Open Source


4 important Open-Source Network Management Statements Addressed

Does your company use Apache, Tomcat or Linux? Do you use Wireshark? If you do, you are already using open-source software. Open-Source software is cost-effective assuming that you have IT staff, good training, documentation and access to quality support. Yes, that’s true. But that can be true for any software product that your technical team is responsible for.

Truly Doubling down on open source #2

Earlier this week, I wrote a blog stating our intention to fork Kibana and Elasticsearch. This was a huge decision on our end, one that we did not take lightly. A few days have passed since this announcement and I wanted to share how humbled and excited we are with the responses from companies and individuals who are eager to participate and contribute.

Truly Doubling Down on Open Source

A couple of days ago, Elastic announced that it will change the licensing of Elasticsearch and Kibana as of the 7.11 release to a proprietary dual license (under the SSPL license) and away from the open-source Apache-2.0 license. This move has caused extensive turmoil and frustration in the open-source community, especially with organizations that rely on Elasticsearch. Let me start with the end in mind.


Doubling down on open, Part II

We are moving our Apache 2.0-licensed source code in Elasticsearch and Kibana to be dual licensed under Server Side Public License (SSPL) and the Elastic License, giving users the choice of which license to apply. This license change ensures our community and customers have free and open access to use, modify, redistribute, and collaborate on the code.


How to Set Up an Open Source Strategy

Open source components have become the basic building blocks of software applications, comprising 60%-80% of the software projects. As open source usage has established itself as an industry standard and the default choice of software production, software development organizations are required to set up an open source strategy.


Embracing Open Source data collection

Open source has come a long way. One of my favorite reports on the subject is Red Hat’s State of Enterprise Open Source. For 2020, 95% of respondents said that open source is strategically important to their business needs. Here, I will be recapping my recent Illuminate presentation about embracing open source data collection and I thought it’s important to first talk about how open source has changed.


Redgate embraces open source with its ongoing development of Flyway

18 months ago, Redgate embarked on a new and ambitious journey with the acquisition of Flyway. It’s been quite a ride since then and we thought we’d end 2020 with an update on what’s been happening with the world’s most popular open source migrations framework for database deployments. We’ve learned a lot, and I wanted to share that with you in this post.

An Open Source Prometheus Tutorial for System and Docker Monitoring

Prometheus is an essential element in DevOps. It has one of the largest contributor communities in the open source world and is the favorite database for time-series metrics data. It is also part of’s complete observability package, which integrates open source grafana, Jaeger, and ELK Stack into one platform. It’s a favorite for system and container monitoring. This tutorial will show you how Prometheus works with Docker and your local machine.