Everything is heading to open source because of agility. The most conservative component is the database. This talk explains why that is a good thing, until it is not anymore and what to do next, but mostly how to tell the difference.
What a difference 5 years make:
Super computer top 500
And 17 years make the impossible come true
Open source is NOT a new concept
In the 1950s and 1960s, computer operating
software and compilers were delivered as a
part of hardware purchases without separate
fees. At the time, source code, the human-
readable form of software, was generally
distributed with the software providing the
ability to fix bugs or add new functions --
wikipedia, the history of open source
“Open-source software (OSS)
industry saturation is complete:
today, 95% of mainstream IT
organizations leverage nontrivial
open-source software assets within
their mission-critical IT
portfolios – whether they know it or
How soon is now?
harness new data
and new tools
ahead of competitors
& new entrants
WE HAVE TO GO FAST, but
I worry about how it will all
fit together long term.”“
What’s at risk when
speed is the priority?
all the things IT is
paid to ensure.
Changing hardware is easy
Changing software is a challenge
Changing people is hard
Two potential answers:
EXISTING, but with
EMERGING, but without
clear best practices.