Doing More With Less: The Economics of Open Source Database Adoption

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President and Chief Executive Officer Ed Boyajian delivered this presentation, which focuses on open source database adoption in the enterprise, at Red Hat Summit 2009. The presentation touches on economic issues as part of an overall discussion on both how and why an increasing number of enterprises are choosing open source database solutions.

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Doing More With Less: The Economics of Open Source Database Adoption

  1. 1. Doing More with Less: The Economics of Open Source Database Adoption Ed Boyajian CEO, EnterpriseDB Corporation September, 2009 1 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  2. 2. Discussion Objectives Demonstrate the growth of Postgres and other open source database adoption in the enterprise Expose key differences between open source software stacks and proprietary stacks Profile Postgres Plus from EnterpriseDB Define ideal workloads and “best practices” for open source database use Explore TCO and cost comparisons among database alternatives using real world examples 2 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  3. 3. Doing More with Less 3 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  4. 4. Open Source Database Adoption is Accelerating 2009 OSBC Survey Which technology sector is MOST susceptible to disruption by open source within the next five years? 435 survey respondents Source: Gartner Group 4 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  5. 5. Gartner On Open Source “In the current economic climate, the number of inquiries to Gartner about the use of open-source DBMSs in place of a commercial DBMS is escalating, rapidly.” Source: Cost Optimization with Open-Source DBMSs Donald Feinberg, VP & Distinguished Analyst 5 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  6. 6. TCO of Open Source vs. Proprietary Databases 8 servers 2 CPUs/server 3 year term 6 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  7. 7. Enterprise Software Stacks 7 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  8. 8. Postgres Plus and RHEL Postgres Plus PostgreSQL RHEL Linux Compelling Economics Postgres Plus Oracle » $40,000 database+ $4,495/socket » $10,000 partitioning » $20,000 OLAP » $10,000 spatial » $10,000 adv security 8 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  9. 9. “…it's time to seriously review MySQL’s Perfect Storm how MySQL server is being Nov 29, 2008 developed and change the 2 Blasted by founder development model to be more like … PostgreSQL.” Monty Widenius MySQL Founder 1 Feb 26, 2008 Acquired by Sun 3 Feb 6, 2009 Abandoned by Founders Apr 21, 2009 To Be Acquired by Oracle 4 9 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  10. 10. Open Source Development Models Postgres Linux Community-driven Projects Vendor-driven Projects » Large, active user populations » Smaller, insular communities » Meritocracy-based project leadership » Autocracy-based project leadership » Many external code contributions » Few external code contributions » Vibrant open source ecosystems » Limited open source ecosystems » Limited commercial influence » Commercially motivated » World-class QA » Good QA if run properly 10 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  11. 11. PostgreSQL – No Longer a Best Kept Secret » 20 years of open community development » Feature rich, hardened, extremely stable » Modular, scalable, high performance architecture » Proven in large-scale, mixed load applications » Vast open source ecosystem of complementary projects 11 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  12. 12. EnterpriseDB’s Postgres Plus Product Family Postgres Plus Advanced Server Certified and supported complete solution, suitable for production systems and heterogeneous database environments. Includes breakthrough Oracle compatibility. + Management & Monitoring + Dynamic Database Tuning + Heterogeneous Databases + 5th Gen Oracle Compatibility + Federated Queries + Commercial Database Migration + Bulk Data Processing + Hierarchical Queries + Advanced Transaction Handling + Infinite Cache + Oracle Replication + Performance enhancements + Security enhancements + Enterprise SLAs Postgres Plus Standard Server Ready-to-run certified Postgres binaries for professional developers. Installs in minutes, enables immediate productivity. + Administration Suite + Dynamic Debugger + MySQL Migration Tools + Distributed Memory Cache + Integrated Geo-spatial + Tested, hardened, packaged + ODBC and JDBC Drivers + Integrated Replication PostgreSQL World’s most advanced open source database, demonstrably superior to MySQL for enterprise applications. + ACID Transactions + Multi-level Security + Enterprise-class Data Integrity + Advanced Concurrency Control + High-speed Text Searching + Enterprise-class Failure Recovery 12 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  13. 13. EnterpriseDB’s Market Position 13 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  14. 14. Adoption Progression 14 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  15. 15. Postgres Plus Migration Roadmap – Leading Telco 15 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  16. 16. Economics Revisited “When someone comes in at a sixth the cost [of Oracle] and 500 times the customer service, that makes it very easy.” Jason Weiss Software Architect, FTD 16 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  17. 17. Postgres Plus Oracle Compatibility Comprehensive Compatibility Built-in Functions PL/SQL SQL Syntax » Triggers Data Dictionary » Functions » Stored Procedures SQL*Plus » Packages » Built-in Packages SQL*Loader OCI 17 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  18. 18. Migration Effort for Test App – Global 100 Company 18 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  19. 19. Ranking Migration Candidates JDBC/ODBC applications with no server side code Applications with server side code upgraded from an older version of Oracle Reporting applications C, C++, PHP, or other non-Java applications Transactional applications using newer Oracle features Data warehousing applications using Oracle OLAP functionality Applications using RAC, advanced queuing, advanced security Oracle spatial applications Pro*C and Pro*COBOL applications 19 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  20. 20. Prioritizing Migration Candidates Least Effort More Effort Most Effort Mission Critical 2 3 4 Enterprise 1 1 4 Departmental 1 2 3 Quick Wins First 20 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  21. 21. Migration Methodology 21 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  22. 22. Sony Online Entertainment Case Study World’s leading provider of online games Oracle costs did not match Sony’s growth objectives Sony had previous success with Linux and Tomcat Sony chose Postgres Plus Advanced Server – Immediate cost savings – Leverage existing Oracle skills – Scalability and high availability not found in MySQL – World class technical support New online games in active development and roll-out 22 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  23. 23. FTD Case Study World’s leading provider of floral products and services Needed to offload BI apps from production database Sony chose Postgres Plus Advanced Server – Costs of Oracle-Oracle replication were too high – Leverage existing Oracle skills – Oracle-Postgres Plus replication could be implemented in less than 2 months – World class technical support Improved production performance by 400%+ at 16% of the cost of Oracle-Oracle replication 23 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
  24. 24. Discussion Summary Demonstrate the growth of Postgres and other open source database adoption in the enterprise Expose key differences between open source software stacks and proprietary stacks Profile Postgres Plus from EnterpriseDB Define ideal workloads and “best practices” for open source database use Explore TCO and cost comparisons among database alternatives using real world examples 24 Red Hat Summit 2009 | Ed Boyajian
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