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By Mårten Mickos on October 16, 2014
What does community mean to you?
Community is an overloaded word, it can mean anything. Community can mean just people who use your product. Or maybe it’s those who build your product, or maybe it’s the business partners who are using it. Or maybe it’s…
By Mårten Mickos on October 14, 2014
Broadly speaking, there are two types of open source software. The free software, which has a reciprocity requirement in it. Open source software which doesn’t.
By Mårten Mickos on October 1, 2014
This article is part of my talk, Open-Source Business Models. You can see the full transcript and the video of my talk on Heavybit.com. My name is Marten Mickos and I’m the CEO of Eucalyptus Systems. As Tom mentioned, I was the CEO of MySQL for eight years. I was de facto the only CEO […]
By Paul Miller on May 3, 2013
Cloud database company Xeround announced that they’re shutting down the version of their service hosted in public clouds such as Amazon, Rackspace, GreenQloud, and others. Users of the free service have until 8 May to move elsewhere, whilst paying customers have until 15 May. The company describes this as an attempt to “re-focus,” with the […]
Posted in Business, Featured Posts, Open Source, Platforms | Tagged amazon, business model, cloud computing, cloud database, database, Enterprise Computing, freemium, greenqloud, mysql, rackspace, saas, software as a service, xeround
By Ben Kepes on February 25, 2013
Two themes I often talk about are specific functionality from specialist vendors and delivering enterprise solutions in new and friendly ways. A good example of this I came across recently was from small company Chartio. Chartio, a Y Combinator company, touts itself as the best interface for data. Essentially it allows organizations to take data […]
By Ben Kepes on May 14, 2012
Xeround, the database as a service offering is today announcing an integration that sees it power MySQL applications running on both AppHarbor’s .Net platform as well as AppFog’s PHP platform. As developers increasingly look to PaaS as the first choice for easing the deployment and management aspects of their task, they also look to add […]
By Mårten Mickos on February 23, 2011
An open source company is naturally a company that produces open source code for others to consume. But how does the notion of producing software code in the open affect company culture?
By Zoli Erdos on November 4, 2010
Twitter is abuzz this morning with MySQL news: What these messages refer to is that Oracle dropped InnoDB from the free Classic Edition, it is now only available starting with the $2,000 Standard Edition. A few days ago we heard support prices were increased – none of this should come as a surprise, the writing […]
By Chirag Mehta on October 28, 2010
I have tremendous respect for Michael Stonebraker. He is an apt visionary. What I like the most about him is his drive and passion to commercialize the academic concepts. ACM recently published his article “My Top 10 Assertions About Data Warehouses….
Posted in Featured Posts, Infrastructure | Tagged Analytics, BI, Business Intelligence, cloud computing, Column-oriented DBMS, Data warehouse, Data warehouse architectures, Michael Stonebraker, mysql, nosql | 3 Responses
By Krishnan Subramanian on October 26, 2010
Ever since Oracle acquired MySQL, there is a lingering question in the minds of SaaS companies that had relied heavily on MySQL and the analysts who follow the space closely. It is about the impact of this acquisition on the SaaS providers. While thinking about the impact of any adverse move by Oracle on SaaS […]
By Guest Authors on March 29, 2010
There’s been a lot of crowing as of late from folks that wish the whole NoSQL “movement” (where “NoSQL” means “not only SQL” – but gets misinterpreted a LOT) had been named something else. Since the whole movement is essentially engineers at this point, I thought I’d weigh in (I’m just a lowly marketing guy, […]
By Krishnan Subramanian on January 5, 2010
Image via CrunchBase Ever since Oracle announced the acquisition of Sun Microsystems along with MySQL, all hell broke loose in the open source community. With EU questioning the deal, there is a war (of words) erupting inside the community with one side asking EU to block the deal or, at the very least, change the […]
By Mark Fidelman on December 28, 2009
All societies and businesses that have survived longer than a few decades have created folklore, stories, and myths. As the culture evolves, these myths tend to get embellished and enlarged. So it is with Open Source. I read a recent New York Times article about open source to be full of errors, perpetuated myths, and […]
By Krishnan Subramanian on August 17, 2009
Joyent, the San Franscisco based company offering enterprise class cloud computing solutions, is shifting focus to completely concentrate on enterprise customers. I wrote about Joyent in the early months of Cloud Ave and Joyent has, ever since, prioritized their offerings towards enterprise customers. The tech blogosphere is always buzzing with news about various Amazon cloud […]