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Open Source's 2014: MS 'Cancer' Embrace, NASDAQ Listings And A Quiet Dog

Matt Asay | The Register | December 27, 2014

...Another year, another slew of open source announcements that prove the once-maligned development methodology is now so mainstream as to be tedious...And yet in 2014 we had a few events in open source that managed to surprise us, and suggest an even brighter future...

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Open Sourcers Drop Software Religion for Common Sense

Cade Metz | Wired | February 15, 2012

But in 2009, Olson founded Cloudera — the first outfit to commercialize Hadoop, the open source data-crunching platform based on Google’s software infrastructure — and he dropped the GPL in favor of the Apache license, a license that doesn’t require contributions back to the community. You might think that such licenses would stunt the growth of the open source world. But Olson believes the opposite is true.

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Open-Source Business Intelligence And Reporting Solutions: Use Or Pass?

Suzanne Kattau | SD Times | November 6, 2012

Business intelligence and reporting solutions are available in both commercial and open-source versions. While many businesses have needs that can only be satisfied by using commercial business intelligence and reporting solutions, others would do perfectly well by sticking with open-source solutions. Here are some pros and cons of using open-source ones: Read More »

Open-Source Skills Best Hope for Landing a Good Job

Matt Asay | The Register | November 29, 2011

In the midst of a weakening global economy and rampant uncertainty as to when the recession will lift from North America and Western Europe, one thing is certain: open-source technology skills may be the best hope for landing a good job. Read More »

Open-Source Solves Big-Data Problems: Talking To 'Mr. Hadoop,' Doug Cutting

Cesar Orosco | Forbes | January 16, 2013

As big data continues to push and stretch the limits of conventional technologies, Hadoop emerges as an innovative, transformative, cost-effective solution. Read More »

Oracle Tucks R Stats Language Into Database

Timothy Prickett Morgan | The Register | February 10, 2012

Relational database juggernaut Oracle has embedded the R programming language used by more than 2 million statisticians and quants the world over into its 11g relational database. Call it R-acle 11g, Quant Edition.

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OSEHRA 2017: Microsoft, OpenStack, IBM Support VistA in the Cloud

This year’s OSEHRA 2017 Open Source Summit proved to be another major milestone in the transition from locked-in vendor-controlled health information technology to an open solutions approach. One of the major news stories at the summit was the decision by Microsoft to join OSEHRA and collaborate with the Open Health community. Another major presentation was that of Martin Rice, Director of the Division of State System for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Clyneice Chaney, Principal Systems Engineer. In their presentation (video* and PowerPoint*), Rice and Chaney described how CMS is transitioning to an open/modular approach to State Medicaid IT systems.

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Predictions 2012 – The View From an Open Source Foundation

Paula Hunter | Open Source Delivers | January 11, 2012

Projects aimed at improving health IT will continue to spark interest, and those funded and fostered at the government level have the best chance of widespread adoption. Some of the largest healthcare initiatives are open source, and funded at the federal level for several years to come. Thus they can ride out the financial and regulatory uncertainty currently plaguing our HC industry. I do expect that on the back end of these projects there is great commercial opportunity.

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Prepare For Change! This Is Not Your Father’s Database Industry

Derrick Harris | GigaOM | June 27, 2013

Incumbent database vendors aren’t exactly struggling to make ends meet, but the smart ones know that resting on their laurels might get them there someday. That’s because open source technologies like NoSQL and Hadoop are coming after their business. Read More »

Proprietary Software may be a Trap

Jennifer Scott | ComputerWeekly | June 27, 2013

Open source is winning praise in enterprises thanks to businesses realising the risk of letting proprietary software control their businesses. Read More »

Quanta Launches Open Compute Solutions, Including Open Rack

Rich Miller | Data Center Knowledge | October 24, 2013

For years, Quanta Computer has been building servers for Facebook and Rackspace based on design concepts advanced by the Open Compute Project (OCP). Today Quanta QCT launched a line of hardware products making those Open Compute designs available to a broader pool of customers.

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Salesforce's Oracle Database Dependence: Can It Open Source Its Way Out?

Larry Dignan | ZDNet | June 6, 2013

Salesforce is acquiring a laundry list of databases: NoSQL, PostgreSQL and Oracle. Oracle, however, is rumored to have landed a nine figure deal from Salesforce. Ouch. Read More »

Secrecy Is Google's Achilles Heel In Battle For The Cloud

Manek Dubash | ZDNet | July 25, 2012

Google is trying to position itself as a more reliable IaaS provider than Amazon Web Services. But given that its cloud technology is proprietary, can it meet enterprise demands for openness and transparency? Read More »

Sequencing, cloud computing, and analytics meet around genetics and pharma Bio-IT World Shows What is Possible and What Is Being Accomplished

Bio-IT World shows what is possible and what is being accomplished...last week I took the subway downtown and crossed the two wind- and rain-whipped bridges that the city of Boston built to connect to the World Trade Center. I mingled for a day with attendees and exhibitors to find what data-related challenges they’re facing and what the latest solutions are. Here are some of the major themes I turned up...

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Shahid Shah Predicts CMS Value-Based Payments Will Drive Adoption of Open Source in Health IT

Shahid Shah, the CEO of Netspective, is one of the most knowledgeable healthIT voices in the world, and he's also is optimist when it comes to open source in health care. Leonard Kish talked with Shahid about open source in health care and where it's headed in the hallways at HIMSS16. Shahid believes open source is just picking up steam because open source is about building connections and driving middleware. That's just the place that healthcare is at at the moment.

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