This is truly amazing. If you pay people enough to take the issue of money off the table, then 3 factors motivate peoples behavior:
Great video. Well worth the 11 minutes you’ll need to watch it. Pluse the white board illustration style is fun to watch. Thanks Jim for bringing this to my attention.
I like your idea of making Mongo more understandable. I know I struggled with it at first. I’ve always had very strong ideas about DB structures. I so agree on the flexibility. It is both exciting and scary at the same time. As a DBA, what am I going to do if I can’t go around telling people NO and how hard my job is when they want to make a change. While I do jest, it is a significant change. A few comments, as you know I would.
Please don’t borrow slogans. It makes you into follower. There are hundreds of ideas along the same line. I always loved the GE one “we bring good things to light.” The double meaning is brilliant. That is what is marvelous about the English language. The real cloud database. An agile database that supporting your inspirations. A DB at the speed of cloud, thought, ideas, inspiration, etc. Give me a call and we can bounce a few ideas.
On the standardization, you failed to mention the why. We standardize to lower complexity and cost. We diversify, creating heterogeneity, because new capabilities come into existence. The computer, and especially the software world, grow exponentially, so there is a universe of temptation out there and more arriving tomorrow. It is every CIO’s constant problem. It is why we drown in a sea of business cases trying to solve the equation where even the constants are changing.
Regardless, good luck at Mongo and it is really cool product. I just have to find an excuse to play with it and better yet put it into a project. I’d like to be the DBA who gets to say “yes” for a change.
How exactly does someone choose one database over another?
That of course depends on who the “someone” is – the answer differs whether you are a developer, and ops person, an architect, an executive or an end user. If you are a developer , an ops person , a consultant or another kind of IT expert, and you are reading this – you probably already know why you chose MongoDB over other databases. Your next step is probably to convince someone else on “why MongoDB “ . And typically that person does not come with deep technical background like you do.
A good part of my job is to explain to our partners and customers what is new and different with MongoDB – in non technical terms . And having done that a few times now – I…
Production HANA on VMware is in “controlled availability, allowing selected customers, depending on their scenarios and system sizes to go live with SAP HANA on VMware vSphere immediately” per SAP OSS Note: 1788665 – SAP HANA Support for VMware vSphere Environments. However, the SAP marketing team left this small stipulation off the press release and got everyone very hot and bothered.
Must be approved for controlled availability by SAP
Must be on VMware vSphere 5.5
Must be on SAP HANA SPS07
Maximum of 1 TB
Must be on SAP approved HANA server and storage
Must comply to SAP’s current recommendations for vCPU and RAM
Must not over-provsion the CPU nor RAM
Maximum of 1 Virtual Machine (VM)
In other words you need the latest and greatest version of VMware and HANA running on your HANA approved appliance in a nearly non-virtual manner. While this is less than what we all want, it is a step in the right direction. It will allow you to manage the HANA instance under your VMware management utilities. It makes HANA part of your Software Defined Environmental strategy. I’m confident that over time, as it becomes Generally Available, that production HANA will have far fewer restrictions.
I’m actually looking forward to when we can run production HANA on lots of virtualization schemes. I look forward to more of software defined service level agreement (SLA) with SAP so that other virtualization environments including the cloud providers can provide production services. Right now it is about shipping hardware to Waldorf, DE for certification and is so specific, it is not practical even for hardware manufactures.
SAP needs to move to software defined SLA would be good for everyone including SAP by making HANA more available and take less effort to certify platforms, hardware and cloud providers who want the ability to vary the make-up of servers based on market conditions and newer evolutions of chipsets, and especially my clients who want HANA, but in but running in a completely virtual word they are defining, not the one SAP is trying to define for them.
As Vishal Sikka (former SAP CTO) exits, limited Production HANA on VMware is great first step for the product he called his child, HANA. Unlimited production HANA on VMware would be a great toddler-hood. I really look forward to seeing it rapidly reach its teenage years and start trying to run on everything everywhere. Isn’t that what teenagers do?
This is my 13th Sapphire and I still get excited by them. For me, it is old home week where I get to meet all the people I know, I’ve seen before, and sometimes those that I just get to read about. Since I’m terrible at names and faces, it is a struggle for me, but it is worth the effort. Even for the IBMers, I review the roster before I go to make sure I’ve seen the names. If I can tie the person to idea or something we worked on, I can almost always remember them.
I look forward to walking all the solution booths and listening to the pitches from each company. Some are great and inciteful.. Most are OK. A few don’t have clue what an SAP system is or will be. In that case, I just hope I got the wrong person. I’m not a fan of the professional showperson booths, but some are entertaining. I prefer to speak with the experts on the topic.
I’m not happy that some of my favorite vendors are not going to be at the show because SAP is limiting the application life cycle management (ALM) vendors at least according to the the exhibitor guide. I’m rather disappointed when IntelliCorp (http://intellicorp.com/), Realtech (http://www.realtech.com/wInternational/index.php), and Panaya (http://panaya.com/) are not permitted to attend and put up booth. I’ve seen 100’s of companies benefit from their tools. If SAP wants to beat them with better tools – go for it. I don’t like seeing software that benefits my clients being pushed out by marketing rules.
Specifically, for Panaya, I have a lot experience. They are part of the IBM SAP and Oracle Upgrade methodology and we’ve added them for automated manual testing. Specific to SAP, they are limited to ECC, but they do a great job and far better than Solution Manager. Now we are looking to work with them on Quality Management of SAP systems. There use of cloud and collecting the “wisdom of the cloud” or crowd-sourcing knowledge is leading edge for the SAP world. So why wouldn’t clients want to hear? Clients are happy to benefit from previous clients’ works and even share if they think they’ll get something back of equal or greater merit.
I’ll be spending MOST of my time around the IBM booth area. Please do come by and ask for me, Chuck Kichler, by name. I’d love to hear what you think about this blog, about SAP, and about IBM, to discuss your problems or ideas, or just to say hello. Bring your business card, too. I’ll want to write what we discussed on the back, so I can remember you, and maybe we can even do some business.
And, yes, I am almost up to taking pictures and using Evernote Hello (http://evernote.com/hello/), but this seems a little too big brother for me at this point. If you are using it, can you let me know how people react to the picture part?