Tags: Open Source

Black Duck acquisition to strengthen Synopsys

Software security vendor Synopsys has acquired fellow security vendor Black Duck Software for $565 million. The deal marks an end to 15 years of growth for Black Duck and is a good price for both companies. Although the deal is subject to regulatory approval, both companies are anticipating no issues. If all goes well it…

Cloud Foundry continues to grow

The European Cloud Foundry Summit is taking place in Basel this week. It is a chance for the Cloud Foundry Foundation (CFF) to showcase this open source project. What is evident from this conference is the success that has accelerated since the appointment of Abby Kearns as Executive Director and Chip Childers as CTO. Both Kearns…

MyRocks leads Percona announcements

Open source database company Percona has made a raft of announcements at its European conference Percona Live in Dublin. It has announced the first experimental release of MyRocks with Percona Server for MySQL. In a separate announcement, Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) 1.3 has been released. The latter is a major update to its free…

Black Duck releases free Apache Struts checker

Open Source software security and management vendor Black Duck has released a free tool to check for Apache Struts vulnerabilities. The tool is aimed at the same vulnerability that enabled the Equifax breach. It will search applications and containers for any sign of CVE-2017-5638. The tool is called Threat Check for Struts and requires registration…

Blockstream Satellite brings global BTC access

The Blockchain and financial cryptography Blockstream has announced the availability of Blockstream Satellite. This is a service which broadcasts real-time Bitcoin (BTC) blockchain data from a group of communication satellites to almost everyone on the planet. Blockstream Satellite’s importance lies in the enabling of broader participation in Bitcoin, and potentially in other areas of the…

JASK Trident speeds up security intelligence

IT security vendor JASK is the latest vendor to offer an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based solution for security teams. It has announced the general availability of JASK Trident at Black Hat in Las Vegas. The company is claiming that Trident can speed up the operational efficiency of security operations by 10x. This is a significant…

GENBAND delivers NFV on Red Hat OpenStack

GENBAND has announced that Red Hat has certified its NFV software on the Red Hat OpenStack platform. The news came as GENBAND’s annual user conference Perspectives17 got under way in Los Angeles. Red Hat has also certified GENBAND’s Virtual Network Functions (VNF) Manager and several VNFs. According to Sanjay Bhatia, Vice President of Solutions Marketing…

IBM announces open source DBaaS on Power Systems

IBM has announced a new Database as a Service (DBaaS) toolkit for open source databases. It’s official name is Open Platform for DBaaS on IBM Power Systems. It will support several open source databases including MongoDB, EDB, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Redis, Neo4j and Apache Cassandra. Terri Virnig, VP, Power Ecosystem and Strategy at IBM said:…

Hitachi dumps mainframe business for IBM z Systems

A year ago a lot of sites were running hot on rumours of IBM selling its mainframe z Systems business to Hitachi. The problem was a lack of substance and the fact that IBM was pushing z Systems very hard. The rumours have now been not only put to bed but embarrassingly for some, completed…