EMC’s Greenplum division has announced it will open source its Chorus management and collaboration tools. EMC has recently acquired Pivotal Labs to help it build better big-data software.

We found this interesting information on The Register in their article, “EMC wants to be the Linux of big data.” With open source, they can also help others build better software.

Greenplum previewed the new Chorus 2.0 tool as a central feature of its Unified Analytics Platform in December 2011. The idea is to take data warehouses running the Greenplum variant of PostgreSQL and Hadoop clusters running either Greenplum HD or Greenplum MR, and merge them together using the Chorus collaboration environment.

Melody K. Smith

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