Article: Why Istio is winning the open source service mesh race [Q&A]

API, Open Infrastructure, Spectrum

Why Istio is winning the open source service mesh race [Q&A]

In recent years the use of microservices has helped to streamline development processes. But there’s still an issue with managing communication between services. Service mesh is a technology that adds uniform networking capabilities right across the program stack but is decoupled from the application code itself.

There are a number of competing options available to implement service mesh. We spoke to Lin Sun, director of open source at Solo.io to find out why she believes the IBM/Google open source project, Istio is the clear winner.

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Article: How PostgreSQL has popularized open source enterprise databases [Q&A]

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How PostgreSQL has popularized open source enterprise databases [Q&A]

Although open source has gained in popularity in recent years, in some circles it’s still viewed as being inaccessible to all but tech experts. But that’s starting to change, the PostgreSQL database has earned a strong reputation among businesses for reliability, feature robustness, and performance and has contributed to the growth in open source.

We spoke to Marc Linster, CTO at PostgreSQL specialist EDB to find out why he believes the open source database may now be coming of age.

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