Another *aaS announcement starts our day as the Google Cloud Platform announces beta availability of Node.js on Google App Engine. Heroku talks about what they had to do in order to patch all of their servers due to the recent glibc security advisory. It is an interesting view into what a company like Heroku needs… Read More Geek Reading March 23, 2016 #1069
Some interesting news to start our day. Twitter finally seems to be moving to longer messages, possibly as big as 10k. Oracle acquired AddThis for $200M. This is interesting because it really feels outside of what Oracle has purchased in the past. Flowing Data has an excellent visualization on the cause of death over various… Read More Geek Reading January 6, 2016
How quickly we forget what the dark ages of RDBMS was like. Researching NoSQL solutions is not much different than researching RDBMS software in the mid-90s. Each solution had their problems, some of them severe, and most of the problems would be fixed within a few short release cycles. So, the current problem is how… Read More Researching NoSQL Is No Different Than The Early RDBMS Market
In the past few weeks, the same question of “who is your customer” has been discussed. Each of these conversations were completely unrelated to each other, but the general content was the same. So, it was with much delight that I saw Seth Godin wrote a post about this: Either you’re selling to people who… Read More Who Is Your Target Customer?
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?
Image via CrunchBase By now you have heard that Oracle bought Sun. I did not want to write about it yesterday as I wanted to sit and think about the effect this has on anything Sun related. There is some good high-level business analysis from Reuters as well. There is one important quote from that… Read More In A Surprising Ending, Oracle Buys Sun
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