Containers Oracle Database 21c XE, setting up a demo environment using Vagrant and Oracle VirtualBox (part 3) – AMIS, Data Driven Blog

I wanted to set up a demo environment with Apache Kafka (an open-source distributed event streaming platform) and an Oracle Database, all within containers. For my purpose I opted for Oracle Database XE.[https://kafka.apache.org/] As I did before, on my Windows laptop, I wanted to use a demo environment within an Oracle VirtualBox appliance, with the […]

Twitter Has a New CEO; What About a New Business Model? – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

From CNBC: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is stepping down as chief of the social media company, effective immediately. Parag Agrawal, Twitter’s chief technology officer, will take over the helm, the company said Monday. Shares of Twitter closed down 2.74% on the day. Dorsey, 45, was serving as both the CEO of Twitter and Square, his […]

Is Avira the Best Free Anti-Virus Software?

Avira is a popular anti-virus software that has been downloaded more than 500 million times. It can be used on iOS devices, Android devices, Mac devices, and Windows PCs. The anti-virus was created by a German company and boasts outstanding test results in labs. It has even won multiple awards since the 2000s, and these […]

Microsoft announces Windows 11 SE and Surface Laptop SE for students

To take on Chromebooks and Chrome OS, Microsoft announced a new edition of Windows 11 designed for low-cost laptops. These laptops are for K-8 classrooms built exclusively for students and serve as an alternate to Google’s much popular Chromebooks. The education industry is very competitive, and companies have been trying to secure their spot. Since […]

Webinars, Meetups and Conferences Devoxx United Kingdom 2021, I am We are – AMIS, Data Driven Blog

At the beginning of this November, I attended the Devoxx United Kingdom 2021 event, remotely. In this article I gathered some practical information about the event, and the sessions that were held. Perhaps this gives you more insight in what you can expect from such an event and it may help you in deciding if, […]

Meta – Stratechery by Ben Thompson

The obvious analogy to Facebook’s announcement that it is renaming itself Meta and re-organizing its financials to separate “Family of Apps” — Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp — from “Facebook Reality Labs” is Google’s 2015 reorganization to Alphabet, which separated “Google”, including the search engine, YouTube, and Google Cloud, from “Other Bets.” The headline for investors […]