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Twitter’s Open Source Big Data Tool Comes to the Cloud Courtesy of Nodeable

Usually when we think of a pivot, we think of a company that has decided to drop its core offering and market a different product or service. Obvious Corporation put ODEO up for sale and focused on Twitter. BRBN shuttered its location check-in service and became Instagram. But Nodeable‘s pivot isn’t that sort of pivot. Today Nodeable launched a new service called StreamReduce, a cloud-hosted real-time big data analytics product. 

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OpenNebula 3.6 Brings a Raft of New Tools and Marketplace Integration

OpenNebula 3.6, which is the twelfth stable release of the platform, offers a raft of new features including virtual machine (VM) rescheduling, new quota and accounting tools, and integration with OpenNebula’s new virtual appliance marketplace, to name just a few.

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Stackato 2.0 adds .NET support

The latest release of the cloud platform based on the open source Cloud Foundry PaaS adds support of .NET to the already long list of available programming languages...

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The Big Data and Cloud Computing Trends Depend on Open Source

Reuven Cohen has an interesting post up on Forbes' site, which asks, "Free Versus Open: Does Open Source Software Matter in the Cloud Era?" He writes: "I like open source as much as the next guy but, from a value proposition standpoint, just being 'open source' doesn’t sound all that compelling to me.  This has become especially true in the emerging cloud computing landscape where APIs and Big Data have become some of the most valuable currencies." In fact, though, as the transition to the cloud and Big Data continue, open source software is playing an absolutely critical role. Cohen notes that Big Data has become one of the "most valuable currencies," but isn't the open source Hadoop platform--used to sift insights from extremely large data sets--one of the flagship pieces of software driving the Big Data trend? Hadoop has given rise to promising startup companies such as Hortonworks, focused on training and services surrounding it. ...

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Cloudability Raises $8.7 Million From Foundry Group For Service To Track Cloud Spending

Portland-based Cloudability has raised $8.7 million from the Foundry Group in a Series A round for its service that tracks cloud costs and gives better visbility into spending for online services that often go unmonitored. Other participants in the round include 500 Startups, Trinity Ventures and Wieden + Kennedy, one of the world’s leading independent advertising agencies. Cloudability offers a free service, pro accounts and an enterprise level program for managing multiple cloud accounts. It’s the enterprise grade service that is growing fastest. 

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