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Survey Results Disagree on the True State of Hadoop Adoption

How much traction are Hadoop and other Big Data tools getting in enterprises? That depends on which studies you put credence in. A new report from Barclays Bank PLC notes that Hadoop is gaining substantial enterprise traction, but other reports note that many enterprises remain in evaluation stage. Show More Summary

Fedora May Move to Project Atomic Distribution

Fedora 22 was different from other releases most significantly by the way it was distributed - namely in three purpose-designed editions. However, Paul Frields is floating another method for future Fedora releases. He suggest FedoraShow More Summary

Nebula Folds as Consolidation Looms for OpenStack Scene

It's a big week on the OpenStack front. Mirantis has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation, focusing on OpenStack and PaaS, and Nebula startup company that sold data center hardware tools for deploying OpenStack clouds has announced that it is shutting down. Show More Summary

Mirantis Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation, Addressing PaaS and OpenStack

Mirantis is joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation to help allow developers to run best-of-breed tools on top of OpenStack. The company has announced that it will integrate its cloud platform with the app-development framework from Cloud Foundry. Show More Summary

Slow April Fools' Day for Linux

This certainly hasn't been a record year for Linux and Open Source April Fools' jokes. In days of yore distributions would come up with crazy spins or psychedelic themes. Sites would deploy eye-straining colors and heads of projects would announce defections. Show More Summary

Acer Taking Chrome OS, Cloud Apps to the Desktop

Although many people think of them as older participants in the portable computing market, the fact is that Chromebooks based on Google's Chrome OS first went on sale in June of 2011--not long ago. Since then, portable systems basedShow More Summary

Appcara Rebrands Cloudy Applications Stack to App360

Appcara, a provider of multi-cloud and application automation solutions, today announced that AppStack, its turnkey software-defined application platform, has been renamed App360. Now available in Version 3.12, the new release of App360...Show More Summary

Debian 8.0 Release Date & New Gentoo Website

Niels Thykier today posted that Debian 8.0 now has a "target release date." This isn't written in stone, but it would take something "really critical" to postpone the release. Elsewhere, the Gentoo Linux project today announced the launch...Show More Summary

IBM's Spending $3 Billion to Connect Internet of Things to Enterprises

The Internet of Things (IoT) continues to emerge as one of this year's big tech stories. IBM has announced that it will invest $3 billion across four years to build out an Internet of Things (IoT) unit, and the unit's first job is to build a cloud-based open platform. Show More Summary

Facebook's WhatsApp for Android Serves Up Voice Calls

Back when Facebook announced its acquisition of WhatsApp for $16 billion last year, some people were scratching their heads at why WhatsApp would command that price. According to Sequoia Capital: "By using the Internet as its communications...Show More Summary

Systemd Developers Fork Kernel, Docker Package Management

A wave of minor myocardial infarctions were reported today as Linux users read the news of a systemd kernel fork. Most were treated and released with only one admitted to the hospital with more severe symptoms. Elsewhere, folks are beginning to discuss the feasibility of Docker replacing Linux package management solutions. Show More Summary

Is Hadoop Replacing the Data Warehouse? Survey Says Not So Much

Snowflake Computing, a cloud data warehousing company that only recently emerged from startup stealth mode, has announced the results of an independent, national survey of more than 315 technology and analytics professionals with responsibility for corporate data initiatives. Show More Summary

Q&A: StackStorm’s Evan Powell Talks DevOps, Automation and OpenStack

Evan Powell (shown here) is CEO of StackStorm, which is a very interesting company focused on event-driven automation, sometimes described as IFTTT for operations.  The company is starting to make waves, too. Rackspace officials have...Show More Summary

Best KDE Distros, GNOME Resurgence, Ubuntu 15.04 Beta

It was a bit of a slow news day today without any big item overtaking the rest. Several folks celebrated the Ubuntu 15.04 Beta release and Danny Stieben discussed reasons for GNOME's resurgence. Martin Brinkmann asked "What is keeping...Show More Summary

A New View for NYTimes Photos

4 months agoProgramming / Open Source : Open

The New York Times loves photos. We publish around 700 images every single day. Our iOS team loves photos too, so we've open sourced a new iOS photo viewer library.

Acer, OmniVision Bring HD Streaming to Acer's Cloud

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas a couple of years, many new cloud services designed to complement commodity hardware devices appeared. Acer introduced its Acer Cloud service for syncing and sharing files in the cloud, and ever since then, the company has been developing its Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC) platform. Show More Summary

Red Hat's Bet on OpenStack, OpenShift Shows Progress

Yesterday, I reported on Red Hat delivering its fourth quarter and year-end financial results, which were strong. There were some interesting forces driving the numbers, though. In particular, Red Hat is now a couple of years into aShow More Summary

New GNOME 3.16 Getting a Lot of Attention for Improvements

Red Hat garnered much of the press today with the release of their fourth quarter 2015 earnings report last night. Red Hat stock prices rose today after the announcement on this a down day on Wall Street and continued to gain a bit in after hours trading. Show More Summary

Red Hat Beats Fourth Quarter Estimates, is on a Cloud Roll

Red Hat delivered its fourth quarter and year-end financial results after the bell on Wednesday, and the news gets ever rosier. The company is in the midst of a major shift in its strategy toward OpenStack-based cloud computing, and it looks like service revenues from that effort are starting to arrive. Show More Summary

Cloud Foundry Summit: Speakers and Agenda Arrive

If you're anywhere near Silicon Valley in mid-May, there is a good cloud-focused event coming up. Cloud Foundry Foundation, whose leader Sam Ramji we recently talked to here, has announced the program, sessions and keynotes for the Cloud Foundry Summit. Show More Summary

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