Congress Recognizes Accumulo as a Successful Open Source Software Project
Yesterday the President of the United States signed the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
sqrrl and our friends worked effectively with Congressional leaders to change language that would have attempted to limit the use of Apache Accumulo within the Department of Defense. In the end Congress rightfully recognized Accumulo as a successful open source project and as an example of the best of government innovation. This marked a significant victory for open source software.
Accumulo is proven to address the confluence of challenges faced by those hoping to take advantage of Big Data: security, scalability, and analytic adaptability. These unique strengths resolve some of the technical limitations of existing Big Data technologies and also enable our direct efforts to build analytic applications that solve the pressing issues of our time.
We applaud the efforts of all who have contributed to bring about this successful result and look forward to working further to advance open source software.