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Open source projects created by Facebook, Google, Twitter and LinkedIn

Matthew Finnegan | June 28, 2016
Some of the largest and most innovative companies in the world have offered their technology to IT communities

11. LinkedIn - Kafka

LinkedIn - Kafka
Image: LinkedIn

Kafka was created by business networking site LinkedIn for internal use, before being open sourced in 2011.

The team of engineers that created the real-time, distributed messaging system left the company last year, to set up a new business focusing on Kafka, called Confluent.

Kafka counts a number of large tech companies among its users, such as Spotify, NetFlix and Uber, as well as more typical enterprises attemping to modernise their operations, such as William Hill.

12. Airbnb - Air Flow

Airbnb - Air Flow
Image: Airbnb

Last year, the home-rental firm unveiled plans to open source two data mining tools at its OpenAir engineering summit, AirFlow and Aerosolve.

Airflow is a data workflow management framework that is available under the Apache licence, supporting authoring, scheduling and monitoring of data pipelines.

It has also opened up its Aerosolve machine learning tool which is used internally to support features such as its price recommendations engine for those renting properties.

Source: Computerworld UK 


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