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Wednesday, May 12 • 10:30 - 11:00
The Real Costs and Benefits of Open Source Database Adoption

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One of the perceived benefits of using open source software is cost. It’s free to obtain, and users can get technical support for free through the community. We’re (hopefully) long past days of being worried that open source can’t handle mission-critical workloads, it’s also increasingly clear that open source doesn’t pose particular security risks. Instead, the biggest risk for open source is that we keep getting confused about its costs - especially in production environments.

The question is - how to calculate if it makes financial sense? Many decision-makers still underestimate the real cost (and benefits!) of the move from proprietary to OSS. In this talk, Michal will discuss different factors that influence the TCO of open source databases’ adoption including hidden costs that you should always factor in. He’ll also try to debunk some of the myths that are associated with open source databases. Last, but not least - he’ll share some tips on how to make the move from proprietary to open source successful.

After this talk, you’ll be better positioned to argue why using open source databases at your organization makes sense or make the informed decision yourself!

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Michal Nosek

Enterprise Architect, Percona
During ten years of his career, Michal took different roles from a software engineer and business analyst to a technical sales consultant, always staying close to the technology. He has hands-on experience with a broad range of programming languages and database technologies in different... Read More →

Wednesday May 12, 2021 10:30 - 11:00 EDT
Room #6