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ODPi Advances Hadoop Standards with Open Source Runtime Specification

The ODPi's Hadoop runtime specification for big data apps has been adopted by data analytics vendors, which simplifies the open source big data ecosystem. The ODPi, a Linux Foundation collaborative project building, has moved one step closer to building a better integrated big data ecosystem based...
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NFV and Cloud Driving Changes in Core Network Licensing Models

As telecom operators move towards NFV, SDN and cloud architectures, licensing models will need to adapt to new deployment methods One of the greatest advantages of network functions virtualization and cloud network architectures is the ability for network operators to dynamically scale the capacity...
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DevOps Done Right: Five Tips for Implementing Database Infrastructures

But while DevOps can provide many improvements throughout all stages of the development lifecycle, it is imperative to avoid some of the common pitfalls. A fully-firing database is core to any DevOps strategy, because slow data equates to slow results, something the methodology is trying to...
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Using Nano-Segmentation Apcera Looks to Bring Cloud Trust to Docker Container Deployment

Highly secure trusted cloud platform provider Apcera, Inc. today announced the release of its own approach to securely managing Docker containers in production at scale. The product is an enterprise-ready orchestration framework called the Apcera Trusted Cloud Platform and it is designed to address...
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Can IBM Really Make a Business Out of Blockchain?

On Tuesday, IBM announced the formal launch of a so-called “Bluemix Garage” in New York, where developers can experiment with financial-tech software and explore new forms of blockchain innovation.  According to Jerry Cuomo, vice president of blockchain and cloud at IBM, the plan will succeed...
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MongoDB Launches Atlas, Its New Database-as-a-Service Offering

MongoDB, the company behind the eponymous open source database, is launching Atlas today, its third major revenue-generating service. Atlas is MongoDB’s database-as-a-service offering that provides users with a managed database service. The service will offer pay-as-you-go pricing and will...
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Monitoring and Tuning the Linux Networking Stack: Receiving Data

This blog post explains how computers running the Linux kernel receive packets, as well as how to monitor and tune each component of the networking stack as packets flow from the network toward userland programs. It is impossible to tune or monitor the Linux networking stack without reading the...
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Subuser Uses Docker Containers to Deliver Desktop Apps for Linux

Subuser is a new application-packaging system that allows Dockerized desktop apps to be run as if they were regular Linux applications. It provides just enough permissions to allow the Dockerized app to interact with the local system -- for instance, to work with the X11 display server -- while...
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OPNFV Survey Shows Nearly All Telecom Operators on Board with NFV

The Linux Foundation’s OPNFV Project claims 94% of telecom operators have NFV plans, although security, MANO and OSS/BSS remain top concerns A recent survey released by the Linux Foundation’s Open Platform for NFV Project, found an increasingly small percentage of telecom operators have not yet...
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Microsoft Says It’s in Love With Linux. Now It’s Finally Proving It

Today, the company released .NET Core 1.0, a version of its popular software development platform that will run not just on its own Windows operating systems, but on the Linux and Mac OS X operating systems as well. What’s more, .NET Core is open source, meaning that any developer can not only use...
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