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Oracle’s Database Business On The Verge Of Erosion

December 17, 2009 Savio Rodrigues

But this should have little impact on Oracle’s intentions for MySQL. After finishing my post about Marten & Monty’s differing views on the Oracle acquisition of MySQL via Sun, I read that Richard Stallman (RMS) had published an open letter on the topic.  Matt Asay tweeted: “Has anyone read this […]

Marty Gubar Talks About Combining Data Mining And OLAP

December 17, 2009 James Taylor

Marty Gubar presented on Deliver Depper Insight by Combining Data Mining and OLAP. Marty presented on Oracle’s analytic spectrum and how OLAP and Data Mining fit and can be combined. OLAP and data mining are embedded in the Oracle database and share security, the partitioning, ETL etc. All can be […]

Oracle, HP Set Price/Performance Database Record

December 17, 2009 Doug Caverly

Outstanding performance can really turn people’s heads; look at the Bugatti Veyron or some of the most advanced Ferraris as proof.  A good price point can earn attention, too . . . all sorts of stuff has been written about the Tata Nano.  But it’s the combination of these qualities […]

Oracle Reports Drop In Database Sales

December 17, 2009 Doug Caverly

A worrisome bit of news pertaining to the database industry was released yesterday.  Oracle reported some iffy revenue figures for its first fiscal quarter of 2010 (no, that’s not a typo – Oracle just runs on an odd calendar), and lack of interest in the corporation’s database offerings seemed to […]

Virtual Expo For Database Professionals Approaching

December 17, 2009 Doug Caverly

Wednesdays tend to be dull days – you’re past the slog of the start of the week, but pretty far away from having 48 hours off. If you’re looking for something to do on Wednesday, November 12th, then, consider attending Toad Virtual Expo 2008.

Charlie Berger Speaks On Oracle Data Mining

December 17, 2009 James Taylor

Charlie Berger of Oracle presented on Powering Next-Generation Predictive Applications with Oracle Data Mining (ODM). Charlie joined Oracle from Thinking Machines about a decade ago and have been putting machine learning algorithms into the Oracle kernel. Data Mining, in database or otherwise, sifts through data to find hidden patterns, discover […]

Microsoft Will Demonstrate SQL Server Modeling At PDC 2009

December 17, 2009 John Vinson

At VS Connections, we learned that the long awaited modeling technology ‘Oslo’ would come to be known as SQL Server Modeling. There have been many opinions about this decision, with the descentors hoping for greater expansion out of the Microsoft’s new modeling tech. For those who are still excited about […]

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