Bronchitis. I catch it a lot. Rotten experience. It's like an invisible elephant is sitting on your chest. And the drugs are mind-numbing. Got it now. Shivering under a blanket in 90 degree weather. But, it'll pass. And, in the meantime, if I write something weird...well, let's blame it on the drugs, OK?
Had a chat with a dear old friend this week. Middle-manager for a Fortune 500 corporation. Big Oracle customer. Lots of (more...)
In six years Microsoft has come from almost zero corporate knowledge about how cloud computing works to it being an integral part of their strategy. Sure back in early 2008 there were some pieces of Microsoft that knew about cloud but that really wasn't a corporate view it was what a very few people inside the company knew.
How do I know this? Well back in 2008 I was sitting on the top of a
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Stitching matters. Stitching holds disparate components and materials together in a form something close to what we had in mind as a solution to a problem. Could be clothes. Could be wicker baskets. In the tech world, stitching things together typically involves integrating components or services together into a unified solution. And it matters. A lot.
I have a few applications on my mobile platforms that rely on integrated (more...)
On Monday, a U.S. judge gave Microsoft control of 22 domains owned by domain hosting service No-IP.com. Microsoft intended to filter out some domains used by malware, but promptly screwed up. The result was that millions of legitimate users could not access their servers.
This will happen again and again as infrastructure moves to centralized cloud providers. What do you think will happen if the server just above yours in the server rack (more...)
I subscribe to Microsoft Office 365 and had a payment stuck on an expired credit card. Even though there was a new card, the billing system kept trying the old one.
In a modern cloud service, I would open a service request and expect things to be handled for me. But this is Microsoft. And with the arrogance of the monopolist they used to be, they require you to please show up when they feel (more...)
I just noticed that prices for Oracle Database running on Windows Azure have now been published
The prices for the virtual machines with the Oracle license included run from about USD 820 per month for Oracle Standard Edition (SE) running on 2 cores, to a whopping USD 9300 per month for Oracle Enterprise Edition (EE) running on 8 cores. These prices are for Oracle software only and do not include the cost of the VM, (more...)
I’ve just been comparing a number of online Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems. In this project, I had the opportunity to sign up to the free trial for various services as well as cancelling these demo accounts.
Modern CRM systems like Highrise, CapsuleCRM, and Batchbook all had a button or a link to cancel or delete an account, with appropriate warnings. But the 800-pound gorilla of CRM, Salesforce, did not. In fact, (more...)
Hi All, On February 4, 2014 at 9:30 am PT I will be talking on the next OTN Virtual Developer Day about Oracle VM and Oracle Database. Come and discover the answers for the following questions: Does an Oracle Database perform well on a virtualized environment? What virtualization technology is more stable and […]
Some time ago, I received the request to migrate some Windows 2008 Servers to my Oracle VM farm and after complete the P2V migration the newly create VM would not start. It would crash on boot with blue screen and error: STOP: 0x0000007B (0xXXXXXXXX,0xXXXXXXXX,0×00000000,0×00000000) This issue is related to the storage drivers needed for the guest […]
Top 5 Key Reasons Why Oracle VM is Best for Oracle Database When: Tuesday December 17th , 10am PST Register Here: http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=725350&s=1&k=1512E332202610FE9518AB8B01354C6A&partnerref=Francisco Oracle VM application-driven architecture is designed for rapid deployment and ease of lifecycle management providing IT a highly scalable and cost effective virtualization solution for Oracle (more...)
You know there are good User Experience Design Patterns. There are also anti-patterns – bad stuff done by people who don’t know better.
And then there are Dark Patterns – User Experience deliberately crafted by clever people to trick users. The Oracle Cloud trial is unfortunately an example of the (more...)
Last months I’ve noticed that my blog was a bit slow. The first bytes that I received in the first network requests took around 3-4 seconds and loading the front page in some hours of the day was a pain. I believe that an optimal website should load in less (more...)
Clever Cloud is the first PaaS to provide Couchbase as a service allowing developers to run applications in a fully managed environment. This article shows how to deploy an existing application to Clever Cloud.
I am using a very simple Node application that I have documented in a previous article: (more...)
Some time ago I made a benchmark exercise to compare the performance of an Oracle Database running in a bare metal environment versus a virtualized environment to clear some of the main questions our team and clients in Revera have,…