DataStax CEO: Open source databases onslaught for Oracle

Those are some of the key takeaways from my chat with DataStax CEO Billy Bosworth. Bosworth, a former Oracle database admin and executive at Quest Software, has been pushing an enterprise version of the Apache Cassandra NoSQL database platform. Like other NoSQL flavors and PostgreSQL, open source databases are beginning to be seen as Oracle replacements to some degree. These open source databases are being melded with Hadoop and big data projects.

To drive the enterprise migration point home, DataStax outlined in a press release that Netflix, Openwave Messaging and Ooyala have migrated from Oracle’s relational database to its distribution of Apache Cassandra NoSQL.

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