Posts by Alex Gorbachev

The First PASS Summit Bloggers’ Meetup

We are stoked to announce the first ever PASS Summit Bloggers’ Meetup! What: PASS Summit Bloggers’ Meetup 2014 When: Thursday, November 6th, 5pm – 7pm Where: Sports Restaurant & Bar, 140 4th Ave North, Suite 130, Seattle, WA 98109 How: Please comment with “COUNT ME IN” if coming — we need to know attendance numbers….

Is X a Big Data Product?

Virtually everyone in data space claims today that they are a Big Data vendor and that their products are Big Data products. Of course, if you are not in Big Data then you are legacy. So how do you know whether a product is a Big Data product?

Oracle OpenWorld 2014 – Bloggers Meetup

Guess what? You all know that it’s coming, when it’s coming and where… That’s right! The Annual Oracle Bloggers Meetup, one of your top favourite events of OpenWorld, is happening at usual place and time. What: Oracle Bloggers Meetup 2014 When: Wed, 1-Oct-2014, 5:30pm Where: Main Dining Room, Jillian’s Billiards @ Metreon, 101 Fourth Street,…

Missing UKOUG Tech13 — But Still in Manchester at OakTable World UK 2013

This is the first year since 2006 that I don’t present and don’t attend UKOUG Technology annual conference. Sad but I had to withdraw because I didn’t believe UKOUG has been making the right choices in the past little while. The trigger was the introduction of the limit of six presentations per company to present at the conference which I believe doesn’t really serve well the conference attendees nor my company that I’m so passionate about nor my colleagues that I’m so proud to work with.

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 – Bloggers Meetup

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 is just few weeks away, and of course, we are organizing the Annual Oracle Bloggers Meetup — one of your top favorite events of OpenWorld. What: Oracle Bloggers Meetup 2013 When: Wed, 25-Sep-2013, 5:30pm Where: Main Dining Room, Jillian’s Billiards @ Metreon, 101 Fourth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (street view). Please…

Virtual IOUG Collaborate 13 for Only $299

For only $299 you can access Virtual IOUG Collaborate 13 individually or setup a conference room at your company for the whole team. There will be two tracks broadcasted so if you have demand for both tracks, it make sense to purchase two access passes and setup two tracks broadcasted in parallel in your office so that members of your team can choose individually what to attend.

Big Data is the Commercial Supercomputing in the Age of Datafication

Modern commercial supercomputing in the age of Datafication is what we today call Big Data. I think a better term for it would be Data Supercomputing but the industry has already spoken so Big Data it is. The architecture shifted from environments that required massively-parallel compute-intensive number crunching to massively-parallel data-volume-intensive processing.

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