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Learn how to access the JDBC database of your choice with AWS Glue using DataDirect JDBC drivers. What is AWS Glue? AWS Glue is an Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) service available as part of Amazon’s hosted web services. Glue is intended to make it easy for users to connect their data in a variety of data stores, edit and clean the data as needed, and load the data into an AWS-provisioned store for a unified view.  Announced in 2016 and officially launched in Summer 2017, Glue is expected to be a popular tool on the AWS platform because it greatly simplifies the cumbersome process of setting up and maintaining ETL jobs. JDBC and Glue Glue supports accessing data via JDBC, and currently the databases supported through JDBC are Postgres, MySQL, Redshift, and Aurora. Of course, JDBC drivers exist for many other databases besides these four. If you want to access... (more)

September 2017 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter

Server StorageIO September 2017 Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter Volume 17, Issue IX (September 2017) Hello and welcome to the September 2017 issue of the Server StorageIO update newsletter. With September being generally known as back to school month, the two September event bookends were VMware VMworld and Microsoft Ignite with many other things in between. Needless to say, a lot has happened in and around data infrastructure topic areas since the August newsletter (here if you missed it). Here is a post covering some of the things that I participated with during September including presentations at events in Las Vegas (VMworld), New York City (Wipro SDx Summit), SNIA SDC in Santa Clara, Fujifilm Executive Summitt in Seattle, Minneapolis/St. Paul CMG along with other activities. One of the activities I participated in with while at VMworld in Las Vegas was... (more)

September 2017 Server StorageIO Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter

Server StorageIO September 2017 Data Infrastructure Update Newsletter Volume 17, Issue IX (September 2017) Hello and welcome to the September 2017 issue of the Server StorageIO update newsletter. With September being generally known as back to school month, the two September event bookends were VMware VMworld and Microsoft Ignite with many other things in between. Needless to say, a lot has happened in and around data infrastructure topic areas since the August newsletter (here if you missed it). Here is a post covering some of the things that I participated with during September including presentations at events in Las Vegas (VMworld), New York City (Wipro SDx Summit), SNIA SDC in Santa Clara, Fujifilm Executive Summitt in Seattle, Minneapolis/St. Paul CMG along with other activities. One of the activities I participated in with while at VMworld in Las Vegas was... (more)

The i-Technology Right Stuff

Related Links: Wanted: 19 More of the Top Software People in the World Sung and Unsung i-Technology Heroes Who's Missing from SYS-CON's i-Technology Top Twenty?" Our search for the Twenty Top Software People in the World is nearing completion. In the SYS-CON tradition of empowering readers, we are leaving the final "cut" to you, so here are the top 40 nominations in alphabetical order. Our aim this time round is to whittle this 40 down to our final twenty, not (yet) to arrange those twenty in any order of preference. All you need to do to vote is to go to the Further Details page of any nominee you'd like to see end up in the top half of the poll when we close voting on Christmas Eve, December 24, and cast your vote or votes. To access the Further Details of each nominee just click on their name. Happy voting!   In alphabetical order the nominees are:   Tim Berner... (more)

Appeon Mobile Beta2 - 48 Hours

** Hot News ** Appeon Mobile     Appeon Corporation has just released its Appeon Mobile product's beta2 version the other week. Again, like the alpha and beta1 release beforehand - I have been privileged to once again participate in this momentous and historic setting PowerBuilder event! The beta2 release really steps up the game for iOS based mobile computing through PowerBuilder. Here are some of the great new features that I have tested in the first 48 hours of installing this release ... iPhone Real PB application on my aactual iPhone!   The beta1 release of Appeon Mobile only supported the iPad. Beta2 steps up the supported devices by adding the iPhone simulator and support for the actual iPhone device itself (iP4, iP4s and iP5). Amazingly, all I needed to do was download the Appeon WorkSpace application from the iStore for the iPhone, add an application refere... (more)

Building a Forum with Macromedia Dreamweaver From Adobe

Forums (message boards) are a great way to share ideas, debate on current issues, or offer technical assistance to your clients. A forum can really help you build up a community around your website, increase traffic, and improve communication with your clients. Although you can find a wealth of free forum applications out there, which you can install and customize for your needs, this article teaches you how to build your own forum from scratch to make it fit your specific requirements. (You can view this article in its original www.macromedia.com/devnet.) We will walk you from designing and setting up your database to building a basic front end, adding user authentication, allowing subscription to message threads, and sending topic reply notifications by e-mail. You can have a fully functional forum in no time, with minimum effort and coding. Planning the Forum In ... (more)

Oracle Buys BEA, Sun Buys MySQL: What's the Future for Developers?

Frank Cohen's Blog Rod Johnson of Spring fame has posted The Power of Adoption: Why No Company is Big Enough to Deny Developers What They Want to talk about two big software company acquisitions that were announced today. Oracle announced it is buying BEA. And Sun announced it bought MySQL. For BEA, I was hoping they would succeed at combining the power of JRockit with AquaLogic to build scalable workflow (ala BPM) services. Instead, we users and developers will be waiting for years to see WebLogic and AquaLogic integrated into the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack. For MySQL, I was hoping for an IPO. My company, PushToTest, is an open-source software publisher and I was looking to MySQL to show me the way to go really big. $1 Billion just does not sound like that much considering Oracle is currently worth $113 Billion. Actually a lot of us in the OSS space were looking... (more)

MySQL Creator Wants War with Oracle

MySQL Session at Cloud Expo Oracle’s reaching out to customers to defend its acquisition of Sun and its MySQL open source database has spooked alienated MySQL creator Monty Widenius and his spokesman Florian Mueller, both of them enriched by Sun’s billion dollar purchase of MySQL last year, into calling for “open war” between the MySQL community and Oracle. Oracle has accused the European Commission, which is blocking its acquisition of Sun because of MySQL, of twisting the results of its antitrust investigation to suit its own MySQL bias by misrepresenting, cherry-picking or ignoring what users said about the market and the competitive scene and so Oracle brought a string of large accounts to its closed-door hearing before the regulator on Thursday and Friday to support its contention that the “great majority of customers” do not oppose the deal. According to the W... (more)

Trail of tears: MySQL, ODBC & OpenOffice 1.0

My friend Milt recently told me that he was having problems getting MySQL and OpenOffice.org 1.0 to play together nicely. Actually, "having problems" is something of an understatement. Milt is not a newbie. He's been using personal computers since before IBM's entry in the market. He does his own networking. Through the years, he has made DOS and various flavors of Windows do everything but make coffee. But when it came to getting MySQL and OpenOffice connected with Linux (running SuSE), he was getting nowhere fast. I started looking around for resources on the Internet that might ease his pain. I found a wonderful "how-to" piece called "OpenOffice.org 1.0, ODBC and MySQL," by John McCreesh. In the introduction, McCreesh writes about OpenOffice.org 1.0's "best kept secret" — that secret being the fact that hidden away inside, completely unknown to most OpenOffice use... (more)

How to spyce up your data

(LinuxWorld) — In Part 2 in this series, we discovered that the habits one forms from using PHP do not necessarily carry over well to spyce, despite the similarity between the two approaches to server-side scripting. One important difference is in the way spyce compiles your files and how that affects the behavior of your programs at run-time. There are two types of include files: static and dynamic. Your main program will be able to use any variables or functions declared publicly in a statically included file, but it will not see those same variables and functions if that file is dynamically included. PHP programmers often use dynamic includes to set a Web site's theme variables. If the user picks the blue theme, for example, the PHP program can simply include the blue_theme_vars.php file, which sets all of the font, color and other style variables that the... (more)

Oracle-Sun: Early Round-Up of What the Blogosphere is Saying

"Casualties? Java and MySQL for sure, and perhaps Sun's hardware business," says CyberTech Rambler; "Oracle can utilize Sun's Solaris and Java platforms....However the future of MySQL has not been mentioned and may not be so rosy," notes Steve Kennedy. The blogosphere is abuzz with news and views in the wake of Oracle's intended acquisition of Sun for $7.4BN announced this morning. We bring you here a brief selection of what's being written around the Web about the deal by ordinary, insightful bloggers rather than the usual high-profile professional pundits: "Looks like I´m working for Oracle soon... Well, better Red than Blue." Joerg Moellenkamp, Senior Systems Engineer at Sun Microsystems in Hamburg "Need a bit of time to digest this.  However, my initial reaction is that I like this deal  more than the previous IBM deal." Simon Brocklehurst, high tech entrepreneur "T... (more)