October 25th, 2012
Open Source HANA, anybody?
Metamarkets provides a data analytics service that offers real-time analytics, visualizations and other products. Metamarkets Co-Founder and CEO Mike Driscoll said it made sense to open source Druid, because the world needs an open source in-memory database. He said if Metamarkets didn’t offer Druid, someone would build a different option and Metamarkets might eventually have to support it. And since Metamarkets wants to deliver a service (or several services), as opposed to the raw technology, open sourcing Druid doesn’t cut into the firm’s ideal customer base.