Tech 10: Hot Open Source Apps For 2013


Hadoop

Not strictly an app, but rather an app platform, Hadoop has been making headlines for its ability to redefine the data center. Developed under the Apache umbrella, Hadoop is an open software framework that simplifies the creation of distributed big-data processing applications across computing clusters that can range from a few servers to thousands of systems in multiple geographical regions. In essence, Hadoop is an abstraction layer for running large-scale applications that's capable of detecting failures of the underlying hardware and working around them to keep the apps running.