For years, developers and management alike have been stating that vendor lock-in is a bad thing. Obviously, being too dependent on one vendor can lead to complications if that vendor fails to deliver. Logically, this vendor lock-in question has been raised regarding cloud providers. A recent VentureBeat post sums up the problem nicely: Big corporations… Read More Why Are We Worried About Cloud Lock-In?
Contrary to popular belief, relational databases are not going anywhere. The relational database is not doomed, but I recommend you read the linked article from ReadWriteWeb. I admit that the headline for that article, and this one as well, are quite an exaggeration. However, the article does present a very good analysis of the new… Read More Relational Databases Run The World
Over the weekend I had some planned maintenance to YackTrack. If you read that post, you noticed that I had problems and updated the post a few times. I had a very detailed plan of what I needed to do, which I followed to the letter. However, regardless of how much testing I did, the… Read More What Can Go Wrong Will Go Wrong