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Big data messaging with Kafka, Part 1

Big data messaging with Kafka, Part 1

Built for realtime, Kafka scales horizontally and offers much higher throughput than some traditional messaging systems. Get started with installation, then build your first Kafka messaging system.

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Deploy, manage and monitor private, hybrid and public clouds with OpenStack, and so much more.

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OpenStack’s director: Why open source cloud should be the core of your data center

OpenStack has cemented itself as the dominant open source IaaS platform. But at the same time, more proprietary offerings from vendors like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and VMware reign in the market. OpenStack Foundation...

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OpenStack by the numbers: Who’s using open source clouds and for what?

The latest bi-annual survey data of OpenStack users shows the continued march of the open source cloud software into mainstream of enterprises, but also reveals the project’s continued challenges related to ease of deployment and...

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Popular desktop Linux distro Ubuntu has potentially serious privacy flaw

A feature in the just-released 16.04 version of Ubuntu could pose a serious threat to the privacy of desktop Linux users, according to a well-known open-source software expert.

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One of GNU/Linux’s most important networking components just got an update

The software framework that powers the network connections on many GNU/Linux systems just got its second major update in less than a year and a half, with the version 1.2 release of NetworkManager.

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Meet the new Ubuntu: A Linux release tailor-made for enterprises

Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS is now out, and its extended support makes it particularly suitable for businesses. Here's an overview of what you can expect to find.

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Why Facebook wants rivals to build hardware

Facebook bet big on hardware and software, but instead of selling its own network infrastructure products, transmission technology or 3D video camera systems, the company open sourced all of its related designs so they're available to...

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Simple succeeds: Visual Studio Code at 1.0

Microsoft's slim-and-trim development environment is now a full-blown 1.0 release with a large user base spanning languages and platforms

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DataStax believes multi-model databases are the future

DataStax is strengthening operational database support for multiple data models, from key value to tabular, JSON and graph, and has added DataStax Enterprise Graph to its offering.

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Open-source vulnerabilities database shuts down

An open-source project dedicated to cataloguing a huge range of computer security flaws has closed its doors as of Tuesday, according to an announcement on the Open-Source Vulnerability Database’s blog.

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Microsoft embraces Linux -- way too late

As usual, Microsoft is late to the party. But this isn't like all the other times that came before

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Xamarin's Mono runtime gets a looser license

Recently acquired by Microsoft, Xamarin switches licenses in hopes of gaining greater adoption by developers

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Meteor JavaScript framework moves to NPM

With the upgrade, Meteor 1.3 offers better integration and support for JavaScript specs

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Git 2.8 improves on code control for Windows users

The latest update to the open source version control system brings Windows use more in line with that of other platforms

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Big data gets runtime specification

The ODPi Runtime Specification and test suite is designed to help organizations write Hadoop-based applications once with the confidence that they will run on a variety of Hadoop distributions.

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Microsoft and HPE throw their weight behind Mesosphere

Mesosphere made its mark early with large companies like Twitter and Netflix, and on Thursday the company got a fresh boost from two more tech giants: Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

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Jenkins 2.0 eases automation for dev teams

The Jenkins upgrade will feature a new look for the delivery pipeline and the user interface

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