HP Adds Java SDK to Vertica Big Data Platform

Michael Vizard, November 27th, 2013

Demand for Big Data applications is clearly skyrocketing. But the challenge facing many developers is that the data needed to create those applications exists in structured, unstructured and semi-structured formats. Looking to make it easier to build these kinds of applications, Hewlett-Packard has added support for both a Java SDK and semi-structured data to the HP Vertica columnar database.


SAP Steps Up Effort to Court Developers for HANA

Michael Vizard, November 26th, 2013

With the delivery of the latest service pack for the SAP HANA in-memory computing platform, SAP has begun putting the tools in place that developers need to build applications on top of the HANA API.


SAP Plans to Build API Management Gateway

Michael Vizard, November 22nd, 2013

SAP has more than 1,500 applications and services, and with the emergence of SAP HANA as an in-memory computing platform, the company plans to expand its application portfolio even more. The challenge is figuring out how to make it easier for developers to integrate all those applications.


Twitter Engagement Part 2: Collecting Tweets and Users

Guest Author, November 19th, 2013

TwitterControlling a local database is vital for collecting tweets and users from the Twitter API. Once this is accomplished, you no longer have to worry about rate limits, API reliability or speed of access. I do most of my work with MySQL, but any server-based database can be used—even a flat file in CSV format is a viable solution for minimal storage needs.


Twitter Engagement Part 1: Moving Beyond Bulk Following

Guest Author, November 18th, 2013

TwitterSuccessful Twitter engagement is generally measured with the simple goal of gaining a high follower count, but true engagement doesn’t end with a follow-back—that is just the beginning. What you really need for success on Twitter is an ongoing conversation with like-minded individuals, folks who will provide informed feedback on your tweets, introduce you to their friends on Twitter who share your opinions and help spread your messages. This series of articles on engagement programming will show you how to use Twitter API 1.1 to move from simply following to truly engaging on Twitter.


Espresso Logic Enables Reactive Backend Database Programming

Mark Boyd, November 13th, 2013

Californian startup Espresso Logic has been given $1.6 million by investors who believe the backend service provider can create the “executable napkin”. Espresso Logic also promises to make using SQL databases as simple as NoSQL, CEO R. Paul Singh told ProgrammableWeb after the funding announcement.


Cloudera Innovators Program Fosters Hadoop API Adoption

Michael Vizard, October 28th, 2013

APIs tend to go wherever the data is, so with more data than ever showing up in Hadoop, it stands to reason that APIs would soon follow. At the Strata Conference and Hadoop World 2013 event today, Cloudera announced a Cloudera Connect: Innovators program under which developers are invited to build applications that invoke an API that Cloudera in partnership with DataBricks has created for its distribution of Hadoop.


Oracle Rises to the Big Data ETL Challenge

Michael Vizard, October 18th, 2013

As demand for Big Data applications continues to increase developers are being forced to confront some fundamental issues associated with traditional extract, transform and load (ETL). Simply put the ETL processes and technology they have in place was never designed to handle loading massive amounts of data into an application.


GreatNonprofits to Launch Bi-Directional API for Access to Charity and Nonprofit Reviews

Eric Carter, October 15th, 2013

GreatNonprofits; leading developer of tools that allow people to find, review, and share information about charities and nonprofits; has announced that it will launch a bi-directional API. The API will allow information to flow two directions. Reviewers can submit reviews via the API and third party applications can include reviews within content. Craiglist founder, Craig Newmark, recently invested in GreatNonprofits in hopes that it would become the Yelp of nonprofits.


Splice Machine: A Realtime SQL Database on Hadoop

Mark Boyd, October 14th, 2013

Splice Machine prides itself on being the only transactional SQL-on-Hadoop database aimed at giving developers an easy-to-learn tool for managing big data in the enterprise. ProgrammableWeb spoke with Splice Machine’s CEO Monte Zweben at the recent API World and Data Week conference in San Francisco – where they won a Top Innovator award – to discuss how API developers can access the best-of-both-worlds SQL and NoSQL database engine to return contextual and personalization data in realtime.


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