Unity Catalog – SD Times Open Source Project of the Week

Unity Catalog is an open source governance catalog for data and AI, developed by Databricks and open sourced earlier this week at the company’s Data + AI Summit.  Companies can use it to govern structured and unstructured data, and machine learning models, notebooks, dashboards, and files.  It offers interoperability with any data format and compute … continue reading

OpenAI .NET library – SD Times Open Source Project of the Week

Microsoft has announced that OpenAI has created an official library for .NET for the OpenAI API. It includes full support for the OpenAI API, including Assistants v2 and Chat Completions, as well as the latest model, GPT-4o.  With the release of this library, developers will now be able to build their own libraries on top … continue reading

Apache Pinot – SD Times Open Source Project of the Week

Apache Pinot is an open-source analytics platform that utilizes an OLAP database to provide low-latency insights into large amounts of data. OLAP stands for Online Analytical Processing and is a method in which data from multiple sources can be used together, allowing companies to group data from websites, applications, internal systems, and more together for … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Phi-3

Phi-3 is a family of open source small language models developed and made available by Microsoft.  “Small language models are designed to perform well for simpler tasks, are more accessible and easier to use for organizations with limited resources, and they can be more easily fine-tuned to meet specific needs. They are well suited for … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Flow-IPC

Flow-IPC is an open-source project created by Akamai to enable developers to instantly make in-memory transfers of data, images, and videos between different applications.  Inter-process communication (IPC) allows different programs to communicate and share data with each other, and it is crucial for distributed low-latency applications. According to Yuri Goldfeld, senior principal software engineer at … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: SurrealDB

SurrealDB is a multi-model database that offers scalability and adaptability so that developers can fit it to their use cases. The project maintainers call it “the ultimate cloud database for tomorrow’s applications.” It reduces development time by eliminating the need for a lot of server-side components required by other databases. The database can also function … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Zed

Zed is a code editor for MacOS with a minimal design that aims to improve developer productivity by being lightweight and simple, with a number of useful features. “Productive coding starts with a tool that stays out of your way. Zed combines the power of an IDE with the responsiveness of a lightweight editor for … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Quill

Quill is an open-source rich text WYSIWYG editor designed to be customizable by the user. It uses a modular architecture to allow the editor’s behavior and functionality to be changed. It officially supports a number of modules that can be added, including Toolbar, Keyboard, History, Clipboard, and Syntax. Each module also has additional configuration options … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: STORM

STORM is an open-source project that can research and develop a full report of a topic, complete with sources. It originated from a paper out of Stanford.  According to the Stanford researchers, there is a disconnect online between “the vast amounts of accessible information and what an individual can realistically assimilate.” They explained that while … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Apache Airflow

Apache Airflow is an open-source project for scheduling and managing workflows, written in Python.  Kaxil Naik, director of Airflow engineering at Astronomer and one of the core committers of Airflow, told SD Times: “It is used to automate your daily jobs or daily tasks, and tasks can be as simple as running a Python script … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Mojo

Mojo is a programming language designed to combine the performance of C and the usability of Python, for the purposes of AI related initiatives and tasks, which require a high-performance system.  Last week, the company behind Mojo, Modular, announced that it would be open-sourcing the core modules of the language using the Apache 2 license.  … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Bruno

Bruno is an API client that hopes to revolutionize “the status quo represented by Postman, Insomnia and similar tools out there,” the project’s website says. It stores collections directly on users’ filesystems, with no intention of ever adding cloud-sync. “We value your data privacy and believe it should stay on your device,” the maintainers say … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Flyde

Flyde is a visual programming tool for VS Code that lets people create programming flows using a graphical interface. It is designed to be used alongside the actual codebase, enabling developers to switch to the lpow-code interface for situations where having a visual is more helpful.  “Flyde was built not to replace textual programming, but … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: OpenHouse

LinkedIn has announced it is open sourcing its control plane for managing tables in data lakehouse deployments. The tool, called OpenHouse, has been in use at LinkedIn for the past year. The company has 3,500 OpenHouse tables in production currently.  It was designed to offer self-service management of tables in open data lakehouses. According to … continue reading

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