August 20, 2013

Tokutek's John Partridge: Open Source Is Vested in Big Data

Ask Tokutek CEO John Partridge what makes open source such a snug fit for the database industry and for Big Data, and he'll tell you it is the decision-making by engineers that use open source. "For people who for whatever reason really need to access the latest technology, most purchasing decisions today are made by very capable engineers," Partridge said. 'They have little patience for the need to pay for an evaluation or a series of sales reps at meetings and so forth. They want to get to the good stuff right away."

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