Open Source

Tips, techniques, best practices and management strategies for using and deploying open source solutions in the enterpris.

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Hortonworks Adds New Enterprise Features to Hadoop Distribution

With the release of the Hortonworks Data Platform 2.1 version of its Hadoop distribution, Hortonworks is packing in new enterprise features, including data access, data governance, data management, security and operations. Full Story »
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Web Giants Join Forces for Open Source MySQL Scalability Project

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.

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3 Ways Technology Improves Road Race Registration

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.

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How Code Marketplaces Can Cut Application Development Costs

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.

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Red Hat Extends JBoss with Open Source BPM

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.

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Facebook Open Sources Thrift Protocol ... Again

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.

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7 Reasons Not to Use Open Source Software

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.

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Concurrent Offers Performance Management for Big Data Applications

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.

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An OpenStack Primer for IT Executives

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.

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Facebook Open Sources Its Embedded Database Code

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.

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How to Run Your Small Business With Free Open Source Software

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.

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Facebook Open Compute Project Picks Switch Specs

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.

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Hortonworks Makes Hadoop More Versatile in New Distro

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.

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Open Source App Development Platform Aims to Ensure Privacy in the Cloud

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.

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How to Choose the Best License for Your Open Source Software Project

Getting the right license for your open source project can mean the difference between success and failure for your software.