Christopher Tozzi

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OPNFV Adds Chinese Telecom to Open Source NFV/SDN Partnership

The Linux Foundation's OPNFV project won a significant endorsement this week from China-based ZTE Corporation, which stands to increase the global reach of the open source network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) initiative.

Automotive Grade Linux Adds Industry Partners for Open Source Cars

Cars may still not be the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Linux and open source, but the Linux Foundation's Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project continues to expand. This week, it announced three new members, bringing the total number of industry partners and academic collaborators to 46.

Splice Machine Debuts Relational Database for Big Data Storage

Splice Machine, which is building a scale-out database storage system for Hadoop that it said dwarfs traditional SQL database performance yet runs on commodity hardware, has now released version 1.0 of its relational database platform for big data.

Teradata and MapR Partner on Hadoop-Based Big Data Analytics

MapR has moved to marry its Apache Hadoop distribution with Big Data analytics and exploration features that far exceed those available in the basic open source Hadoop platform through a major new partnership with Teradata, which will become a reseller of MapR software and services.

Linux Tablet Developer Crowdfunds Mobile App Tools for Ubuntu, Android, iOS 1

An outfit called the Demski Group has launched a Kickstarter campaign to support development of MAGE, a platform for building mobile apps without having to write code.

Predicting the Future of Training for Linux, Open Source Software

How much demand is there for Linux training? Enough to make the Linux Foundation's inaugural MOOC online training course, "Introduction to Linux," the most popular offering on the edX platform. So the open source advocacy group has pointed out in a memo that reveals much about the present and future of open source education.

ClusterHQ Unveils Data Storage Tools for Docker Virtualization

ClusterHQ says it has taken a major step toward making Docker, the open source, container-based virtualization platform, viable for enterprise production use in major public clouds including AWS and Rackspace, thanks to integration of its Flocker data-storage tool with Docker Fig.

HP Unveils SQL Big Data Analysis, Visualization Tools for Hadoop

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) has moved to make big data analysis and exploration easier—and to strengthen its relationship with major Hadoop vendors Hortonworks, MapR and Cloudera—with the release this week of HP Vertica for SQL on Hadoop, which aims to simplify queries on HDFS data.

Adobe Brings Open Source Veteran on Board to Lead Mobile

Adobe has a new lead man for mobile marketing. That's no surprise. Executives are appointed every day. But here's the interesting bit: Adobe's new vice president of Mobile, Matt Asay, is an open source veteran, bringing experience from Canonical, MongoDB and Novell to a company not particularly known for open source investment.

Flockport: LXC Container Virtualization About More than Cloud Apps

Is open source, container-based virtualization destined to be merely an app-delivery platform for the cloud? Flockport, which specializes in orchestrating LXC container deployment, hopes not, and is counting the shortcomings of projects such as Docker and Canonical's LXD as it touts LXC's value for simplifying virtualization workloads of all kinds.

Databricks Adds Certifications for Spark Big Data Integrators

Apache Spark, the open source platform for in-memory, cluster-based big data processing, has taken another step toward readiness for prime-time with the announcement of a new certification program from Databricks that focuses on Spark systems integrators.

ownCloud Enterprise 7 Adds Object Storage, Broader File Sharing for Personal Cloud

Making data sharing and syncing available no matter where the data lives—on private clouds, in apps or in public clouds such as AWS and Dropbox—is the headline feature in ownCloud Enterprise 7, the newest version of the cloud and data storage platform built on top of the open source ownCloud project.

Talend 5.6 Brings Spark, Storm, IoT Features to Open Source Big Data

Talend 5.6, the latest iteration of the flagship product from the open source big data vendor with the same name, is now available, bringing with it features that the company says will speed Hadoop adoption in the enterprise, as well as promote Internet of Things (IoT) integration.

OpenShift 2.2 Adds Enterprise JBoss Services to Red Hat's Cloud PaaS 1

OpenShift 2.2, the newest version of Red Hat's (RHT) open source platform as a service (PaaS) for cloud computing, is out, bringing with it more enterprise-readiness than ever through the addition of two new JBoss services, the company said.

Rackspace Adds Managed Hosting for Microsoft Cloud

Cloud hosting giant Rackspace (RAX) has thrown a bone to Microsoft (MSFT) cloud fans with the announcement that it is extending support to Hyper-V, System Center, Windows Server and Windows Azure Pack as part of its managed cloud offerings.

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