Articles By Peter Wayner

7 top tools for taming big data

7 top tools for taming big data

SAN FRANCISCO -- The floods that devastated the hard disk industry in Thailand are now half a year old, and...

April 18th, 2012 Peter Wayner
The year’s best hardware, software, and cloud services

The year’s best hardware, software, and cloud services

SAN FRANSISCO -- Was it the philosopher George Santayana who said, "Those who don't remember the past are condemned to...

January 11th, 2012 Peter Wayner
First look: Oracle NoSQL Database

First look: Oracle NoSQL Database

For the last few years, the world of NoSQL databases has been filled with exciting new projects, ambitious claims, and...

November 16th, 2011 Peter Wayner
Thirteen open source programming tools on the uptick

Thirteen open source programming tools on the uptick

If the open source model has a sweet spot, it's in programming tools. Linus Torvalds's fabled "world domination" on the...

April 18th, 2011 Peter Wayner
Avoid these 12 programming mistakes

Avoid these 12 programming mistakes

A car magazine once declared that a car has "character" if it takes 15 minutes to explain its idiosyncrasies before...

January 21st, 2011 Peter Wayner
The best browser: Chrome, Firefox, IE, Opera, or Safari?

The best browser: Chrome, Firefox, IE, Opera, or Safari?

Not too long ago the job of a Web browser was simple: Get the text from the Internet and pour...

August 13th, 2010 Peter Wayner
HTML5 vs. Flash: The case for Flash

HTML5 vs. Flash: The case for Flash

In one corner is Adobe's Flash, the once undisputed champion in delivering rich content to the glazed eyes of the...

June 2nd, 2010 Peter Wayner
Oracle chief architect unveils MySQL roadmap

Oracle chief architect unveils MySQL roadmap

Ever since Oracle's acquisition of Sun, MySQL users have been nervous about Oracle's commitment to the open source database, given...

April 13th, 2010 Peter Wayner
Does MySQL fit in a post-Sun world?

Does MySQL fit in a post-Sun world?

Oracle's absorption of Sun is complete. Now that the European Commission has blessed the merger, the Oracle logo is proudly...

April 7th, 2010 Peter Wayner
Review: Databases built for social networks

Review: Databases built for social networks

Everyone loves social networks these days. Homeland security wants to track which terrorists know one another. Laundry companies want to...

February 18th, 2010 Peter Wayner