InfoWorld Recognizes Open Source Software Technologies Driving Business Innovation

The ninth annual Best of Open Source Software Awards (Bossies) highlight the top open source software products for businesses and professional users

Boston, Mass., Sept. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IDG’s InfoWorld – the leading resource for helping IT decision-makers stay ahead of the technology curve – is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Best of Open Source Software Awards (Bossies) [click to tweet]. Each year, the Bossies recognize the most innovative open source software products available to developers and IT organizations. These bleeding edge tools play a pivotal role in driving businesses forward during this exciting time of digital transformation. Products range from application development tools to platforms and infrastructure software to big data analytics and machine learning tools.

The 2018 winners include a total of 49 open source products, each helping change the way companies build applications, operate their datacenters, and run their businesses. The distinguished winners are segmented into four separate categories: Cloud Computing, Databases & Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Software Development. The winning projects were selected by the InfoWorld editorial team and contributing network, comprised of industry experts and thought leaders with direct experience in open source technologies.

“Every company needs a cloud, data, mobile and web strategy,” said Doug Dineley, executive editor of InfoWorld. “For most companies, those strategies rest on open source software. Our 2018 Best of Open Source Software Awards celebrate the open source projects that are leading the way.”

InfoWorld’s 2018 Best of Open Source Software Award winners:

Cloud Computing
• Apache Zipkin
• Docker
• Envoy
• Helm
• Istio
• Jaeger
• Kops
• Kube-Bench
• Kubernetes
• OpenFaaS
• Prometheus
• Serverless
• Sysdig, Falco, and Inspect

Databases & Data Analytics
• Apache Beam
• Apache Pulsar
• Apache Spark
• Apache Solr
• CockroachDB
• InfluxDB
• JupyterLab
• KNIME Analytics Platform
• Neo4j
• TiDB
• Vitess
• YugaByte

Machine Learning
• Chainer
• Fabric for Deep Learning
• Featuretools
• H2O
• Horovod
• Keras
• Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit
• MXNet
• PyTorch
• TensorFlow

Software Development
• Blockstack
• Jenkins
• Julia
• Kotlin
• .Net Core
• Preact
• Rust
• Simple Features for R
• Taucharts
• Truffle Framework
• Vanilla JS
• Visual Studio Code
• Vue.js

To learn more about the 2018 Bossie Award recipients, please visit

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