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Aiming to eliminate a number of onerous data engineering tasks, MapR today updated its distribution of Hadoop to include Apache Drill 0.5.
Security advisories for OpenSSL should not be used for competitive advantage, according to the development project behind the widely used cryptography component.
Big Data isn't just a buzzy concept in the business world these days – professional sports teams are, increasingly, applying similar principles to their own operations, analyzing fast-growing quantities of data in order to better understand the game.
VMware wants to bring enterprise-class reliability to OpenStack by releasing a distribution of cloud hosting software that runs on top of the virtualization stack.
IT shops that want professional support for MongoDB without paying for the enterprise edition of the company's increasingly popular NoSQL database now have an option from MongoDB itself.
Support for open source software is 'unbundled' from the software itself. That actually makes it much easier to get the right level of support at the right price.
Businesses of all sizes embrace open source software and the benefits it can bring. Sometimes, though, choosing proprietary software makes better business sense. Here are seven scenarios when it pays to pay for your software.
Getting the right license for your open source project can mean the difference between success and failure for your software.
FreeOTFE may sound like a political bumper sticker, but it stands for "Free On The Fly Encryption." The "Free" part is self-explanatory; "On The Fly Encryption" refers to the encrypting/decrypting of data as it is written to or read from your hard disk.
With all the many compelling reasons for a company to switch to Linux on the desktop, it's no wonder that businesses large and small are increasingly relying on the free and open source operating system.
Today many IT executives choose open source over proprietary software for everything from cloud computing to facilitating teamwork among remote workers. Open source increases security and privacy, encourages an engaged community and offers the ability to "look under the hood" to diagnose and resolve issues quickly.
Microsoft's relationship with the open source movement has undergone an extraordinary transformation over the last few years, from a deep hostility to what can only be described as an embrace.
There's a reason the theme song at this year's Open Business Conference was 'Happy.'
In managing human resources, people architecture is gaining popularity, says IT workforce analyst David Foote. He explains what it is and why it's on the rise.
After more than six years of internal development of its branch of the cross-language framework that powers its internal services, Facebook has released that branch to open source and hopes to work with the Apache Thrift community to incorporate the work.
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