Decades into what should have been PostgreSQL’s dotage, developers keep reimagining what it can be.
Stories by Matt Asay
It’s a mistake to believe that running open source in the cloud will avoid vendor lock-in. But open source offers freedom and independence.
Cloud computing was like rocket fuel for software developers. Scientists and engineers are the next in line.
Like so many winning projects, Weaveworks’ Cortex is the result of a long and winding chain of open source inspiration and innovation.
Many open source software companies embraced the open core model to increase revenues. Yugabyte found greater rewards leaving open core behind.
In the beginning, no one expected to get RHEL for free. The end of CentOS as a free drop-in replacement is no cause for outrage.
The open source process by which we find and fix bugs is also the right way to tackle software security. The OpenSSF offers us a chance to coordinate our efforts.
A new model of declarative programming languages has emerged for building infrastructure as code, promising more simplicity and safety.
An open source API framework for data, Stargate promises to allow developers to work with back-end data in any shape they want.
Generally the path to success in open source involves growing the overall market, even at the expense of control.
Take it from Lyft engineer and Envoy project lead Matt Klein. Unless you get more effort from outside than what you put in, open sourcing could be a mistake.
Just because Google, Amazon, or Facebook does it doesn’t mean you should. Here are four ‘best practices’ of the hyperscalers you have permission to ignore.
Enterprises should be more concerned with getting their hybrid cloud strategy right than worrying about multi-cloud.
The cloud-based enterprise data platform may mark the end of a decades-long run in the dominance of open source infrastructure.
Kubernetes doesn’t offer the magical application portability you might expect, but something better.