MySQL Journal on Ulitzer
MySQL creator Monty Widenius’ petition to stop Oracle from getting the
MySQL open source database along with Sun Microsystems had collected more
than 13,600 signatures on Sunday, the day before Widenius has promised to
start circulating the results to “regulators, governmental bodies,
parliaments and journalists.”
Widenius is also hoping to get regulators besides the European Commission
investigating the proposed merger. He has refused to identify which
regulators he means.
According to its self-imposed deadline the EC has until January 27 to decide
whether to wave the deal through or not although Oracle has broadly hinted
that it has the EC’s approval in its pocket.
Widenius claims Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL would be a conflict of
interest and that the undertakings Oracle gave to the EC about MySQL a few
weeks ago to nudge it into appr... (more)
Enterprise leaders say that it's becoming difficult to find the highly
qualified IT and network security talent they need that's affordable, and so
they look to service providers for a solution. According to the latest market
study by Forrester Research, demand has been growing.
That said, Forrester believes that using a managed security services provider
(MSSP) is more than just a lower-cost alternative to doing the same work
in-house. MSSPs are not just managing devices, they also provide insightful
analysis that can help with business decisions.
CIOs and other business technolog... (more)
Like many people, the other week I downloaded and installed Google Drive.
This is the long-awaited competitor to services like Dropbox and
Microsoft’s SkyDrive, offering free online storage with the ability to
upgrade to higher capacity at a cost. Dropbox and the various other
lookalikes have been around for some time, so is Google coming to this market
too late and is the party already over?
The concept of Cloud Storage is pretty simple. Services like Dropbox allow
you to share a local folder on your PC or Mac and have that data replicated
into “the cloud”. Fr... (more)
ATTO Technology, Bloombase, Imation, Permabit, and Violin Memory Certify
Emulex Gen 5 Fibre Channel Technology for Flash Storage, Backup and Security
COSTA MESA, Calif, - 17 December 2013 - Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), a
leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, today announced
that more ecosystem partners have certified its LightPulse® Gen 5 (16Gb)
Fibre Channel (FC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) for flash storage, backup and
security solutions, further extending the Gen 5 FC ecosystem. ATTO
Technology, Bloombase, Imation, Permabit and Violin Memory ha... (more)
You would have to be living under a rock not to notice that everything's
going to the clouds, not the dogs. The cloud industry has continued to
demonstrate its "sky-high" potential as intellectual property (IP) rights are
becoming important in preserving competitive edges, and sky is the only
limit. Is it?
While intellectual property rights remain important to protect many
hard-earned innovations, the news from the patent lawyers has not been as
cheery. The Supreme Court's June 2014 decision in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank and
its aftershocks rocked the tech community with the fear o... (more)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 07/30/14 -- TASER International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: TASR), today announced financial results for the second quarter
ended June 30, 2014.
Net sales were $37.2 million in the quarter, an increase of $5.0 million, or
15.5%, compared to second quarter 2013 net sales of $32.2 million. The
increase was driven by total law enforcement weapon handle sales which
increased $2.6 million in the second quarter compared to the prior year.
AXON® cameras, EVIDENCE.com and TASER® CAM HD recorders also contributed
to the net sales increase in the... (more)