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451 CAOS Links 2009.06.12Matthew Aslett, June 12, 2009 @ 5:20 am ET
Yahoo opens up Hadoop distribution. Microsoft and Novell claim customer wins. And more.
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The elephant in the room
Plenty of news emerged form the Hadoop Summit this week, including Cloudera announced support for Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) and introduced Sqoop, open source tool for importing databases into Hadoop, while Yahoo! Released! The! Yahoo! Distribution! Of! Hadoop! opening up its Hadoop developments to the wider community. As Savio Rodrigues noted, there has been a surge in the number of contributors for the Hadoop project in the last year.
Best of the rest
# Novell and Microsoft claimed 300 customers for their SLES certificates, more than 100 of which have been added in the last six months.
# Matt Asay presented a Q&A with Accenture about its open source involvement.
# GCN reported on a DHS project that aims to bring more open source software to state & local agencies.
# Mike Hogan provided an explanation of why the “open source + paid support” business model only works for huge markets.
# Pentaho and Vertica partnered for BI/DW in the cloud.
# Giuseppe Maxia revealed that MySQL has a new release model
# Black Duck research indicated the level of savings to be made from open source in health care.
# Vyatta’s Dave Roberts explained Citrix relationship with an investment in the open source networking vendor.
# Bertrand Diard asked Community: hype or enabler?
# KnowledgeTree released new version of its open source document management as well as a Microsoft Office add-in.
# Glyn Moody asked SAP: open source’s friend or foe?
# The eXo Portal project to be migrated to JBoss.org and merged with the JBoss Portal code base.
# SugarCRM expanded its European footprint with a Munich HQ, training partners and customer wins.
# Tom Seidel announced new Eclipse-based open source project for information management.
# Carlo Daffara asked whether it is possible to increase participation in open source.
# Onepoint delivered Project On Demand, open source PPM software as a service.
# Cuba placed its bets on open source software.
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