In the Bill Murray film Groundhog Day, we see a man trapped in the nightmare of the same scenario repeating endless times. At first he fights against it, then he decides to go along with it, and finally despair kicks in. Only until he approaches the problem in an entirely different way does the solution emerge which allows him to move forward. This year’s Cyber … Continue reading →
MySQL has always been a great database option for companies in their infancy. It’s cheap and contains the basic functionality most organizations need. It is the simplest way to provide access to multiple databases for multiple users looking to sift through basic company structured data.
Of course, as companies hit the big time and see incredible … Continue reading →
Last year, Alibaba turned what Business Insider’s Jeremy Burke called an “obscure, made-up Chinese holiday” into a shopping event that surpassed even Black Friday: on China’s Nov. 11 “Singles’ Day”, the company raked in $14.3B! Expectations are high for 2016, and Alibaba and other retailers are no doubt gearing up for the marketing blitz of … Continue reading →
When the automobile was first invented, traffic jams were unheard of. But, as more automobiles populated the roads, outdated road infrastructures couldn’t handle increased congestion and traffic slowed. The same thing has happened with the internet. As people increasingly got online, issues of internet speeds and bandwidth abounded. Today however, as people … Continue reading →
When it comes to what may be the most important business resource of the 21st century–cloud services–there can be no doubt that AWS is clearly dominating the market. Everyone else is years behind in functionality, ease-of-use and price, and for many if not most workloads, AWS is literally better, faster and cheaper than its competitors. However, … Continue reading →
Back in 2009, John Sheaffer made a decision: He left his job at database industry giant Oracle and embarked on a journey into the big data startup arena.
As Sheaffer explained when we sat down to interview him, there were no bad feelings toward Oracle; Sheaffer learned a great deal of foundational knowledge there, and certainly put in his fair share of … Continue reading →