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Cassandra and DataStax reunited — and just in time

Past the ‘breakup,’ DataStax once again has an important role to play in the Apache Cassandra project

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Git 2.26 fetches faster by default

Latest version of the open source software version control system uses the new fast network fetch protocol instead of the old slow one

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9 offbeat databases worth a look

Plain old MySQL or MongoDB not doing the job? See if these unique offerings meet your needs

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LLVM 10 bolsters Wasm, C/C++, and TensorFlow

The latest version of the language development toolkit improves parallelism in Wasm and adds a sublanguage that aids machine learning

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What is Apache Spark? The big data platform that crushed Hadoop

Fast, flexible, and developer-friendly, Apache Spark is the leading platform for large-scale SQL, batch processing, stream processing, and machine learning

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What is LLVM? The power behind Swift, Rust, Clang, and more

Learn how the compiler framework for programmatically generating machine-native code has made it easier than ever to roll new languages and enhance existing ones

Apache Brooklyn 1.0 arrives for autonomic cloud computing

Open source toolkit blueprints on-prem or cloud apps and reacts to health metrics to repair or scale them

Open source companies are thriving in the cloud

It turns out open source didn’t need a different license or business model, but to get smarter about cloud computing

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CouchDB 3.0 puts safety first

The latest edition of the popular NoSQL database installs locked down by default, and offers partitioning, search, and performance improvements

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Open source should learn from Linux, not MySQL

When a single vendor owns an open source project, expect the community to look for alternatives

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Customer-driven open source is the future of software

The best software is software that companies build to scratch their own itches and address their own day-to-day needs

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11 tools that make Kubernetes better

Take advantage of these Kubernetes companions to simplify app definitions, migrate clusters, ease cloud deployments, and more

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Blockchain/IoT integration accelerates, hits a 'sweet spot'

IoT and blockchain may be a natural fit, but it will still take five to 10 years before kinks are worked out and the two technologies can reach their full potential, according to Gartner.

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Microsoft ends support for Office 2010: What you can do

Microsoft Office 2010 support ends October 13, 2020. This means no more technical support, no more patches, and no more security updates. Here are your options, some of which are free.

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Open Repos provides code metrics on open source projects

Free product serves up visual analytics for major open source projects to better aid would-be contributors

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Snake bites: Beware malicious Python libraries

Malware posing as Python libraries is routinely showing up on PyPI, Python’s official package index

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Machine learning for Java developers, Part 1: Algorithms for machine learning

Set up a machine learning algorithm and develop your first prediction function in Java, then get started with Weka.

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How open source changed everything — again

The biggest open source innovations of the decade, from Git and Docker to data science and the cloud

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