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R Backers Tout Funding Milestone, Seek Comeback

Aug 28, 2019 |

Reports of the demise of R as a programming language are exaggerated, according to community leaders, who note the R Foundation has so far approved the distribution of grants and sponsorships totaling $1 million. Read more…

More Hadoop, YARN Threats Surface

Jan 24, 2019 |

New reports have emerged of expanding security threats targeting cloud-based Hadoop and YARN instances, including more sophisticated attacks described as “multi-vector/multi-platform threats.”

Securonix, a security analytics and operations management platform vendor, said this week it is monitoring persistent malicious attacks affecting exposed cloud and server infrastructure. Read more…

MariaDB Emerging as Default MySQL Option

Jun 20, 2017 |

After more than two years of development, the latest version of the Debian Project, a “universal” open-source operating system, was released over the past weekend. Organizers of the project also said the MariaDB server will replace MySQL as the default MySQL variant for the new version called Debian 9 “Stretch.” Read more…

Microsoft SQL Server Supports Linux

Nov 16, 2016 |

Microsoft widened its embrace of the Linux kernel with a preview release this week of its next SQL Server, further extending its business analytics platform to run on open-source distributions. Read more…

Crunchy Data Container Suite Packages PostgresSQL

Jun 28, 2016 |

PostgreSQL databases can now be run and managed on Linux containers in cloud-native architectures with the release to the open source community of a database container suite.

Open source PostgresSQL specialist Crunchy Data announced its embraced of distributed cloud applications during this week’s Red Hat Summit in San Francisco. Read more…

MongoDB Plans ‘Giant’ Event in June

Mar 8, 2016 |

Senior executives from tech giants Google and IBM along with financial services infrastructure managers are scheduled to deliver keynotes addresses at database vendor MongoDB’s annual conclave in June.

MongoDB, Palo Alto, Calif., said this week its list of keynoters also includes Adam Savage, co-host of the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters. Read more…

IBM Rolls Power-based ‘Data Engine’

Feb 10, 2016 |

A new IBM “data engine” for running key open source analytics frameworks is built on the company’s recently added line of OpenPower Linux servers customized for big data workloads.

Technical details of the IBM data engine for Hadoop and Spark were released this week (Feb. Read more…

IBM to Rain $1 Billion into Linux and Open Source for Big Data

Sep 18, 2013 |Citing the desire to help clients capitalize on big data and cloud computing, IBM announced this week at LinuxCon its intention to shovel another $1 billion (USD) over the next four or five years into new Linux and open source technologies for the company’s Power Systems servers. Read more…

Red Hat Releases Storage Plug-in to the Apache Wild

Feb 20, 2013 |Big data may be the killer app for clouds, said Red Hat today, announcing their intention to seamlessly shepherd their considerable installed user base into a new era of computing. Read more…

Microsoft Drinks Open Source Kool-Aid

Feb 7, 2012 |Microsoft is committing itself to the concept of “openness” through some rather surprising new initiatives and partnerships--as well as through its very open new effort devoted to letting users know just how much they love open... Read more…