Although heavily dependent on Oracle today, Salesforce seems to be seeking database freedom—and its efforts could result in the same freedom for all enterprises
Stories by Matt Asay
New data debunks several myths around which companies lead in open source contributions
Most code remains closed and proprietary, even though open source now dominates enterprise platforms. How can that be?
AWS, Microsoft, and Google are all racing to figure out how to turn their innovations into open source on-ramps to their proprietary services
Alibaba’s cloud is the No. 3 public cloud globally—not Google—and it seeks to displace AWS as No. 1. But in China it is protected from competition through government ties
Open source contributions aren’t selfless charity but a virtuous intersection of corporate, user, and community benefit. Which is how AWS approaches open source
Oracle’s relative low investments in cloud computing make it hard to justify its claims of superiority for IaaS and PaaS
LinkedIn is a model for producing open source code that really matters to a community—and highlights why developers would want to work for you
Unless Google can get its serverless act together, it may end up winning the container battle but losing the cloud war
Apache Kafka continues its ascent as attention shifts from lumbering Hadoop and data lakes to real-time streams
Amazon's intelligent personal assistant has amassed more than 15,000 skills. If only we could find them
If Amazon's competitors think they can win customers with better pricing, they should think again.
If Amazon's competitors think they can win customers with better pricing, they should think again