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Open-source startup hopes to change the way businesses visualize data

SlamData’s main appeal is that it works natively with data from NoSQL databases like MongoDB, which means it doesn’t need to translate unstructured data into the usual relational format. That’s an improvement over common analysis...

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NFV a hit for OpenDaylight

Almost 3/4 of users adopt it for virtualized functions; enterprises find NFV appealing too

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Accuvant researchers to release open source RFID access tool

Security researchers have long known about the vulnerabilities of the RFID readers that many buildings use instead of door locks, but facilities managers have been slow to upgrade to more secure systems.

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Why the Open Container Project is good news for CIOs

A Linux Foundation project to create a single standard for containers means CIOs can invest in container technology without fear of running in to compatibility problems.

IBM moves open source business software to the cloud

The DeveloperWorks Open site will initially host 50 IBM open source software projects

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IBM woos cloud developers

IBM has announced a three-pronged approach aimed at helping developers build and deploy open source cloud apps, including the developerWorks Open platform, the release of 50 projects to open source and partnerships with universities.

What’s behind Linux’s new Cloud Native Computing Foundation?

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is housed in the Linux Foundation and includes big names such as Google, IBM, Intel, Box, Cisco, and VMware, along with a variety of smaller companies like Docker, Cycle Computing, Mesosphere and...

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Why you need Open Source

At the recent Red Hat Summit, Red Hat CEO James Whitehurst talks with Network World about new IT processes and why companies should focus on open source.

Open source router project administers Lithium

Claims first script of latest OpenDaylight SDN code

Amazon releases open source cryptographic module

The s2n module could serve as a leaner replacement for the OpenSSL TLS module

Red Hat broadens programming language support

RHEL can now support multiple versions of a single programming language, such as Python

Does your company run on open-source software? Join the (very large) club

In five years, the number of organizations relying on such software has nearly doubled, this survey says

Need to plumb Hadoop data lakes? This new tool can help

Think Big's Dashboard Engine aims to put big-data insights within closer reach for business users

Would Microsoft ever open-source Windows?

The possibility is no longer far-fetched, one Microsoft engineer has suggested

India backs open source software for e-governance projects

The country had previously not taken a definite stand in favor of either open source or proprietary software

An SDN vulnerability forced OpenDaylight to focus on security

The SDN project now has a security response team to quickly handle new vulnerability reports

With mobile on its mind, SugarCRM looks to expand

The idea is that instead of just inputting data, users like salespeople will get help as they go about their day

Networking's open at last. Now what?

Open-source hardware and software provide new options, but most enterprises won't use them for years

Facebook's Open Compute Project starts to crack networking

Efforts to open up "black box" switches have started to deliver results

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