Research Study
Forrester Study: Advantages of Using Free and Open Source Software vs. Open-Core Software
Brett Orr
General Manager Bigmate


Free Open Source Software (FOSS) is reshaping industries through mission-critical applications and changing how enterprises win. Through innovation, FOSS quickly gives enterprises the competitive edge they need by enabling agile environments that are scalable and highly reliable, collaborative communities, lower costs, and more. But a poor understanding of the differences between open core and FOSS might limit the advantages of adoption as well as additional cost and risk to the business. 

This Forrester Consulting opportunity snapshot report, commissioned by Instaclustr, reveals insightful information on open source software vs. open-core software from key decision-makers within organizations. 

By targeting selective individuals, key details have emerged on how open source is being used today. Analysis from the report gives insights into:

  • How FOSS offers invaluable savings and an innovative community and its connection to positive business outcomes
  • Why FOSS gives your enterprise the competitive advantage 
  • And more!

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What is Open Core and Why You Should Avoid It

In this webinar we cover the risk factors that affect your open source implementation strategy and how to recognize potential open core lock-in situations.

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The Advantages of Adopting Open Source Software

In this video, we compare between Open Source vs. Traditional Proprietary.

Open Source is Quickly Becoming Enterprise’s First Choice

Open source skepticism has rightfully waned and open source popularity has increased even among enterprises—for good reason.

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