Your business has probably purchased a lot of proprietary software the same way it purchases any other goods – you buy product A and install it on machine B. There was something like a warranty period, where you may receive a certain level of support or a replacement for serious issues, but otherwise, it was just a good that was purchased. If it doesn’t meet your needs, you go out and buy something else – even if it is the same product just a version or two later.
But with open source, there’s a slightly different approach. There has to be. Unlike proprietary software, where the software is the product, with open source software, everything is already out there and available. And not just the end package; the sourcecode itself is freely available to your engineering department.
According to Gartner, 95% of companies are using open source software, so it is entirely reasonable to ask what are we purchasing?
What open source companies (like Red Hat) offer you isn’t a product; it’s an ecosystem of improvement and support.
A License Isn’t a Subscription
One thing to clarify – a software license is not the same thing as a software subscription.
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The convergence of Mobile, Social, Big Data, and Cloud has placed increasing demands on today’s applications to react instantaneously to changes in data at a large scale. A delay of a few seconds can mean the difference between engaging or losing a customer for a retailer, increased liquidity or fraud risk for a financial institution, or escalation of an adverse occurrence in a manufacturing process or IoT network.
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There are a few Open Source technologies and products that have spearheaded the drive of Open Source into the enterprise and managed to overcome historical objections – Linux, Apache Web Server, MySQL, Postgres, WordPress, Hadoop, to name some of the better known technologies. Those technologies paved the way for the open source revolution of the last decade; every enterprise vendor and every organization has adopted open source to some degree. Open Source has won; get over it.
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Today we announced three new Red Hat JBoss Middleware services on OpenShift based on JBoss Fuse, JBoss BRMS, and JBoss Data Grid.
Performance and Scalability for Cloud Applications
With cloud computing, businesses expect and demand that their applications deliver higher performance, availability, reliability, flexibility, and scalability than ever before. But the influx of data is creating new obstacles that make it difficult for applications to meet the demands and expectations.
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