Article: How Open-Source Projects Help Companies Scale

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How Open-Source Projects Help Companies Scale

According to a recent survey, companies that use databases as a service have grown to 45%. Interestingly, half of the large companies employ more than one open-source database service.

Open-source projects such as Linux or Kubernetes come once in a decade and change the course of industries. Open-source software has launched many billion-dollar ventures. Open-source enables developers around the world to collaborate on a common goal. Benefits of the open-source market.

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Article: Amazon Forks Elasticsearch Rebranding It as OpenSearch

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Amazon Forks Elasticsearch Rebranding It as OpenSearch

Amazon recently announced the release of OpenSearch, a fork derived from versions 7.10.2 of ElasticSearch and Kibana. OpenSearch is licensed under the Apache License, V2 (ALv2). Elastic recently made adjustments to their Elastic License to simplify the usage of their code for non-commercial purposes.

The product team behind this release calls the OpenSearch project a “a community-driven, open source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana”. They continue to explain that: “Our goal with the OpenSearch project is to make it easy for as many people and organizations as possible to use OpenSearch in their business, their products, and their projects”

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Article: This Software Giant Declared War On Amazon. Will Other Open Source Companies Follow?

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This Software Giant Declared War On Amazon. Will Other Open Source Companies Follow?

In January, the publicly-traded software company Elastic faced a serious existential threat — from itself. After blocking Amazon’s cloud computing division, the industry’s largest vendor, from selling its own version of Elastic’s free software, Elastic then accused Amazon of “ethically challenged behavior.”

Elastic provides immensely popular software used by corporations like Walmart and Audi that, among other things, powers search boxes on company websites.

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