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Cedar’s Selective Adoption Event recap

A week or so back Cedar held a free Selective Adoption event for clients and friends. The idea behind the event was to help those on 9.2 already to make the most of what Selective Adoption can offer, and to show those that are yet to make the step to 9.2 what the future could look like.

Quick Tip: Running WildFly Docker Image on OpenShift Origin

On to a new week. There's been plenty of travel for me recently, and it don't stop soon. But I have some time to try out OpenShift Origin and run it on my Windows environment. There is an entry level blog-post how to setup everything from a couple of days ago. Now it was about time to just run a vanilla Docker image on it.


DOAG Conference 2015 Middleware & Volkswagening

DOAG Conference 2015 in Nürnberg is getting closer. This is a great opportunity to hear about what is announced at Oracle Open World 2015, mingle with peers and enjoy this years’ invited speaker Gunter Dueck. He published an essay about volkswagening (german only) that is worth reading. Reminds a bit about the graphic card producers that optimized their […]

Scraping and querying Oracle Database Developer Choice Awards votes - Part 1

You know about the Oracle Database Developer Choice Awards voting, right? If not, then go vote now, please, and then come back and read on :-) I want to be able to query the voting status, who is ranked what in each category and so on. But I don't want to type in votes in a table, especially not when they change all the time. Instead I'd like to query the live data in the HTML webpages. Can that be done? Yes it can...

Need to Integrate your Cloud Applications with On-Premise Systems… What about ODI?

As described in the A-Team article A Universal Cloud Applications Adapter for ODI, it is technically possible to integrate Cloud Applications with ODI.
Cloud Applications Drivers and Adapters
In order to guide you on how ODI can help you to integrate your Cloud Applications, we have compiled the list of SaaS applications and PaaS services that Oracle Data Integrator can connect to as of today.

Fun with terminals, character sets, Unicode, and Go

As part of my recent work on Tcell, I've recently added some pretty cool functionality for folks who want to have applications that can work reasonably in many different locales.

For example, if your terminal is running in UTF-8, you can access a huge repertoire of glyphs / characters.

Five Years, Five Top 5’s

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Five Years, Five Top 5’s

On October 4th, 2010 I joined Pythian. At that time Human Resources (HR) was a team of one, supporting 90 employees in 13 countries. Five years later on October 4th 2015, HR is now a team of fifteen, and today Pythian celebrates a milestone as we reach 400 employees in 36 countries!

What an incredible journey (…and yes, it’s all about the journey)!

MySQL-Sandbox 3.1.01 - First release after the change

I have released MySQL-Sandbox 3.1.01, which is the first release after the move to GitHub. While the changes are not so spectacular (it's a minor release, with mostly bug fixes), I am pleased to see that the move has started producing collaboration. Two of the changes were provided by Daniël van Eeden and Mark Leith, who have scratched some of their own itches by providing useful patches.

Data Lake vs. Data Warehouse

These are different concepts. Data Lake – Collect data from various sources in a central place.  The data are stored in the original form.  Big data technologies are used and thus typical data storage is Hadoop HDFS. Data Warehouse – “Traditional” way of collecting data from various sources for reporting.  The data are consolidated and […]

What was the "Mandatory Maintenance for Java Cloud Service" last night?

Had I been working in Operations and on-call at an organisation using Java Cloud Service then it appeared I may well have been rudely woken up last night!  At around 2am in the UK this email innocently dropped into my mail box:

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