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3 Emerging Open Source Data Analytics Tools Beyond Apache Spark

On the data analytics front, profound change is in the air, and open source tools are leading many of the changes. Sure, you are probably familiar with some of the open source stars in this space, such as Hadoop and Apache Spark, but there is now a strong need for new tools that can holistically round out the data analytics ecosystem. Notably, many of these tools are customized to process streaming data...Streaming data analytics are needed for improved drug discovery...While Apache Spark grabs many of the headlines in the data analytics space, given billions of development dollars thrown at it by IBM and other companies, several unsung open source projects are also on the rise. Here are three emerging data analytics tools worth exploring:

Accumulo: Why The World Needs Another NoSQL Database

Jeff Kelly | siliconangle.com | August 20, 2012

If you’ve been unable to keep up with all the competing NoSQL databases that have hit the market over the last several years, you’re not alone. To name just a few, there’s HBase, Cassandra, MongoDB, Riak, CouchDB, Redis, and Neo4J. To that list you can add Accumulo, an open source database originally developed at the National Security Agency... Read More »

Bill in Congress Targets NSA's Accumulo Open Source Project

Kathleen Hickey | Government Computer News | July 20, 2012

A new bill on Capitol Hill could have far reaching implications for government use and development of open source platforms – potentially requiring all open source projects to “prove adequate industry support and diversification.”

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Hadoop Solidified for Production Duty

Joab Jackson | IT World Canada | January 4, 2012

After nearly seven years of development and fine tuning, the Apache Hadoop data processing framework is finally ready for full production use, the developers of the software announced Wednesday. Read More »

NSA’s Open Source “Accumulo” At Center of White House Veto Threat

Dan Verton | Homeland Security Today | November 30, 2012

The White House Thursday threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2013, citing, among other things, a provision dealing with the National Security Agency’s (NSA) open-source database project known as “Accumulo,” arguing that the bill could hinder NSA’s ability to support the new national defense strategy. Read More »

Open Source Databases Keep Chipping Away At Oracle’s Empire

Klint Finley | WIRED | January 7, 2015

The three fastest growing databases of 2014 were all open source, according to a new report from DB-Engines, a site that tracks popularity in the rapidly changing database marketplace...

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Senate puts brakes on NSA Accumulo Project that mimics Google

Cade Metz | Wired | July 17, 2012

But the NSA also saw the database as something that could improve security across the federal government — and beyond. Last September, the agency open sourced its Google mimic, releasing the code as the Accumulo project. It’s a common open source story — except that the Senate Armed Services Committee wants to put the brakes on the project. Read More »

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 »

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 »

Winners And Losers In Business Open-Source Software

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | January 10, 2013

We all know that Linux, Apache and Samba are vital for business data center servers, Web servers and file and print servers respectively in businesses both large and small. What you may not know though what's trending below the top-tier of open-source software. That's where OpenLogic, an enterprise open-source software provider and consultants comes in. Read More »