Seriously, I can’t hear it anymore. Green or Green IT washing everywhere you look. Is there anyone out there who feels the same way?
Sure, in the beginning of this whole “Gгееn IT wave” I was really excited about it. I would even go as far as calling me one of the pioneers of green thinking. I was the first on the campus who had а canvas bag with the slogan “Don’t blow it – good planets are hard to find”.
It was great to see the sustainability fan base growing and some companies introducing а sustainable Environmental Strategy, starting to use Better Cotton and “designing for the environment”.
I really thought people understood the problem. But then Eco became а trend. Suddenly it seemed uncool not to talk about saving the planet. Every brand now claims to be the most sustainable – even саг makers and оil companies. If you trust their advertising, then big SUVs are better for the environment than small cars and аll that oil companies саге about is making sure that we consume less oil. So green is hip. You can read it on t-shirts, watch the growing number of organic food stores or open any magazine and green is everywhere you look. There is no escape!
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I often hear from customers: Oracle database server is so expensive. Well, I often answer: That depends! In fact, the Oracle database license costs are similar to software from Oracle’s competitors. Microsoft SQL Server has a different license model though. Oracle has a lot of advantages in its flexible license model as well as number of Open Source initiatives. Together, these options allow an enterprise to get cost savings on their IT investments. Read more »
According to Gartner the major growing technical IT trends for the coming years are Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Mobile, Unified Collaboration & Communications and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). I would also add another one: Green IT. All of them comprise of techniques that have an impact on different industries as well as user behavior in the long term.
What are they, and how the enterprises can adopt them – in my short wrap-up below. Read more »
Considering the database part of open source LAMP stack, in particular MySQL, we have to understand that the database is the most complex piece of software and is the most critical component of an enterprise. Remember, it holds the most valuable information– company data. If you, for example, lose the middleware you would probably be able to rebuild it from scratch. If you lose company data, do not ask me what is next. Read more »
This article continues my views on Open Source LAMP stack. Below I examine in particular Linux operating system in combination with Oracle database. You can read the previous post here: Towards Open Source, OSS and LAMP.
Linux went further than other “Open Sources” by providing a few popular commercial distributions in the market. If you still do not use Linux in your IT Infrastructure for production middle-ware systems, even on virtualized environments – try it. It works quite well already. Furthermore, nowadays, DBMS runs pretty stable on Linux. Oracle database on OracleVM (virtual machine) is also an option. Read more »