Kasten’s Ongoing Contribution to Open Source Bears Fruit for Stateful Storage
For the developer building applications that run in the cloud, it is also important to know “how fast your storage is,” said Bathina. “A simple tool [such as Kubestr] to just validate the storage is fast enough for me and is a good place for me to create my application or deploy an application,” said Bathina. “Just having that little bit of information is useful when you, as a developer, are building an application to know the limitations of your cluster.”
Weighing Open Source’s Worth for the Future of Big Data
“If you’re trying to overcome a technology like relational databases, which have been developed over decades and had gestation from every major university in the world that does computer science research, it takes a long time to climb that hill,” Kreps says. “What’s very different for us is there hasn’t really been this incredibly well-developed infrastructure layer in the space we’re entering. We get to kind of make it up as we go along, which is a huge advantage. “
This perhaps is the reason why — despite the availability of MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL RDBMs, the advent of modern NoSQL and NewSQL solutions, and scalable Hadoop and object-storage alternatives — proprietary RDBMs continue to drive the lion’s share of enterprise spending in the data management space.
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