Summary:

In this week’s Structure Show, Mitchell Kertzman — former Sybase CEO and current managing director at Hummer Winblad — says there’s lots of room for databases outside the Oracle price umbrella.

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Mitchell Kertzman has seen a lot of database trends in his career — he started in software in 1968 — and has  interesting insights as to why the current flock of new databases won’t go the way of the dodo bird as has happened to previous waves of disruptive database technologies..

Mitchell KertzmanThe former CEO of Sybase and current managing director at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners (as well as a former disc jockey and rock musician) Kertzman shares some great perspectives on this stuff.

But first, Derrick Harris and I try to make sense of evolving OpenStack alliances and PaaS wars and make our bets as to what will happen at next week’s Amazon AWS: Reinvent show.

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Hosts: Barb Darrow and Derrick Harris

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