A Python SDK for interfacing with Google APIs, including BigQuery - a tool for querying large datasets. BigQuery leverages Google's significant processing power with SQL-like commands against append-only tables for fast results. See the project documentation for detailed installation instructions as well as code samples.
Partnering with a storage vendor may not be the first thing that comes to mind for most developers, but EMC is looking to changd some hearts and minds about the strategic role storage plays in application development.
San Francisco startup Prior Knowledge recently released in public beta their predictive analytics API called Veritable. They want to enable every developer with big data prediction tools, without becoming a quant genius first. Just upload a dataset, execute analysis, make predictions and watch the sparks fly.