How easy does Hadoop need to become to penetrate the market fully? As easy as dragging-and-dropping, said Xplenty, a new big data company that aims to allow anyone to use Hadoop in the cloud or on-premise with zero coding knowledge.
Updating the Linux kernel without restarting, also known as live kernel patching, is a luxury available so far only to a select few server administrators. But that could change as a result of kGraft and kPatch, which may make reboot-less kernel updates a standard part of the open source operating system.
OpenStack companies Tesora and Mirantis cemented their partnership recently with the announcement that Tesora's
Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) platform for the open source cloud operating system is now certified for use with Mirantis's OpenStack distribution.
OPNFV, the Linux Foundation collaborative project dedicated to building an open source platform for network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN), is closing out the year with a roundup of what it has accomplished in the three months since its launch, and where it hopes to head next.
Ubuntu Linux fans could be sporting smartphones that run the open source operating system by next Valentine's Day. Device manufacturer bq has confirmed that phones powered by Canonical's Ubuntu Touch OS will hit the market in February 2015.
Delivering on the promise it made when it introduced Snappy earlier this month, Canonical has now extended the new Ubuntu flavor into Amazon Web Services, bringing the transactionally updated, container-oriented platform to another major public cloud platform.
Open source software theoretically ensures that the best code becomes the most widely shared and used code. But how can open source developers know how many other projects are actually making use of their handiwork? An interesting new tool called Libscore aims to provide an answer -- at least for Web developers.
Small and medium businesses (SMBs) have mostly stayed out of the headlines about security and data privacy breaches that proliferated in 2014. But the cyberattacks on larger enterprises have spawned new concern and spending among SMBs on security, according to a survey out this week from Software Advice.
If you want to have a serious Web presence, you need to deal with Internet crawler bots. But those bots also present increasingly heavy burdens for servers, as well as security and data privacy challenges. So says security vendor Incapsula, which has released a study of the bots, good and bad, that trawl the Web today.
Red Hat (RHT) has broadened the deployment options for its integrated data analysis and business intelligence platform with the announcement that Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA can now run across a variety of public cloud providers that Red Hat has certified, as well as on new hardware configurations.
Google (GOOG) may soon be taking open OpenDocumentFormat (ODF), the native file format in virtually all modern open source word processors, like LibreOffice and OpenOffice, more seriously. That's according to a statement from Google's open source chief speaking about the future of the company's cloud-based app suite.
Big Data may not be grabbing headlines the way it was a couple of years ago. But it's a niche that is by no means saturated, as the latest numbers from open source Hadoop vendor MapR -- which now reports 700 customers and a current expansion rate of upwards of 200 percent -- show.
Is Docker, the open source containerization platform, turning into a "monolithic binary" that's doomed to fail within an open source ecosytem that thrives on decentralization? That's what StackEngine, which develops automation solutions for Docker, suggested may be happening in one of the latest examples of criticism of Docker.
Lots of people complain about data privacy and security on the Internet, but few actually stop using apps for that reason. You probably already sensed that, but a new survey from open source collaboration and data management vendor Open-Xchange has quantified the actions users will actually take in response to data privacy concerns.
The Linux Foundation has announced that four new industry partners—Array Networks, Midokura, Ooredoo and Sonus Networks—are backing OPNFV, the open source software-defined networking (SDN) and network-functions virtualization (NFV) platform.