Saturday, January 30, 2010

Stuff I've scraped from my readings in past week, a bit more heavily weighted toward the Oracle than the Apple announcement jan 25-29 2010

First Tweet From Space: 'Hello Twitterverse!'

SSD could ultimately replace hard disk drives, Hitachi CTO says

Will Oracle's Phillips' Affair Revelation Be A Distraction?

Facebook Breaks Ground On Oregon Data Center

SAS Revenue Up In 2009

Keeping An Open Mind

Google Returns To Double Digit Growth

IT Executives Have Better Handle On SSD's In 2010

Zune Phone Could Fulfill Microsoft's '3 Screens' Wish

Google Enhances Two Search Tools

Google Tunes Search Engine for Facts, Events

Is independent consulting dead?

Clarabridge Announces 50 Percent Year Over Year Revenue Growth for 2009

Netezza Announces New Skimmer Appliance to Extend Analytics Throughout the Enterprise

Talend Introduces Rapid, Flexible, Open Source Master Data Management Solution

Actuate Invites Developers to Get BIRT-y with Flash and Flex

Ping Identity Delivers User Authentication for TV Everywhere

Oracle-Sun Deal Observers Mull MySQL Fate

Sun CEO's Farewell: Sun Is A Brand, Oracle's Your Company

IBM Predicts Brain Aneurysms

SAS Is Fortune's Best Company To Work For

Factery Labs Launches New Real-Time Fact Engine

Bill Gates: Recovery Will Take Years

Netezza Intros Entry Level Data Warehouse Appliance

'High Value' Government Data Made Public

HP And Microsoft To Compete Against Oracle/Sun

Get Data Out Of The Cloud

Java's future uncertain under Oracle grip

Netezza launches Skimmer data appliance, teases two more

With emotion, Sun's long goodbye nears the finish

Talend reveals open-source MDM

Preston Gralla: Bill Gates: Chinese censorship is "very limited"

How Smart Can Analytics Get?

Ray Wang discusses SAP customer priorities in 2010

Four Critical Principles of Data Governance Success

Microsoft presses for cloud computing transparency

Text Analytics Drives Customer Insight

Breakthrough Analysis: Two + Nine Types of Semantic Search

SAS Revenue Grows in 2009

Microsoft Sets SQL Server 2008 R2 Launch for May

Oracle-Sun Deal Observers Mull MySQL Fate

Where are you? Geolocation adds excitement to e-tail

Keeping An Open Mind

Botnets: 'The Democratization of Espionage'

MashZone gives businesses a deep view of data

Solace Systems Expands Hardware Messaging Platform to Include Routing of Geospatial Data

Novell Delivers First Integrated Toolkit for Building, Testing and Managing Software Appliances

Platform Computing and Instrumental Extend Strategic Partnership to Advance High Performance Cloud Computing for Government Sector

Kapow Technologies and Clarabridge Partner to Help Companies Pinpoint Customer Sentiment Across the Web

MicroStrategy Announces Latest Release of MicroStrategy 9 at Annual User Conference in Las Vegas

Solving the SOA Data Dilemma with Master Data Services

James Taylor: A Decision-centric Platform Focuses on Decisions

Ted Cuzzillo: Call in the Shrinks for the Next Phase of Business Intelligence

Lotusphere Opens, Closes with Shatner, Project Vulcan

Amazon Announces Kindle Development Kit

What Will Oracle Do with Java and the JCP?

World's Greenest Data Center

IBM Lotus Connections Adding Social Analytics, Moderation

Getting the Message: Middleware Matters

Open Source MDM From Talend

Talend Enters Master Data Managment Arena

Google, land of the spoiled brats?

IBM steps up Sun conversion program

Why design-time service governance makes less sense in the cloud

Sun-Oracle: Death by Bureaucracy

Was Jonathan Schwartz a success or failure for Sun?

Netezza rolls out Skimmer data warehouse appliance

Global CIO: Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's Top 10 Reasons For Buying Sun

SAP Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2009 Results that Exceeded Expectations

CertiPath Launches Trusted PACS Service

Rosslyn Analytics Launches New On-Demand Contract Management Module

With Sun, Oracle Aims At Giants

Sun-Oracle: Death by Bureaucracy

Oracle's Chuck Phillips Gets His Dirty Laundry Exposed

Why PostgreSQL is a better enterprise database than MySQL

Ventana Research Advises Organizations on How to Leverage Master Data Management to Achieve a New Competitive Advantage

Global CIO: Oracle-Sun Biggest Challenge Isn't Technology -- It's People

StoredIQ Analyze Anywhere(TM) Revolutionizes eDiscovery 'Early Case Assessment'

Novell Launches SUSE Appliance Toolkit

Cloud storage hype: Customers aren't buying it

Oracle to keep investing in Sun's server lines

Twitter seen holding up under barrage of Apple iPad tweets

Oracle will boost MySQL, release Cloud Office suite

Sybase joins in-memory database fray

IBM Closes Acquisition of Lombardi Software

MashLogic: Links Done Your Way

Oracle Ropes In Sun

Data Federation, CEP Can Improve U.S.'s Intelligence Data


How Facebook, Cloud, Mobility Are Changing Enterprise IT

BI in the Cloud? Yes, and on the Ground, Too

Mark Logic Makes Information Applications a Simple Reality

Apple iPad Promises Media Revolution

Oracle to keep investing in Sun's server lines

Report: Oracle plans to hire more employees than it cuts from Sun

Microsoft talks up semantic search ambitions

Ingres announces VectorWise programme

It's Official: Jobs Announces Apple's iPad

Oracle 's Sun Merger Done, Partners Look For Details

McNealy, Schwartz Bid Sun Employees Good-Bye

Oracle to Boost R&D Spending

Oracle's Ellison Sets New Course

Oracle Outlines Post Merger Roadmap

Microsoft To Launch Pennies-Per-Hour Azure Cloud Service

SAP CEO Details Prospects For 2010

iPad Missing 'Something Important'

Zune Update Hints At Phone

Oracle-Sun Layoff Claim Was Irresponsible Garbage: Ellison

Oracle Outlines Sun Integration Plan

Oracle-Sun Road Map Will Focus on Bundles

ESJ.COM: Pervasive BI: Still a Vision, Not Reality

Combined Oracle-Sun Pushing Direct Sales, Direct Support

Oracle's Direct Sales Plans Sow Fear, Confusion Among Channel Partners

Oracle Outlines Plans To Tie Sun Hardware To Oracle Software

Oracle Details Support, Integration Plans For Sun Software

Oracle Going Direct In Sales Of Sun Products To Large Accounts

SAP Q4 revenue sinks 9%, net income drops 12%

Sybase joins in-memory database fray

Database wars: IBM, Oracle's Ellison trade zingers

With merger, Oracle reassures Sun customers

Don't expect an Amazon EC2 competitor from Oracle

Pope to priests: Go forth and blog

Oracle Details Its Ambitions for Sun Microsystems

How Oracle's Ownership of MySQL May Affect IBM, Microsoft

Sun's McNealy, Schwartz Won't Be Joining New Oracle

Oracle - Looking Back to the Future

How Smart is Real-Time BI?

IDC: Social Web to Penetrate the Enterprise

Apple iPad Promises Media Revolution

Oracle and Sun: The new IBM?

Two Cornerstones of Oracle's Database Hardware Strategy

Netezza Skimmer Joins the Short List

Sentiment Analysis, Enterprise Content and Social Media, Year 2010

Oracle-Sun: Strategy set; Will buyers go for the integrated stack?

Why I'll Miss Sun Microsystems

Life after Windows: What happens to tech if Microsoft dies

Will Microsoft lose the tablet market to Apple too?

Oracle-Sun: Strategy set; Will buyers go for the integrated stack?

Global CIO: Oracle-Sun Biggest Challenge Isn't Technology -- It's People

Oracle to Revamp Sun Supply Chain

Google Social Search Arrives to Challenge Facebook

Oracle Details Its Ambitions for Sun Microsystems

Introducing The MDM Market’s Newest 800lb Gorilla: Informatica Acquires Siperian!

Transforming Information Management with Enterprise Mashups

Global CIO: Oracle's Ellison Challenges IBM, NetApp And--Well--Everyone

Apple and Oracle on way to do what IBM and Microsoft could not: Dominate entire markets