Open Source Databases

Open source databases are based in code that is open source and developed by a community of developers.

Is DocumentDB really PostgreSQL?
Is DocumentDB Really PostgreSQL?
January 14, 2019
On Thursday I wrote about the new MongoDB compatible DocumentDB from AWS and its potential impact on MongoDB going forward. Following up from that, a...Read more
MongoDB’s New License Model Won’t Save It From Competition With AWS
January 10, 2019
Yesterday, AWS launched Amazon DocumentDB , which they describe as “a fast, scalable, and highly available document database that is designed to be...Read more
Managing Database Security in the Era of Cloud and Automation
December 20, 2018
There has been a lot of talk about database automation in the last six months and how, as if by magic, it will mean companies no longer have to worry...Read more
Is MongoDB Still Open Source?
December 14, 2018
In my role at EDB , I lead the effort to package our software on Debian and am also the maintainer of the PostgreSQL YUM and ZYPP repositories, so I...Read more
451 Research: EnterpriseDB sees PostgreSQL Everywhere, Especially in the Cloud
December 05, 2018
Industry analyst firm, 451 Research, just recently issued a report providing an overview of EnterpriseDB, its history and recent product news...Read more
Postgres in the Enterprise: Real World Reasons for Adoption
November 30, 2018
My friend and colleague Bruce Momjian recently shared in his presentation “Will Postgres Live Forever?” an overview of reasons why companies adopt...Read more
The Power of SQL: Even the NoSQL Guys Seem to Be Coming Around
November 21, 2018
SQL will be turning 50 by the end of the decade. For a technology that’s still widely in use today, that’s quite the achievement — but it’s no...Read more
On-Prem, Open-Source Based Database in a Pay-Per-Use Package
October 05, 2018
We most likely will not be upending anyone’s world-view if we make the claim that database spend is a big slice of IT’s overall costs, and one that...Read more
Can MongoDB make a decision?
Is ACID a Priority or Not? Can MongoDB Decide?
August 20, 2018
If I’m honest, I think of MongoDB as more of a “data store” than an actual database. This may be a controversial opinion these days, but I don’t...Read more
Do You Have the Essential Skills to Be a Successful PostgreSQL DBA?
May 04, 2018
Open source databases are becoming an increasingly preferred option for organizations seeking high performance, lower cost alternatives to legacy...Read more