To better understand what makes SOA special, its current state and its relationships with other architectures and technologies, InfoQ conducted a virtual panel on SOA asking a group of experts to share their opinion on the topic and make some predictions about SOA future.
Includes an interview with software architect and NetBeans Dream Team member Alex Kotchev.
Parallel Load: Uniform or AutoAllocate extents? (The Data Warehouse Insider) "Over the last couple of years there has been a lot of debate about space management in Data Warehousing environments and the benefits of having fewer larger extents. Many believe the easiest way to achieve this is to use uniform extents, but the obvious benefits can often be outweighed by some not so obvious drawbacks."