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NASA and Japan's National Institute of Informatics (NII) will be collaborating on interoperability between NASA's Nebula Cloud Computing Platform and Japan's NII Cloud infrastructure. Nebula, NASA’s huge open source project for the purpose of on-demand cloud computing integrates cloud computing and data center containers for NASA’s new data powerhouse and provides access to high performance computing and storage for the space agency’s researchers. Japan's NII Cloud provides cloud platform services to Japan's academic and research community. NASA Nebula and NII's Cloud are both built entirely using open source technologies and open-data application programming interfaces. NASA's Chief Technology Officer, Chris C Kemp demonstrated the scope of the interoperability efforts during NII's annual Open House event in Tokyo by incorporating Nebula and NII Cloud infrastructu... (more)

Yahoo! Revs Up Hadoop for Mainstream Enterprise Adoption

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Normal.dotm 0 0 1 273 1558 SYS-CON Media 12 3 1913 12.0 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false At the Third Annual Hadoop Summit, the sponsor company, Yahoo! declared that the open source distributed file system used by the company to crunch massive volumes of web data is enterprise ready complete with enhanced security and spam isolation features. The company has announced a new beta version of Hadoop along with Oozie, a workflow management and coordination engine to manage jobs running on Hadoop. This re... (more)

Oracle and IBM Come Together in the Name of Java

Database rival companies, Oracle and IBM, will be working together to allow developers and clients to enhance existing Java investments and the Open Java Development Kit reference implementation. Java is a general-purpose software development platform that is specifically designed to be open and enable application developers to "write once, run anywhere". The platform is most widely used in business software, web and mobile applications. The collaboration between the two companies will be centered around the Java language, JDK, and Java Runtime Environment. The duo will particul... (more)

Apple Jumps into Oracle’s OpenJDK Effort

Last month, Oracle  announced that it was collaborating with IBM to support the OpenJDK development roadmap and delivery of Java SE [Standard Edition] . Now Oracle and Apple have announced the OpenJDK project for Mac OS X. The initiative will lead to Apple's Java technology becoming available to open source developers. Apple will be giving up all the necessary tools required for the free and open source Java SE 7 implementation on Mac OS X including a 32-bit and 64-bit HotSpot-based Java virtual machine, class libraries, a networking stack and the foundation for a new graphical ... (more)

Mozilla Thunderbird Connector for Open-Xchange Now Available

Open-Xchange, which provides business-class open source collaboration software, has introduced a free connector for Mozilla Thunderbird, the cross-platform e-mail and news client developed by the Mozilla Foundation. The "Community OXtender for Thunderbird" software connector gives users full access to appointments and contacts stored in the Open-Xchange Server and enables them to use Thunderbird as a rich PIM (Personal Information Management) client to access data online and offline. The software packages and documentation are available at (more)