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Linux Foundation welcomes newest silver member, Twitter

Posted 28 Aug 2012 by 

Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat)
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Our interview with Chris Aniszczyk this month explored why open source software is the key to how Twitter successfully sends over 400 millions tweets a day. To manage that kind of massive, real-time data, they've identified Linux as the best possible system for the job. So, it comes as no surprise that Twitter became a silver member of The Linux Foundation this week—reportedly only costing them around $15,000 USD.

The Linux Foundation (@linuxfoundation) is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux and reports this year that nearly 72 percent of users will be adding more Linux servers in the next 12 months to support big data, which is double the percentage of users to add Windows servers to support the same function. 

Follow LinuxCon (#linuxcon) this week and check out Twitter's (@TwitterOSS) keynote there by Chris Aniszczyk (@cra): "The open source technology behind a Tweet." 


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