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Bossies 2017: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

InfoWorld celebrates the leading open source projects for software development, cloud computing, machine learning, data storage and analytics, and security

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Bossie Awards 2017: The best networking and security software

InfoWorld picks the top open source software for protecting networks and their users

What do users really think of application performance management solutions?

Read real users’ feedback on application performance management solutions courtesy of IT Central Station

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Review: Domo is good BI, not great BI

Domo delivers on data sources and visualizations, but is harder to use and overpriced compared to Tableau, Qlik Sense, and Microsoft Power BI

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Review: Red Hat does Docker the hard way

Project Atomic pours Kubernetes and Red Hat engineering into a state-of-the-art container host, but be prepared to roll up your sleeves

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Users review the top cloud data integration tools

IT Central Station members weigh in on Informatica Cloud Data Integration, Dell Boomi AtomSphere, IBM App Connect, and SnapLogic

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Review: VMware’s Photon OS shines for Docker containers

Optimized for the VMware hypervisor, Photon OS is an easy-to-use container OS with all the advantages of virtual hardware

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FileMaker Pro: Simple app dev, easy cloud deployment

FileMaker Pro 16 makes it easy to build simple database-driven apps for desktop, web, and iOS, but scalability is limited

IBM QRadar vs. Splunk: Which analytics platform is best for you?

This IT Central Station report compares real users’ feedback on IBM QRadar and Splunk

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RancherOS: A simpler Linux for Docker lovers

Rancher Labs takes the container paradigm to its final destination with a completely Dockerized operating system

Real users share their top five cloud monitoring solutions

Read real users’ feedback on cloud monitoring solutions courtesy of IT Central Station

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The best JavaScript testing tools for React

How to choose the right test runner, test framework, assertion libraries, and add-on tools for your React project

Which Docker container monitoring solutions work the best?

This IT Central Station report is based on real users’ feedback on Docker container-monitoring tools

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Review: Google Cloud Spanner takes SQL to NoSQL scale

Google Cloud Spanner achieves horizontal scalability, strong consistency, and five nines availability as a service, at a price

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Review: Windows Server containers are new and strange

Microsoft’s Docker-driven container feature works as advertised, but comes with a steep learning curve

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Review: Alpine Linux is made for Docker

Stripped-down Linux distribution shines for containers and appliances, but you have to earn it

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Review: OutSystems makes React apps drag-and-drop easy

Low-code application development platform lowers the bar to building web apps, mobile apps, and responsive mobile hybrid apps

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Review: Appian aces low-code dev, at a price

Appian Platform allows business users to create simple forms apps, and developers to enhance them with workflows

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Review: The 10 best JavaScript editors

Sublime Text, Visual Studio Code, Brackets, and Atom rise to the top, but several others are worth considering

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Review: Tableau takes self-service BI to new heights

Tableau strengthens its case with cross-database joins, browser-based authoring, and geo-analysis improvements

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