QUESTION: Should Microsoft Open Source Windows Mobile? It’s highly unlikely (basically impossible) that it would ever happen, but do you think it would help the platform live on? Read more
CLOUD: Open-Source Cloud Royalty: OpenStack Queens Released. The latest version of the open-source OpenStack cloud boasts better container and new GPU support. Read more
FUTURE: Weighing Open Source’s Worth for the Future of Big Data. Nearly all of the groundbreaking products in big data have been open source, and most of them originated at tech giants. Hadoop owes its origins to the Google File System and MapReduce paper, and gestated at Yahoo, while Cassandra and Hive were both created at Facebook. Airflow came from Airbnb, while Storm elevated its game at Twitter. Read more.
DOD: Defense Department (Re)Launches Open Source Software Portal. The Defense Department has re-launched the Code.mil website, a new, streamlined portal for its similarly named Code.mil initiative, a collaborative approach to meeting the government’s open source policy. Read more.
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems February 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-february-2018.
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BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.