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The title was interesting enough that I drove to Santa Clara to listen to a panel discussion this last week. The companies present were: TransLattice, MemSQL, Basho, and GenieDB. Out of the four companies present, only Basho (product Riak) was in the NoSQL category. The rest were in the NewSQL camp (whatever that means). I must say I was quite disappointed with the discussion. GenieDB gives distributed database dimension to MySQL. That is their market and they offer that “globally distributed” functionality as a service. MemSQL  offers real-time analytics using the cloud delivery model, mostly via in-memory processing. They address a very different need and has very little to do with “operation data store” for transaction processing. TransLattice offers high availability and performance. This is what their website claims: TransLattice Elastic Database (TED) is the ... (more)

Information Technology: Are You Out of Business If You're Over Fifty?

Many IT professionals aged 40+ or 50+ are without a job and the task of finding a new one in IT is very difficult. There are a variety of opinions as to why this should be. Recently I participated in a popular discussion in the Linkedin Group "Israel High Tech" about high-tech veterans and work. Here is a quick summery of the arguments for and against. The arguments for hiring veterans The arguments for hiring veterans are that they have experience, Business Knowledge and Technical skills (or at least many of them have these skills). They will not quit their job for another job and... (more)

OSSI Shares Its Open Source Vision Across Government Technology Systems

“Our common interest in open source solutions has enabled OSSI to put together an all-star team of Government, commercial and community partners,” said John Farrell of HP/Fortify, OSSI's volunteer chairman and Chief Information Security Officer, as OSSI named several new members to its Industry Advisory Board. “OSSI was founded in 2001 based on the idea that one day, the technological strength and efficiencies of the open source model would find its ideal fit within Government systems," Farrell continued. For more than a decade, said Farrell, OSSI has been sharing the vision of o... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of September 30, 2012

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Eighty percent of respondents to a Havas Digital study in India said a mobile or smartphone was their primary device while 13 percent stated that a laptop or desktop wa... (more)

The Top Five SaaS Risks and How to Mitigate Them

By Lonne Jaffe - You may have heard that cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models can turn software technology into a pay-as-you-go utility that businesses can “plug in to” and use like electricity? Perhaps — however, software technology is far more varied, nuanced and diverse than electricity. You don’t win customers by having better electricity than your competition. Software, by contrast, absolutely is a competitive differentiator for any business today. Companies in industries as varied as retail and finance use software at the very core of their value propo... (more)

The Top 100 Bloggers on Cloud Computing

Ever since I first published here my tentative list of Top 50 Bloggers on Cloud Computing it became clear that an expansion would be needed before too long. Thanks to community feedback via my Twitter account (http://twitter.com/jg21) here goes - just three months before Cloud Expo Silicon Valley (November 7-10) - with an expanded roster, listed as before in alphabetical order since I am making no attempt at this stage to rank the various blogs, merely to map - and celebrate - their existence. Dustin Amrhein | "A View from the Clouds" Dave Asprey | "Cloudy Words" Ian Bergin | "Clou... (more)