Ovum White Paper

The Real Costs and Benefits of Open Source Data Platforms

Many enterprises have embraced “open source first” strategies with the requirement that there be robust commercial support behind it. But how far can enterprises take this strategy? The strongest proponents and pioneers of open source software including Google, Facebook, and Netflix continue to also use vendor-specific technology solutions that deliver unique value. So where should enterprises draw the line?

Download this recent white paper written by Ovum Principal Analyst, Tony Baer, to learn more about:

  • The true costs and benefits associated with building applications using pure open source data platforms
  • How blending open source with proprietary software provides a more cost-effective solution
  • Real-world examples in enterprise deployments

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