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10 things to watch out for with open source gen AI

CIO

Even if you don’t have the training data or programming chops, you can take your favorite open source model, tweak it, and release it under a new name. According to Stanford’s AI Index Report, released in April, 149 foundation models were released in 2023, two-thirds of them open source.

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The eternal struggle between open source and proprietary software

TechCrunch

Whenever chaos engulfs a proprietary technology relied on by millions, the default knee-jerk reaction from many seems to be: “Hey, let’s see what the open source world has to offer.”

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Getting the most out of open source without sacrificing security

CIO

Open source has seen a great deal of momentum among mainframers, making collaboration easier and providing greater transparency. But for all of its benefits, open source is not without risks. By its very nature, open-source code is accessible to whoever wants to see it—including potential attackers.

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Orkes forks Conductor as Netflix abandons the open-source project

TechCrunch

Netflix today announced that it is discontinuing its support for Conductor, a popular orchestration engine for microservices the streaming giant open-sourced in 2016. All rights reserved.

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How to Migrate From DataStax Enterprise to Instaclustr Managed Apache Cassandra

If you’re considering migrating from DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to open source Apache Cassandra®, our comprehensive guide is tailored for architects, engineers, and IT directors. Whether you’re motivated by cost savings, avoiding vendor lock-in, or embracing the vibrant open-source community, Apache Cassandra offers robust value.

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Which open source startups rocketed in 2022?

TechCrunch

A new report shines a light on the world of commercial open source software (COSS) startups, including which ones are growing fastest, which are raising cash and even which universities are most popular among COSS founders. Runa previously backed a number of companies with open source foundations such as Nginx , MariaDB and N8n.

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Kestra is an open-source data orchestration platform for complex workflows

TechCrunch

Meet Kestra, a startup that has been working on an open-source project focused on data orchestration across several services, databases, files, repositories and warehouses. The open source project has attracted thousands of stars on GitHub, proving that there’s some interest and potential behind a new data orchestration platform.

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Use Cases for Apache Cassandra®

In this white paper, discover the key use cases that make Cassandra® such a compelling open source software – and learn the important pitfalls to avoid. There’s a good reason why Apache Cassandra® is quickly becoming the NoSQL database of choice for organizations of all stripes.

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7 Pitfalls for Apache Cassandra in Production

Apache Cassandra is an open-source distributed database that boasts an architecture that delivers high scalability, near 100% availability, and powerful read-and-write performance required for many data-heavy use cases.

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Understanding Open Source Business Models for the C-Suite

Learn three key areas that should be considered when evaluating a particular open source project. Choosing software to bake into your architecture is a long-term decision and it is important to understand all the implications of your choice.

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The Advantages of Free and Open-Source Software Vs. Open-Core Software

Instaclustr commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a custom study to assess application development decision-makers’ understanding of the benefits of using open-core software vs. free and open source software (FOSS). Check out the findings!

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LLMOps for Your Data: Best Practices to Ensure Safety, Quality, and Cost

Speaker: Shreya Rajpal, Co-Founder and CEO at Guardrails AI & Travis Addair, Co-Founder and CTO at Predibase

Join Travis Addair, CTO of Predibase, in this exclusive webinar to learn: How guardrails can be used to mitigate risks and enhance the safety and efficiency of LLMs, delving into specific techniques and advanced control mechanisms that enable developers to optimize model performance effectively Why implementing safeguards can significantly improve (..)

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Discover the 10 Rules for Managing PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL is one of the most successful open source projects in existence. But each year it becomes harder and harder to get familiarized with the PostgreSQL ecosystem and its new features. Learn 10 rules that will help you perfect your PostgreSQL installation. Download now!

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IDC Analyst Report: The Open Source Blind Spot Putting Businesses at Risk

In a recent study, IDC found that 64% of organizations said they were already using open source in software development with a further 25% planning to in the next year. Most organizations are unaware of just how much open-source code is used and underestimate their dependency on it.

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Open Source & Open Standards: Navigating the Intricacies of a Symbiotic Partnership

Speaker: Guy Martin, Executive Director of OASIS Open

Something all of these technologies have in common is that they are open standards with robust open-source implementations. In the early days of technology, the building blocks of strong open standards combined with open source code that implemented these standards set the stage for breakthrough innovations.