Trip Report — HPTS (High Performance Transaction Systems) Workshop — Part 1 of the Trip Report

Trip Report – HPTS (High Performance Transaction Systems) Workshop – Oct 25th-28th, Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA.   (www.hpts.ws).    This is Part 1 of the trip report…  I am chiseling my way through my notes and expect this to take a couple more blog entries before I can describe everything I plan to cover.  Believe it or…

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Building Blocks and the Three Bears

So, about a year and a half ago, I was working in Developer Division and there were lots of discussions about different kinds of components…  it seemed that everyone was talking past each other and meant really different things about they meant by a component.  I decided to try to identify three different meanings of…

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Great Paper from UC Berkeley on Cloud Computing

My friends at the UC Berkeley RAD Lab have written a wonderful paper on Cloud Computing.   It can be found (with a video interview and some other stuff) at http://abovetheclouds.cs.berkeley.edu.  I strongly recommend looking at their work! – Pat  

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Slides from SQL Service Broker Design Preview from August 2001

I know this is a LONG time ago but these slides were never made public before and there’s some interesting (and still relevant) stuff in this collection.  At the time, it was confidential but that is no longer the case. In August of 2001, the SQL Service Broker team did a design preview and I…

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Transaction Processing and the Barbarian Hordes

So, I’m starting to figure out how to put stuff up on Windows Live Skydrive and I have beginning out here.   I’ve only spent a few hours on this and there’s lots more old stuff to add soon.  I will send another blog post when this is in better shape. I just couldn’t resist sharing…

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A Wonderful Time at CIDR (Conference on Innovative Database Research)

Sunday, January 4th through Wednesday, January 7th was the Conference on Innovative Database Research (CIDR)  at Asilomar.  First, let me talk for a minute about Asilomar. It is located in the forest right off the beach in Pacific Grove, CA (right next to Monterey).  From 1913 to 1956, it was a YWCA and has a…

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