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 Curt Monash

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Curt Monash has been an industry, product, and/or stock analyst since 1981, specializing in the areas of database management, application development tools, online services, and analytic technologies
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posted in March 2009

SAS Enters Its Own Cloud

3/25/2009
The Register has a fairly detailed article about SAS expanding its cloud/SaaS offerings. I disagree with one assertion; namely, I fail to see why SAS's campus would be better than leading hosting companies' data centers for either data privacy/security or data upload speed...

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Database Implications if IBM Acquires Sun

3/19/2009
Reported or rumored merger discussions between IBM and Sun are generating huge amounts of discussion. Here are some quick thoughts on how the IBM/Sun deal -- if it happens -- might affect the database management system industry.

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Complex Event Processing Vendors Flounder

3/18/2009
Independent CEP vendors continue to flounder, at least outside the financial services and national intelligence markets... So far as I can tell, this is a new version of a repeated story. A clever alternative to relational DBMS was invented... Initial high hopes got dashed, companies failed to grow rapidly, and shareholders grew tired.

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