Andreas Bitterer

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Von Populismus und Heckenschützen

by Andy Bitterer  |  February 25, 2009  |  2 Comments

This post is in German since it refers to an event and a related article in Germany. Die Hamburger IT Strategietage sind hier in Hamburg kürzlich zu Ende gegangen, als mich eine Email eines Kollegen erreicht mit einem Link zu einem Artikel des bekannten CIO Magazins. Darin wird von einem Panel berichtet, das sich mit [...]

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Final preparation for The Hague

by Andy Bitterer  |  January 13, 2009  |  Comments Off

It’s that time of the year again, when many people from around the world gather in one place to discuss business intelligence, data warehousing, data quality, master data management, data integration, performance management, and so on. No, I’m not trying to get all buzzwords in (as there are tons more), just to highlight how broad [...]

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Wanted: Product Liability for Financial Products

by Andy Bitterer  |  October 23, 2008  |  4 Comments

Of course, there is no point locking the barn door now, since the horse has bolted. I’m talking about those billions of dollars and euros being spent to save banks. In a nutshell, what caused the market meltdown were banks selling products and approving loans that came with an enormous risk, and unfortunately, that risk [...]

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Oracle Logo on Racks?

by Andy Bitterer  |  September 25, 2008  |  Comments Off

With yesterday’s announcement of the Oracle Exadata Storage Appliance, Oracle essentially became a hardware vendor… well, sort of. With the help of their friends across Highway 101, Oracle leverages HP hardware, apparently servers and storage, Infiniband, its own 11g DBMS plus ASM and wraps it into a massively parallel database grid. So far so good. [...]

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