Tips, techniques, best practices and management strategies for using and deploying open source solutions in the enterpris.
Thu, March 27, 2014 - Engineering teams from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter have begun work on WebScaleSQL, an open source project designed to address the challenges of running MySQL at Web scale.
Wed, March 19, 2014 - Like most previously paper processes, road race registration has moved online. This offers convenience to runners, but it can be a headache for unprepared race directors. Here's how three organizations handle the traffic, testing and analysis of their runner registration systems.
Mon, March 10, 2014 - Buying code modules from a curated marketplace can help usher applications into production on time and on budget. Because code marketplaces guarantee that developers will actively maintain modules, concerns about support are largely mitigated.
Tue, March 04, 2014 - Red Hat is extending JBoss up the middleware stack with a new business process management suite that gives organizations advanced decision and process automation capabilities.
Thu, February 20, 2014 - After more than six years of internal development of its branch of the cross-language framework that powers its internal services, Facebook has released that branch to open source and hopes to work with the Apache Thrift community to incorporate the work.
Tue, February 11, 2014 - Businesses of all sizes embrace open source software and the benefits it can bring. Sometimes, though, choosing proprietary software makes better business sense. Here are seven scenarios when it pays to pay for your software.
Tue, February 04, 2014 - The primary sponsor of the open source Cascading application framework for big data has unveiled Driven, a big data application performance management product for developers and dev ops.
Thu, January 16, 2014 - OpenStack, the open source cloud computing platform, has garnered the support of more than 200 IT vendors. Enterprises embrace the platform for its flexible, hardware-agnostic architecture -- but they should realize that this modularity can come at a cost.
Thu, November 21, 2013 - Facebook has released RocksDB -- an embeddable, persistent key-value store for fast storage -- to the open source community. The embedded database is intended to support applications that need low-latency database accesses.
Thu, November 14, 2013 - From simple bookkeeping packages to full-blown ERP systems, open source software can provide free options for small businesses that don't have the budget for big-ticket enterprise applications.
Tue, November 12, 2013 - The Open Compute Project this week announced that it is considering four contributions for development of an open, operating system-agnostic data center switch it announced six months ago.
Wed, October 23, 2013 - Built on Apache Hadoop YARN architecture, HDP 2.0 changes Hadoop from a single-purpose Web-scale batch data processing platform into multi-use operating system for batch, interactive, online and stream processing.
Thu, October 17, 2013 - Data privacy is top of mind for users everywhere. Cloud storage and backup vendor SpiderOak plans to address privacy concerns with Crypton, an open-source Web app dev platform that crunches data in a browser-based client instead of the cloud.
Tue, October 01, 2013 - Getting the right license for your open source project can mean the difference between success and failure for your software.