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Google just announced their Beta ‘Cloud Spanner,’ a “horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service.” This impressive hosted technology addresses a long-standing market request: “How can we make our SQL databases scale both writes and reads past a single server?” This is the very important difference between “scale up” and “scale out.” Can adding additional… View Article
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls of all ages, welcome to the World Data Federation’s giant cage match! In the corner to your left we have the straggle-toothed veterans—Informatica, IBM, and Oracle—dragging their legacy architectures into the big data age with so called “end-to-end solutions” and only “one throat to choke.” In the other corner,… View Article
We see it everywhere these days. That great big “thing,” those two scary words that send people into a frenzy. Adults head for the hills, parents warn their children with bedtime horror stories. Whatever you do, don’t be consumed by it! That’s right…social media. Oh, how frightening social media can be. More and more you… View Article