Time was, there were precious few options for the database that would underpin your business: Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, and a curious company called Sybase. There were other choices, to be sure, but risky ones, at least in the minds of real-world systems managers.
Today? The #OpenSource movement increasingly rules the roost! The fruition of a now decades-long exploration of open-source database has created a plethora of enterprise-grade solutions: MySql, MariaDB, MongoDB, Redis Labs, Cassandra, SpliceMachine, Neo4J, and more!
Check out this episode of Inside-OpenSource to hear Hosts @eric_kavanagh and @editingwhiz interview Patrick McFadden of DataStax, and Monte Zweben of SpliceMachine.