Ingres is a feature rich and robust database (RDBMS) that's free to use, modify, and redistribute. Support is available for a reasonable price if you need it. Ingres supports many programming languages, including Python, Ruby, Java, Perl, C/C++, and more. Ingres has a bit of a learning curve, but once mastered is extremely powerful and highly tunable. It is also very stable and reliable. Ingres is one of a fairly small number of databases providing excellent geospatial features including data types and functions compliant with the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Simple Feature Specification (SFS) for SQL.
fio is an I/O tool meant to be used both for benchmark and stress/hardware verification. It has support for 13 different types of I/O engines (sync, mmap, libaio, posixaio, SG v3, splice, null, network, syslet, guasi, solarisaio, and more), I/O priorities (for newer Linux kernels), rate I/O, forked or threaded jobs, and much more. It can work on block devices as well as files. fio accepts job descriptions in a simple-to-understand text format. Several example job files are included. fio displays all sorts of I/O performance information, including complete IO latencies and percentiles. Fio is in wide use in many places, for both benchmarking, QA, and verification purposes. It supports Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OS X, OpenSolaris, AIX, HP-UX, and Windows.
Exscript is a scripting language for automating network connections over protocols such as Telnet or SSH. It is in some ways comparable to Expect, but has some unique features that make it a lot easier to use and understand for non-developers. It supports parallelization, logging, authentication mechanisms, and a lot more.
RHQ is a management platform for everything from the OS level load and network metrics through common databases to application servers and projects. The system includes support for monitoring and/or managing Apache httpd, Apache Tomcat, JBoss Application Server, PostgreSQL, and other popular open source projects. It is built on the powerful RHQ plugin model that allows for the quick development of support for new projects. It supports inventory auto-discovery, rich monitoring and alerting, operational control, configuration management, content deployment, log tracking, and full history and auditing. It supports fine-grained security and rich group management.
Jmx4Perl provides an alternate way of accessing Java JEE Server management interfaces that are based on JMX (Java Management Extensions). It is an agent-based approach where a small Web application deployed on the application server provides HTTP/JSON-based access to JMX MBeans registered within the application server. It is set up from a handful of Perl modules, which can be integrated seamlessly in your own programs. It also includes a Nagios plugin, check_jmx4perl, a jmx4perl command line tool for remote JMX queries and operations, and a readline-based JMX shell j4psh, with context sensitive command completion and syntax highlighting.
Pandora FMS is a software-monitoring tool created for all kinds of companies. It is specially designed for large environments, and works by first managing servers, applications, and communications, and then notifying clients of problems and failures before they occur. Pandora FMS also includes a configurable report system that evaluates and notifies the client on the level of fulfillment and compliance of their systems. It supports all kinds of technologies unifying the management tools of your system, such as performance monitoring, network monitoring, and availability management. Pandora FMS makes your company management more agile and improves your process performance.
OCS Inventory is an application designed to help a network or system administrator keep track of the configuration and software of computers that are installed on the network. Information about hardware and operating system are collected. OCS Inventory is also able to detect all active devices on your network, such as switches, routers, network printers, and unattended devices. It also allows you to deploy software, commands, or files on client computers.
OpenSVC is a 'service' manager, as in clustered service manager. Services are described as collections of resources (IP, disk groups, filesystems, file synchronizations, and application launchers). Services can be started, stopped and queried for status, providing a consistent command set for wildly different service integrations. Services can be administered using a stand-alone free software stack deployed on the nodes (nodeware). Service configurations, status, and logs are pushed to a central database coupled to a Web front-end (collector).