IT Poll: Do You Use a Proprietary Database?

first_imgIT + Project Management: A Love Affair Photo by Shereen M Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#Trends 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts klint finley Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Over the weekend we told you about Oracle’s killer quarter. One of the interesting things about how well Oracle is doing is that a large part of the company’s revenue growth is coming from new licenses for its proprietary database software. Even as database types are diversifying and open source competitors step up their game, Oracle is still crushing it.David Linthicum wrote earlier this year that the won’t open source won’t gain in the cloud. I disagree. Plenty of open source software is being used to build clouds. But I think what we’re seeing is that the cloud isn’t curbing the adoption of proprietary software.Are you still using proprietary databases in your enterprise? Are you expanding the use of proprietary databases, or phasing them out?last_img read more

Match moments in India vs Ireland World Cup match

first_imgAn impressive display of batting and bowling by Yuvraj Singh helped India beat Ireland by 5 wickets. He finished with figures of 5-31 and then scored an unbeaten 50 to help India beat Ireland by five wickets in their World Cup Group B match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday.Ireland suffered an early jolt when they lost Stirling and Joyce at the score of just 9 runs. But a brilliant batting display by their captain William Porterfield, who scored 75 runs off 104 balls helped Ireland put 207 runs on board But, Yuvraj Singh had other plans. First he dismissed Kevin O’Brien cheaply and then accounted for Porterfield’s wicket to push the ‘giant-killers’ to the wall.Not just with the bowl he came good with bat too scoring an impressive 50 runs off 75 balls. He won the Man-of-match for his impressive on field display.last_img read more

US Seaborne Exports of Oil Products at AllTime High

first_imgzoom Following a seasonal surge in December 2017, the US seaborne export of oil products reached the highest annual level ever, in terms of volume and tonne miles demand. Volumes of US seaborne exports of oil products has increased by 9% in 2017 compared to 2016. This amounts to an additional export of 10.8 million tonnes – equivalent to 80 million barrels. The average seaborne exports of US oil products in 2017 was 2.7 million barrels per day, compared to 2.5 million barrels per day in 2016.The US seaborne exports of oil products saw an annual decrease in tonne mile demand for 2014, 2015 and 2016, as the average sailing distance decreased more than the volumes increased. However, for 2017, the tonne mile demand is up 9% compared to 2016, as both volumes and average sailing distances are increasing.“The recent development in exported oil products from the US provides the oil product tanker shipping industry with steady growth in volumes and yet again growth in tonne miles demand. Overall, we see oil product tankers operating in an improving market in 2018, with better market fundamentals for both demand and supply,” Peter Sand, BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst, said.“Still, the oil product tanker sector may only break-even in 2018, if demand growth is low throughout the year,” Sand added.With 15 out of the top 20 importers based in the Americas, 76% of all oil products exported via the sea are bound for destinations on the American continent, which is underlined by the short average sailing distance of 3,270 nautical miles.According to BIMCO, ports based in Texas and Louisiana on the US Gulf Coast, are responsible for 80% of all seaborne oil products exported in 2017.last_img read more

Its much more fun when youre an underdog

first_imgLos Angeles: From playing a vampire in Twilight to fitting into the Batsuit as Bruce Wayne, it has been a strange journey for Robert Pattinson, who as an “underdog”, isn’t worried too much about backlash. The British actor, 33, in an interview with Variety, said he had been chasing the part from the moment he got to know that Matt Reeves was working on a script that reimagines a younger version of the Caped Crusader. “I had Batman in my mind for a while. It’s such an absurd thing to say. I sort of had an idea to do it, and I’d been prodding Matt. He didn’t accept any prods. I kept asking to meet him,” Pattinson told the movie magazine. But things almost blew up at the last moment as the news leaked even before he had auditioned for the part. Pattinson says he kept Googling himself on a flight from Los Angeles to Cannes, orried that it would spook Warner Bros executives. But the Twilight actor is calm about the social media storm over his casting.last_img read more

Government House Welcome Reception for Commonwealth SecretaryGeneral the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 20, 2017 – Nassau – Commonwealth Secretary-General the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC, had a Courtesy Call with Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling on Monday evening, July 17, 2017 at Government House.    Baroness Scotland, who is on an official visit to the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, was then given a Welcome Reception at Government House attended by government officials.Secretary-General Scotland is pictured (left) with the Governor General in the courtesy call, and also making an address of the reception audience, and enjoying the evening with the Governor General, Minister of Health the Hon. Duane Sands (left) and Director General of Foreign Affairs Sharon Brennen-Haylock (right).Press Release: BIS(BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)last_img read more

Mathematical framework offers a more detailed understanding of network relationships

first_img Unraveling biological networks (Phys.org)—A trio of math and computer scientists has developed a means for developing generalized frameworks that allow for clustering networks based on higher-order connectivity patterns. In their paper published in the journal Science, Austin Benson and Jure Leskovec with Stanford University and David Gleich with Purdue University outline their framework ideas and offer real life examples of ways their techniques can be applied to help understand complex networks in simpler ways. Nataša Pržulj and Noël Malod-Dognin with University College London offer an analysis of the work done by the trio in a Perspectives piece in the same journal issue. Journal information: Science Social network diagram. Credit: Daniel Tenerife/Wikipedia More information: A. R. Benson et al. Higher-order organization of complex networks, Science (2016). DOI: 10.1126/science.aad9029AbstractNetworks are a fundamental tool for understanding and modeling complex systems in physics, biology, neuroscience, engineering, and social science. Many networks are known to exhibit rich, lower-order connectivity patterns that can be captured at the level of individual nodes and edges. However, higher-order organization of complex networks—at the level of small network subgraphs—remains largely unknown. Here, we develop a generalized framework for clustering networks on the basis of higher-order connectivity patterns. This framework provides mathematical guarantees on the optimality of obtained clusters and scales to networks with billions of edges. The framework reveals higher-order organization in a number of networks, including information propagation units in neuronal networks and hub structure in transportation networks. Results show that networks exhibit rich higher-order organizational structures that are exposed by clustering based on higher-order connectivity patterns. As the authors note, it is not difficult to make out patterns in very small networks, a person trying to do so need only watch the system at work for a period of time. It is when networks become bigger and more complex that they become unwieldy. Even in such cases, however, low-order patterns are often still easy to discern—counting nodes or edges for example, offers some degree of network size, though doing so tells you very little about what the network does and how—that is where high-order organizational principles come into play. Unfortunately attempts to create a means for providing more information or detail about such systems has to date, not met with much success. In this new effort, the researchers describe a framework they have developed that offers some of the pattern recognition seen in smaller networks, with more complex networks.They start, Pržulj and Malod-Dognin note, with one of the more common higher-order structures known as small network subgraphs, which they refer to as network motifs—those that are statistically significant can be used as building blocks for the building of a mathematical framework, which is of course what the researchers have done. Relationship identification among the motifs was done by applying clustering algorithms. The result is a framework that highlights and/or identifies which of the motifs are the most critical when a network is in operation.The trio tested their framework technique by using it to analyze part of the neuronal network of a roundworm, and report that it revealed the particular cluster of 20 neurons responsible for performing actions such as standing and wiggling its head. They also gained insights into air traffic patterns by using it to perform an analysis of airports in the U.S. and Canada. They suggest such frameworks may be used in a wide variety of applications.center_img Citation: Mathematical framework offers a more detailed understanding of network relationships (2016, July 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-07-mathematical-framework-network-relationships.html Explore further © 2016 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more