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Mike Hoskins, Pervasive’s CTO, opened the conference talking about Pervasive Data Innovation. Mike sees a wave of integration innovation coming in the next few year. Pervasive, if you don’t know them, is a 28 year old company with 250 employees and thousands of customers and is particularly strong with partners and ISVs. 39 consecutive profitable [...]

Nicolas Robbe came next to give some updates on the product roadmaps. To be honest what he mostly did was summarize recent developments – nothing really about futures. First he talked about optimization and CPLEX’s 20 year history. With CPLEX 11 they feel they can solve 70% of the very hardest optimization problems – way [...]

Jeff Hammond’s theme for this presentation is that as enterprise experiment with web 2.0 some successful adoption patterns are emerging. There are three ways to look at web 2.0: Enabling technologies Flex, Air, Silverlight, XML, Ajax, cloud computing Core applications Blogs, wikis, social networks, tagging, rss, mashups built on these core technologies Behavior shifts Information [...]