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ownCloud, the popular open source file sync and share project, released its latest free community edition today, adding new features like video streaming, mounting of third-party storage, like GoogleDrive and Dropbox, a presentation player and new address book and contact sharing.
Big Data buzz is going up with almost endless solutions and endless funding available from venture capitalists. ScaleOut software is the new entrant to provide an in-memory powered data analytics platform that integrates map/reduce functionality enabling organizations to achieve near real-time data analytics.
The first development milestone release (DMR) for MySQL Cluster 7.3 was on preview this week at MySQL Connect Conference. The release features support for Forigen Keys, NoSQL API for Node.js and new MySQL cluster Auto-Installer.
Apache Airavata, an incubator project (an entry path to Apache) so far that provides features to compose, manage, execute, and monitor small to large scale applications and workflows on computational resources ranging from local clusters to national grids and computing clouds, has graduated to Apache Top Level Project (TLP).
Serena Software has conducted a survey of IT professionals that focused on the current state of agile software development, the results of which came to light today. The research centered on what is working with regards to agile development methodology, the extent of agile adoption in enterprise IT organisations today, biggest challenges and more. The key findings revealed that development teams have united on agile practices, but lack the communication with customers, operations and other development teams, which slow projects and agile success.
Joomla, the opensource web content management system (CMS) has announced availability of its next major version 3.0.0. While the 3.0 comes with wide range of features enabling a responsive design support and an optimized admin console that works well on mobile devices, the opensource company has urged to assess the need to upgrade from version 2.5.x.
Quantcast a 2006 big data startup that invested in efficiency innovations for Hadoop has now released Quantcast File System (QFS) to open source. Evolved from the Kosmos Distributed File System (KFS, also known as CloudStore), QFS offers a higher performance alternative to the Hadoop Data File System (HDFS) for batch data processing, significantly improving data I/O speeds and halving the disk space required to reliably store massive data sets. Fully integrable with Apache Hadoop, QFS has been live at Quantcast for four years, reliably handling petabyte-scale production workloads.
OpenStack has announced its new release 2012.2, codenamed "Folsom". Thierry Carrez (ttx) Release Manager, OpenStack has said that the 6-month Folsom journey for OpenStack core projects is towards its end, a ride which involved more than 330 contributors, implementing 185 features and fixing more than 1400 bugs in core projects alone!
QASymphony today announced it is releasing a beta of qTest, a cloud-based software testing management application. Designed for small QA teams looking to formalize their quality control procedures and workflow, qTest organizes the testing process with the goal of creating “reliable market-ready applications.”