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The Watson platform is now the largest and most diverse set of cognitive APIs, technologies and tools available to developers for creating innovative apps in the text, speech, photo, and video parsing fields. It's essentially cloud-based AI as a service.
The new Google Cloud Dataproc service sits between the Spark data processing engine or Hadoop framework directly on VMs and a fully managed service like Cloud Dataflow, letting you orchestrate data pipelines on Google’s platform.
Docker 1.8.0 will introduce a new API endpoint for copying files and directories into a container. With this addition, anyone can now implement their own build system using the Docker Remote API. Dockramp is a proof of concept for an alternative to docker build.