EnterpriseDB and Ingres just reported banner years, suggesting that open source is thriving beyond MySQL in the database market.
The database legend is puttering away at start-ups StreamBase and Vertica, but may yet have more up his sleeve.
Big Open Source panel in Santa Clara on November 27
Open-source databases like MySQL and Postgres are ready for serious production applications. Why waste money on Oracle or DB2?
Open source is going public. It's about time.
The IPO market may be set to boom, but its appetite for open-source IPOs won't really ignite until the companies cross $100 million in sales.
The enterprise software powerhouse stands to gain much from its new assets, but it first needs to learn how to work with the open-source community.
Given the U.S. federal government's widespread adoption of open source, the amazing thing is that it took so long.
As an industry we are terrible at working on interoperability. The open-source world should be the one to fix this.