Uber Knows You More

I have always been fascinated by how certain seemingly simple concepts have the capacity to morph into much larger and overtly sustainable ideas, and possibly go on from there to form global multibillion organizations or entities. Consider Uber. Hailing a cab in New York city in my experience has never been a very difficult task, … Continue reading “Uber Knows You More”

The Need for Speed

Until Pokémon Go recently made a mess of the numbers, Need for Speed (NFS) was one of the top games. It would still qualify as one of the all-time top 10, but if 3 is a crowd,…. you decide. For the uninitiated, Need for Speed, also known by its initials NFS, is a racing video … Continue reading “The Need for Speed”

Don’t Call Me Shirley

Sometime in 2015 (yes, that recently!) I received an email from one of my banks. I have been and remain a client since 2001 when I worked for a brief time with the institution. To the point of the email – it was a misplaced call to escape the job market by taking a course … Continue reading “Don’t Call Me Shirley”

Lessons I learnt from Ragnar Lothbrok – Part 1

I did not start binge watching with Netflix, but Netflix has surely become a regular pastime for me, regrettably. I have never been one to watch an episode and wait a whole week for the next episode – where’s the fun in that? So I’d rather skip the spoilers and wait until I could watch a … Continue reading “Lessons I learnt from Ragnar Lothbrok – Part 1”

To RAC or not to RAC

My database career pretty much started in 1998 with an internship at a software consulting firm where I spent late nights with my manager working on partitioning a SCO Unix server as part of a disaster recovery effort for a bank that had lost the database server earlier in the day. Needless to say, the … Continue reading “To RAC or not to RAC”

Oracle Database 12c: Top 5 New Features Financial Services Companies Must Consider in 2016

The Financial Services industry is largely considered a driver of global economy, and with good reason. Global and national economies spanning construction and engineering, mining and resources, retail, transportation and logistics, public services and many more rise and fall on the strength of their financial services industries. With the advent of technology and the rise … Continue reading “Oracle Database 12c: Top 5 New Features Financial Services Companies Must Consider in 2016”

Apps are moving your cheese

How Apple changed the landscape forever It started many years ago with Apple’s foray into the world of digital devices and entertainment. I remember with much fun my Sony Walkman – this cassette (another artifact from the years of yore) player that was considered handy at that time and the one option for mobile music, … Continue reading “Apps are moving your cheese”