Shaun Bierweiler, vice president of U.S. public sector atÂ Hortonworks, told Datanami in an interview published Tuesday about the advantage of adopting an open approach to technology development in the big data space.
â€œWhen you think about integration points, and the various technologies and players coming to market, if you donâ€™t have an open approach and open model and open interfaces, itâ€™s really difficult costly and time-consuming to bring those pieces together,â€ he said.
Bierweiler said he believes enterprise open source software tools are more secure than proprietary platforms.
â€œThe approach of having that many different individuals hammering it and searching through it, we do find that thereâ€™s a higher ability to identify defects before they become defects, or to address them much quicker due to the size of the community or the breadth of the exposure,â€ he said of the open source community.
He called on organizations to perform due diligence before introducing free-and-open-source software into networks.
â€œItâ€™s important to understand the source of the code and the process itâ€™s gone through before you put it on your network,â€ Bierweiler added.