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April 18, 2015  3:30 PM

How real time data supply has changed

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data, Database, Real time, Web development

RethinkDB is an open-source scalable database for what its makers call "the real time web", but what does real time data supply mean in terms of the way web-centric applications function today? rethinkdb-ui_@2x.png

January 6, 2015  11:19 AM

Open source intelligence (OSINT) iBrabo tracks Syrian tweet location of ISIS suspect

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
iBrabo, Intelligence, Open source

Reports in the Independent newspaper and elsewhere suggest that the open source intelligence research group iBrabo has helped with information capture technology in the quest to pin down a suspected ISIS militant. A New Zealand born individual, Mark John Taylor (who uses the names Mohammad Daniel...


November 22, 2014  4:27 PM

Clearing up muddied waters in the ‘Data Lakes’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Business Intelligence, Data integration, Data lake, Pentaho

This is a guest post for the Computer Weekly Open Source Insider blog by James Dixon, CTO at open source Business Intelligence (BI) products company Pentaho. Four years ago when Pentaho first released Hadoop support, Dixon coined the term 'Data Lake' to describe a vessel for holding...


November 10, 2014  2:00 PM

NetSuite on Android free on Google Play

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
cloud, ERP, NetSuite, Software

NetSuite has pulled in the techies, partners, users, customers (and a blogger or two) to converge on London this week for its SuiteCloud event. 1ewfew.png


September 1, 2014  8:18 AM

Microwavable instant ‘convenient’ cloud analytics, just add data

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Analytics, Big Data, cloud, Data, RapidMiner

RapidMiner has produced what it calls an 'introductory release' of its eponymously named RapidMiner Cloud product that seeks to "make analytics more convenient" -- which means what exactly? 2___7996296_orig.jpg


June 5, 2014  8:21 AM

Using Sqoop to ploop to Hadoop

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
ETL, Hadoop, Syncsort

Syncsort has enhanced its DMX-h Hadoop ETL software. So what? Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) refers to three separate functions combined into a single programming tool. Getting data from enterprise data warehouses and legacy systems (including mainframes) into Hadoop is clearly a key...


April 22, 2014  1:53 PM

Why Heartbleed did not harm open source

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
'Virus`, bugs, Heartbleed, Open source, OpenSSL, Talend

Unless you live in a cave, Victorian style external toilet or Bear Grylls style treehouse in the Outer Hebrides it is safe to say you will have read about the Heartbleed bug. 140411_0409_290X230.jpg


January 23, 2014  3:56 PM

How do you solve an (enterprise) problem with MariaDB?

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Data, Database, MariaDB, Open source, RDBMS

MariaDB and MySQL database software company SkySQL has gone all corporate and fancy on us and announced MariaDB Enterprise. But that title has "problem" in it -- and that's probably because certain media streams have vilified the firm for taking in funding from Intel in its quest to become a...


August 7, 2013  12:13 PM

The good, the bad and the ugly of NHS open source adoption

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Integration, NHS, Open source

The drive to bring open source technologies into focus for public services and the NHS in particular has been a recurring theme for more than half a decade now. VP of Harris Healthcare EMEA Wayne Parslow has...


July 29, 2013  7:42 AM

Crypton open source project to thwart online surveillance

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Application Lifecycle Management, Open source, Open source security, Web development

Online (Dropbox-style) storage company Spideroak has detailed news of its Crypton open source data security project. d08af13d170aaaaaf4599c8657ad6cb3.png


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