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Datastax Launches Tech Support for Open Source Cassandra

DataStax today unveiled Luna, a new technical support plan aimed at users of open source Apache Cassandra. Executives with the company say the support plan will diversify DataStax’s revenue stream and tap into a new ec Read more…

It’s Time for MLOps Standards, Cloudera Says

Just as operational standards have been established for data management via DataOps, the industry needs to create open standards for machine learning operations, or MLOps, according to Cloudera, which today unveiled a ca Read more…

Cloudera Commits to 100% Open Source

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 Read more…

Google Extends Olive Branch to Open Source Tech

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 desi Read more…

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

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, Read more…

War Unfolding for Control of Elasticsearch

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 pro Read more…

Keeping the Big Picture In Sight at H2O World

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. "Time is the only non-re Read more…

Data Startups Continue to Draw Suitors

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 dea Read more…

Congress Opens Floodgates with Data Law

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 Read more…

Cloud Backlash Grows as Open Source Gets Less Open

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 Read more…

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

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. However, recent mov Read more…

AI Enlisted to Secure Apps

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 fr Read more…

Open Source is Now a Big Data Service

Open source technologies continue to make headway across a range of industries undergoing digital conversions. The big data sector has of course led the way with a growing list of Apache Foundation projects ranging from Read more…

Python Gains Traction Among Data Scientists

Data scientists have a growing range of options when choosing analytical tools, and a new survey of tool preferences reveals a roughly even split in preferences among the three leading programming languages. In its an Read more…

Transfer Learning Project Looks to Reuse Training Data

A new open source project seeks to simplify the use of a machine learning framework called “transfer learning” in which the ability to accomplish one task can be applied to subsequent tasks. Transfer learning spec Read more…

Does Open Source Boost Security? Hortonworks Says Yes

Organizations are best served security-wise if they favor and adopt open source technology -- especially enterprise open source -- over proprietary alternatives, according to Hortonworks. However, not everybody agrees th Read more…

Databricks Open Sources MLflow to Simplify Machine Learning Lifecycle

Databricks today unveiled MLflow, a new open source project that aims to provide some standardization to the complex processes that data scientists oversee during the course of building, testing, and deploying machine le Read more…

DataTorrent, Stream Processing Startup, Folds

DataTorrent, the startup behind the Apache Apex stream processing engine, unexpectedly closed its doors last week. Guy Churchward, DataTorrent’s president and CEO since February 2017, confirmed the shutdown in a rep Read more…

FoundationDB Goes Open Source

FoundationDB, the key value store-based NoSQL database designed to scale without sacrificing core ACID properties, has been released to the open source community. Apple, which acquired the NoSQL database developer in Read more…

SAS Previews Upcoming Enhancements to Viya Platform

Neural network interpretability, integration with open source analytic libraries, and greater mobility within SAS's product suite are among the capabilities that are coming to the SAS Viya platform later this quarter. Read more…

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