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n Stuffing Six Million Pages Down Google’s Throat, Tim O’Reilly brings up a point, and some questions. . . just how poorly the big search engines index small sites with large collections of data . . .But it’s worth thinking about absolute (and temporary) limits to the growth of Web 2.0. What constraints do we take for granted? What constraints are invisible to us? Read more.
After landing, and a 5 day fiesta of arranging my long term apartment here, Pythian Dubai is now fully operational with me being the first employee here.
It is indeed a different world here. I have a feeling I’ll like it even more over the next three months I am here on Pythian duties. I will be writing more, so stay tuned.
At the risk of making it seem like this is all we’re talking about here at Pythian, here we go again. Paul Vallee pointed me towards this article by John Dvorak that more or less echoes a blog post I wrote in French the day previous for my personal blog that you can read here. So, first things first, Dvorak’s article leads me to think my theory is indeed wrong: if Dvorak says I’m right ; I’m afraid I’m wrong.
Play or download the podcast interview with Brian Aker of MySQL here. A special thank you to our sponsor, The Pythian Group, www.pythian.com.
I’m sorry that I haven’t commented on the BEA acquisition. It’s just been too obvious for too long, I can’t get excited even though it’s really really big. Manifest destiny manifested, that’s it. On the other hand…Tip of the hat to Lucas Jellema at AMIS who posts his own commentary on the acquisition and also provides this great find where Springsource CEO Rod Johnson comments at length on the deal.
t 2 pm EST (-5 GMT), OurSQL will be interviewing Brian Aker, MySQL’s Director of Architecture, about today’s announcement that Sun Microsystems bought MySQL. If you have a burning question (about the purchase), please comment here. If you’d like to be identified, please leave your name and where you’re from in your comment
The only criticism of the SUN/MySQL deal I could possibly give is that MySQL is still on the early phase of an exponential adoption curve and I think they’ve got lots of growth yet to come. But really, a billion dollars has a lot, if not most, of that growth factored into the price already. Think of what they get, huge mindshare in a 30,000 person company with an established presence and sales channel throughout the world. They get that mindshare because that same company is one that has struggled to find the next big thing, the next huge thing that is going to change the landscape of enterprise IT. Well they’ve found it. And they’re going to get to work on making it happen.
I was blog-tagged by Doug Burns – in his post, I *hate* chain letters ….I hate them too, I literally never pass them on no matter what vile fate that condemns me to. But this one includes a chance to talk about myself without seeming too self-involved, and there wasn’t even a threat of eternal damnation if I don’t do it. So let’s proceed then! 8 things about me that aren’t common knowledge…
Welcome to the 77th edition of Log Buffer, the weekly review of database blogs.