Jason Perlow

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Jason Perlow, Senior Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer, The Linux Foundation.

My full-time employer is The Linux Foundation, a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. I write as a freelancer for ZDNet. The postings and opinions on this blog are my own and don't necessarily represent the positions, strategies or opinions of the Linux Foundation.

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Unixfication II

Unixfication II

Can the Linux community get over its "not invented here" ideology which has often hindered its ability to adopt technological improvements from outside sources? I keep saying to myself, I hope so.

May 8, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Build your own Google

Build your own Google

In an earlier post I talked a bit about a start-up called Kickfire who are releasing an accelerated database appliance for MySQL applications in the 1TB-3TB range that gives comparable performance to an equivalent Oracle RDBMS setup for around a quarter of the price.Kickfire sounds compelling for utility LAMP computing applications that need to be fast and cheap, but it doesn’t address ultra-scalable and cheap, at least not yet.

June 4, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

I swear, this is not another Unixfication post

I swear, this is not another Unixfication post

Photo: Jeff Bonwick and Linus TorvaldsI was resolved not to write another Unixfication story until I had more concrete news of Sun and Linus actually working together, and filed it away under "Maybe". Like many of the speculative peices I write, it was a thought exercise with the objective of "shaking the tree" so to speak.

May 18, 2008 by in Enterprise Software

Stane or Ballmer?

Stane or Ballmer?

Obadiah Stane description from the Iron Man website: "As ... a top executive in Stark Industries, Stane is a calculating genius who is willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

May 4, 2008 by in Enterprise Software