‘Embeddable’ is becoming a characteristic of competitive advantage. Embeddable usually implies a software component that is small, self-contained and can be easily ‘dropped into’ an application. In mid-2006, Oracle raised the level of promotion of ContentDB, Oracle’s content management middleware, and signed up Open Text as a partner. EMC/Documentum responded by announcing ‘the first’ embeddable ECM system — followed by claims that EMC wasn’t really the first. With Oracle’s acquisitions of DB technology from TimesTen and BerkeleyDB, Oracle is now spinning a story around their database technology and embeddable databases. The following graphic shows how Oracle plans to merge/position the database pieces.The long-time Oracle Database, now at version 10g, is positioned as targeting large application development that requires very advanced relational database features. While it isn’t well known, the Oracle Database can be packaged and deployed as an embedded component. In this way, it would be installed and configured silently as part of a larger application, and it is capable of self-managing.Oracle’s TimesTen meets the requirements of applications that require very high performance. TimesTen is a full read/write transactional RDBMS for shared multi-user access that keeps all data in memory. It provides load balancing, fault tolerance and high availability. Oracle says that some customers have deployed TimesTen on systems with more than a terabyte of RAM for stunningly fast performance.While TimesTen can be used as a stand-alone option, it can also be configured as a front-end cache for users of the standard Oracle Database, providing an order of magnitude speedup of existing applications. It can be deployed with no changes to the existing application.The BerkeleyDB technology is interesting, but a piece that seems to not fit together as smoothly with Oracle’s other pieces. Berkeley DB products are actually libraries and APIs with a very small footprint that run in the same address space as the application. Typically it takes up about half a megabyte of space. While it supports transactions, concurrency and recovery, it doesn’t use SQL, instead it uses XQuery and relies on a record-based put/get API for storage and retrieval.Finally, Oracle has the Oracle Lite product. Lite has tools for supporting both offline and online usage with the ability to allow periodic synchronization with the Oracle Database. All database elements are syncrhonized, including tables, indexes, sequences, DDL and constraints.Also, while on the topic of Oracle’s Database strategy, there’s an interesting rumor that Oracle will take another step towards undercutting successful Open Source products by offering support for the MySQL Open Source database. The plan would be similar to their Unbreakable Linux announcement made last year that targeted RedHat.
Human skeleton remains were found strewn near a garbage dump close to the post-mortem section of the Sri Krishna Medical College Hospital (SKMCH) here on Saturday, officials said.The SKMCH is in news for the death of more than 100 brain fever-afflicted children since June 1.“Unclaimed bodies after post-mortem are cremated in due course. These skeletal remains are found at the spot where cremations are said to take place. But I agree this should be done in a more humane fashion,” Sunil Kumar Shahi, Superintendent of the SKMCH hospital said.The embarrassed hospital superintendent was replying to queries from a swarm of journalists who have been camping in the town to cover the epidemic-like situation that has arisen in the wake of the outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, which has claimed close to 140 lives across the state, with this north Bihar district alone accounting for 127 deaths.Also Read The Hindu Explains: How litchi toxin is causing the deaths of undernourished children in Muzaffarpur Bearing the brunt, the SKMCH, which is one of the largest government hospitals in the State, has witnessed the death of 107 AES-afflicted children since June 1.“The post-mortem section comes under the administrative control of the principal of the medical college attached to the hospital. I have asked him to set up a committee to look into the matter and take remedial measures,” Dr. Shahi added.Meanwhile, as news channels beamed the horrific images, the district administration swung into action and Sub Divisional Magistrate (East) Kundan Kumar and Superintendent of Police (City) Neeraj Kumar rushed to the spot.“We will not like to comment on this episode until we conduct a thorough inquiry”, the SP (City) said.Locals say with disgust that improper disposal of dead bodies has been a long-standing problem in the area and stray dogs can be often seen pouncing upon half-burnt corpses. read more
Just like last year, the Blue Eagles won’t have just a single go-to-guy with the entire team capable of stepping upany given moment, making them a tough draw for their foes.“We’re a coaching staff that’s going to ride whoever’s worth riding at the time. It could be Thirdy on one day, it could be someone else on another day. I just spoke to the team about that — that I have confidence on all of these guys and if they’re having a good game, they’ll find themselves out there. As long as they’re prepared to play defense at the other end of the floor.”Baldwin is aware of how the rest of the league has tried to improve over the off-season like the Blue Eagles, making the race a fair game.But he is banking on his players’ trust in his system, which is looking for Blue Eagles to go all-out for the whole 40 minutes on the floor.“Generally speaking, I think this team is gonna be a very hard-working team. This is gonna be a team that relishes the defensive end of the floor. But we’re gonna have our letdowns during the campaign. They’re gonna come in every aspect of the game. So promises? No. But having said that, I like them. And most of the time, they’re gonna give us whatever we’re asking for,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT While it came as a surprise, Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin doesn’t consider the Blue Eagles’ finals run as an overachievement.But the American-Kiwi coach admits that their runner-up finish to La Salle set them up for higher expectations this UAAP Season 80 but that is something Baldwin is trying to temper.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I think there’d be a lot of expectations outside of our camp. Within, we just want to get off to a good start in the UAAP,” he said. “We’re gonna be a team that hopefully plays off of last season’s finish and has more maturity this year. I believe this team can be good. We will be tested.”Parading a virtually intact roster for this campaign, Ateneo will once again rely on its key guys like Thirdy Ravena, Isaac Go, and Mike Nieto. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Coach: Tab BaldwinLast Season: 10-4 (Runner-up)Holdovers: Thirdy Ravena, Isaac Go, Mike NietoAdditions: Tyler Tio, Troy Mallillin, Gian Mamuyac, BJ AndradeKey Losses: G-Boy BabiloniaADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gold medal or bust for Hidilyn Diaz in Turkmenistan tilt Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side LATEST STORIES read more
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal striker Lacazette opens door to MLS moveby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette is open to a move to MLS.Lacazette has bagged seven goals so far this campaign and appears happy in north London.There is no suggestion he wants to leave nor is there that the club are considering offloading the clinical finisher.But after Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Fulham on Tuesday, Lacazette hinted at a future destination once his Gunners contract is up.Compatriot Chris Mavinga, who has played with Lacazette through the France youth set-up, was watching from the stands.Midway through the game, the Toronto defender tweeted a picture of his view, saying: “Scouting day at emirates stadium .. next challenge trying to bring @LacazetteAlex in @torontofc @mls.”Lacazette then replied to his friend, posting two shrug emojis and a smirking emoji, saying: “Ahaha maybe in the future.” read more
OTTAWA – Canada’s top general is overhauling military morale-boosting tours after an internal investigation uncovered the extent of the problems with a 2017 trip to Latvia that resulted in a sexual-assault charge against a former NHL player.Defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance disputed the idea that the Latvia trip was a “wild party” but admitted that the Team Canada program has been irreparably damaged and needs to be revisited.“Team Canada in its current form is over, it’s ended,” Vance said Wednesday, adding that military officials will be going back to the drawing board to determine the best approach for future morale-boosting trips. “I need to end this chapter.”The morale-building missions were suspended in pending a review after military police charged former NHL player Dave (Tiger) Williams for allegedly assaulting a military flight attendant during the Latvia trip in December 2017.Williams has denied any wrongdoing and his case is scheduled to go to trial next year.The review report, being released Thursday, did not delve into the specific allegations against Williams, which remain the purview of military police. It looked instead into the overall conduct of the flight, whose stated purpose was to deliver hockey equipment and play some goodwill hockey games in Latvia.Canada currently has about 500 troops leading a NATO battlegroup in Latvia.The review appears to confirm portraits of the Team Canada trip as more akin to a party than a military mission as some passengers drank to inebriation, a band played in the aisle and participants challenged cabin crew to arm-wrestling matches.Throughout it all, crew members appeared unsure how to react and instead turned a blind eye to the heavy drinking and other rules violations because they felt pressure from commanders to provide their passengers with “exceptional preferential treatment.”That pressure was partly the result of previous complaints about their performance on such military flights, including “slow beverage service,” as well as contradictory and confusing directions on how to handle their VIP passengers.Cabin crew members were also reluctant to confront passengers who were misbehaving because the trip had been organized by Vance’s office and cabin crew believed the participants were special guests of the defence chief.As a result, passengers were waved past security screenings in Ottawa, allowed to bring open alcohol containers onto the plane, chewed tobacco on the aircraft and served themselves from coolers in the aisles filled with booze that had been bought with money pooled by Vance’s staff.“The behaviour of some passengers was not conducive to a respectful work environment free of harassment,” the review report adds. “No intervention by the cabin crew took place because of the pressure on them to provide exceptional service on VIP missions.”Alcohol will be banned on all future morale-boosting trips and organization for them will be moved out of Vance’s office. Air force rules and regulations with respect to VIPs will be tightened up and cabin crew will be empowered to confront passengers who are misbehaving.“We cannot have aircraft flying with crews who feel uncertain or feel unempowered,” Vance said, adding that he “never underwrites improper behaviour.”While some may question the need for such tours, Vance said they have proven to be an important way to bring a little bit of Canada to troops far from home and expose prominent Canadians to the military — which is another reason he is overhauling the program.“We have to be in a position to be able to attract those people again,” he said.“And the only way they’re going to be able to do that is they see that this is over, we’ve dealt with it, we’re an honourable institution, we’re going to do this honourably in the future and they’re not going to be associated with a gong show.”— Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter. read more
Advertisement The actor was closely followed by Lady Gaga at No. 2, Bradley Cooper at No. 3, Robert Pattinson at No. 4 and Kristen Stewart rounding off the top 5.The top 10:1. Timothée Chalamet2. Lady Gaga3. Bradley Cooper4. Robert Pattinson5. Kristen Stewart6. Chris Pine7. Nicole Kidman8. Steve Carell9. Natalie Portman10. Mahershala Ali Twitter TIFF officially begins Thursday and there are some stars who already have everybody talking on social media.Twitter Canada has unveiled its top 10 list of the most-mentioned celebs as #TIFF2018 gets underway, with Timothee Chalamet coming out on top.Our @michaelpalombo looks at the stars and films owning the #TIFF18 conversation on Twitter https://t.co/bOgkT6Vc5KMost mentioned #TIFF18 stars1. Timothée Chalamet2. Lady Gaga3. Bradley CooperMost mentioned #TIFF18 films1. Beautiful Boy2. A Star is Born3. High Life pic.twitter.com/Z9kgwVcdmm— Twitter Canada (@TwitterCanada) September 5, 2018 read more
APTN National NewsThe Liberal government announced Tuesday they will begin the first phase of a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women.That begins by meeting with families of MMIW in Ottawa Friday.APTN’s Annette Francis spoke to couple to hear what they want to see happen.
An OSU helmet sits on the field before the 45th annual BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThroughout the day, The Lantern will continue to update as the members of Ohio State’s 2017 recruiting class fax in their letter of intents. The day began with those who have already enrolled in the program faxing in their letter of intents. Five-star linebacker Baron Browning, four-star running back J.K. Dobbins, four-star quarterback Tate Martell, four-star offensive lineman Josh Myers, five-star cornerback Jeffrey Okudah, four-star safety Isaiah Pryor, five-star cornerback Shaun Wade, four-star athlete Brendon White and four-star cornerback Marcus Williamson have all signed their letter of intents and are already enrolled at OSU.Update: 4:37 p.m.OSU five-star defensive tackle OSU target Marvin Wilson chose Florida State over the Buckeyes, Oklahoma and Louisiana State University. He is the nation’s No. 1 defensive tackle in the country.OSU’s class stands at 21 players.Update 1:16 p.m.OSU picked up its 21st member of the 2017 recruiting class in four-star offensive tackle Thayer Munford from Massillion, Ohio. Munford joins Davis and Myers as the three new members of the offensive line.Congrats to @Big_Grizze62 for officially joining the family! #Select17— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) February 1, 2017Update: 10:13 a.m.Five-star offensive guard Wyatt Davis from California and four-star defensive tackle Haskell Garrett from Nevada file their letter of intents as the 19th and 20th members of OSU’s 2017 recruiting class, completing the class. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Davis is the No. 1 offensive guard in the class and No. 24 overall player. Garrett, who was teammates with Martell in high school at Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, is the No. 6 ranked defensive tackle and 70th player overall in the 2017 recruiting class.Congrats to the Bigfella @wyattdavis53 on officially becoming a Buckeye!! #Select17— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) February 1, 2017 Congrats to the bigfella @CageJerron! Official! #Select17— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) February 1, 2017 Congrats to the Rushman @HASKELL_808 on joining the family! #Select17— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) February 1, 2017OSU targets still to announce include four-star defensive tackle Jay Tufele, five-star No. 1 defensive tackle Marvin Wilson and four-star offensive tackle Thayer Munford. Tufele is expected to decide around noon, Wilson at 4:35 p.m. and Munford at 1 p.m.Update 8:18 a.m.Three more Buckeyes have signed their letter of intents. Five-star defensive end Chase Young, four-star defensive tackle Jerron Cage and three-star wide receiver Elijah Gardiner are now officially members of the OSU football team. Young is arguably the most heralded signee in the class. At 6-foot-5, 251 pounds, Young is rated as the No. 2 defensive end in the nation and the eighth-rated player overall. Cage committed to OSU in July 2015 where Gardiner was the latest to commit on Jan. 30 after flipping from Missouri.Congrats to @elijahgardiner! Official! #Select17 #Zone6— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) February 1, 2017 Congrats to the next Freak Rushmen @youngchase907! #Select17— Mark Pantoni (@markpantoni) February 1, 2017Update 7:38 a.m.Four-star wide receiver Jaylen Harris faxed in his letter of intent to OSU as the 15th member of the recruiting class. Harris is two inches taller than fellow 2017 wide receiver signee Trevon Grimes at 6-foot-5 and hails from Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He is 30th-ranked wide receiver in the class and No. 184 prospect overall. Harris committed to OSU on Jan. 13.From The Land… CLE Sports H.S. Player of the Year.. WR @JHarris5_!#Select17 #GoBucks #NSD17 pic.twitter.com/9SB7FDZRHb— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) February 1, 2017Update 7:23 a.m.Four-star cornerback Amir Reip from Cincinnati and four-star wide receiver Trevon Grimes from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, signed their letter of intents to become the 13th and 14th members of the 2017 OSU recruiting class. Grimes is rated as the nation’s No. 5 wide receiver by 247 Sports, and Reip is the No. 23 cornerback and No. 183 prospect in the nation.BOOM! Welcome to Buckeye Nation @TrevonGrimes7!#Select17 #GoBucks #NSD17 #Zone6 pic.twitter.com/PeJ9SIilTg— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) February 1, 2017Update 7:15 a.m.Two more commits became Buckeyes with four-star junior college cornerback Kendall Sheffield and three-star kicker Blake Haubeil submitting their letter of intent. Sheffield, originally an Alabama commit, transferred after one year to junior college where he was the nation’s No. 1 ranked junior college cornerback. Haubeil is ranked as 2017’s No. 1 rated kicker.One of the top Juco players in the nation, CB Kendall Sheffield, is a Buckeye. He signed on Juco signing day back in December.— Jerry Emig (@BuckeyeNotes) February 1, 2017Update 7:10 a.m.Four-star linebacker Pete Werner from Indianapolis has signed his letter of intent. He is the 10th member of OSU’s 20-member recruiting class to sign his letter of intent.The Fax machine works! The first NLI received this morning by Ohio State: Indianapolis Cathedral LB Pete Werner, the No. 1 LB in the MW.— Jerry Emig (@BuckeyeNotes) February 1, 2017 read more
The Real Madrid fans have spoken! They have voted for Harry Kane as the man to replace Cristiano RonaldoThe Portugal captain ended his glorious nine-year spell at Real this summer in favour of a shock €112m move to Juventus after winning four Champions League titles in the past five seasons.But the absence of their all-time record goalscorer, who provided 40+ goals a season, will be sorely missed by both Real and the supporters with Ronaldo having led the charge in their recent dominance in Europe.And the question that everyone at Real has been asking is how can they replace that?Plenty of big-name players have been linked to Los Galacticos with Chelsea’s Eden Hazard the latest favourite to emerge with reports stating that he is set to arrive at the Santiago Bernabeu before the end of the summer transfer window.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.But lately, there have been no further updates on Hazard with Real having announced the signings of goalkeeper Andriy Lunin, full-back Álvaro Odriozola and 18-year-old Vinicius Junior instead.But now the club supporters have given the board a helping hand in deciding who should replace Ronaldo at Los Blancos with the Spanish media outlet Marca having conducted a poll with 200,000 fans casting their vote.The resultsHarry Kane – 26%Edinson Cavani – 14%Mauro Icardi – 14%Mariano – 12%Robert Lewandowski – 12%Alvaro Morata – 8%Rodrigo – 6%Other – 5%Roberto Firmino – 2%Although Real will have a hard time signing Kane after he put pen to paper on a new six-year contract at Tottenham before the start of the World Cup.Meanwhile, runner-up Cavani has recently been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu with the Real board reportedly “considering” making an approach for him. read more