Cloudera proclaimed some time ago that it saw Apache Spark as the future of Big Data. It predicted, and committed to help bring about, a world where most Hadoop ecosystem components would run on the memory-centric Spark processing engine and would rid themselves of their dependency on MapReduce.
The firm this week today announced the opening of its new international headquarters in the City of London.
The move comes at the same time as a new Hadoop Community Hub for Central London.
Designed to make it possible to replicate data between Hadoop clusters using a wide area network (WAN), WANdisco Fusion Enterprise Edition makes sure that all the all Hadoop servers and clusters are fully readable and writeable, and that they are always in sync and recover automatically from each other after planned or unplanned downtime. There are no read-only backup servers and clusters that would be used when the primary active cluster goes offline.
OpenShift and Cloud Foundry are two popular options for open source PaaS. Here's how to tell which one is right for your development needs.
Put yourself in their shoes - that's the most important thing to remember as the boss of a free software project.
Whether you're handling a code patch from an argumentative contributor or trying to attract users via a release announcement, it's vital to think carefully about how other people will see it.
Alex Rice spent five-and-half years working as head of product security at Facebook before he helped found HackerOne, provider of a platform that enables organizations to run bug bounty programs. At HackerOne, Rice has teamed with his former employer as well as Microsoft to help sponsor and operate the Internet Bug Bounty.
Rice explained that the Internet Bug Bounty covers approximately a dozen open source projects that are critical to the functioning of the Internet, including PHP, perl, Python, Ruby, OpenSSH and others. Such projects typically don't have the resources to run their own bug bounty programs, Rice said.
In a further blow to Microsoft's grip on government desktop computing in the UK, the UK government has published 18 guides offering detailed information about the Open Document Format (ODF) standard and how to move organisations to ODF-compliant solutions.
ODF 1.2 was selected last year as the standard for editable office documents to be used across UK government departments, along with HTML5 and PDF, which became the official defaults for static documents that would be viewed, but not edited after they were published. The fact that native Word formats were not included as an alternative option was a major defeat for Microsoft, which had lobbied hard—and until 2014, lobbied successfully—to prevent this high-profile victory for ODF's open standard.
Open-source software is especially trustworthy compared to closed-source software because you can see the source code of the program you’re running.
Or can you?
You probably aren’t compiling all your software from source—you’re getting packages provided by your Linux distribution. But how do you know those binary packages were actually compiled from that source code and weren’t tampered with?
Part of why people are choosing PostgreSQL and EnterpriseDB is because users get to see the way the company works.
"Not only can people see how we develop the code but they can see how we deal with bug fixes and things like that, but they can also see how we work. Everything we do is out in the open so you're not hiding behind the PR department."
But Gmail is far from the only name in the game when it comes to web-based email clients. In fact, there are a number of open source alternatives available for those who want more freedom, and occasionally, a completely different approach to managing their email without relying on a desktop client.
Let's take a look at just a few of the free, open source webmail clients out there available for you to choose from.
The current move towards open data generating massive amounts of data, needs real-time processing needing intelligent solutions to process it. Having more tools which are open source can fuel further open data research impacting not only computing, but social sciences, where economists and governments can make use of big data as well.
Concurrent, a provider of high-performance Linux and storage products, announced a new open-source content delivery network (CDN) platform. Concurrent's new CDN platform combines open-source technologies with the company's enterprise support services to deliver streaming video and other content to consumers on connected devices. Concurrent is leveraging community-driven open-source technologies including Apache Traffic Server for caching and streaming, Traffic Control for request routing, Ceph for storage and its own packaged feature enhancements to create a CDN platform that is well-suited for commercial applications.