Applications Index

Hadoop vs. Spark: The New Age of Big Data
By  Ken Hess | Applications Article Published on February 05, 2016
In the question of Hadoop vs. Spark, the most accurate view is that designers intended Hadoop and Spark to work together on the same team.
The Surprising Truth about Big Data
By James Maguire | Applications Article Published on February 02, 2016
Big Data has been billed as a miracle technology that offers super insight. How are businesses responding?
App Containers and IoT Among Top Tech Trends for 2016: CA
By Pedro Hernandez | Applications Article Published on December 29, 2015
Growth in application containers, business analytics and the Internet of Things are among CA Technologies' IT predictions for the upcoming year.
49 Open Source Office Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Applications Article Published on December 23, 2015
Top open source office tools for everything from graphics to CAD to Web design to CRM. All free downloads, of course.
5 Open Source Replacements for Accounting Software
By Cynthia Harvey | Applications Article Published on December 17, 2015
These open source replacements for accounting software are good potential choices for businesses that are pinching their pennies.
4 Big Data Tools Worth Checking Out
By David Needle | Applications Article Published on December 17, 2015
Big Data tools are increasingly important as enterprises deal with growing stores of data from multiple sources.
Nine Reasons for Using Open Source Software
By Bruce Byfield | Applications Article Published on December 16, 2015
With open source software going from strength to strength, why is proprietary software still a major contender?
IBM Watson Vs. Amazon: Machine Learning Systems Presage the Future
By David Needle | Applications Article Published on December 04, 2015
Watson is the better known system for artificial intelligence, but cloud computing giant Amazon has an interesting deep learning system in its own right.
20 Big Data Companies Leading the Way
By Juan Carlos Perez | Applications Article Published on December 01, 2015
These Big Data companies are pushing the nascent analytics market toward greater adoption, with a wildly diverse array of tools and solutions.
Mozilla's Millions Grow Under Last Year of Google Deal
By Sean Michael Kerner | Applications Article Published on November 30, 2015
Though Mozilla's share of the browser market is waning, its revenues are not.
Why Your Big Data Needs Good Algorithms
By Andy Patrizio | Applications Article Published on November 25, 2015
Big Data is nothing without a superior algorithm, and that will be where you compete in the future.
ContainerX Founder Wants to be vSphere for Containers [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Applications Article Published on November 19, 2015
Startup raises money from former VMware CTO in a bid to improve container management.
Top Challenges for Desktop Linux
By Matt Hartley | Applications Article Published on November 16, 2015
From abandoned software projects to fragmentation, challenges abound for the Linux desktop.
Big Data and Social Listening
By Kenneth Hess | Applications Article Published on November 13, 2015
Gathering and mining the unstructured data required for social media listening involves a number of difficult Big Data challenges.
SaaS Case Studies: Office Productivity to CRM
By Juan Carlos Perez | Applications Article Published on November 10, 2015
As SaaS adoption accelerates, businesses give testimony about its benefits, including CRM, office productivity tools, sync and storage, and more.
Open Source Audio/Video Apps: 33 Replacements
By Cynthia Harvey | Applications Article Published on November 04, 2015
Open source apps for mixing and manipulating audio and video, spotlighting replacements for top commercial software.
Top Android Remote Apps
By Matt Hartley | Applications Article Published on November 02, 2015
Top Android apps for remote file access and remote desktop control, including well-known choices and lesser known picks.
Mining for Big Value in Big Data
By David Needle | Applications Article Published on October 28, 2015
Big Data is a hot topic and there's no question companies are collecting more data than ever. But extracting useful information is the key to making your Big Data initiatives truly worthwhile.
Best Linux Video Editors
By Matt Hartley | Applications Article Published on October 26, 2015
The choices for best Linux video editor range from simpler apps like Openshot and Avidemux to full-featured apps like Lightworks and Blender.
Open Source Replacements: Animation to Audio Mixing
By Cynthia Harvey | Applications Article Published on October 22, 2015
These open source downloads can help you make, manage and enjoy audio and video files.