6 Tips for Leveraging Open Source Technology

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Don't Be Afraid to Rely on Partners and Peers

Open source is all about teamwork, so approaching your open source strategy with a collaborative mindset is essential. The most successful open source leaders have strong networks of partners, solution providers and business leaders. Associating your organization with reputable peers will increase the validity of your open source contribution. Partners can also serve as valuable resources and examples of lessons learned, especially if it's your first foray into the open source ecosystem.

To understand the impact that open source technology has made on the enterprise, one need only look to the numbers. With over 35 million GitHub repositories, 1,961,460 lines of code on Hadoop and over a thousand Apache Spark contributors, the open source ecosystem is home to some of the world's most innovative and impressive tech collaborations. With some of the biggest names in tech leading the charge — Apple's Swift programming language, IBM's machine learning technology SystemML and Facebook's Relay JavaScript framework were all made public in the past year — open source technology is set to change the way we process, stream and analyze data.

In this slideshow, IBM VP of Big Data and Analytics on z, Dinesh Nirmal, and IBM VP of Offerings, Big Data and Analytics, Ritika Gunnar, outline several tips to help enterprises make the most of their open source strategy.


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