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December 17, 2012  12:14 PM

The future impact of open source on our information infrastructure

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Big Data, Gartner, Open source

Much of what we read relating to the future impact of open source, or cloud computing, or any significant 'still-nascent' technology paradigm tends to be focused on the user/consumer end. With more "BYOD trends will impact our future use of cloud" headlines that many readers can stomach, the...

December 7, 2012  11:25 AM

Intel graphs aim to make ‘big data inside’ easier

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Big Data, Intel

Intel is aiming to extend its recognition with the open source, developer and big data arenas by now offering an open source programmer tool aimed at supporting big data analysis. The Intel GraphBuilder tool has been specifically engineered to help handle big data for computer learning. Currently...


August 31, 2012  10:10 AM

Open source analysis to save the European sovereign debt crisis

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Finance, Open source

Could open source financial analysis software shake up Wall Street? This is what financial analyst Marc Joffe is hoping as he champions his new open-source methodology for rating sovereign debt. Insurgent (open source) guerrillas Working for San Francisco based Public Sector...


August 24, 2012  10:04 AM

Sherlock Holmes today is a data scientist

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Big Data, Open source

Big Data is becoming an increasingly important and sensitive factor in terms of every large firm's ability to pinpoint and control their competitive advantage. Managing Big Data and analysing it correctly takes the skill of a modern day Sherlock Holmes... So in the news this week we...


August 7, 2012  8:53 AM

Dungeons and (open source storage) dragons

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Big Data, Data, Open source, Storage

The world of data storage is changing and open source is helping (well, trying extremely hard) to shake up a few traditional technology standards. For many years, storage has been about big boxes from big name storage vendors. Usual suspects here might include EMC, Hitachi Data Systems, NetApp,...


September 27, 2011  3:08 PM

Google VP backs open database processing tools

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Database, Google, Open data

News from Cambridge (the American one) this week details the (allegedly) "much-anticipated" Riak 1.0 open source database platform from Basho Technologies; so with our anticipation now thankfully quelled and satiated, perhaps we can look at why an OPEN database platform should be particularly...


June 28, 2011  2:54 PM

Dr. Seuss, Yahoo! and Apache Hadoop data intensive apps

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
data-intensive, Distributed applications, Hadoop, Open source, Yahoo

Writing on IT news website GigaOM, cloud and infrastructure journalist Derrick Harris has cited a source which has allowed him to confirm that Yahoo! will this week be spinning off a separate company focused on the development and commercialisation...


June 12, 2011  1:57 PM

“Cloud Coupling” [kuhp-ling] – noun: connecting one cloud to another

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cloud Computing, Data, data-intensive, Hadoop, Integration, social media

I'd like to coin a new industry term: "cloud coupling". This noun (and also a verb) describes the conjoining of two or more (generally large) data sets across various applications, cloud services and social media streams. So, "cloud coupling", say it with us now ☺ This term was...


March 2, 2011  1:04 PM

Death, taxes and open source software certainties

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Android, Code, flaws, integrity, Memory

Open source software gets a lot of positive press. Along with death and taxes we can say that this is a fair certainty. But are there hidden and very blatant flaws that we should be looking out for and be aware of? The Coverity Scan 2010 Open Source Integrity Report was launched at the end of last...


December 10, 2010  7:44 AM

Kept alive by Power Point, Hadoop World 2010

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Distributed applications, Hadoop, Open source, Software development

As is unfortunately the case with some open source news, there's not enough corporate muscle behind it to raise general awareness. I have to confess that I missed news of Hadoop World in New York City back in October, but there is one saving grace when reviewing a conference post ante so-to-speak...


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