Article: Airbyte announces $26M Series A for open source data connector platform

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Airbyte announces $26M Series A for open source data connector platform

One of the major issues facing companies these days isn’t finding relevant data so much as moving it to where it’s needed. Enter Airbyte, an early-stage startup that is building an open-source data integration platform to help solve that problem. Today the company announced a $26 million Series A, just a couple of months after announcing its $5.2 million seed round.

Benchmark led the investment with help from 8VC, Accel, SV Angel, Y Combinator and multiple tech industry luminaries. The company has raised more than $31 million, all of it coming this year.

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Article: How Open-Source Projects Help Companies Scale

Free, Libre, Open Software

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: 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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Article: Open-Source Software Is Extremely Useful But Treat It With Care

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Open-Source Software Is Extremely Useful But Treat It With Care

In the recent past, there was a fair amount of skepticism about the open-source movement. That’s no longer the case. Today engineering teams are using a lot of open-source capabilities.

The way open-source is applied and delivered has also evolved. Open source used to be the bailiwick of consortiums that maintain platforms such as Kubernetes and operating systems such as Debian or Ubuntu Linux. But now various individual suppliers offer open-source solutions, and open-source is expanding into core engineering tools.

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Article: Can Israel lead the open-source code revolution?

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Can Israel lead the open-source code revolution?

It wasn’t that long ago that the term open source was barely heard among the Israeli programmers community. But a quiet revolution has taken place in Israel. And surprisingly, it isn’t just startups that have adopted open-source code, with larger organizations, including government ministries and the IDF also embracing the change.

Evidence of this revolution is everywhere, and open-source code companies have taken over the headlines.

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