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1 Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World

2 Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World PART I: surveying the land PART II: taking a walk in the park, MySQL vs PostgreSQL PART III: welcome to a brave new world, making the commitment PART IV: concluding remarks

3 PART I: surveying the landscape Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World About this presentation A definition of power In the beginning... The significance of license, "la raison d'être" Databases; deciding which one is better... yeah right!

4 PART I: surveying the landscape Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World The objective of this talk is to empower you in your decision making process vis a vis database systems in the workplace

5 PART I: surveying the landscape Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World About Power it's not money or influence It's knowledge Power is the awarenes of the significance of events of the past and present and leveraging it to one's advantage before anyone else figures it out

6 PART I: surveying the landscape Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World IN THE BEGINNING...?

7 PART I: surveying the landscape Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World Dawn Of The Relational Model Ted Codd (1970) and his Rules for Relational Databases

8 PART I: surveying the landscape Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World Three Great Contemporary Forces IBM ORACLE University of Berkley California (a product of the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex)‏

9 PART I: surveying the landscape Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World The Significance Of License, "La raison d'être" The implications of closed vs open vs bsd vs gpl licensing Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD)‏ GNU General Public License (GPL) GNU GNU General Public License GNU GNU GNU General Public License

10 PART I: surveying the landscape Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World More About the Opensource Licenses BSD: the race to get the best academic minds GPL: revenge is sweet, the Richard Stallman saga

11 PART I: surveying the landscape Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World Deciding which one is better Corporate culture (established vs startup)‏ The people The DBA (or lack of)‏ Current technology (even the OS makes a difference)‏ The requirements Making comparisions & the effects of licensing

12 PART II: Taking a walk in the garden, MySQL vs PostgreSQL Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World An everyman's history of Postgres and MySQL IN THE 90's The effects of license

13 PART II: Taking a walk in the garden, MySQL vs PostgreSQL Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World An everyman's history of Postgres and MySQL IN THE 90's Both have already been long in existence but then the Internet came along The state of PostgreSQL and its early adopters The state of MySQL and its early adopters

14 PART II: Taking a walk in the garden, MySQL vs PostgreSQL Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World The effects of license popularization how the GPL license centralizes and coordinates mindshare how the BSD license encourages decentralization of control and encourages innovative paradigms perception, the appearance of superiority corporatization and the monetizing of mindshare GPL transforms into a commercial entity BSD fragments mindshare; development is localized, overall development is only possible on the technology itself i.e. no marketing, no training, no publications etc.

15 PART III: WELCOME TO A BRAVE NEW WORLD Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World Finding qualified candidates Training new people Working with consultants The opensource help desk

16 PART III: WELCOME TO A BRAVE NEW WORLD Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World Finding qualified candidates Ideal educational background... you've got to be kidding! Work history: traditional vs non-traditional Looking for people with an online presence mail lists forums Linklin Facebook Twitter Google

17 PART III: WELCOME TO A BRAVE NEW WORLD Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World Training new people educational institutions in house corporate

18 PART III: WELCOME TO A BRAVE NEW WORLD Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World Working with consultants (when employees aren't enough)‏

19 PART III: WELCOME TO A BRAVE NEW WORLD Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World The opensource Help Desk.... HUH?

20 PART IV: CONCLUDING REMARKS Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World Fighting the rush towards opensource Fitting in with the traditionals Regarding the corporatization of opensource A final word...

21 PART IV: CONCLUDING REMARKS Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World Fighting the rush towards opensource.

22 PART IV: CONCLUDING REMARKS Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World Fitting in with the traditionals

23 PART IV: CONCLUDING REMARKS Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World Regarding the corporatization of opensource

24 PART IV: CONCLUDING REMARKS Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World A final word... it's not the technology (it's the politics), stupid!

25 Learning the Database Landscape in the Opensource World References


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