Why Oracle won’t kill MySQL

Join 15,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. 1. MySQL does not compete with Oracle It’s a myth that MySQL somehow poses a threat to Oracle. Oracle’s customers tend to be large enterprises running apps like e-business suite. These are certified to run on Oracle, and further they sit close to finance. MySQL …

Lulzsec, Anonymous and the sorry state of internet security

If you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few years, you might not have heard of Anonymous, the headline grabbing hacker group that’s famous for attacking citibank, ebay, Sony, the FBI, CIA and the websites of various world governments. Parmy Olson takes us on a ride, through tales that are riveting, and quite …

When fat fingers take down your business

Join 14,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Github goes nuclear I was flipping through reddit last night, and hit this crazy story. strange pushes on GitHub. For those who don’t know, github houses source code. It’s version control for the software world. Lots of projects use it, to keep track of change …

What is eventually consistent and will it work for you?

In the tech world we’re fond of inventing all sorts of technical terms, that are admittedly kind of confusing. Join 13,500 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I was attending an excellent talk recently called Data at Scale, part of the Database Month series that Eric Benari hosts. In it Mark Uhrmacher presented …