as it once was, but that doesn’t mean you should discount it, says RedMonk analyst Stephen O’Grady. At the Jax Conf Java conference, O’Grady gave a presentation on Java’s rise, fall and rise again. “When we talk to developers, there is still a tremendous

The Top Ten Apps that Enterprises Ban

Bring your own device (BYOD) policies at some companies prevent users from installing some mobile apps and require them to install others. Fiberlink recently published a report on the top blacklisted and whitelisted mobile apps. Here are the results for iOS (see the link below for the Android results): Top

IBM, 10Gen Promote MongoDB as Industry Standard

If you need a NoSQL database for your Web or mobile development project, IBM and 10Gen hope to encourage you to use MongoDB. The two firms are working together on a new standard that will promote use of MongoDB. According to 10Gen’s Matt Asay, “IBM embraces open source communities. And

Red Hat Adds Support for Newer Versions of Ruby, Python

Sometimes, Web developers want to use a newer version of Ruby of Python than what is included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). In order to meet the needs of those developers, Red Hat has put out a new beta release called Software Collections 1.0. It includes Ruby 1.9.3 with

Box Launches $Rev Program for Enterprise App Developers

In can be difficult to make money on enterprise mobile apps because developers don’t have the same in-app purchase and advertising opportunities that make many consumer apps profitable. But cloud computing vendor Box wants to make it easier with a new program it calls Box $rev. Under the program, Box