A couple weeks ago I posted a whimsical (and very slightly sardonic) article on the Internet of Things with a view on what an average day could be like if everything (even your shower soap tray) was network connected and capable of programmed rules or even decision making analytics. It
In my adventures in Twitterland I’ve noticed a lot of people who are using WordPress blogs (this one included). Some use wordpress.com which gives them a free blog with minimal theme and plugin choices; however, they get a lot of cool optimizations built in. If you’re like me and running
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We’ll call it the NoSQL Pessimism Variable: The number of search results you see before you find a page disparaging NoSQL as a viable datastore option. These pages are usually either good natured posts on why it’s a neat idea but ultimately not viable, or posts straight out slamming the
April 9th, 2013 is Internet of Things Day! Happy Internet of Things Day! #IoT — Kevin Ashton (@Kevin_Ashton) April 9, 2013 The futurist in me wishes that meant it is the day we all sift through our Drawer of Things to find our favorite sensors and collect all the extra
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Back in 1999 I worked on a project with the US Army that incorporated RFID scanners for logistics tracking. At the time it was an extraordinarily neat concept, using a combination of Oracle, Forms (in Developer/2000) and RFID tags/sensors to track inventory. As items were loaded onto trucks, a barcode
Bulk binds and bulk loading are nothing new; in fact, the feature came out in Oracle 8i. This was a time when Oracle Parallel Servers roamed the land, pfiles were all the rage, and connecting internal was a fading fad. But like the rest of Oracle, the features have grown
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Make no mistake of it: vendor lock-in is a business goal. Sure, there are some solid benefits in going with one company for your hardware, software, cloud, and all other needs. But doing so can easily mean missing out on best-of-breed options, cost savings, or simple innovation. It is important