Friday, July 03, 2009

Tipping Point?

The mercury has now popped out of the top - when Computerworld starts picking up on these things we can now assume they have gone mainstream: http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9135086

To paraphrase ((c) Computerworld.com)
The movement's chief champions [...] learned to get by at their cash-strapped startups without Oracle by building their own data storage solutions, emulating those being built by Google and Amazon.

Now that their open source data stores manage hundreds of terabytes or even petabytes of data for thriving Web 2.0 and cloud computing vendors, switching back is neither technically, economically or even ideologically feasible.

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