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Samsung's new 3D TSV DDR4 DIMMs

If the power savings and performance claims pan out, these DIMMs will be popular in large memory applications — VM servers, in-memory databases — where DRAM power is a significant cost and more performance is always welcome.

August 27, 2014 by

Fusion-IO, flash cache and the importance of a good algorithm

Caching algorithms seem pretty arcane, but are very important for the overall performance of networks, databases and storage systems as a whole. Unfortunately, few understand how important they are. Fusion-IO's Lee Caswell talks about an update to the company's ioTurbine and its importance to accelerating virtualized environments.

December 19, 2013 by

Online GST inquiry kicks off

The Productivity Commission has begun its "Economic Structure and Performance" inquiry into online retailing, which will look into whether to change the taxation rules for online purchases from offshore sites.

February 15, 2011

Kognitio teases Pablo for faster data analytics

Kognitio has introduced Pablo, a tool for speeding the performance of business intelligence and data warehousing applications.Pablo is designed to create an in-memory database of the information stored in transactional databases or data warehouses, reducing the time it takes to access the data.

February 14, 2011 by

Mindtouch 2009: Collaborative Mashup Switchboard

Mindtouch announce today a new message bus that enables bi-directional notifications when changes are made both within MindTouch 2009 or to the many applications that users plug into or connect to with MindTouch 2009. Examples of these could be Web services, enterprise systems, databases, office productivity applications and more.

April 1, 2009 by

Oracle and HP explain history, role and future for new Exadata Server and Database Machine

Oracle Chairman and CEO Larry Ellison caught the Oracle OpenWorld conference audience by surprise the day before by rolling out the Exadata line of two hardware-software configurations. The integrated servers re-architect the relationship between Oracle's 11g database and high-performance storage. Exadata, in essence, gives new meaning to "attached" storage for Oracle databases. It mimics the close pairing of data and logic execution that such cloud providers as Google use with MapReduce technologies.

September 29, 2008 by

Databases leverage MapReduce technology to radically juice data scale, performance, analytics

With better data reach and inclusion, come better results. So BI allows leaders can establish the trends early that will determine their future success or failures. In a fast-paced, global, hyper competitive business landscape these insights are the currency of success for the future. The better you do BI, the better you do business ... current, near-term and long-term. There's no better way to know your customers, competitors, employees and the variables that buffet and stir markets than effective BI.

August 27, 2008 by

The killer apps of academia

Mary-Jo wanted to find the killer-apps of Vista, but I think I've found the killer applications for students. Regardless of educational establishment status, we have to consider multiple things in a killer-app (defined as an application which you essentially "must have"), such as open-source where possible, available across platforms, considerably save yourself time, increase productivity whether for social-downtime or performance-uptime, and most importantly - free.

June 17, 2008 by

10 top tweaks for Windows Vista

The best ways to enhance performance and productivity with Windows are usually fairly simple. They don’t require registry edits or custom code; instead, they involve learning how the basic building blocks of Windows work, and then rearranging those components to cut steps out of the tasks you perform most often. Vista changed some of those building blocks, and many people are struggling because they’re trying to use the new tools with the old techniques. In that spirit, I’ve put together this list of my 10 favorite tweaks to Windows Vista. In Part 1 of a two-part series, I explain how to make the list of installed programs easier to work with and how to tweak the taskbar, the Start menu, the Quick Launch toolbar, and Windows Explorer. I also cover the most important time-saving technique for any user of any computer: how to create an easy, automatic backup routine that works.

June 11, 2008 by

Webinar on mind mapping by Eric Mack

Eric Mack is one of the most passionate adopters of technologies that improve productivity and performance. Don't miss his upcoming webinar in which he will show how he uses MindManager to manage projects, brainstorm new ideas, and support his Getting Things Done workflow.

March 18, 2007 by

PhatWare PenCommander 2.0 supports Vista and adds more functionality

PenCommander 2.0 has been launched around the Vista release and includes support for Windows Vista, which is timely since I plan to put Vista on my Q1 this weekend. PenCommander 2.0 also includes an updated scripting engine to allow for new user-level functions and improved performance, new customizable user interface for Visual PenCommander, new PenCommander skins, ability to select a handwriting recognition engine (important if multiple languages are used), and the ability to make the input panel semi-transparent so you can work on applications with PenCommander sitting on the desktop. IMHO, a gesture/shorthand command application like this is essential for UMPC and Tablet PC users as it improves productivity and makes using the pen a much more enjoyable experience.

February 1, 2007 by

Database partitioning

Sponsored: Databases are tripling in size every two years. Willie Hardie, vice president of database product marketing at Oracle, explains how databasepartitioning will not only improve performance, but increase availability.The content for this video was sponsored and provided by Oracle.

November 28, 2006 by

Citrix saves Kiwi hotel chain

The Millennium Hotels chain in New Zealand has saved about NZ$700,000 per annum by consolidating 21 databases into one, with a new storage area network (SAN) to boot. Prior to a centralised SAN, disparate storage solutions at its 19 hotels resulted in performance problems and system instability, and since reservations weren't replicated in real-time across all sites, there was only 40 percent accuracy in bookings.

September 27, 2006 by

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