Open Source Insider:

September, 2016

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September 27, 2016  12:47 PM

Pentaho aims to alleviate big data pains

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Seemingly retaining its original name, technology stack and altogether vibe-ness with competancy over a year now since being acquired by Hitachi Data Systems, Pentaho is putting out the ‘data developer/analyst’ messages and tuning up its own integration prowess in the process. The data...

September 27, 2016  12:41 PM

Big data brings big goodness, Splunk pledges to philanthropic nonprofits

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Splunk is having a busy week of things at its annual .conf user event. Deciding which news announcements to try and table during a once a year symposium is always difficult, so this year the operational intelligence company has mixed in a little philanthropy with the platform product news. The...


September 22, 2016  7:09 PM

Nylas CEO: the secret to software is data enrichment

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

There's a reason why open source is surfacing with so much prevalence at the enterprise layer... and that reason is data. This is the opinion of Michael Grinich, CEO and co-founder of Nylas -- the firm produces Nylas N1, an extensible open source mail app...


September 21, 2016  4:34 PM

CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise, ‘curated’ community extensions avoid combinatorial version explosion

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

In a world where open source at the FOSS-hobbyist level is becoming about as rare as all-proprietary Microsoft infrastructure technology, the race to provide certified enterprise level versions of every technology stack that...


September 20, 2016  4:16 PM

Twilio acquires Kurento, new sights for in-app video development

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Twilio (pronounced TWILL-e-o) will now acquire the WebRTC media processing technologies built by the team behind the Kurento open source Project. Kurento is a web real...


September 18, 2016  2:04 PM

What is cloud native computing?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Cloud native computing as championed, advocated and evangelised by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) itself is an approach that uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices. Each microservice is packaged into its own container… and those same containers...


September 16, 2016  1:54 PM

Cache in hand, Varnish cloud workload tuning goes one louder

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Content delivery firm Varnish Software has announced its Varnish Plus Cloud product -- essentially, a full version of the Varnish Plus software suite that can be accessed via the AWS (Amazon Web Services) Marketplace. The software itself has been developed specifically for SMBs that wish to...


September 14, 2016  1:21 PM

Veritas & Red Hat buddy up to toughen up OpenStack

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Veritas and Red Hat have announced a collaboration aimed at supporting business critical enterprise applications on OpenStack. Essentially, the work here is focused on providing predictable quality of service to OpenStack applications and workloads... and all of that regardless of scale,...


September 8, 2016  10:31 AM

Yahoo opens Pulsar ‘pub-sub’ messaging system

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Embattled bygone era search firm Yahoo (exclamation point not included) has open sourced Pulsar, a  scalable low latency 'pub-sub' messaging system. The technology provides simple pub-sub messaging semantics...


September 6, 2016  8:48 AM

Stepsize brings AI to DevOps: contextualised code is smarter

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater

Stepsize is a UK startup focused on developer tools. The firm is aiming to put a degree of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into DevOps. Stepsize Layer is a desktop application for developers that automatically adds context to code bases. It does this by hooking up tools used to develop software,...


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