Open Source Insider:

August, 2016

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August 23, 2016  7:49 AM

Hazelcast: building through ‘modularised’ efficiency

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Hazelcast is an open source in-memory data grid with 500,000 installed nodes and over 16 million 'node starts' per month. The firm has now announced Hazelcast 3.7 which is claimed to be 30% faster than previous versions and is the first fully...

August 22, 2016  9:06 AM

MariaDB MaxScale: at scale yes, but at a proprietary license cost

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

MariaDB is a database that was created as a community-developed 'fork' of the MySQL relational database management system and, as such, has always been free to use under the GNU General Public License. Recent developments though have seen MariaDB announce the...


August 19, 2016  6:02 AM

Red Hat: the six most common container misconceptions

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Red Hat

This is a special guest post for Computer Weekly written by Lars Herrmann, GM of the 


August 16, 2016  9:05 AM

Rackspace open source cloud breakfast: techie toasties & cloudpaccinos

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

The press conference is dead as a meeting format isn’t it? No, apparently not. Managed cloud computing company Rackspace staged what is now its sixth breakfast press briefing this morning in London’s glittering Soho region. Chaired by industry analyst and (arguably) nicest man on the planet...


August 15, 2016  9:30 AM

Cluster Flux? Time to play ‘Operation Hadoop’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

There's only one thing worse than an InfoGraphic... and that's two InfoGraphics, usually. Usually too long to read or overloaded with too much tiny text, InfoGraphics are (arguably) typically laden with the kind of statistics that bear little relation to real world and aren't a whole lot of...


August 14, 2016  9:51 AM

IBM Watson gets CognizeR extension

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Who works with big data? Is it mostly developers or DataBase Administrators (DBAs), or even sysadmins? The answer of course, increasingly, is none of the above... we are defining new roles in the form of so-called 'data scientists' or 'data engineers'. These are the people most commonly getting...


August 11, 2016  8:23 AM

Lithuanian police go open source ‘atviro kodo’ for LibreOffice

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

The Lithuanian police department (Lietuvos Policija) has gone open source (atviro kodo) for the LibreOffice suite of productivity applications over any previous preference for Microsoft products. The installation is a test...


August 10, 2016  11:33 AM

Couchbase: data shapes in the new digital economy

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog written by 


August 9, 2016  7:53 AM

LinkedIn combats ‘toxic’ mobile application testing

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Social network and new member of the Microsoft family LinkedIn has open sourced an Android app testing tool called Test Butler. LinkedIn has been working to refine its own app on Android... and this development is a result of that effort. Now available on GitHub at


August 8, 2016  8:03 AM

Black Duck cooks up extra security sauce

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Black Duck has created a Centre for Open Source Research & Innovation (COSRI) at its Massachusetts headquarters. The firm is a specialist in 'automated' software for securing and managing open source. Europe-based Black Duck Security Research analyses security...


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