Former Microsoft and BEA and now Google software wizard Adam Bosworth has a controversial blog post on the problems with today's database products, and calls on the open source community to rise up and create the Apache of databases...
My message is to the Open Source community that has, so ably, built LAMP (Linux, Apache and Tomcat and MySQL and PHP and PERL and Python). Please finish the job. Do for databases what you did for web servers. Give us dynamism and robustness. Give us systems that scale linearly, are flexible and dynamically reconfigurable and load balanced and easy to use.
Light that LAMP for us please.
Some interesting comments follow regarding Google's role in the open