Pentaho Corp., creator of the world’s most popular open source business intelligence (BI) suite, today announced the availability of Pentaho Data Integration 3.0. The new release of Pentaho’s data integration product delivers significant performance enhancements, updated interfaces to improve ETL developer productivity, and a host of functional enhancements fueled by the company’s large and growing developer community.
The Fedora Unity Project is proud to announce the release of new spin, the Everything Spin. Included in this spin are all the packages available at the time Fedora 8 was released.
The groundbreaking free and open-source internet TV application Miro launched version 1.0 today. The public release of Miro marks a major milestone for the application which has been growing rapidly during its beta period receiving more than 200,000 downloads per month.
Grid computing makes modeling of energy sources very accurate and helps manage them as efficiently as possible.
Oracle announced an exceptional first year for the Oracle® Unbreakable Linux support program, with 1,500 customers adopting the program after the three-month free trial period. Additionally, the program has experienced significant partner participation through certifications and the Oracle Validated Configurations Program. As a result of the program's strong growth, a testament to the demand for enterprise-quality Linux support, Oracle has created a dedicated Linux sales team. The Oracle Unbreakable Linux support program has also helped Oracle drive growth and advancements in Linux as bug fixes are provided back to the Linux community, in addition to the company's on-going new features and functionality contributions.
Dell and Sun Microsystems, rivals in the computer hardware market, unveiled on Wednesday a co-opetition agreement in which Dell would sell servers preinstalled with Sun's latest Solaris operating system and then funnel customers to Sun for support and services.
"Frequent release cycles are both a curse and a blessing. Software developers are creating fixes and patches all the time. The downside is the developer doesn't want to do upgrades all the time," Barry Klawans, founding member of the Open Solutions Alliance and CTO at JasperSoft, told LinuxInsider. "Commercial vendors in open source are not always doing this process as frequently."
Microsoft's charge into the high performance computing game continues at pace. The software maker this week announced that its new cluster operating system - HPC Server 2008 - based on Windows Server 2008 will ship next Summer. In addition, the code dandy has fired up a Parallel Computing Initiative to develop more parallelized software for both HPC and business users.