Enterprise Tech News: Microsoft Open Sourced Chakra, Google Grants Dataflow to ASF, Axway Acquires Appcelerator

22 Jan. 2016 Enterprise Tech News

This week’s tech news roundup features: Microsoft has open sourced the JavaScript engine Chakra, Google reveals plans to donate Dataflow to Apache and Appcelerator Titanium is acquired by Axway.

Microsoft Open Sources Its JavaScript Engine – Chakra

Microsoft Javascript Engine Chakra

Microsoft has finally open sourced the core components of its JavaScript engine, Chakra. Primarily used in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge, Chakra has been released via the MIT license on GitHub.

Apart from Microsoft’s browsers, Chakra also works with Cortana, Outlook.com, Azure DocumentDB, Node.js in Windows 10, universal Windows 10 apps in smartphones and PCs.

As a fully supported, open-source project, Chakra includes everything needed to interpret, compile, parse or execute JavaScript code minus the dependence on Edge. According to Microsoft, they want “to ensure that all changes find their way to be shipped as a part of the JavaScript engine powering Microsoft Edge and the Universal Windows Platform on Windows 10.”

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Google Plans to Donate Dataflow Technology to Apache

Google's Dataflow to Apache Software Foundation

Google has announced that it plans to donate its Dataflow data processing technology to Apache Software Foundation (ASF). A proposal regarding the same has been submitted to ASF. This move by Google is an attempt to include Dataflow in the Apache incubator project and also to encourage better transparency and governance around it.

A revolutionary technology, Dataflow can handle stream as well as batch processing of vast data sets. It is more efficient than the MapReduce technology that lies at the heart of Hadoop, the open-source big data software. Also, Google’s Cloud Dataflow is a planned implementation of Dataflow on Google’s public cloud. Each new cloud-based effort by Google is their continued effort to beat competitors such as Amazon Web Services & Microsoft Azure in the public cloud business.

Appcelerator Titanium Acquired by Axway

Acquisition of Appcelerator by Axway

Appcelerator Titanium is one of the most popular platform used to develop cross-platform mobile apps. Founded a decade ago in San Jose, California, the Titanium SDK is used in 180+ countries for building hybrid mobile applications.

Now, the company has been acquired by Axway, an enterprise engagement software provider. Axway is registered in France but has its headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. With this acquisition, Axway has expanded their digital business enablement solution offerings. However, both the organizations together will continue to empower enterprises in the delivery of optimal consumer experiences across data sources and devices, at any time.

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