If you are not familiar with the Google Documents List Data API (our Documents List Data API Profile), it allows client applications to upload documents to Google Documents and list them in the form of Google Data API ("GData") feeds. Until recently, the API enabled users to download files in their original format, but the developer community was active in requesting exporting capabilities, and today developers can use the API to download documents in a variety of formats including PDF, Microsoft Word, SWF, RTF, and Open Document Format.
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.
GE Software plans to publish APIs that allow developers to add value to the Predix platform that the industrial giant has created to manage the broad range of equipment it builds and services as part of a platform it calls the industrial Internet.