Hadoop is front and center at a three-day conference this week. The Hadoop Summit, sponsored by key Apache Hadoop provider Hortonworks and Yahoo, is growing along with interest in big data.
There's another mobile platform in the smartphone market. Samsung has unveiled the Samsung Z, the first smartphone that uses the open-source Tizen operating system.
The Apache Software Foundation just rolled out Apache Spark v1.0, which it says is a "super-fast, open-source, large-scale data processing and advanced analytics engine."
There's a new open software platform for 3D printing from Autodesk. Given that the firm is a high-profile maker of modeling and design software, it could boost the nascent industry of object-printing.
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