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Sqrrl Raises $2 Million For Secure, Scalable Big Data Technology Originally Developed At NSA

Alex Williams | TechCrunch | August 20, 2012

Sqrrl, a big data startup that came out of development at the National Security Agency (NSA), has raised $2 million in seed funding from Matrix Partners and Atlas Venture. Read More »

Strata Week: New Open-Data Initiatives in Canada and the UK

Audrey Watters | O'Reilly Radar | December 1, 2011

Embassy Magazine broke the news this week that all of Statistics Canada's online data will be made available to the public for free, released under the Government of Canada's Open Data License Agreement beginning in February 2012. Statistics Canada is the federal agency commissioned with producing statistics to help understand the Canadian economy, culture, resources, and population. (It runs the Canadian census every five years.)

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The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Hadoop v1.0

Bob Gourley | Sys-Con Media | January 4, 2012

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is an all-volunteer group of developers, stewards and incubators of technology. They bring us many of the technologies powering our enterprises and consumer solutions and are continuing to innovate in ways that are absolutely amazing and enjoyable to try to track. Read More »

The Days of Proprietary Software Platforms are Numbered

Nick Heath | ZD Net | June 14, 2013

The days of businesses relying on locked-down operating systems and platforms tightly controlled by commercial organisations are numbered, according to Hadoop creator Doug Cutting.

Proprietary software platforms put businesses at the mercy of the platform vendor, often locking them into accepting regular price hikes, Cutting told ZDNet. Read More »

The Money In Open-Source Software

Max Schireson and Dharmesh Thakker | Tech Crunch | February 9, 2016

It’s no secret that open-source technology — once the province of radicals, hippies and granola eaters — has gone mainstream. According to industry estimates, more than 180 young companies that give away their software raised roughly $3.2 billion in financing from 2011 to 2014. Even major enterprise-IT vendors are relying on open-source for critical business functions today. It’s a big turnaround from the days when former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer famously called the open-source Linux operating system “a cancer” (and obviously a threat to Windows)...

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The next $1 Billion 'open source' company

Brian Proffitt | ReadWrite | October 23, 2012

It's been just under seven months since Red Hat became the world's first $1 billion open-source company. Now the question is who will follow suit and become the next open source company to hit this milestone?

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The Open-Source Answer to Big Data

Brian Bloom | PCWorld | May 29, 2012

Open-source source platforms for big data have exploded in popularity. And in the past few months, it seems like nearly everyone is feeling the fallout. Read More »

The Renaissance Continues for Open Source Artificial Intelligence

Sam Dean | Ostatic | November 10, 2016

Recently, in an article for TechCrunch, Spark Capital's John Melas-Kyriazi weighed in on how startups can leverage artificial intelligence to advance their businesses or even give birth to brand new ones. As a corollary avenue on that topic, it's worth noting that some very powerful artificial intelligence engines have recently been open sourced. Quite a few of them have been tested and hardened at Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other companies, and some of them may represent business opportunities...

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Think Like Linux, Act Like UPS, Smile Like Amazon: Toward Open Source Logistics

Phil Granof | Wired | January 22, 2014

What does one do when quality, quantity, and complexity collide? For that is the conundrum of large enterprises facing the vast resources available in the world of open source software (OSS). GitHub, the largest online code-hosting site, lists 10.2 million repositories, and Black Duck, the company for which I work, tracks 30 billion lines of open source code. Read More »

Twitter Did A Reddit AMA About Open Source. Here Are Some Highlights

Derrick Harris | GIGAOM | April 24, 2014

Here are some highlights from a Reddit Ask Me Anything featuring members of Twitter’s open source engineering team. It’s a pretty informative look at Twitter’s open source culture, the statuses of its various projects and its high hiring standards.

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We're Entering the Golden Age of Hadoop

Derrick Harris | GigaOM | January 19, 2012

Although the first couple years of the commercial Hadoop era have been characterized by an attitude of “Hadoop is great, but …”, the tone is changing as Hadoop vendors make the platform more palatable with each iteration. Read More »

What Does it Mean to Have an Open Mindset?

Successful companies are those that grow and expand. But bigger companies often need more managers. Excessive layers of management can instill cumbersome bureaucracy in a company, and bureaucracy can become a significant problem for companies when it can causes wasteful resource allocation, decreases productivity, and decelerates innovation. We can observe that open thinking can challenge or overcome potential problems of bureaucracy. Even if your company isn't a software company, it's still possible to adopt the mindset prevalent in free and open source software communities and instill openness within your company's culture...

What Is Deep Learning, and Why Should You Care About It?

Whether it's Google's headline-grabbing DeepMind AlphaGo victory, or Apple's weaving of "using deep neural network technology" into iOS 10, deep learning and artificial intelligence are all the rage these days, promising to take applications to new heights in how they interact with us mere mortals. To go deeper (yes, I went there) on the subject, I reached out to the team at the deep learning-focused company Skymind, creators of Deep Learning For Java (DL4J), and authors of the recently released O'Reilly book Deep Learning: A Practitioner's Approach, Josh Patterson and Adam Gibson...

What's the Big Deal About Hadoop?

Todd R. Weiss | ComputerWorld | February 14, 2012

Hadoop is all the rage, it seems. With more than 150 enterprises of various sizes using it -- including major companies such as JP Morgan Chase, Google and Yahoo -- it may seem inevitable that the open-source Big Data management system will land in your shop, too. Read More »

Why Proprietary Big Data Technologies Have No Hope Of Competing With Hadoop

Matt Asay | ReadWrite | October 28, 2013

Big Data is not new. For decades companies have been leveraging massive data warehouses and other proprietary Big Data tools to optimize business processes, improve customer targeting and more. That, however, was the problem: proprietary. Today Big Data is so big precisely because it's so open... Read More »