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9 Useful Open Source Big Data Tools

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Whatever the reason, the benefits to organizations are significant: Big Data software tools are freely available, and instead of paying for licenses companies can pay to have the open source code customized to their exact requirements if necessary. (Many open source tools are also offered on a commercial basis, with support offered to organizations that want to adopt them but lack the expertise to use source code unaided.)

The range of open source tools now available can be bewildering. Here we look at two of the hottest and most innovative areas: Big Data platforms themselves and Big Data search.

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SAP's HANA will lose the big data war without open source, as proven by 21 new security flaws

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SAP has been boasting about its "revolutionary" big data platform, SAP HANA, for years. While its claims have always been a bit suspect, recent revelations that HANA is riddled with critical security flaws only reinforce the mantra that, when it comes to big data infrastructure, open source is best.

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From open source to open community: ex-MySQL and Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos signs on with HackerOne

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When Hewlett-Packard (back in the days when it was one company) acquired open source cloud infrastructure vendor Eucalyptus a year or two ago, many were left scratching their heads about what exactly HP planned to do with the company. Subsequent events have proved that confusion justified since Eucalyptus has gone nowhere and HP has had a lurching series of pivots around its cloud strategy. Indeed, the only logical thing about the deal was that HP would get the services of a very seasoned executive in Marten Mickos. Prior to joining HP, Mickos was CEO of Eucalyptus and before that CEO of MySQL, the open source database company.

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Open source, Agile and DevOps core principles of NHS Spine 2

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Using open source tools, developing using Agile and DevOps techniques, and not signing contracts worth over £100 million were three of the core principles of building the NHS Spine 2 system - the digital backbone of the NHS which was migrated on to open source system last year.

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Young computer scientist shares her open source story

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I've been using open source for a while—seven years, to be exact. That may not seem like a long time, but when you're 16, that's almost half your life. My open source story is that of discovery, education, and mentoring opportunities. I've been extremely lucky.

I got started with open source in fifth grade over Christmas break. My Dad showed me how to write bash scripts on Linux in what we called "Daddy's Computer Camp." That February, I made my Dad a Valentine's Day robot that had bash code on the front.

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The State of Open Source Gaming on Linux

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This year has been particularly fruitful in its addition of ports from big names, but prior to the wave of ports that came recently, Linux and UNIX games were predominantly cloned or original games made by the community. Some of these sites are short on funding and require support to continue providing content. OpenGameArt’s founder, Bart Kelsey, has asked for funding to maintain the site in a campaign that is currently at 65 percent of it’s goal — and I urge you to support this and other projects connected with open source gaming.

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Open source software gains traction in federal IT

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Open source software has at last arrived in the government space, said industry executives and federal IT officials at the 2015 Red Hat Government Symposium Tuesday.

Just 10 years ago, many agencies needed special permission to procure open source software — referring to code that's freely available, and that users can change and improve on — said Paul Smith, vice president and general manager for public sector operations at Red Hat.

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Leftovers: OSS

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FOSS in Government

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Celebrating Software Freedom Day 2015

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Each year, Software Freedom Day (SFD) events are organized by volunteers in dozens of cities worldwide. These events each take on their own character, but typically involve some sort of address from the organizers, demos and presentations from community members, and installfests and hackathons. Each venue and organizer will have their own agenda and timeline, and there were specific things that Fedora pitched to local attendees at a number of events this year.

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