Article: Rubin Observatory Goes Open Source to Capture Galactic Data

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Rubin Observatory Goes Open Source to Capture Galactic Data

Faced with a long-term project to gather and process vast amounts of visual data from the universe, the Vera C. Rubin Observatory in the mountains of Chile turned to an open source, time series database, InfluxDB, developed by InfluxData.

The observatory and its 8.4-meter optical telescope are being built to survey the region of space viewable from the southern hemisphere for 10 years, capture about 1,000 images of the sky on a nightly basis. The project, called the Legacy Survey of Space and Time, is expected to generate 500 petabytes of visual data astronomers should be able to use to better understand the cosmos.

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Article: Aiven raises $150M to manage cloud data infrastructure for open source technologies

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Aiven raises $150M to manage cloud data infrastructure for open source technologies

Aiven, a Finnish company that provides managed open source data technologies on most of the major public clouds, today announced it has raised $150 million in a series C round of funding.

Open source software, by many estimations, has eaten the world, and it now intersects with just about every piece of software from scripts that help servers run faster to systems architecture and APIs.

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