Migrate to the Cloud? A perfect time to reduce the Oracle footprint.

Migrate to the Cloud? A perfect time to reduce the Oracle footprint.

Migrating to the Cloud, private, hybrid or public Cloud is an important current topic for many organizations. The advantages of switching to a Cloud strategy are numerous. However, the migration of your Oracle databases can cause a lot of headaches in the Cloud strategy. The options are limited when it comes to migrating your Oracle databases to the Cloud. Besides Oracle itself, only a limited number of Cloud providers are supported by Oracle. What does it mean if Oracle says it does not support a Cloud provider? People often think that the infrastructure in particular does not support the running of an Oracle database. Technically, however, it is possible to […]

“In the stranglehold of…? Watch the small print – the conditions!”

“In the stranglehold of…? Watch the small print – the conditions!”

If you want to get out of the stranglehold of the commercial software license models by switching to Open Source Software, make sure you don’t make the same mistake again, this time with supposedly Open Source Software based on subscriptions. Open Source Software is increasingly seen as commonplace within organizations. It provides freedom and agility in combination with equal functionality and quality, and this at a considerably lower cost. Open Source Software in combination with, among other things, 7×24 SLA-based technical support is offered on the basis of subscriptions. In fact, you do not purchase a license, but you have a subscription to the support and other services, because the […]

“In Oracle’s stranglehold? Reduce Oracle’s footprint!”

“In Oracle’s stranglehold? Reduce Oracle’s footprint!”

A trend that we see more and more often today, both nationally and internationally, is the migration of Oracle databases to Open Source PostgreSQL databases. All this to reduce Oracle’s footprint within medium and large organisations. The benefits of migrating to Open Source PostgreSQL and lowering the Oracle footprint are considerable. Think of lower TCO, no vendor lock-in, state-of-the-art technology and high degree of innovation, no restrictions on deployment in the Cloud et cetera. Meanwhile, there are specialized companies such as Splendid Data that offer a service (based on specialized tools) to migrate Oracle databases to native Open Source PostgreSQL. This means not only migrating a database schema, but also […]

“The stranglehold of the software giants”

“The stranglehold of the software giants”

“The stranglehold of the software giants” (source: Dutch FD, October 5, 2019) Large organizations are often (too) dependent on Oracle! The alternatives are there, but are not used. One of these alternatives is migrating Oracle databases to Open Source PostgreSQL databases. This can significantly reduce the Oracle footprint of medium and large organizations. This is a trend that we are already seeing nationally and internationally today. Using the Open Source PostgreSQL database will also make a transformation to the Cloud a lot easier. Almost all major public Cloud providers support Open Source databases, including PostgreSQL. Using 100% Open Source databases will never lead to a stranglehold. Professional support can be […]

What can Splendid Data mean for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)?

What can Splendid Data mean for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)?

You are an ISV and you want your product to be available on a PostgreSQL database environment in addition to Oracle. PostgreSQL is Oracle’s fastest growing competitor and is also Open Source. This has the advantage that offering your software product based on PostgreSQL is much more cost effective for your existing customers, but also offers you more potential to offer it to other/new customers. After all, not everyone is willing to pay the high costs of an Oracle license. Splendid Data has the right knowledge, but also the necessary tools to make your software product based on an Oracle database also suitable for a PostgreSQL database. To determine whether […]

How to maintain your enterprise wide PostgreSQL environments?

How to maintain your enterprise wide PostgreSQL environments?

Organizations that implement PostgreSQL[1] should be aware to keep their environment maintainable and sustainable in order to profit from the benefits of Open Source. When organizations have adopted PostgreSQL, and implemented it in their corporate infrastructure, they tend to get into a more and more difficult situation to effectively maintain their environments and to keep it future proof (sustainable). The main reason why this happens is the use of different PostgreSQL versions in combination with different sets and versions of additional and essential tools for management, monitoring, replication, backup and recovery, auditing, security, job scheduling, etcetera. Therefore, before you start with PostgreSQL and additional Open Source tools, be sure you […]

Splendid Data’s PostgresPURE Promise – the Ultimate Alternative to Oracle

Splendid Data’s PostgresPURE Promise – the Ultimate Alternative to Oracle

To help our customers get the best database solution and gain their total ownership freedom, we have developed our PostgresPURE Promise. We offer the Ultimate Alternative to Oracle, a Future-proof Guarantee and the No-Sweat Experience. Delivering on such an extensive promise is crucial for our customers, because for them, the database is the backbone of their data driven company. How important is your database to you? As we have said before, our customers sometimes gasp: ‘This sounds too good to be true.’ But our database solution is good as well as true, because we believe that our customers deserve the very best. That is why we have developed and deliver […]

Choose the right architecture with the PostgresPURE Stack including IBM PowerLinux

Choose the right architecture with the PostgresPURE Stack including IBM PowerLinux

A database is only as good as its underlying architecture. We have described in the last couple of blogs why an open source database is a reliable, sustainable and cost-effective option. But if you also choose to support your open source PostgresPURE database with the open source IBM PowerLinux architecture, you will have the best of both worlds – dramatically lower costs and significantly better performance compared to the locked-in, inflexible approach of our competition. A few years ago Oracle put together their Red Stack. They did this to leverage the purchase of the previous generation Sun hardware and market an ‘integrated’ set of components promising lowers costs than their […]

Gartner says: By 2018, 70% of new applications will run on open source databases

Gartner says: By 2018, 70% of new applications will run on open source databases

With the significant technical advances in open source database technology there is a tremendous movement underway. By 2018, 70 per cent of all newly deployed applications will run on an open source databases, according to leading research firm Gartner. The main reason to switch is the considerably lower TCO. At Splendid Data we see the same adoption trends. Not only will 70 per cent of all new in-house applications be developed on an open source database, 50 per cent of all existing commercial RDBMS (relational database management systems) will convert to an open source database (OSDBMS). Research firm Gartner predicts this uptake in its report ‘The State of Open-Source RDBMSs, […]

Benchmark results PostgresPURE & IBM PowerLinux 8

Open Source is becoming more and more a “de facto” standard in the IT landscape of enterprises and large institutions. These enterprises and large institutions are actively looking for valuable solutions to replace traditional software vendors, which cause high TCO due to license policies and cause lock-ins that can be countered by proven Open Source alternatives. IBM and Splendid Data carried out a benchmark to demonstrate that a completely (100%) Open Source stack can deliver an excellent price-performance ratio in all respects. The Open Source stack is built on an IBM POWER8 server using PostgresPURE provided by Splendid Data, RedHat’s Enterprise Linux operating system and the PowerKVM hypervisor. Finally these […]