OS@Scale is a podcast for those who was to explore the world of open source solutions. Each episode takes our listeners on a journey of discovery around the various adoptions of open source, the overall direction of the market, and first-hand stories from industry experts practitioners, and investors. Subscribe to join us as we dive into these pressing topics one episode at a time.
What is Cadence?
12:53In this podcast we chat with Ben Slater, Chief Product Officer of Instaclustr to discuss Cadence, a new open-source workflow engine designed by Uber that takes care of the complexity of distributed systems to allow developers to focus on business logic. In our discussion, Ben talks through some of the key benefits of Cadence, some of it's challenges when deploying in production, how it compares to similar workflow engines and how to determine if it is a good fit for you.
Qbox Joins Forces with Instaclustr
18:12Recently Qbox, a hosted Elasticsearch and OpenSearch service provider, has joined forces with Instaclustr to help deepen their efforts in search technologies. In this episode, Qbox CEO and Co-founder Mark Brandon discusses the start of his journey into Elasticsearch, what factors played into his decision to join Instaclustr and the adoption rate of OpenSearch as a new open source search technology.
Utilizing Open Source Communities
20:39One of the key advantages to adopting open source software is leaning on the community to contribute to projects. In this episode Justin McLean, VP of Training Services of Instaclustr discusses his role within the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), his guidelines to create a successful community and how to avoid some common mistakes people make when first getting involved.
13:53As businesses come to understand application and service requirements, their original database selection may no longer be right for them. Knowing this, it is becoming more common for applications and services to be deployed on multiple databases that will change during its lifecycle. In this episode, Ben Bromhead, CTO of Instaclustr talks with Shelby Carpenter, Director of Product Marketing about a solution to this problem with Shotover, an open source data layer proxy that allows teams to separate infrastructure and application changes in order to increase developer velocity.
The Development of OpenSearch
24:03The recent licensing changes to Elasticseach moved it further away from true open source and which has lead to the emergence of the OpenSearch project. In this episode Paul Aubrey, VP of Product Management of Instaclustr talks with Kyle Davis, Senior Developer Advocate of AWS about the developmental process of OpenSearch, it's latest features and some of the recent developments within the open source community
Evaluating the Open Source Market
27:47Open Source is not all about the software, how it is applied within an organization is what makes it valuable. In this episode Pete Lilley, CEO of Instaclustr talks with David Kirk, Co-Founder of Bailador Technology Investments about how the perception of open source has changed over the years and why companies are beginning to see it's investment potential.
How Evergen Uses Open Source for Smarter Energy
20:17The decision to migrate to open source is a significant choice for organizations to make. In this episode Nick McGrath, CTO of Evergen discusses the challenges of managing data within the energy sector and the decision factors that were considered when his team adopted Apache Kafka which allowed them to scale through message driven architecture.
Addressing Concerns of Open Source Software
21:17A common misconception about open source is if it's free, can it be any good? In this episode we talk with Michael Meskes, CIO of Instaclustr to discuss the benefits of open source software and address concerns about the nature of it's openness.
Is Open Source Eating the World?
13:12Marc Andreessen famously said that “software is eating the world,” but now the question has arrived: is open source eating its way up the software stack? This episode breaks down the reasons behind the increased adoption of open source and the changing IT landscape with guest host Robert Brennan, Director of Open Source Software at Fairwinds.
Enabling 33,000+ Hotels with Open Source
14:37Over 33,000 hospitality businesses rely on SiteMinder's platform for connecting with their guests. Mike Rogers, Co-founder & CTO at SiteMinder joins us to share how and why they selected open source technologies to build their platform from the ground up.