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Cloudera Commits to 100% Open Source

Jul 11, 2019 |

The old Cloudera developed and distributed its Hadoop stack using a mix of open source and proprietary methods and licenses. But the new Cloudera will be 100% open source, just like Hortonworks, its one-time Hadoop rival that it acquired in January. Read more…

Google Extends Olive Branch to Open Source Tech

Apr 9, 2019 |

Google Cloud today announced strategic partnerships with seven prominent providers of big data technologies that will bring those vendors’ solutions to the Google Cloud Platform as managed services. The move appears designed to position Google in a more favorable light relative to Amazon, which has taken a more heavy-handed approach with the open source backers. Read more…

Here’s What Doug Cutting Says Is Hadoop’s Biggest Contribution

Apr 1, 2019 |

Apache Hadoop isn’t the center of attention in the IT world anymore, and much of the hype has dissipated (or at least regrouped behind AI). But the open source software project still has a place for on-premise workloads, according to Hadoop co-creator Doug Cutting, who says Hadoop will be remembered most of all for a single contribution it made to IT. Read more…

War Unfolding for Control of Elasticsearch

Mar 12, 2019 |

Amazon Web Services on Monday announced that it’s partnering with Netflix and Expedia to champion a new Open Distro for Elasticsearch due to concerns of proprietary code being mixed into the open source Elasticsearch project. Read more…

Keeping the Big Picture In Sight at H2O World

Feb 6, 2019 |

SriSatish Ambati, the CEO of H2O.ai, had just taken the stage at H2O World in San Francisco yesterday morning. His keynote had barely begun, but Ambati clearly had something to get off his chest. Read more…

Data Startups Continue to Draw Suitors

Jan 28, 2019 |

Leading technology companies continue to snap up big data startups spawned by open-source technologies. The latest example is Microsoft’s deal to acquire open-source database specialist Citus Data.

In a separate deal last week, the big data analytics arm of French aerospace giant Thales (OTCMKTS: Read more…

Congress Opens Floodgates with Data Law

Jan 3, 2019 |

If, as many now suspect, open source is becoming less open, there was a bit of good news for open-source advocates at the end of 2018 when Congress approved legislation ensuring that unclassified government data remains free and available to all. Read more…

Cloud Backlash Grows as Open Source Gets Less Open

Dec 24, 2018 |

Are cloud providers freeloading on free and open software? That question is casting a shadow on the growth potential of cloud computing as vendors like Confluent, MongoDB, and Redis Labs put new restrictions that prevent cloud companies from using their software in specific ways. Read more…

What Does IBM’s Acquisition of Red Hat Mean for Open Source?

Oct 29, 2018 |

At first glance, IBM’s surprise announcement that it plans to buy Red Hat for $34 billion looks like a victory for open source, which has been a huge driver of innovation in the IT market for decades. Read more…

AI Enlisted to Secure Apps

Sep 6, 2018 |

An application security testing specialist is adding automated verification to its app scanning platform.

WhiteHat Security said this week the addition of AI-enabled verification to its application security testing framework would help developers accelerate deployment of secure web applications. Read more…

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