Salesforce’s involvement with open source has been ongoing since its inception. And today its engineers contribute actively to numerous projects ranging from Web Components to Jenkins. The backbone of web as we know it lies in open source, and with Salesforce’s success tying inherently to it. It is dedicating resources to accelerate adoption of open source.
The philosophy that governs Salesforce in reference to open source is focused on initiatives that make its target audience successful. Be it the big data infrastructure support with Apache Phoenix to the recent open sourcing of TransmogrifAI that forms the core of Salesforce Einstein.
It’s not only Salesforce that is realizing the importance of open source. Enterprise software corporations ranging from IBM, Oracle and Microsoft all have starting actively contributing towards it. With the growth of open source further accelerated by cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform, we are going to see some interesting times ahead.
Microsoft and Oracle’s recent actions were not thought of till just a couple of years ago. They highlights how cloud and AI are becoming important and the how Open source contributes to it. It also portrays how corporations are realizing the importance of Hybrid Cloud when it comes to enterprise deployment of software solutions.