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How Physicians Are Driving Data Analytics Advances In Health Care

Don Tennant | IT Business Edge | November 19, 2014

You’d think physicians would have enough to worry about, with all that medical stuff they have to deal with. But it seems that in addition to the stethoscope draped around their necks, a lot of them are wearing a data analytics hat...

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IBM Unveils Breakthrough Software to Exploit Big Data

Staff | The Nation | March 8, 2012

As companies seek to gain real-time insight from diverse types of data, IBM today unveiled new software and services to help clients more effectively gain competitive insight, optimize infrastructure and better manage resources to address Internet-scale data. Read More »

Jim Zemlin: 2014-The Open Source Tipping Point

For the last ten years open source has expanded into more and more segments of the computing industry. But as we review 2014, a new story emerges: software development has fundamentally shifted toward an open source model. Especially for the infrastructure software used for scale-out computing, open source is the de facto choice; in fact, it’s virtually impossible to find examples of scale-out infrastructure that is not open source. Read More »

Just How Closely Can The NSA Really Watch You?

Brian Proffitt | ReadWrite | June 20, 2013

Leaks that suggest the NSA is vacuuming up personal information from the phone records and online-service data of U.S. citizens have some people concerned about the prospect of an Orwellian surveillance state that can track our every move. Read More »

Machine Learning in Healthcare: Part 2 - Tools Available to the Average Healthcare Worker

A variety of machine learning tools are now available that can be part of the armamentarium of many industries, to include healthcare. Users can choose from commercial expensive applications such as Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio, SAS Artificial Intelligence Solutions or IBM SPSS Modeler. Academic medical centers and universities commonly have licenses for commercial statistical/machine learning packages so this may be their best choice. The purpose of this article is to discuss several free open source programs that should be of interest to anyone trying to learn more about machine learning, without the need to know a programming language or higher math.

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Meet Bill Gates, the Man Who Changed Open Source Software

Cade Metz | Wired | January 30, 2012

From the outside looking in, it appears that Microsoft has indeed turned the corner. The company recently added two open source platforms to Windows Azure — its new-age web service for building and hosting applications on the net — and it’s actually contributing open source code to these projects — as well as others. These aren’t minor open source projects. Read More »

Microsoft Contributes Open-Source Code to Samba

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | November 2, 2011

Freak snowstorm reported in hell. Tea party agrees Obama is the best candidate for 2012 presidential election. Microsoft submits open-source code under the GPLv3 to Samba. Those are all pretty unlikely, but Microsoft really did submit code to the Samba file server open-source project. Read More »

Microsoft Embraces Elephant of Open Source

Cade Metz | Wired Enterprise | October 12, 2011

It took more than three years, but Microsoft has finally learned to stop worrying and love Hadoop. Read More »

Microsoft To Open Source A Big Data Framework Called REEF

Derrick Harris | GigaOM | August 12, 2013

Microsoft has developed a big data technology that sits on top of Hadoop’s new YARN resource manager. Called REEF, it’s designed to let users build jobs that can maintain state even after they’re done, and that can grab data from wherever they need it. Read More »

Netflix Open Sources Its Hadoop Manager For AWS

Derrick Harris | GigaOM | June 22, 2013

Netflix has open sourced its software to make running Hadoop jobs on the Amazon Web Services cloud as easy as possible. Read More »

New Platfora Release With Open Data Access And Flexible Workflow Options Makes Big Data Analytics Available For All

Press Release | Platfora | May 14, 2014

Platfora today announced an update to its full-stack analytics platform with significant feature enhancements to tightly couple Big Data Analytics into core production workflows within the enterprise. 

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NSA Concedes Hadoop Beats Its Pricey Alternatives

Matt Asay | ReadWrite | June 21, 2013

Despite its billion-dollar budget, the open-source community builds better Big Data technology than the NSA. Read More »

Open Source FIWARE Platform Creates New IoT Business Opportunities

The European-funded IoT open source platform FIWARE has matured significantly in the past two years according to developers, and is now being used in industrial production cases, pilot smart city, and utilities projects. Two projects using the FIWARE platform include a city water quality pilot and an early warning system to identify and prevent pest risks to agricultural crops. To further support industry uptake, FIWARE has recently formalized a foundation to lead community efforts. The Foundation is expected to see a new wave of community participation in the open source platform, which already has significant links with other open source projects...

Open Source Has Won: Now What's Your Strategy?

Miles Kehoe | CMS Wire | December 17, 2014

...[O]pen source is here to stay. If your organization isn’t using open source software in mission-critical applications, you’re in the minority...

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Open Source vs. Proprietary Software

Joab Jackson | PC World | November 3, 2011

The "scrufffy guy coding away in his basement" archetype stopped applying to open-source software a while ago. It just doesn't make sense when you consider that heavyweight vendors like IBM and Microsoft - which built empires based on proprietary software - constitute some of biggest contributors in money and development resources to widely used open-source projects like the Linux OS. Read More »