All posts by: Robin Bloor

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May 9, 2005

MySQL, So Much Database, So Little Money

MySQL, So Much Database, So Little Money by Robin Bloor and Carol Baroudi, Partners Are there good reasons to pay hefty license fees for an enterprise database? Well, it depends on the circumstances, but in most situations the answers is “No”. Are there good reasons for using a completely free database within the Enterprise? Well, […]

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May 2, 2005

Identity Management: The Issues

Identity Management: The Issues by Robin Bloor, Partner We have been expecting to see consolidation in the Identity Management (ID Mgt) market and it is now happening at quite a pace. If you have been watching you will have noticed that IBM, Sun Microsystems, HP, CA and BMC have all acquired ID Mgt companies or […]

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May 1, 2005

Streaming: The Emergence of a New Technology Trend

Streaming: The Emergence of a New Technology Trend by Robin Bloor, Partner New types of applications are suddenly emerging because of increased scalability and speed of everything from CPUs, memory, disk, and networks. This is in keeping with the evolution of technological changes over the last several decades. For example, when relational databases were first […]

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February 3, 2005

The Evolution of the Data Center

The Evolution of the Data Center by Robin Bloor, Partner The data center has its origins in mainframe computing – an era that had its virtues as well as its limitations. Its limitations are well known. Computer power was rationed to IT users and they were regimented in its use. They had little choice in […]

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December 1, 2004

Information LifeCycle Management: The Storage Story

Information LifeCycle Management: The Storage Story By Robin Bloor, Principal Storing data intelligently has suddenly become a major imperative for companies. How you handle replication and redundancy is becoming a critical factor. The reason that Information Lifecycle Management has suddenly become one of the focuses of the IT industry is that the amount of data […]

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