Tag Archive for open-source

Why You Should Learn Open Source R


by Angela Guess David Smith of OpenSource.com recently wrote, “With such strong demand and such high salaries to offer, it’s no surprise that competition for hiring data scientists is intense. As a result, companies who previously relied on legacy proprietary platforms for statistical analysis are now adopting a new alternative, open source R. So far, it…

4 Open Source Machine Learning Projects

Serdar Yegulalp of InfoWorld recently wrote, “Over the last year, as part of the new enterprise services that IBM has been pushing on its reinvention, Watson has become less of a “Jeopardy”-winning gimmick and more of a tool.”

Hortonworks IPO Set for December 12, 2014


by Angela Guess Virginia Backaitis of CMS Wire recently wrote, “Less than a month afterHortonworks unveiled the news that it confidentially filed its S-1 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, it has set its expected IPO date for Dec. 12, according to Nasdaq. The offer amount is $96.6 million, with prices for individual shares…

NSA Releases First in Series of Software Products to Open Source Community


by Angela Guess According to a recent release out of the organization, “The National Security Agency announced [on Tuesday] the public release of its new technology that automates data flows among multiple computer networks, even when data formats and protocols differ. The tool, called ‘Niagarafiles (Nifi),’ could benefit the U.S. private sector in various ways.…

The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 15 Years of Open Source Innovation and Community Leadership


by Angela Guess A recent article out of the organization reports, “The Apache community commemorated The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)’s fifteenth anniversary and congratulated the people, projects, initiatives, and organizations that played a role in its success. Recognized as the leader in community-led Open Source software development, the ASF was established to shepherd, develop, and…

“Open Source” Doesn’t Mean Less Competitive


by Angela Guess Matt Asay of InfoWorld recently wrote, “Given the absence of an outside enemy, it’s likely that open source will turn on itself… Most software is neither open source nor licensed. Instead, it’s built within banks and other enterprises for internal use and never shared with anyone beyond the four walls of the…