Drawing from our own experience at GitHub, we argue that open sourcing your database infrastructure/tooling is not only a good, but a smart business decision, that may reward you in unexpected ways. Here are our observations.
Shlomi is an engineer and a database geek. He is an active MySQL community member, authors gh-ost, orchestrator, common_schema and other open source tools, and blogs at http://openark.org. Shlomi works at GitHub on the database infrastructure team keeping the data flowing. Previously he managed high availability of X,000 of MySQL servers at Booking.com, and prior to that solved infrastructure problems at Outbrain. He is recipient of Oracle ACE, Oracle Technologist of the Year, and MySQL Community Member of the Year awards.