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Entries for July, 2009

Oracle + BEA Update

A year ago I wrote about Oracle’s plan on how to combine BEA Weblogic and OAS.   A long time went by before any more information appeared – we met with our Oracle reps last week to figure out what the deal is.  The answer wasn’t much more clear than it was way back last year.  […]

Velocity 2009 – Best Tidbits

Besides all the sessions, which were pretty good, a lot of the good info you get from conferences is by networking with other folks there and talking to vendors.  Here are some of my top-value takeaways. Aptimize is a New Zealand-based company that has developed software to automatically do the most high value front end […]

Velocity 2009 – Monday Night

After a hearty trip to Gordon Biersch, Peco went to the Ignite battery of five minute presentations, which he said was very good.  I went to two Birds of a Feather sessions, which were not.  The first was a general cloud computing discussion which covered well-trod ground.  The second was by a hapless Sun guy […]

Velocity 2009 – Scalable Internet Architectures

OK, I’ll be honest.  I started out attending “Metrics that Matter – Approaches to Managing High Performance Web Sites” (presentation available!) by Ben Rushlo, Keynote proserv.  I bailed after a half hour to the other one, not because the info in that one was bad but because I knew what he was covering and wanted […]

Velocity 2009 – Hadoop Operations: Managing Big Data Clusters

Hadoop Operations: Managaing Big Data Clusters (see link on that page for preso) was given by Jeff Hammerbacher of Cloudera. Other good references – book: “Hadoop: The Definitive Guide” preso: hadoop cluster management from USENIX 2009 Hadoop is an Apache project inspired by Google’s infrastructure; it’s software for programming warehouse-scale computers. It has recently been […]