60 years later, billions of lines of COBOL live on. Could Java, SQL, or Python last as long?
Stories by Matt Asay
Funding open source has never been more important. It’s also never been harder.
With cloud companies open-sourcing their innovations, and enterprises increasing participation, open source sustainability is at an all-time high.
Multicloud is supposed to lower costs and increase agility and innovation, but the opposite is true
It’s earnings season for the public cloud vendors and the chatter over who’s winning is heating up.
With three major functional upgrades to existing databases as well, the full complement of purpose-built AWS databases is now 15
We need to find ways to ensure commercial open source can thrive, without worrying about the big cloud providers sucking out all value without contributing back
Take full advantage of white-hat hackers to help you secure your code. And still do all the other security stuff you should do before you release your code
Enterprises are figuring out that they likely need different database engines to power different parts of their applications. AWS has figured that out, too
The irony is that what makes open source work—and differ from commercial software—is that only a few developers do the major work on any project
Although heavily dependent on Oracle today, Salesforce seems to be seeking database freedom—and its efforts could result in the same freedom for all enterprises
Linux has beat closed-source operating systems in every hardware category, but in mobile its Android derivative just can’t win in the ecosystem competition
New data debunks several myths around which companies lead in open source contributions
Oracle is a fantastic database for yesteryear’s enterprise applications, but is a poor fit for modern, big data applications
Most code remains closed and proprietary, even though open source now dominates enterprise platforms. How can that be?