Open Source Insider:

November, 2013

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November 27, 2013  7:06 PM

Is NoSQL ready for enterprise primetime?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
DataStax, NoSQL, Software

There is lots of interest in NoSQL these days -- at the very least from venture capital firms that are throwing money at the potential leaders in the market like MongoDB, Couchbase and DataStax. However, while there are some case studies detailing enterprises making use of this new technology, the...

November 27, 2013  3:32 PM

Finnish devil crimeware & Android’s ‘compulsive clickers’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Security

Newly absorbed, acquired and assimilated by Cisco for its cyber security prowess, Sourcefire remains a subsidiary company under its own brand...


November 21, 2013  7:34 AM

Why elephants never forget big data

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source

Hortonworks is down at the watering hole, blowing its trumpet and enjoying a period of positive development. Just in case you missed the elephantine reference, Hortonworks (named after the elephant in Horton Hears A Who!) is a commercial vendor of Apache Hadoop, the open source platform for...


November 20, 2013  11:34 AM

Intel Inside… and Underneath and Behind too?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, Intel

Intel has been getting its hands dirty inside the mechanics of both cloud construction and software application development. This is nothing new, the firm does this all the time; but this is the Intel that you won't be seeing on the pre-Christmas TV advertisements with its consumer-facing messages...


November 18, 2013  10:22 AM

What’s the problem with DevOps?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Chef, DevOps, Opscode

There's a small problem with DevOps; for some at least... DevOps is just a bit too much Ops and not quite enough Dev. It looks good on paper and the "blending" of software application development and systems operations team functions into the spiritual portmanteau that is DevOps should be good...


November 17, 2013  11:22 AM

Google: Chrome safer than Acrobat for PDFs

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, Chrome, Google, PDF, Security

Google's Fran├žois Beaufort has confirmed that starting with the Chrome Canary release for developers, users who have downloaded a PDF while in Chrome will find that the browser itself opens the file, rather than the native application. chromium-logo.png


November 15, 2013  9:28 AM

Why the Linux mainframe is the cloud datacentre

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CA, IBM, Linux

Linux on the server has been respected and regarded in technology circles for many years now. One of the main reasons for this is that Linux is argued to be especially competent at handling "many processes at once", something Windows has traditionally not done quite so well. Windows configuration...


November 13, 2013  5:37 PM

What the hell is operational simplicity anyway?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Basho, NoSQL, Open source, RIAK

Data vendors love to push towards the upper echelons of the enterprise space as much as possible, this means they (or their marketing departments at least) often fall foul of using the term operational simplicity with far too much gay abandon. But please, what the hell does operational simplicity...


November 13, 2013  9:39 AM

Pet feeding open source PetBot robot launched

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Kickstarter, Open source

An open source Raspberry Pi-powered pet feeding machine has been built using open technologies and platforms from the start. Electronic treat dispenser The PetBot is intended to enable "interaction" with a domestic pet while the user is away from home via a set of technologies...


November 11, 2013  12:29 PM

China’s Huawei is top 20 OpenStack contributor

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Uncategorized

Everyone's favourite Chinese hard-to-pronounce comms company Huawei (English pronunciation: "Hwah-way") has this month used


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