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MySQL, just like other relational databases, is complicated. It can jam at any time jeopardizing your applications or business without notice. Most MySQL malfunctions are due to common mistakes. It is essential to avoid these mistakes, often hidden by configuration trap or workload, to...
MySQL is probably the most popular open source database. While there is a wealth of discussion online for MySQL database encryption,doing it right in a cloud computing environment is tricky. The discussion here is quite long, and contains a lot of interesting details. So if you want a ...
What if all that tap dancing, posturing, bargaining and political in-fighting Oracle had to do to get clearance to pick up MySQL along with Sun Microsystems was an utter waste of time and money. What if MySQL was suddenly shown to be one of Mr. Darwin’s fabled evolutionary dead ends. ...
Sat lonely in my office, I remembered about a website that did everything that ‘Dan the Mexican’ could do and more, a site that pushed our message out to a bespoke and targeted audience, a site that supplied me with just as valuable information as ‘Dan the Mexican’ would give me during...
Zimbra, Yahoo's open source messaging and collaboration software company whose fate was unclear if Microsoft had bought Yahoo, says it's got a new open extension framework for its Collaboration Suite (ZCS) that will enable two-way interoperability with Microsoft Exchange. It expects th...
This is the second part of my two-part series on open source market strategies and implementations. I previously outlined the 10 strategy rules for open source marketing and emphasized building new markets, differentiating, contributing, pricing and innovating, and the customer relatio...
A year ago I wrote 'Howells Ten Rules for Open Source Marketing.' At Alfresco we believed that open source was different and needed a different marketing model. Geoffrey Moore was at the root of our thinking when he wrote about 'Darwin and the Demon' and markets being ripe for disrupti...
There's been a lot of pubic discussion recently about what it means to be open. While the OSI has published the Open Source Definition, which lists 10 attributes of what it means to be 'open source,' commercial entities have emerged that are described as 'hybrid' models. Many companies...
I was lucky enough to be Documentum's first employee in Europe in 1993. While there, I worked closely with Geoffrey Moore and got 'religion' about understanding not just the so-called 'chasm' but the whole marketing model and its implications for strategy, marketing, product, and opera...