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The Hacks

Feb 23, 2021

Not too long ago, there was a story that made all of the industry trade publications. Elasticsearch created a huge stir by moving the core of their stack from Apache 2 to a registered license. Every time a large company does something like this, people instantly begin asking the question "are open source databases dead?"

When experts pose this question, are they doing it to garner attention and create drama for the sake of their publication? Tom Hatch has some opinions about that and he explains why these kinds of shifts happen within our industry, to begin with. SPOILER, Tom says this is nothing new and has been taking place since the 1980s. While that may be the case, are things different nowadays?  In today's world, can these shifts signal the death of the open source database?  Listen NOW to find out!

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