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November 17, 2008

Some Thoughts on Blogging and Vendor Management

Filed under: Oracle Other — H.Tonguç Yılmaz @ 9:11 am

I was thinking about the alternative cost of blogging and ironically I found myself blogging. :) Here the cost I want to highlight is the time spent of course. Blogging starts like training, it is always harder to write on a topic, then post after post you receive comments and socially this kind of an interaction and the feeling of being followed motivates blogging more, with higher standarts. After some time you find yourself addicted to blogging I guess, whatever you do you search for a reason to blog. At this point if you stop for a second and think the time you give up to blogging instead of being with your family and friends it is really scary in my opinion.

At tonguc.oracleturk.org I have blogged from 30-01-2006 to 25-12-2006: 483 posts, 1 page, contained within 2 categories. And than here at tonguc.wordpress.com I have been blogging since 25-12-2006: 231 posts, 5 pages, 386 total comments, contained within 18 categories and 35 tags. Over 314,000 wordpress hits within two years and important friendships all around the world. So after all this time nowadays I think to limit my blogging addiction, in the future I will be blogging less most probably but I will be still around. :)

First two coming posts will be my seminar notes of Oracle Index Internals by Richard Foote and implementing a near real time telco service datawarehouse with Oracle’s advanced queue option: service layers will be notified based on a ~300 to 500 GB of data streaming from network devices including location updates of ~36 million subscribers. Can AQ handle this workload, if so how, we will see soon. :)

I was also thinking about the global economic crisis and what kind of a vendor management strategy will be best for today’s conditions. Oracle’s already provided options within the database licence provides important cost advantages in my opinion; you nearly do not need any other vendor’s stuff for any kind of your database application need. So you get closer and closer only with one vendor like Oracle, this is a strategic partnership especially if you are doing some business at the ends. So they are always there for your success, your support needs are handled with special care since your success is also their success.

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