DynaTrek, a Tokyo-based company, has developed a technique to dramatically speed up data access across an environment of distributed databases. DynaTrek provides capabilities typically found in tools and systems used for performing Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and ETL Data Transformation. The technology is being used by 350 Japanese organizations, particularly in the areas of government, finance, manufacturing and telecommunication. It has been used to build applications for business adminstration, accounting, production management, marketing, CRM and others. One of the newest DynaTrek customers in Japan is currently in the process of migrating their customer service and call center operations from SAP Business Objects to DynaTrek, allowing them a plan to reduce the total number of BI servers needed from 15 to just 2; hence, reduce power consumption and save on maintenance fees.Key to the DynaTrek product is their patented technology that allows them to create very efficient SQL queries that favor the use of the SQL UNION operator over the much more computationally demanding SQL JOIN operator. The result is that queries are dramatically faster, and that means that queries and decision making can be performed in real time.Two main advantages of the DynaTrek technology are that:Databases are accessed in real-time and in-place. It’s not necessary to off-load and transform data prior to processing.The DynaTrek system can be very easily configured and quickly changed based on user requirements.Last year DynaTrek introduced DynaTrek version 4 with a very visually appealing interface that is much more intuitive and easy to use. Next month version 4.1 of the product will be released with enhanced enterprise capabilities.To date, almost all DynaTrek sales have been in Japan, but since the Dynatrek product is based on Unicode and can support any language, they are looking to begin selling their product outside of Japan, particularly the US. DynaTrek is a Formtek partner.
Brain-drain the swamp.Missouri U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley has filed a bill that would move ten federal agencies from Washington D.C. to regions struggling economically. The agriculture department would head to Missouri.The proposal comes after Hawley on Twitter bashed a Washington Post opinion piece by a USDA researcher whose office was moved from D.C. to Kansas City. Hawley called the piece condescending and elitist.
Shane Watson has been dropped from the Australia team for this week’s second Ashes Test against England and will be replaced by fellow all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on Wednesday.Watson’s place in the side for the Lord’s test, which starts on Thursday, was called into question after he was twice dismissed lbw after scoring a total of 49 runs and failing to take a wicket in the lost opening test in Cardiff.The tourists will already be without another experienced former vice captain after wicketkeeper Brad Haddin asked to be omitted from the second Test for personal reasons. He will be replaced by debutant Peter Nevill.Once the golden boy of Australian cricket and still one of the best paid players in the game, Watson’s stock has fallen considerably over the last couple of years.The 34-year-old lost his place at the top of the batting order — he batted at number six in Cardiff — and his bowling, once considered essential to the balance of the side, has also lost some of its bite.It was his susceptibility to the front pad lbw dismissal, however, that really galvanised calls for him to make way for 23-year-old Marsh, who impressed in his first Test series against Pakistan last year despite Australia being defeated.Although many will see the omission as the end of Watson’s Test career, it should not be forgotten that his one-day career was similarly consigned to history after he was dropped at the World Cup earlier this year.advertisementWatson, however, was recalled and played in the final triumph against New Zealand in Melbourne.Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen said on Tuesday he thought Watson had become a convenient scapegoat and that Australia should look more to the batting failures of Steve Smith and Haddin.”Every time the Australians get beaten, it’s always Shane Watson who takes the heat and surprise, surprise, this time it’s no different,” Pietersen said.”Let’s make no bones about it, he’s got to stop getting out lbw and start scoring some big runs, no-one is un-droppable after all, but he’s a match winner.”Australia, who are bidding for a first Ashes series win in England since 2001, also have concerns over the fitness of Mitchell Starc with Peter Siddle on stand-by in case the left-arm quick is unable to play because of an ankle strain.
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo wished fans a Merry Christmas via a video posted on the internet showing his house in Madrid.Curious to see my house in Madrid? Take a look! Merry Christmas to all! https://t.co/f4Oor4pwl7 Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December 22, 2015″Curious to see my house in Madrid? Take a look! Merry Christmas to all!” he wrote in a tweet on Tuesday that includes a video tour of his Madrid mansion, valued at 7 million euros ($7.6 million).Ronaldo receives the camera at the door of his house and accompanies it through the main rooms of his luxurious residence.”My (bed)room is one of the most important things in my life. I need to rest good, so this is where I sleep,” the Portuguese football icon says in the video.Finally, the former Manchester United player reaches the garden, decorated with Christmas trees, including a large swimming pool and a soccer field.