For anyone who lives and dies by MySQL and InnoDB, things are finally starting to heat up and get interesting. I’ve been banging the “MySQL/InnoDB scales poorly” drums for years now, and despite having paid Enterprise licenses, I haven’t been able to get anywhere. I was pretty excited when Sun …[Read more]
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Since I realized that for some people, simple and easy can never be simple and easy enough I created 8 mini-flash demos :
- Create a new transformation - create a step (flash demo, 0′20″)
- Create a hop between 2 steps (flash demo, 0′20″)
- Create a database connection (flash demo, 0′45″)
There are only two kinds of storage devices - those that have failed, and those that are about to fail. That's the view most datacenters have about the traditionally mechanical devices pejoratively referred to as "spinning rust." All disk drives fail, cheap drives fail faster.
If the average time to fail is five years, you and your laptop
can make do with the occasional backup. But when an average
enterprise has 100, or 1,000, or increasingly 10,000 or 100,000
individual disk drives, failure is a daily, if not hourly
occurrence. Mechanical devices fail.
And with failure comes the potential for losing data - using commodity disks to save your boss $500,000 does her no good if she's fined $50,000,000 for violating data retention regulations. Stock transactions, medical images or feature length movies - take your pick, some data has to be perfect. Not a decimal point or pixel out of place.
That's exactly why, years …[Read more]
Sun advances GlassFish. Red Hat announces JBoss momentum. Mandriva releases Linux update. (and more)
Sun Microsystems Announces Technology Preview of Open Source Sun GlassFish Enterprise Server and New Sun GlassFish Communications Server, Sun Microsystems (Press Release)
Red Hat Continues Middleware Industry Momentum, Red Hat (Press Release)
Mandriva presents its latest distribution: Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring, Mandriva (Press Release)[Read more]
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