As you might imagine, there are a lot of blog posts I’d like to write I never seem to get around to, or things I’d like to comment on that I don’t want to bother ever writing a full post about. In some cases I just tweet a comment or link and leave it at that.
And it’s not going to get any better. Next week = the oft-postponed elder care trip. Then I’m back for a short week. Then I’m off on my quarterly visit to the SF area. Soon thereafter I’ve have a lot to do in connection with Enzee Universe. And at that point another month will have gone by.
- Back in January, Oracle finally briefed me on Exadata 2. I also requested and got permission to post what I regarded as pretty interesting slides, then never got around to doing so. Well, here they are. (Pay no attention to the word “Confidential”.)
- Two people I have a lot of respect for, Cindi Howson and Doug Henschen, seem bullish on SAP’s in-memory NewDB efforts. But for a variety of execution reasons, I’m skeptical that this will matter for anything except SAP’s analytics suite. I.e., I don’t think anybody much except SAP will write OLTP apps to it, and I don’t think that without OLTP apps being written to it it’s much more than Business Objects’ answer to QlikView.
- I just learned that Netezza’s previous geospatial technology didn’t get ported to TwinFin. However, Netezza obviously found a geospatial alternative.
I ‘m beginning to make a habit of asking vendors for a postable version of their slide decks. Sybase IQ is another example.
- Google is doing something called BigQuery that is “SQL-like” for big data analytics. I don’t know anything about it.
- I also don’t know anything about IBM BigSheets yet. It sounds something like Datameer, but that could be way off the mark.