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
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)
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)
“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
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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)
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
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
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)