Wednesday, March 17, 2010

General Availability!!!

Today's topic is not about DB2 vs. Oracle, not about cost savings, TCOs, time to value, or truth in advertising. I won't talk about innovation that matters or smarter cities, not about how "advanced" or "deep" stuff like analytics, insight, or just intelligence is moving towards something eye opening, innovative, breathtaking, standards-based, health-conscious, patent pending, next generation, world dominating (now how to conclude this awful sentence?) and yet to come.

Today is about simplicity, about something beautiful, fundamental, long awaited, and still always surprising. It is about nature. Spring has finally arrived in Germany after a too long and too cold Winter. Blossoms are popping up, green is taking over the landscape. General Availability of Spring. What an important event, something to enjoy.