In Pictures: 10 open source projects that power the Cloud

With recent negative reports from Gartner and Zenoss, it seems “dump on open source Cloud” season is open. For those quick to point the finger at some of these technologies that may not have the market share some expect, it would be good to remember that without open source, it would be difficult to have a Cloud at all.

Open Source RDMS: MySQL and PostgreSQL

While there is a lot of buzz and hype around NoSQL, good-old relational databases are still more than holding their own in the cloud. Even many Big Data solutions still use venerable MySQL or PostgreSQL either alone or in conjunction with NoSQL databases.

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