The elephant in the room of cloud providers

  Of all the tech press cloud articles I read on a daily basis, almost always the comparisons are between AWS, Azure, and Google where the battle for IaaS, PaaS and SaaS market share is happening.  There is the odd exception. But, as far as I am concerned, IBM are well in this race, and definitely … Continue reading The elephant in the room of cloud providers

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Oracle misleading advertisements (again)

Oracle misleading advertisements (again)Oracle are in hot water again for misleading advertisements comparing the Oracle T5 performance and cost with an IBM p780.  Thats the problem with non independent benchmarking. You can make the results say whatever you like.  Maybe the industry needs to come up with an independent body that can perform this function.

Checked luggage for Infants and Children on Australian domestic airlines

In this day and age, airlines like to grab as much cash off you as possible, with outrageous credit card booking fees, paying for checked luggage, and so on. While booking flights recently for my children it was not clear of each airlines policy for extra items that you would normally take on holiday with … Continue reading Checked luggage for Infants and Children on Australian domestic airlines

Requirements, constraints, and assumptions

In any project planning exercise, whether it is via a pre-sales effort, internal project, or some other  architecture definition for a system, very early in the planning stages there is a requirements gathering process that takes place. In general, these requirements classically can be segmented into two categories. Functional or Non-Fuctional requirements. Some other types … Continue reading Requirements, constraints, and assumptions

Oracle don’t include this in the marketing material – SPARC T series servers have dismal single thread performance

I don't do new years resolutions. But having said that, I am going to blog more this year.  In my day job I do a lot of research, and much of the time months later, the information is forgotten/not recorded/in a black hole. Or if I am lucky I have written it down or stored … Continue reading Oracle don’t include this in the marketing material – SPARC T series servers have dismal single thread performance