Cliff Saran’s Enterprise blog:

June, 2010

June 30, 2010  10:26 AM

IBM believes in commoditised HPC for BI

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BI needs power. Lots of power. Before multi-core processors and desktop BI arrived, companies doing serious BI either used mainframes, mini-computers or small High Performance Computing (HPC) setups. The cost was not just the hardware, software vendors priced for the hardware configuration...

June 28, 2010  9:46 AM

Learning to live with MeeGo

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Linux, MeeGo, Netbook

I have been using MeeGO 1.0 for almost four weeks. My first impression is that, out of the box, MeeGo is an excellent OS for Net Book users. It boots up quickly and has a clean desktop user interface, which makes it very easy to see running apps. It is nice to see that Intel is now demoing a...

June 11, 2010  2:09 PM

Quest’s TOAD hops onto the Cloud

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cloud, DBA, Quest Software, SQL Azure

Next week Quest Software will announce the release of TOAD for Cloud, extending the reach of its database tools into the Cloud environment. In the first version there will be support for four datasources - Amazon SimpleDB, Microsoft SQL Azure, Apache HBase and any database with an ODBC...

June 11, 2010  10:58 AM

Mee have a Go

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Meego is an attempt by Intel and Nokia to create an operating system platform for mobil devices like smart phones and Net Books.

The Net Book version can be booted from a USM memory stick,...

June 10, 2010  11:41 AM

Microsoft Patch Tuesday: 8th June 2010

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Application Compatibility, Applications, ChangeBase, Microsoft, patch


June 10, 2010  3:05 AM

Why databases must follow the applications to the Cloud

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architecture, cloud, Databases

As increasing numbers of applications move to the Cloud architects need to think about the implications for system performance. A key benefit of the Cloud is access to resources on demand so that as applications need more processor, memory or disk space, these can be provisioned on demand.


June 8, 2010  1:46 PM

Microsoft raises the bar for end user BI

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BI, Databases, excel, Microsoft, Open Data Protocol, SQL Azure

The days when BI was seen as hugely expensive tools that were only accessible to a small number of people are gone. The use of common tools such as spreadsheets and access to query languages have made it easier for end users to gain access to large datasets and do their own BI analysis.


June 7, 2010  6:13 PM

Time for the DBA to stand up and be counted

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BI, Databases, DBA, Skills

It is now over 25 years since I wrote my first piece about databases. I started with mainframe databases but found myself being asked to write about Q&A a small flat file database running on a PC. Like many DBA's I was a little skeptical about where this market was going and what it could...

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