Linux, Open Source & Ubuntu: Hadoop, Ruby on Rails Among Top 16 Open-Source Projects of 2011

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2012-01-12 Print this article Print


HBase is an open-source, nonrelational, distributed database that is modeled after Google's BigTable and written in Java. It was developed as part of Apache Software Foundation's Apache Hadoop project and runs on top of Hadoop Distributed Filesystem (HDFS).
OpenLogic, which makes enterprise open-source solutions for the cloud and data center, recently announced its 2011 trending report for open-source software. The report ranks hot open-source projects in three key categories: Web and application servers, application frameworks, and databases and big data. To develop its report, OpenLogic analyzed popular as well as up-and-coming open-source projects that are used as core infrastructure in enterprise applications. The purpose of the analysis was to evaluate whether enterprise adoption of the projects was trending up, staying level or declining. For each open-source project, OpenLogic analyzed eight metrics that include public data, as well as aggregated data from OpenLogic's tools and customer base of more than 250 enterprises throughout the world. According to the report, the five projects that were fastest-growing or gained the most were, in order: HBase, a distributed, column-oriented database system built on top of Hadoop; Node.js, a platform for writing highly scalable Internet applications in JavaScript; nginx, a high-concurrency, low-memory usage Web server and reverse proxy; Hadoop, a framework for distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of computers; and Ruby on Rails, a highly scalable Web application framework.
Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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