Meet the Insider

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Meet the Insider – an innovative Sybase super-user who is actively involved in the Sybase Customer Reference Community. A new Insider is highlighted each quarter via the Insider Newsletter – a special bulletin for the Sybase Customer Reference Community which provides a sneak peak into our newest products, resources and what’s happening at Sybase. Meet the Insider is a fun way for our community of reference customers to get to know each other, collaborate and share experience and resources. Introducing Peter Dobler, President of Dobler Consulting: How many years have you been working with Sybase technology? 22 years. I first started with Sybase 4.8 on an SCO Unix system in 1988 How did you get into your profession? What interested you about your career? I started my career in 1985 as an IBM Mainframe developer for a Swiss insurance company. Insurance and financial institutions were among the few companies that offered any career opportunity in computer programming, as it was called back in the day. I was hit by the computer bug ever since I first played Space Invaders on an Apple II. Access to computers was not as easy as today, that’s why I opted for a career in (more…)

Sybase ASE 15 Cluster Edition – How to Migrate to Great

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Back in the 90’s, a group of German engineers put together the world’s first grid computing network. When putting together this network, they used over 100 PCs running on the first version of the Linux operating system. It was a great success, and everybody called it the dawn of a new technology that would change the computing world forever.

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Database Technology Roadmap 2009 And Beyond

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There are 2 major database vendors working on their next big version of their database engines. Microsoft and Oracle are getting ready to release their best database system yet. Well, in the near future at least. Nevertheless here are some preliminary info that leaked from the development teams.

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Sybase IQ – What’s New in Version 15

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It was summer of 2000 when I first learned about Sybase IQ and its revolutionary column vector database technology. As a long time Sybase ASE and Oracle DBA I was used to database engines that organize data in a row by row method. For quite some time I had difficulties to think in column terms and not in row terms.

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