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A “Perfect Storm” Moment For Multibillion-Dollar Open Source Companies

Mike Volpi | Recode | March 25, 2014

[...] With today’s news that Hortonworks, one of our investments, has raised another $100 million in funding, it’s clear that the industry is finally ready to accept and value open source startups as real businesses poised for long-term growth. Read More »

An in-depth guide to turning a product into an open source project

One occasionally runs into a company trying to build an open source project out of an existing product. This is a nuanced problem. This is not a company that owns a project published under an open source license trying to also ship a product of the same name (e.g. Docker, MySQL), but the situation shares many of the same problems. Neither is this a company building products out of open source projects to which they contribute but don't control (e.g. Red Hat's RHEL). This is a company with an existing product revenue stream trying to create a project out of the product...

Bossies 2012: The Best Of Open Source Software Awards

Peter Wayner | InfoWorld | September 18, 2012

Welcome to the sixth annual Best of Open Source Software Awards, otherwise known as the Bossies. If you've enjoyed our previous Bossies, you're in for a treat... Read More »

Coopetition: All's Fair in Love and Open Source

PostgreSQL vs. MySQL. MongoDB vs. Cassandra. Solr vs. Elasticsearch. ReactJS vs. AngularJS. If you have an open source project that you are passionate about, chances are a competing project exists and is doing similar things, with users as passionate as yours. Despite the "we're all happily sharing our code" vibe that many individuals in open source love to project, open source business, like any other, is filled with competition. Unlike other business models, however, open source presents unique challenges and opportunities when it comes to competition...

Docker And The Rise Of Open Source

Aaref Hilaly | LinkedIn | November 18, 2014

There’s never been a phenomenon like Docker. Eighteen months ago, the company took its core technology, which enables IT people to move software easily between different machines by enclosing it in “containers”, and made it open source...

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Gluster Community And New Charter Members Take Next Step In Driving Open Software-Defined Storage Innovation

Press Release | Red Hat, Inc. | June 6, 2013

Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that seven charter member organizations have signed letters of intent to join the Gluster Community, the leading open source community for open software-defined storage. Read More »

Hadoop: Bigger Than SpringSource, JBoss and MySQL Combined?

Derrick Harris | GigaOM | February 27, 2012

Bearden told me during a recent call he thinks the Hadoop market will be bigger than the open source application-platform and database markets because of how much value — and net new value — Hadoop brings to companies as they begin blazing their big data trails. 

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Hortonworks Initiates Precision Medicine Consortium to Explore Next Generation Genomics Open Source Platform

Press Release | Hortonworks, Inc. | June 28, 2016

Hortonworks, Inc., a leading innovator of open and connected data platforms, today announced the formation of a new consortium to define and develop an open source genomics platform to accelerate genomics-based precision medicine in research and clinical care. Other founding members include Arizona State University, Baylor College of Medicine, Booz Allen Hamilton, Mayo Clinic, OneOme and Yale New Haven Health...

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Hortonworks Supports the Precision Medicine Initiative

Press Release | Hortonworks | February 25, 2016

Hortonworks, Inc. today announced its commitment to the White House's Precision Medicine Initiative, a bold new research effort to revolutionize how the United States improves health and treats disease. Hortonworks has committed to providing its expertise in utilizing open data platforms and building open communities to researchers and research organizations, assisting them in using big data to address the challenges and opportunities of precision medicine. "We are thrilled to put our expertise and technology to work to support the Precision Medicine Initiative," said Rob Bearden, chief executive officer, Hortonworks. "Our open data platforms and technology can help researchers better understand the root causes of patient health issues and better predict which treatments will be most effective."...

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Jim Zemlin: 2014-The Open Source Tipping Point

For the last ten years open source has expanded into more and more segments of the computing industry. But as we review 2014, a new story emerges: software development has fundamentally shifted toward an open source model. Especially for the infrastructure software used for scale-out computing, open source is the de facto choice; in fact, it’s virtually impossible to find examples of scale-out infrastructure that is not open source. Read More »

New Platfora Release With Open Data Access And Flexible Workflow Options Makes Big Data Analytics Available For All

Press Release | Platfora | May 14, 2014

Platfora today announced an update to its full-stack analytics platform with significant feature enhancements to tightly couple Big Data Analytics into core production workflows within the enterprise. 

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NSA's Big Data Platform Faces Enterprise Test

J. Nicholas Hoover | InformationWeek | October 11, 2012

Accumulo, the data storage software developed by the National Security Agency, has taken another step toward the enterprise market. Sqrrl, the startup launched by former NSA technologists to commercialize Accumulo, has teamed up with Apache Hadoop provider Hortonworks to combine their technologies. Read More »

Open Source Goes Corporate: Can Open Healthcare Be Far Behind?

If you aren't in IT, you may have missed the news that IBM is acquiring Red Hat, a leader in the open source Linux movement, or that, a couple days prior, Microsoft closed on its acquisition of GitHub, a leader in open source software development. Earlier this year Salesforce acquired Mulesoft, and Cloudera and Hortonworks merged; all were other open source leaders. I must confess, I had never heard of some of these companies, but I'm starting to believe what MarketWatch said following the IBM announcement: "open source has truly arrived." What exactly that means, especially for healthcare, I'm not sure, but it's worth exploring. IBM is paying $34b for Red Hat.

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Open Source Has Won: Now What's Your Strategy?

Miles Kehoe | CMS Wire | December 17, 2014

...[O]pen source is here to stay. If your organization isn’t using open source software in mission-critical applications, you’re in the minority...

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Open Source's 2014: MS 'Cancer' Embrace, NASDAQ Listings And A Quiet Dog

Matt Asay | The Register | December 27, 2014

...Another year, another slew of open source announcements that prove the once-maligned development methodology is now so mainstream as to be tedious...And yet in 2014 we had a few events in open source that managed to surprise us, and suggest an even brighter future...

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