open source

  • As OpenStack Matures, IBM Wants A Piece Of The Action

    As OpenStack Matures, IBM Wants A Piece Of The Action

    IBM hasn’t been shy about its ambitions to transform into a cloud company, building up a broad portfolio of infrastructure, platform and software services. Part of that strategy has been to be intimately involved with OpenStack, the open source cloud platform. This week at the project’s biannual conference in Vancouver, IBM announced it was expanding its OpenStack… Read More

  • HashiCorp Attacks Credentials Security With Open Source Secrets Manager

    HashiCorp Attacks Credentials Security With Open Source Secrets Manager

    Once upon a time, when you wanted to secure something of value, you put it in a vault and distributed the keys. Today, when you want to secure software credentials especially as you move across services, you can use a digital secrets manager and distribute the virtual keys. HashiCorp announced an early release of an open source secrets manager today appropriately called Vault. The tool… Read More

  • Facebook Launches 3 New Open-Source Tools For Android Developers

    Facebook Launches 3 New Open-Source Tools For Android Developers

    Most of Facebook’s announcements at its F8 developer conference this week were iOS-centric, but today, the company also released three new open source tools for Android developers. The first is a performance segmentation library called Year Class that is meant to help developers quickly figure out what kind of device a user is running. Thanks to this, a developer can quickly tune an app… Read More

  • Three 20-Somethings Sell College Project To Docker

    Three 20-Somethings Sell College Project To Docker

    It’s been quite a whirlwind journey for the three founders of Kitematic, a tool that helps dramatically speed up Docker installs. Less than two years ago they were college students working out of their apartment near the University of Waterloo when they came up with the idea that would become Kitematic. Today, those three founders — Jeff Morgan, Michael Chiang and Sean… Read More

  • IBM Goes Deep With Comprehensive Cloud Initiative

    IBM Goes Deep With Comprehensive Cloud Initiative

    IBM has been setting its sights on helping customers manage the hybrid cloud world, and today it announced a series of initiatives it hopes will make it simpler to manage a broad range of resources by treating them as a single entity. The hybrid cloud is a term used to describe a mixed computing environment that can include any combination of public cloud resources, private clouds and… Read More

  • Pivotal Open Sources Key Parts of Its Big Data Suite

    Pivotal Open Sources Key Parts of Its Big Data Suite

    Pivotal announced today that it was moving three core pieces of its Big Data Suite to open source, while continuing to offer advanced features and support in a commercial version. The three components moving to open source are GemFire, the platform’s in-Memory NoSQL Database, the enterprise SQL on Hadoop component, HAWQ and the suite’s massively parallel processing (MPP)… Read More

  • Russia To Pay Local Devs To Migrate Apps To Tizen, Sailfish

    Russia To Pay Local Devs To Migrate Apps To Tizen, Sailfish

    The Russian Federation is intending to support alternative mobile platforms, with a Minister promising grants for developers to migrate their apps from Android and iOS to the Samsung-led Tizen open source effort, and also Jolla’s Sailfish OS. Read More

  • DataStax Grabs Aurelius In Graph Database Acqui-Hire

    DataStax Grabs Aurelius In Graph Database Acqui-Hire

    DataStax scored a $106M funding pay day last September, and today it announced it was using some of that money to acquire open source graph database company, Aurelius, along with its engineering talent. No terms were disclosed, but all eight Aurelius engineers will be joining DataStax immediately. The new team will begin working on what they are calling “a massively scalable… Read More

  • Purism Aims To Build A Philosophically Pure Laptop

    Purism Aims To Build A Philosophically Pure Laptop

    Purism Librem 15 is a laptop that is not free as in beer but it is instead free as in “absolutely free and open and uncontrolled by outside forces ensures complete control of every aspect of the hardware at all times.” And that’s a good thing. Created by Todd Weaver, the laptop is being funded on CrowdSupply and has already hit $270,000, surpassing its $250,000 goal. An… Read More

  • Inmarsat Courts Developers, Opens Its Satellite Broadband Platform To All

    Inmarsat Courts Developers, Opens Its Satellite Broadband Platform To All

    Inmarsat, the UK-based satellite company that provides voice and broadband services to users in the air and on land and sea, is today announcing that it will open its platform for all developers to access. The move is calculated to help the company expand its services beyond its traditional customer base — businesses and individuals in remote areas that terrestrial networks… Read More

  • NoSQL Pioneer Basho Scores $25M To Attempt A Comeback

    NoSQL Pioneer Basho Scores $25M To Attempt A Comeback

    Basho was once a rising star in the NoSQL space, but over time other vendors began to move in, and it lost a step or two — then came a big turnover of key personnel last year. With the company ready to start anew, CEO Adam Wray says a new $25M cash infusion should help get Basho moving. Private equity firm Georgetown Partners, a previous investor, is supplying the Series G… Read More

  • Errplane Snags $8.1M To Continue Building Open Source InfluxDB Time Series Database

    Errplane Snags $8.1M To Continue Building Open Source InfluxDB Time Series Database

    Errplane founders Paul Dix and Todd Persen had an idea for a company last year around anomaly detection in data center monitoring, but they soon realized that field was crowded and it would take a long time to build out the infrastructure for the company. At the same, time they heard from customers they were more interested in the underlying infrastructure than the service they were offering… Read More

  • Separating The Opportunities From The Obstacles In Open-Source Networking

    Separating The Opportunities From The Obstacles In Open-Source Networking

    Open standards have driven the networking market since the earliest days of the Internet. While the use of open source for networking is a more recent phenomenon, it is no less important. A major industry transition to open source for software-defined networking (SDN) is under way, and users and vendors stand to benefit. Some expectations, however, may need to change. Read More

  • Citus Data Update Gives True Real-Time Analytics

    Citus Data Update Gives True Real-Time Analytics

    Sometimes necessity truly is the mother of invention, and such was the case recently with Citus Data, the company that helps you extend Postgres SQL and run analytics across massive amounts of data in near real-time. The “near” part was the problem, because while Postgres SQL had the real-time capability, CitusDB, the Citus Data product, did not. This was gap they wanted to… Read More

  • Docker Launches Its First Commercial Product  And Gets Into Orchestration Tools

    Docker Launches Its First Commercial Product And Gets Into Orchestration Tools

    It’s a busy day for Docker, the hot enterprise startup that has been taking the world by storm this year, just 18 months after it officially launched as a company. Today, at DockerCon Europe in Amsterdam, the company made a slew of announcements, showing the company is not content to rest on its laurels. The news come just days after CoreOs went straight after it, calling Docker… Read More

  • Benchmark Backs Real-Time Data-Processing Startup Confluent

    Benchmark Backs Real-Time Data-Processing Startup Confluent

    Companies nowadays are creating huge amounts of data, but harnessing it and making it useful still remains a problem for many businesses. A new company called Confluent, which was founded by members of LinkedIn’s data infrastructure team, hopes to solve that problem by building commercial tools around some open source software they developed. Read More

  • Facebook Open Sources Its Proxygen HTTP Framework And Server

    Facebook Open Sources Its Proxygen HTTP Framework And Server

    Facebook today announced that it is open sourcing Proxygen, the C++ HTTP libraries — including an HTTP server — that it uses internally. The company has open sourced quite a bit of its code in recent months, much of it focused on mobile developers. In many ways, today’s launch is more interesting, though, as it’s likely to reach a far wider number of developers. Read More

  • A Maturing OpenStack Prepares To Take On New Challenges

    A Maturing OpenStack Prepares To Take On New Challenges

    OpenStack, the fast-growing open source cloud computing platform that now has the backing of more than 200 companies, is holding its semiannual developer conference in Paris this week. With over 4,500 attendees, it’s the organization’s largest event so far. While this illustrates the interest in the platform, the project is also facing a set of new challenges with its growing… Read More

  • SwiftStack Raises $16M For Its Enterprise Object Storage Service

    SwiftStack Raises $16M For Its Enterprise Object Storage Service

    The open source OpenStack platform is seeing increased adoption in the enterprise and with that, the ecosystem of vendors around the platform is also growing. On the storage side, SwiftStack offers enterprises an OpenStack-based object storage service based on the Swift object storage platform. Today, SwiftStack announced that it has raised a $16 million Series B round led by OpenView… Read More

  • Mirantis Scores $100M To Continue Quest To Be Enterprise OpenStack Leader

    Mirantis Scores $100M To Continue Quest To Be Enterprise OpenStack Leader

    Mirantis jumped on the OpenStack bandwagon a few years ago when most companies had never heard of it, and it has ridden the wave as the project has grown increasingly popular with each passing year. Today, the company announced $100M in Series B funding to continue its quest to be the leader in enterprise OpenStack, a chunk of change that should help it keep marching forward. It’s… Read More

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