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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…

Elastic to Release Source Code for X-Pack

Elastic customers who pay for high-end enterprise features like machine learning in the X-Pack extension will no longer be relegated to a "second-class citizen" experience when working with the vendor to track down bugs Read more…

Weighing Open Source’s Worth for the Future of Big Data

The open source software movement began in earnest 20 years ago, when a group of technology leaders in Silicon Valley coined the term as an alternative to the repugnant "free software." Fast forward to 2018, and the conc Read more…

AI Development Gets a Blockchain Boost

Among the approaches to ramping up AI innovation is applying blockchain technology as a new kind of marketplace to help open-source developers find AI building blocks that can be quickly implemented. In turn, the digital Read more…

Apple Releases Turi ML Software as Open Source

Apple last week released Turi Create, an open source package that it says will make it easy for mobile app developers to infuse machine learning into their products with just a few lines of code. "You don't have to be Read more…

Open-Source ML Server Gets Apache Promotion

The pace of machine learning technology development got another boost this week with the announcement that an open source platform donated last year by Salesforce has been promoted by the Apache Foundation. Apache Pre Read more…

Former Yahoo Unit Releases Vespa Engine

Vespa, Yahoo's big data processing and serving engine, is now available as open source on GitHub, Oath Inc., the company formed in June after the completion of Verizon's acquisition of Yahoo, announced this week. Yaho Read more…

Hate Hadoop? Then You’re Doing It Wrong

There’s been a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking saying Hadoop never made sense in the first place and that it has met its demise. Comments from “Hadoop is slow for small, ad hoc jobs” to “Hadoop is dead and S Read more…

Four Open Source Data Projects To Watch Now

While open source isn't the sole source of creativity and progress in big data, it's a major driver in the space. Market-shaking tech like Kafka, Spark, Hadoop, and MongoDB all began as obscure open source projects backe Read more…

MariaDB Emerging as Default MySQL Option

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 w Read more…

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