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Pizza Hut tests Linux on Power as an Oracle alternative

Companies of all sizes are looking for ways to make better use of their data while also reducing costs.

In many cases, that means looking for alternatives to enterprise databases such as Oracle, SQL Server and DB2 that are more cost-effective and flexible.

Those alternatives include enterprise-class open source database management systems, relational database management systems, and NoSQL solutions.

Gartner states that, “By 2018, more than 70% of new in-house applications will be developed on an OSDBMS, and 50% of existing relational DBMS instances will have been converted or will be in process.”

Pizza Hut Restaurants, UK has decided that these options are worth exploring further.

EDB's Ed Boyajian Speaks at Postgres Vision 2016

Ed Boyajian, President and CEO of EnterpriseDB (EDB), set an optimistic tone for Postgres Vision 2016 with an energetic morning keynote on opening day.

In his 30-minute address, Mr. Boyajian shared his perspective on the state of open source software in data management.

In particular, he described the role that Postgres is playing in the enterprise and in digital transformation, as well as the changes it is enabling. 

Postgres Vision 2016 and the IBM Power Systems Keynote

The inaugural Postgres Vision 2016 was took place this past October in San Francisco.

The event provided a forum and a voice for those who share a vision about data and open source data management.

Specifically, the vision is to unleash innovation through the use of Postgres and related technologies that come together in a consistent, optimized, and open way.

Many speakers discussed a common theme: The important role that business and IT leaders play in harnessing the disruptive potential of Postgres and turning that into a competitive advantage.

On the opening day of the event, Doug Balog, General Manager of IBM Power Systems, delivered a morning keynote.

In it, he described the path that IBM Power Systems has followed in embracing the open movement in general and Postgres in particular.

He also articulated IBM Power Systems' point of view on disruption and innovation.

The Changing Landscape of the Enterprise Database

For decades, traditional relationship database management systems (RDBMS) have reigned supreme.

Giants like Oracle and Microsoft have made billions in licensing costs for those databases.

But the entire database marketplace is being turned on its head.

In this article, we look at why you need new tools for data and what some of those tools are.

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