Miss McGrattan is responsible for the development and integration of the Ingres database and associated products and technologies. A leading authority in DBMS and open source technologies, Miss McGrattan has been instrumental in the ongoing success of the Ingres product line. Born in Ireland, Miss McGrattan earned a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from Dublin City University.
In today’s high speed IT environments, application developers are less concerned about database functionality than they are about meeting aggressive deadlines and delivering functionality to meet the immediate demands of the business. Enterprise suitability is often times an afterthought and scalability and robustness take a back seat to instant gratification. This interactive session explores these competing priorities, debunks a few myths, and arms app developers with the gadgets and resources needed to pimp their toolkits.
Database Market Dynamics 1970s – early 80s Customer Led $$ Value 1985 – 2007 Vendor Led $$$ Value Open Source Economy Open Collaboration $$ Value
Legacy Database Budget Blockade
Keeping the Engine Running
Locked into premium-priced legacy contracts for the right to upgrade the database
Old projects, versus new, receive a majority of funding
New database functionality is rare & is at the mercy of the legacy database vendor
Average Annual IT Budget Spend 75-80% = Maintenance
Breaking the Budget Blockade
Proven, extensible enterprise software
NO license fees
Annual subscription for what you use
Up front license fees
Maintenance based on licences
Open Source Database Model Typical Closed Source Model It’s all about – V E N D O R R E V E N U E It’s all about – T H E C U S T O M E R