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January 4, 2011  10:55 AM

Will 2011 improve on 2010?

imurphy Profile: imurphy
BI, BIaaS, cloud, Cognos, Compliance, Databases, Greenplum, IBM, Latency, Microsoft, MPP, MySQL, Oracle, privacy, salesforce, STaaS, Teradata, Virtualisation

As we get into the swing for a new year, it promises to be even more interesting than last year in terms of databases and BI.


On the positive side, the big thing for 2010 was the amount of data being moved into the Cloud. This was helped by increasingly...

January 22, 2008  12:01 AM

Why pirate when there’s so much free stuff out there

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Adobe, BSA, IBM, Microsoft, MySQL, Software piracy

An IDC study for the Business Software Alliance (BSA) has highlighted the cost of software piracy to the UK economy. 27% of installed PC software is unlicensed; a 10% reduction in piracy would contribute £4.5 billion to the UK economy, according to the...

January 16, 2008  6:56 PM

Why is Sun buying MySQL?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
MySQL, Sun

It looks like Sun's Jonathan Schwartz is planning to build a fully-fledged software business around open source software. With Java, Solaris and its middleware products and development tools Sun has been slowly courting the open source community. MySQL has a significant user base and its...

November 26, 2007  10:44 PM

Can business take open source seriously?

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Enterprise architecture, IBM, Linux, Microsoft, MySQL, Open source, Oracle

I was speaking to Marten Mickos, chief executive officer of MySQL last week about open source and the enterprise. Can businesses take open source seriously? A database like MySQL is often a major component of a software infrastructure. What's interesting from speaking to Mickos is that MySQL is...

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