The explosive growth of data from Internet-connected devices has led to massive demand for storage and analysis tools in computing. Treasure Data aims to serve both of these needs in one place with its big data cloud service based on Linux.
“Treasure Data monitors and supports its cloud service for customers who collect, store and analyze tens of billions of records a day,” said Eduardo Silva, an open source developer at Treasure Data, who is focused on Fluentd and related open source projects. “Linux is one of our keys to success.”
The results in this article contain more NVIDIA GeForce Linux results than what was shared last week when showing how BioShock Infinite runs much faster with the NVIDIA Linux driver than AMD Catalyst. The NVIDIA test line-up today spans from the GeForce GTX 550 Ti Fermi to the newest GeForce GTX 960/970/980 Maxwell graphics cards.
Rethink Robotics’s one-armed, Linux- and ROS-based “Sawyer” manipulation robot is smaller, faster, stronger, and more precise than the earlier Baxter.
When MIT spinoff Rethink Robotics announced the $25,000+ Baxter manipulation robot in 2012, it inspired a whole new category of small, relatively low-cost robots for light manufacturing and product assembly. The fixed, two-armed, “collaborative” robot broke new ground in the flexibility of its arms and grippers, as well as the Linux-based Intera software. Intera integrates algorithms that enable the robot to quickly learn new tasks and safely work alongside humans.
A recent report from the Linux Foundation and Dice revealed that there is a high demand for Linux professionals, but organizations are finding it difficult to find qualified candidates. The 2015 Linux Jobs Report discovered that 92% of IT managers are planning to hire Linux professionals in the next six months, but 88% stated it is difficult to find the right candidates.
Spurred on by IoT, open source Linux will grow from a 56.2 percent share of embedded device shipments in 2012 to 64.7 percent in 2017, says VDC Research.
Earlier this month, VDC Research released a report on the embedded OS market that says embedded Linux is growing in adoption in a market increasingly obsessed with the Internet of Things. The popularity of open source as well as the need for more advanced wireless and security stacks have helped Linux gain share from Microsoft’s Windows Embedded and from real-time operating systems (RTOSes), according to VDC’s “The Global Market for IoT and Embedded Operating Systems.”
Variscite released a tiny “VAR-SOM-DUAL” module starting at $46 that runs Android or Linux on a Freescale i.MX6 Dual, and offers onboard WiFi and Bluetooth.
Last November, Variscite announced a smaller version of its VAR-SOM-MX6_V2 computer-on-module called the VAR-SOM-SOLO. Whereas the VAR-SOM-MX6_V2 supports the full range of Freescale’s Cortex-A9 based i.MX6 system-on-chips, including the quad-core version, the similarly SODIMM-interfaced VAR-SOM-SOLO is limited to the single-core, i.MX6 Solo. Now Variscite has released a version that supports the 1GHz, dual-core i.MX6 Dual SoC.
It was 2010 when the first 600 Linux laptops began rolling out to classrooms in our seven elementary school buildings. We knew we had to think differently about device and patch management. There would be some commonality between elements of our elementary classroom systems, the default XFCE desktop environment, for example. But my team and I also wrestled with techniques to better support instructional technology requirements that varied widely by grade level.