Open Source Insider:

February, 2014

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February 28, 2014  9:44 AM

Benchmarks are worthless right?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
benchmark, cloud

Benchmarks are worthless right? Or is it the case that 75,000 live OpenStack virtual machines can't be wrong? Gone are the days of benchmarking one Pentium processor performance compared to the last... and come to think of it, Apple has not pushed benchmarking as a key selling point in years and...

February 14, 2014  3:14 PM

Barbie runs Linux

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Linux

a barbie.jpg The latest iteration of the Barbe doll merchandise range sees everybody's favourite blonde girl step...


February 14, 2014  12:38 PM

Actian’s industrialised exoskeleton for Hadoop

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Hadoop

The technology industry spin machine council has met and the findings of the committee agree that -- scaremongering around whether Hadoop can translate to mainstream adoption is worth a punt on a story or two. It is a bit of a recurring trend. robocop.jpg


February 13, 2014  1:54 PM

Horton sees Red and goes killer

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
hortonworks, Red Hat

Apache Hadoop "leading contributor" Hortonworks recently snuggled up closer with Red Hat to produce what the firms like to call a "joint go-to-market initiative" featuring collaborative customer support and platform plug ins. HDP2.0Stack.png


February 11, 2014  3:33 PM

How air conditioning teaches us about big data analytics in the Internet of Everything

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source, Pentaho

A new native integration arrives this week between open source business analytics tool Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) with Storm and YARN. NOTE: YARN is a resource manager for Hadoop intended to work so that it does not have to totally rely on the MapReduce programming model (with...


February 11, 2014  12:03 PM

Clumsy Bird is the new open source Flappy Bird

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Open source

As readers of Chris Owen's commentary on The Telegraph this week will know, the insanely popular (and...


February 8, 2014  2:26 PM

Which operating system will colonise the Internet of Things?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Internet of Things, iot

Connecting ourselves to the Internet of Things (IoT) is a process still in motion -- this we know to be true. As everything from traffic lights to fridges to cars to industrial turbines are empowered with electronic sensors and communication abilities, the "things" that make up the IoT...


February 7, 2014  9:55 AM

Sex equality for all in open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
gender, Open source, sex, Sexism

It's a thorny subject that needs handling carefully, but sexual/gender equality does come in open source here and there. "I came to the open source world because I liked being part of a community where my ideas, my skills and my experience mattered, not my boobs," wrote


February 5, 2014  9:16 AM

Rackspace: so open, employees can compete with Rackspace

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Rackspace

NOTE: Read to the end for the payoff on the title punch line, it might just surprise you. Progressive technology firms are known for their practice of formalising (formalizing if you're in 'the valley' area) their innovation policies. Google famously used its Pareto-derived 80:20...


February 4, 2014  9:24 AM

SUSE kGraft patches Linux in live run time

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
kernel, Linux, patch, patching, Security, SUSE

The open source world this week hears that SUSE has developed a new technology known as kGraft for live run-time patching of the Linux kernel. What is live run-time patching? Suse_logo_w-tag_color.png


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