Executive are Risk Adverse and Favor Large, Stable Companies
Wed, 02 Jan 2008 13:20:23 +0000
Marco Seiriö asks, To Integrate Or Not? And How? with*an underlying message that he thinks it is unwise for RuleCore, as a CEP vendor, to spend development resources on integration and adapters.
I think most small companies in*RuleCore’s position would make similar statements for a number of reasons, including Marco’s*observation that they*are resource constrained.
Unfortunately for these small companies, the flip side of*that position is that large software companies with an event processing offering and a complimentary integration platform are favored by*most large companies and government organizations.**** Remember the old saying that goes something like, “An executive has never been fired by hiring IBM!”** This tongue-in-cheek*perspective mirrors the risk adverse position of most company executives.
If you are an executive in a large company you tend to want less contracts to manage, less software licenses to negotiate,* and less companies to try to integrate.** You want large stable companies who will still be in business in 5 years.** You want companies with a proven track record that are part of a larger business ecosystem.** You want companies with a strong professional services organization.* You want companies that can survive the “an executive has never been fired for buying IBM” test.
There are only two companies that fit the executive*litmus test that have referenceable customers in the CEP/EP space.**Therefore, it is not by accident that the*same two companies happen to be at the top of the list of CEP/EP Reference Customers*2005-2007.
Fedora and openSUSE will replace MySQL with MariaDB:
Oracle who? Fedora & openSUSE will replace MySQL with MariaDB | ZDNet
The article also has a comment that Chakra is planning on doing the same. No doubt the Fedora based distributions are planning to do the same. (7 Replies)