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LinkedIn makes Kafka Monitor open source

LinkedIn has made Kafka Monitor, a framework for monitoring and testing Kafka deployments, open source, and it's  now available  on Github. It continuously monitors SLAs in production clusters and runs regression tests in test clusters.

IBM Research makes storage memory breakthrough

IBM scientists successfully demonstrated storing 3 bits of data per cell on a comparatively new memory technology called phase-change memory (PCM).  This breakthrough is hailed as vital for fast and easy storage of extreme data sizes from mobile and the Internet of Things due to its read/write speed, endurance, density, and non-volatility.

Relational databases still rule with big data, even with inroads NoSQL is making – for now

NoSQL may be making a dent in the $46 billion database market – but relational databases continue to  dominate  big data.

The key ingredients for building happy data science teams

At last week's Strata + Hadoop World 2016 in San Jose, California, a team of data scientist managers shared observations about hiring the right types of people and ensuring they are both productive for the business and challenged and satisfied in their jobs.

Shadow-Soft, EDB Postgres, Tegile Systems team on new database appliance

IT systems integrator Shadow-Soft has built a new database appliance featuring EDB Postgres and storage array technology from Tegile Systems and Cisco. The new product is dubbed NexxoData, and it is a converged infrastructure that simplifies migration from proprietary databases to enterprise-grade open-source Postgres.

Spotlight: Hadoop ecosystem evolution, featuring 10 cool big data projects

Check out Jessica Davis' post and slideshow in InformationWeek on Hadoop's ecosystem evolution and ten cool big data projects. My, how far we've come in so little time. It's great to...

Spotlight: How to successfully deploy big data analytics in the cloud

The Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC), an end-user advocacy group focused on the technical and other details of cloud use, released two white papers you may find helpful. The most recent is...

Government open source initiatives worldwide drive open source DMBS adoption

Open source policy initiatives in the United States, Europe, and Asia are pushing government agencies to move from traditional databases to open source DMBS. Further evidence that open source is taking over the world. Case in point: a rise in PostgreSQL adoption.

8 trends in integration, APIs and master data management

Software AG released its findings on top trends in integration, APIs and master data management based on an analysis of its own sizable customer base's actions. The results reveal how businesses are attacking the problem of the need for speed. Faster transformation, after all, is not only key to remaining competitive but to surviving an ever-changing marketscape.

Spotlight: Prioritizing big data workloads using Docker

BlueData's Tom Phelan wrote an interesting post on prioritizing big data workloads using Docker that I think you'll find useful.