Don't short Oracle stock yet, but if HP doesn't make every wrong move with Trafodion, Oracle might get severe price pressure in the only place where it can't handle it well, long term.

Not to worry, this is HP - Oracle can probably breathe easy. Only one thing can stop this transactional, relational DB, and that's a lack of meaningful corporate POCs. Whew, that was close. No problem there, Oracle! If it seems like I'm challenging HP to up their game here, I am. They are leaving serious money on the table, IMHO.

Trafodion has a superb road show if it comes to your town. Rohit Jain is HP's Community Manager. Thanks to Lynn Bender for getting the word out.

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Doug Cutting to Austin JUG

Few in the tech community have contributed more than Doug Cutting. Inventor of Lucene and Hadoop (and Nutch and ...) Doug has almost single handedly changed the face of our industry. No small thing.

The talk was billed The Enterprise Data Hub, but any of the 80 people there would be convinced that it was just about Hadoop. Cloudera's message is that they are one and the same. Hadoop is the new Enterprise Data Hub.

Doug allowed me to video the talk. Here it is on youtube:

Slides to the talk can be found here

Cloudera, Pulling Out All the Stops?