60 Open Source Apps You Can Use in the Cloud: Page 2

Many open source applications are now available on a SaaS basis, and others can help enterprises set up IaaS or PaaS environments.


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Big Data Tools

21. Hadoop

Hadoop allows organizations to process large data sets quickly across clusters of distributed systems, as in cloud computing environments. It's used by many of the biggest names on the Web, including Adobe, AOL, Alibaba, Ebay, Facebook, FOX, Google, Hulu, LinkedIn, The New York Times, Spotify, StumbleUpon, Twitter and Yahoo. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

22. GridGain

GridGrain uses in-memory computing to boost performance for distributed processing. It's frequently used in the cloud and alongside other big data tools like Hadoop. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

Business Intelligence

23. Jaspersoft

Recently acquired by TIBCO, Jaspersoft offers both paid and free open source versions of its highly popular analytics software. Its cloud analytics service starts at just $1/hour. Operating System: OS Independent.

24. OpenI

OpenI strives to help enterprises go from "data to insights in 72 hours with open source." It's a reporting tool that integrates with other open source BI solutions and can be deployed to Amazon Web Services very easily. Operating System: OS Independent.

Business Process Management

25. ProcessMaker

This award-winning open source business process management tool counts Toyota and Lenovo among its users. In addition to on-premise versions, it comes in a cloud version with several different pricing tiers. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

Content Management

26. Alfresco

Like Microsoft SharePoint, Alfresco offers collaboration, document management and media management capabilities. The link above will take you to the paid cloud version, and it also comes in both free and paid on-premise versions. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

27. MindTouch

This project allows enterprises to set up self-service and knowledge-base websites where their customers can quickly find information they need. The cloud-based version is now the primary version of the software, but you can still download the open source MindTouch Core from SourceForge. Operating System: Windows, Linux.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

28. SugarCRM

SugarCRM boasts millions of users at companies around the world. The cloud-based paid version has three different pricing tiers, or you can download the community version for free. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

29. vTiger

Downloaded more than three million times, vTiger boasts a low total cost of ownership, whether you use the paid cloud-based version or the free open source download. It includes email marketing, project management, calendar, task management, document management, inventory management, reporting and other capabilities. Operating System: Windows, Linux, iOS, Android.

30. Orange Leap/MPX

While most CRM tools are built with for-profit companies in mind, Orange Leap was made for non-profits. The link above has plenty of information about the paid, cloud-based version, but you can also download the open source version from GitHub. Operating System: Windows.

31. SplendidCRM

The latest features in this CRM package include Twilio and Twitter integration, undelete, an HTML5 calendar and more. It's available in three editions—community (free and open source), professional and enterprise—all of which can be accessed in the cloud or deployed on premise. Operating System: Windows.


32. Riak

This distributed database offers high availability, fault tolerance, operational simplicity and scalability. In addition to the open source version, it comes in a supported enterprise version and a Cloud Storage (CS) version that is ideal for cloud computing environments. Operating System: Linux, OS X

Document Management Systems (DMS)

33. OpenKM

Web-based OpenKM is a full-featured document management system with version control and file history, metadata, scanning, workflow, search and similar capabilities. It comes in three versions: the free open source edition, the supported professional version and the subscription-based cloud version. Operating System: OS Independent.

34. LogicalDOC

LogicalDOC is a cross-platform document management system that aims to make the paperless office a reality. It's available in community, business and enterprise editions, and the enterprise version can also be purchased on an SaaS basis. Operating System: OS Independent.

35. OpenDocMan

Designed to comply with ISO 17025 and OIE standards for document management, OpenDocMan offers features like easy setup, robust user management, change tracking, search, robust security and support for multiple languages. In addition to the free download, it's also available as a hosted service, and cloud-based backup can be purchased for an additional fee. Operating System: OS Independent.


36. Magento

Used by more than 200,000 online store's, eBay's Magento platform counts Vizio, Homedics, The North Face, Office Max and many small businesses among its users. "Magento Go" is the name for its hosted solution, which is free for 30 days and starts at just $15 per month. Operating System: Windows, Linux, OS X.

37. Fishop.NET

This "no frills" e-commerce solution offers a live online demo so you can see it in action before you download it. A hosted version is available through its partner Arvixe. Operating System: Windows.


38. Collabtive

Basecamp users will find this cloud-based project management system very familiar. Organizations can host it on their own servers or subscribe to the hosted service, which has three pricing tiers: freelancer, studio and enterprise. Operating System: OS Independent.

39. Group-Office

This enterprise-class groupware and CRM solution comes in a free community version or a paid professional version that adds helpdesk, time tracking, mobile sync, project management and document editing. Cloud-based hosting starts at 10 euros per month and guarantees 99.99% uptime. Operating System: OS Independent.

40. Zimbra

Used by companies like Comcast, Dell, Rackspace, Red Hat, Mozilla, Titleist and H&R Block, Zimbra is an email, calendar, address book and file sharing solution that is similar to Microsoft Exchange/Outlook. According to the website, it was "built for the cloud, both public and private." Operating System: Linux, Unix, OS X.

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