Enterprise headlines and summaries, 2009-08-14

  • LinkedIn Tool Searches For SAP Talent
    SAP AG announced Thursday the LinkedIn Recruiter Basic Starter Package, which lets SAP channel partners that serve small-and-midsized businesses search for talent among some 140,000 SAP consultants with LinkedIn profiles. The product is the result of a marketing agreement with the social networking site, and is the first “collaboration announcement” since SAP joined several venture firms in funding LinkedIn with $22.7 million last fall.
  • Oracle RAC support in the SAP environment
    You must store the following components in the cluster file system when you use RAC in the SAP environment:
  • Instant Responsiveness and High Throughput… Improved
    Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database 11g is a standalone, in-memory relational database with full persistence and recoverability. It is an innovative, full-featured SQL database built from the ground up to reside in the middle tier. The idea is not to use this database to house all data, but instead to hold the performance-critical subset of data in the mid tier. By bringing data closer to the application and processing queries in an in-memory database, applications are able to access, capture, and update information much faster. And because it’s built on open standards and uses standard relational database technology and programming interfaces, Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database 11g is easy to install and use.
  • Oracle, Sleeves Rolled Up, Flexes EPM Muscles
    I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Paul Rodwick and Bill Guilmart, VPs of Product Management, to catch up on the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) story so far. We analysts are quick to criticize the pace of integration, the level of detail, and the timing of the roadmap from companies with enormous portfolios like Oracle’s. Personally, I’m glad I don’t have to live every day with the consequences of my brilliant ideas about how to rationalize all those moving parts. (Remember those ads? “We don’t do. We just advise.”) Paul and Bill must live with theirs, and I was impressed with the clarity and consistency of the model they described to me. It’s a good story, with emerging successes in abundance, and the best may be yet to come.
  • Q&A: Why Are Enterprise Applications Underused? Poor Software Design
    Usability is really a subset of design. Design is a verb. It says: You move through inventing something a certain way and one of the outcomes will be usability. Another outcome will be beauty. But the two things are interrelated.
  • A Month of Fail – Lessons in Startup Management
    Ever had one of those exceptional months were you have not only caught the fail boat, but threw a fail boat party and no one else showed up?
  • Open Source And Cloud Computing Series: Why OSS Is Essential For Cloud Computing?
    The presentation from my Cloudslam ’09 talk offers compelling arguments to highlight the importance of Cloud Computing in a SaaS based world.
  • Will all the good open source companies be acquired?
    Let’s consider the growing list: IBM’s purchase of Gluecode, Novell’s purchase of SUSE, Citrix’s XenSource deal, Nokia’s Trolltech buy, Sun’s purchase of MySQL, Oracle’s purchase of Sun (and hence MySQL and OpenOffice) and now VMware’s planned $420 million acquisition of SpringSource.

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