Open source

Open-source electronic patient records in the NHS

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Malcolm Senior, director of informatics at Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, says that the opportunity for trusts to use the technology that is right for their requirements is here and needs to be seized to maximise clinical benefits and enhance patient safety and experience
21 Aug 2014

Munich considers dumping Linux to return to Windows - after just one year

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One of the first major migrations from Windows mulls a switch back to Microsoft due to user complaints
19 Aug 2014

Analyse first, store second says big-data analytics firm Guavus

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Guavus chief technologist Ben Parker discusses streaming analytics and the increasing use of open source
19 Aug 2014

New funding for Couchbase as NoSQL competition hots up

$60m funding round and appointment of new board member takes the fight to MongoDB
27 Jun 2014

Met Office selects 2ndQuadrant to help with data migration to open source

UK weather service wants to shift away from proprietary database solutions that require a licence fee
28 May 2014

Cloudera defends Intel deal as Hadoop battle rages on

Cloudera’s co-founder and chief strategy officer, Mike Olson, responds to growing criticism of the company from its rivals
16 May 2014

Hadoop is 'the biggest paradigm shift in a lifetime' MapR CMO

Hadoop can make things simpler as well as bigger, says MapR's Jack Norris
16 May 2014

Open season: is open source really the best approach for NoSQL?

Two major Couchbase customers explain why they are gunning for the open source model - and where it is vulnerable
02 May 2014

Tibco buys Jaspersoft in $185m deal

Tibco buys open source embedded analytics and reporting software vendor
29 Apr 2014

Google, Facebook, Amazon unite in a bid to ensure Heartbleed doesn't happen again

13 technology giants team up with The Linux Foundation to support ‘critical’ open source projects
24 Apr 2014

Microsoft Build 2014: Microsoft open sources a slew of software with .NET Foundation

Project Roslyn released into the wild live on stage in San Francisco
04 Apr 2014

Big Data Summit 2014: Intel to focus Hadoop efforts on Cloudera after buying major share stake

Intel's big data initiatives to remain open source while the company focuses on Cloudera's distribution of Hadoop
27 Mar 2014

GreenDataNet project aims to run urban data centres on 80 per cent renewable energy

Consortium looking to apply smart grid thinking to data centre design
14 Mar 2014

Viber explains why it ditched MongoDB and Redis in favour of Couchbase

Rapid growth in traffic meant the MongoDB / Redis system struggled to scale
21 Feb 2014

Intel launches big data software suite - free to a good home

Open source Intel Data Platform aiming to be the 'operating system' for big data
14 Feb 2014

Getting touchy-feely with the Fairphone

Computing checks out a prototype of the new crowd-funded ethically sourced smartphone
19 Sep 2013

Valve's Steam Box details to be revealed next week

Linux-based games console represents biggest crack yet in Windows operating system hegemony
18 Sep 2013

IBM to splash $1bn on Linux for cloud computing and big data

But only Linux on IBM's own Power chip architecture
18 Sep 2013

Spotify adds Hortonworks to its favourites list

Open-source Hadoop distributor to improve personalisation and analytics at music site
16 Sep 2013

Google working on migrating from MySQL to MariaDB

Google has been working with the MariaDB Foundation since the beginning of the year
13 Sep 2013

UK government culture holding back open source adoption

Steve Nice, CTO at Reconnix, the open source ecosystem company, assesses the current state of open source adoption in the public sector
30 Aug 2013

Crowdfunded Fairphone goes into production

New phone aims to draw attention to dire conditions in the electronics supply chain
10 Jun 2013

Database shakedown: Five reasons why there’s a revolution going on

10gen CEO Max Schireson explains why there is room in the market for a new generation of providers
06 Jun 2013

Computing Tech Tiff debate: order or chaos in mobile phone platforms?

Technology debating reaches critical mass in new video series
30 May 2013