Andreas Bitterer

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The Flight of the Wannabees

by Andy Bitterer  |  February 18, 2009  |  7 Comments

What really annoys me is when people make public claims about things that they have clearly no clue about. Facts or the truth don’t seem to matter anymore, all that counts is bold verbiage. There could be multiple reasons for this behavior: Maybe some people are too lazy to do proper research before raising their […]

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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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Same Old Business Intelligence

by Andy Bitterer  |  October 21, 2008  |  11 Comments

I must have attended a few dozen BI vendor conferences large and small over the years and sat through many hundred BI briefings. And I have to admit, that my expectations have largely decreased over time. Maybe it’s because the market is considered mature, maybe because I have heard every possible marketing claim, maybe I’ve […]

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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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