Oracle still leads Database vendors in market share, holding more than 44 percent. But Open Source alternatives may have Oracle worried.Forrester Research recently estimated that the size of the Open Source database market has now reached $850 million and is projected to go to $1.2 billion by 2010. While Open Source databases themselves can be downloaded and used freely, their makers typically earn revenues from training, technical support, and consulting.But in a market that today sees annual sales of $18.8 billion, what’s a billion dollars?It is interesting to note that it won’t be until 2010 that the entire Open Source database market will reach $1 billion — but that’s how much that Sun recently paid when they bought Open Source database maker MySQL. While Oracle leads though, Open Source vendors like Sun are eroding potential sales.Noel Yuhanna of Forrester wrote that “Open source databases have come a long way in delivering reliable, robust; and secure database platforms. Forrester estimates that 80% of application requirements can be met using only 25% of the features and functionality that closed source commercial databases offer.” Yuhanna comments that Open Source databases can meet 80 percent of the functionality most needed by businesses.Vendors creating new applications often write their applications to be able to use any of a variety of database options. It is easy for them to ship a copy of an Open Source database either embedded or as an integrated install with their application. That way installations are seamless and the customer can be up and running immediately with no dependencies on additional software. If the customer later, after test-driving the software, prefers another database, swapping it out can be easily done. The end result is that many pilot views of applications run on Open Source — and if some companies don’t have any problems with their pilots, they may decide to not bother paying the additional money for a commerical database backend.
Crystal Palace striker Sorloth already off mark for new club Gentby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace striker Alexander Sorloth is already off the mark for new club Gent.Sorloth joined the Belgians on-loan and scored twice in the friendly win over Holstein Kiel.After the 6-1 victory, he told VG: “It’s really good. It’s good to get started this way. It’s nice that the teammates see that I can play football.”I chose Gent because of (coach) Jess (Thorup). He got the best out of me in Denmark. When going for a six-month loan, it is nice to be sure that the coach knows what I stand for.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Real Madrid, Barcelona target Liverpool boss Klopp AND Van Dijkby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp AND Virgil van Dijk are being linked with a LaLiga move.AS says the German’s success with the Reds has him being discussed inside the boardrooms of Real Madrid and Barcelona.With doubts persisting at Barca over coach Ernesto Valverde and inside Real regarding Zinedine Zidane’s return, it’s been suggested Klopp is emerging as the prime target for both clubs should choose to change.And it’s also claimed, with the LaLiga rivals keen on Van Dijk, their best shot at landing the Dutchman would be hiring Klopp as coach.For his part, Klopp has insisted he’s happy at Anfield and should the time come to part ways he would be taking a break from the game. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp: Leicester will end season in top fourby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists victory against Leicester was well-deserved as they snatched a 2-1 win at Anfield.The Reds were handed a controversial spot-kick deep into stoppage time when Marc Albrighton was adjudged to have brought down Sadio Mane.James Milner calmly slotted home the winner in a result Klopp admits already feels like a huge moment in their season.Klopp told Liverpool’s official website : “So, if you score in the 95th minute with a penalty everybody would say that’s lucky but over the full game we had more chances, we were the better team, so I’m really happy about that.“This one [win] alone feels already big enough, to be honest, because of how difficult this league is [and] how difficult the life of an LFC player is.“I think Leicester at the end of the season will be in the top four and then they will realise how different it is when you play Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday. The quality they have is already good and we all know Brendan, what a sensational manager he is and what he’s doing with them.”
Last week, Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller posted a photo on Instagram that was believed by some to possibly be an NCAA violation. Miller, a rep for Authentik Fitness, promoted the nutritional products in the photo and listed his email as a point of contact for potential buyers. Under NCAA bylaws, student-athletes are not allowed to use their likeness to help companies profit. According to Urban Meyer, though, “everything is fine” and there is “no issue.” Urban Meyer answers @CantonRepdotcom ? About Braxton Miller NCAA endorsement issue “everything is fine. No issue.”— toddporter (@toddporter) March 30, 2015That’s, obviously, good news for Ohio State fans. The Buckeyes open their 2015 season Sept. 7 against Virginia Tech. Will Miller be the man behind center?
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Trying to distinguish your product among the thousands at the CES gadget show is no easy feat, so it helps when music legend Stevie Wonder pays an unexpected visit.Especially when your product is a “smart” piano designed to teach people how to play.Piano teacher Gabie Perry was demonstrating the internet-connected device, made by a California startup, when someone told her that Wonder asked to try it. She thought it was a joke.Wonder spent about 15 minutes playing tunes as a crowd gathered at The One Music Group’s CES booth in Las Vegas. Wonder says he likes to visit the conference to “see new things” and meet people. He’s among several celebrity musicians attending, including rapper Iggy Azalea and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry.CES runs through Friday.
Kolkata: The Minister of State (MoS) Fire with independent charge Sujit Bose on Wednesday visited the Bagri Market and reportedly assured the shopkeepers that Fire department would extend all cooperation to reopen the market shortly.He said some safety guidelines need to be followed by the market authorities and if the traders follows the Fire department suggestions they would shortly get the clearance to reopen their shops. According to sources, shop owners and members of Bagri Market Central Kolkata Traders’ Welfare Association had earlier requested the fire department to provide necessary clearance to reopen the shops in the market as the businessmen were facing huge losses. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBose had asked the traders’ welfare association to submit an undertaking to the Fire department that the 11 points, which the department had suggested earlier will be followed accordingly. On Wednesday, Bose along with other fire officials went the Bagri Market to check its present situation. After inspecting the market premises, Bose asked the shop owners and traders’ welfare association authorities to implement those 11 points suggested by the department. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayInstallation of an underground reservoir with capacity of 50,000 litres, installation of smoke detectors-sprinklers, conversion of manual pumps to automatic, demolition of illegal part of the market and changing of diesel run transformer to dry transformer were some of the suggestions made by Sujit Bose during his visit to the market on Wednesday. Bose told the shop owners that if the association follows the Fire department guidelines then they would get the clearance within a week of submission of the undertaking. He provided seven days to the traders’ welfare association to submit the undertaking. A massive fire had broken out at the Bagri market a few months ago. About, 30 fire tenders were pressed into service. Ashutosh Singh, president of Bagri Market Central Kolkata Traders’ Welfare Association, said: “Businesspersons are happy with the suggestions made by Bose and his department as it is ray of hope for them. Singh said out of 11 points, four points have been taken care of and the problems have been sorted. He assured that the remaining seven points will be looked into soon and the orders from the Fire department will be followed accordingly. “We are grateful to the minister as responded positively to our demands. The suggestions made by him will definitely help us. The rectification process is on. We are doing it step-by-step. We have been granted seven days to submit the undertaking. Bose said after the submission of the undertaking, clearance will be given within seven days,” said Singh.
NEW DELHI: A total of 166 FIRs/DD entry have been lodged by the Delhi poll authorities for violation of model code of conduct, till date. Out of which, 20 are against AAP (12 FIRs and 8 DD entry), 22 against BJP (12 FIRs and 10 DD entry), 8 against Congress (3 FIRs and 5 DD entry), one FIR against BSP and one against SP (1 DD entry), two against CPI (M) (1 FIR and 01 DD entry) and 112 (108 FIRs and 4 DD Entry) are against under the head of others/non-political. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderSimilarly, till Thursday, a total of 3,12,048 hoardings/banners/posters have been removed in all over Delhi out of which 30,533 are removed from New Delhi Municipal Council, 43075 from East Delhi Municipal Corporation, 2411 from Delhi Cantonment Board, 130699 from South Delhi Municipal Corporation, and 105330 from North Delhi Municipal Corporation respectively. Meanwhile, so far, 1361 bottles, 91 half, 139589 quarters of Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and 949 bottles, 1161 Half, 267806 quarters of Country liquor and 6797 bottles beer were seized.A total number of 934 FIRs have been registered in Excise Act and 931 persons are arrested in Excise Act. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsFurther according to the poll authority, 337 FIRs have been registered under Arms Act, in which 379 persons are arrested and 1338.3431 Kg. Narcotics/Drugs are seized respectively. Till date cash of Rs 2,82,22850/- has been seized by SST/FST, 448 numbers of unlicensed arms/weapons seized and 2630 numbers of cartridges/explosives/bombs seized. Whereas, 4582 licensed arms deposited, 72493 persons have been booked under various sections of CRPC/Delhi Police Act, as preventive action measures.
Kolkata: Concerned over the dip in voting percentage in the fifth phase of elections particularly in semi-urban areas such as Barrackpore and Howrah, the Election Commission of India is making extensive arrangements for a high turnout in the seventh phase when the city and its adjacent constituencies such as Kolkata South, Kolkata North, Dum Dum, Jadavpur are going to polls.”We are emphasising on elaborate security arrangements to instill confidence among the people and at the same time create an ambience that will make it easier for people to stand and cast their votes comfortably,” a senior official of the Commission said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBarrackpore with 76.83 percent voting recorded a dip of 4.93 percent compared to the polling percentage in 2014. Howrah had only 67.59 voting till 5pm on the voting day but ultimately rose to 74.78 percent with a rise of 7.19 percent in the last one hour (till 6 pm) taking the final percentage close to the 2014 percentage of 74.79 percent. Kolkata has the record of having the lowest percentage of votes in the state. “It is a challenge for us to bring the voters to the booths. We have been carefully designing many programmes to increase the turnout of voters soon after the dates of the elections were announced. We are also trying to have elaborate security measures to boost the confidence of the voters,” a senior official in the District Election Office (DEO) office of North Kolkata said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayAccording to the figures available with the Election Commission, in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, when the state average was a whopping 82.22, Kolkata South recorded only 67.95 percent North Kolkata had 65.99 percent. Some assembly constituencies located within the city also had a poor voting percentage. Tollygunge that falls under Jadavpur constituency recorded 74.01 percent turnout, Metiabruz that falls under Diamond Harbour constituency recorded only 72.26 percent turnout and Bidhannagar Assembly segment that falls under Barasat parliamentary constituency recorded 71.81 percent turnout of the voters. Jadavpur Assembly segment had a polling turnout of only 73.3 percent. The Commission is making efforts to erect shades in front of each polling station so that they people don’t have to stand under the sun. “There will be arrangements of water, medical facilities and rest rooms in as many constituencies possible so that they people can take rest if they feel uncomfortable. The aged and the physically challenged voters will be allowed to cast their votes early. We are also taking steps to help physically-challenged people to cast their votes,” an official said. As per the plans drawn up by the Commission, 673 companies of Central force will be deployed in the seventh phase with Kolkata getting a share of 146 companies for its two constituencies in 1,576 polling premises — making a provision of nearly 10 personnel for each premise. Another 27 companies of Central force is slated to be deployed for Bidhananagar commissionerate area. Apart from the Central forces there will be 291 inspectors, 1265 Sub-Inspector or Assistant Sub-Inspector, 2,330 armed constables and another 3,000 constables to maintain the law and order in the city. Apart from that another 27 companies of Central forces along with 55 inspectors, 316 Sub-Inspector or Assistant Sub-Inspector and 650 armed constable and another 700 constables will be deployed to man 802 booths spread over 344 premises in Bidhannagar commissionerate. The EC plans are not meant for only two constituencies of Kolkata but for the entire city, including parts of Jadavpur and Diamond Harbour constituencies.
A Super Bowl MVP and former Buckeye football star met students for an autograph session on campus.Santonio Holmes, the former Ohio State wide receiver, signed autographs at the Ohio Union for students and fans Tuesday night.Holmes, the Super Bowl XLIII MVP, spent two hours signing autographs for his fans in the Archie Griffin Ballroom.Jessica Kachovec, a first-year from Cincinnati, attended one game every year growing up and remembers seeing Holmes play in the Horseshoe.“He’s an amazing player,” Kachovec said. “The only reason I watch Pittsburgh is because he plays for them.”Holmes, who played for the Buckeyes from 2002 to 2005, now plays wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers.“He was the man,” said Scott Diamond, a third-year from Cleveland, about Holmes’ days as a Buckeye. “He’s definitely one of the best NFL players Ohio State has ever produced.”Sean Sirianni, a fourth-year and Pittsburgh native who was excited when the Steelers drafted Holmes, was looking forward to meeting him because of the OSU-Pittsburgh connection they share.Holmes was recently accused of throwing a glass of liquor at a woman in a nightclub in Orlando, Fla. that caused a laceration.Despite the incident, he was welcomed with great support at the OSU event.“I really hope it all turns out OK,” Diamond said. “I hope he plays well and people hopefully forget the off-field issues when he’s done playing.”