DataStax bids to be THE Internet of Things database
Google is bringing Santa in early for Christmas. The search, cloud, data giant has brought its "internal" anti-malware tool known as Santa to free distribution on GitHub here.
The CloudStack Collaboration Conference & ApacheCon 2014 event was held in Budapest this month.
The W3C reminds us: the web exists because of you.
What better time then to be thinking about open source Christmas gifts -- or, if you happen to prefer more politically correct (PC) terminology:
This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog by James Dixon, CTO at open source Business Intelligence (BI) products company Pentaho.
Should we champion these two coding champions who happen to be outstripping the performance of their male counterparts?
You might have heard of OpenStack as an industry consortium/community in the cloud computing marketplace - but then there is CloudStack.
Big service providers want to remove p
Everyone hates over-involved 'micromanagers' who refuse to allow employees to just get on with their jobs, but in cloud the case if different.
- 14 Nov 2014
What to expect from ApacheCon 2014
Open source license management provider Protecode has put together a simple overview on choosing the best open source license for a project.
The UK's Ministry of Defence (MoD) is opening up, technologically speaking.
NetSuite has pulled in the techies, partners, users, customers (and a blogger or two) to converge on London this week for its SuiteCloud event.
- 10 Nov 2014
As CTO at open source Business Intelligence (BI) products company Pentaho, James Dixon is responsible for the firm's architecture and technology roadmap.
Rackspace has produced a suite of free software templates for firms to use to deploy some of the most widely used open source applications available.
The company's goal is to make enterprise data accessible more quickly to all users, wherever they are... and in whatever application they are working.
TIBCO StreamBase now supports a wide range of open source connectors enabling customers to connect,
TIBCO stages its annual global convention next week - what used to be called TUCON is now called TIBCO NOW. Yes, we preferred the old name too. Any road up... the firm has just released version 5.6 ...
Don't be disappointed, Jive Software's new WorkType Finder is not a personality test says the firm's exec VP Elisa Steele. We increasingly analyse our lifestyle today (especially so given the rise ...
Intel has released what it says is 'the first' suite of tools for the development of native applications across architectures, operating systems and integrated development environments (IDE.) The ...
Platfora has lots to say this week by golly. Platfora who? Okay yes, sorry, we haven't spoken about this firm much yet -- the company is a big data analytics specialist and its software works in ...
- 09 Oct 2014
Pentaho 5.2 cooks up data analysis to blend, refine & 'visually taste'
The "royalty factor" drives data decision making says Mike Gaultieri of Forrester, speaking at the PentahoWorld 2014 keynote this week. The big data analyst suggests that consumers today want to be ...
The first ever PentahoWorld conference was staged this week in Orlando, Florida. Given the preponderance of so many long in the tooth tech events these days, it's nice to see how a firm with open ...
- 29 Sep 2014
Like the pharmaceutical industry today, the software industry was once historically dominated by big companies and proprietary code bases say Project Marilyn.
Rackspace has updated its eponymously named private cloud (powered by OpenStack) with a 99.99 percent OpenStack API uptime guarantee.
Open Rapid Application Delivery (RAD) platform Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) company OutSystems (Ed - does that make oRADpPaaS then?) has released its Platform 9 version this week. Claiming to be ...
Commentators have so far not been complementary about the deal; Eucalyptus is not the only open cloud player to have been derided for losing its way recently.
The International Standards Organisation (ISO) wants us to adopt a new standard for software testing.
Open source is as much a philosophy of living as it is a method of creating software argues Shapiro.
Microwavable instant 'convenient' cloud analytics, just add data
Intel unifies with Unity to extend Android support
The software is used by engineers to investigate, find and (hopefully) consequently fix customer-critical bugs.
Hadoop is only a 'landing zone', THEN you start big data analytics
A four-day event for technologists committed to developing open standards for the formation and continuation of a trusted cloud ecosystem.
Compuware and the 'horizontal' Agile LoB DevOps dream
There is a paid for "Pro" version too with more features and less ads -- and a higher capture resolution up to 1080p.
The openSUSE Project is taking the development version of openSUSE (known to family and friends as Factory) to distribution using the "rolling release" development model.
- 28 Jul 2014
Is SAP's cloud developer message squeaky clean and better than most?
Is Microsoft openness a wolf in sheep's clothing?
- 11 Jul 2014
Open Interconnect Consortium: can your fridge talk to your toaster?
Or is DevOps actually a movement, a cultural approach and a method? So DevOps is actually 2, 4, 8, 16, 32 or 64 people and so on.
- 07 Jul 2014
No silver bullets in virtualisation and containerisation (even with Docker)
There's a lot of Spark around this week. Well, it is the Spark Summit 2014 after all -- Apache Spark is a Hadoop-compatible computing system for big data analysis through in-memory computation with ...
Rackspace's involvement with OpenStack and CERN at the Large Hadron Collider surfaced again late last month when the cloud hosting provider staged a London-based gathering to discuss what, when and ...
The programming-specific press is in something of a maelstrom over the highs and lows of what Microsoft does so (arguably) well... and what the company still gets so (arguably, arguably) well, just ...
Basle-based open source web content management system (WCMS) company Magnolia International has released the 5.3 version of its core product with functionality now delivered through a series of ...
Defence-grade fingerprint security on KNOX for Android mobiles
Linus Torvalds conducts an interview with the IEEE Computer Society to explain how he sits today in terms of his thoughts with Linux.
Cisco is open sourcing block cipher technology to, the company hopes, better protect and control traffic privacy in cloud computing systems
Google taken its PDFium software library forward into open source project status.
Despite the prevalence and growth of OpenStack, there is a deeper and more entrenched legacy IT infrastructure that pervades across the business landscape.
Red Hat has deliberately slowed the pace of its flagship OS release schedule in a bid to lower operational costs
The firm's eponymously named Portfolio for Hadoop 2 product purports to help firm (and we quote), "leveraging diverse data stored in Hadoop".
Getting data from enterprise data warehouses and legacy systems (including mainframes) into Hadoop is clearly a key implementation today for big data ETL jobs.
Ventana Research just estimated that a whopping 60-80 percent of time spent on a big data analytics project is spent on preparing data using tools like R and Weka.
OpenStack has been in the news a lot... well, we have just had the OpenStack summit in Atlanta after all.
True open source cloud aficionados know their subject matter back to front; they know the history of cloud, the history of open cloud standards and (most of all) they know the history of OpenStack.
The heady world of server log analysis kicks up another gear this week with new products proffered forth from XpoLog Ltd, the company that says it "invented" Augmented Search for IT log analysis.
What is a network-independent mobile application?
Samsung has this week detailed its work on a major digital health initiative based on open hardware platforms and open software architecture.
Chef is in fact the company formerly known as Opscode; the company renamed itself after its core IT automation product after a recent round of successful funding.
Is Intel doing more than many of the other major vendors when it comes to facilitating Android implementation?
- 26 May 2014
prpl: digital home IoT software needs portable software on virtualised architectures
White House contributes APIs, stages hackathons & runs on Drupal
In 2014 we can still read reports claiming that VR will be the 'next big thing in gaming' and it might just be so.
Why Linux never threated Windows on the desktop
Apache Cassandra company DataStax is snuggling up with Databricks. The partnership is designed to deliver open source code back to the Apache Spark and Apache Cassandra communities to ensure that ...
Forrester's Alan Weintraub has said that EMC's EIM [Enterprise Information Management] strategy focuses on this InfoArchive product.
SpiderOak this month released its open-source cryptographically-secure cloud application development framework called Crypton.
It is therefore extremely rare to find one single paragraph that sums up the state of open standards based software application development coming from a tech analyst.
When IoT connected fridges send out spam : https://www.computerweekly.com/blog/Open-Source-Insider/When-IoT-connected-fridges-send-out-spam #forgerock #IoT #spam ...
Unless you live in a cave, Victorian style external toilet or Bear Grylls style treehouse in the Outer Hebrides it is safe to say you will have read about the Heartbleed bug.
open source extends way beyond the boundaries that you may initially denote to the movement
Opening Box to open source
This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog written by Lacey Thoms, a marketing specialist and blogger at Protecode
- 06 Apr 2014
Intel has beefed up its open source single-board computer and cut its price in half.
The software-defined business cometh
Has SkySQL MariaDB pulled off the NoSQL + SQL combo challenge?
MarkLogic champions 'semantic context' for NoSQL data insight
The firm has recently announced the addition of data-in-motion encryption as a new feature in its Zettaset Orchestrator management and security add-on application for Hadoop.
Java 8 has been reengineered with the strength of Project Lambda Expressions.
Oracle's Java coding cognoscenti gathered in the Czech capital of Prague this week to analyse, present and postulate over the arrival of the Java 8 language.
DevOps is a real job now, it's official
The NoSQL and relational database camps emerged fighting in 2013
- 21 Mar 2014
Microsoft continues to claw its talons into the open source this week space
- 19 Mar 2014
Sony is making it Authoring Tools Framework product available to programmers for free under the Apache 2.0 open source license.
Mozilla VP: Firefox for Microsoft Metro would be a mistake
The IT industry is in the midst of a mass platform migration. March of the penguins: how we migrate from UNIX to Linux
Can anyone code proficiently or architect a software masterpiece without enough sleep? Answer: no, of course not.
Berne Kaponig of @EMCcorp says #bigdata is the avant garde of data management
A British originated open source project is aiming to bring in technology expertise and design from anyone who wants to get involved and buck the previously "secretive world of Formula 1" that ...
Merkel & Cameron: Why CeBIT is a British idea
A Linux debugging tool more efficient than GNU debugger (GDB), really?
Cisco open sources corporate firewall software
OpenStack vendor Mirantis is clearly unperturbed by such naysaying and has just carried out a test on OpenStack 4.0 (Havana) deployed on IBM SoftLayer.
The latest iteration of the Barbe doll merchandise range sees everybody's favourite blonde girl step into a new role as a software application developer.
So how much reality is there in stories suggesting that many organisations have made significant Hadoop investments, but most projects are still experimental?
Horton sees Red and goes killer