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Subj:   Re: Regarding Java with Teradata
 
From:   Victor Sokovin

  For those of you who aren't oracles, I am just having an attempt at humour. Possibly a bad one, but an attempt none the less!  


I think we all appreciate humour on this Forum but, jokes aside, Oracle have been doing a good job all these years supporting developers and all users of their products, through OTN and the countless live events everywhere in the world. I think these activities were also beneficial for the company. They were able to gather useful feedback and deepen their contacts in all possible markets.

Teradata Corp is lagging behind in this. OK, we could never expect the scale Oracle could afford because of the size of the company but then again Teradata is not exactly a small player and they have been profitable for many years. However, investment in something like TTN was never their priority. Perhaps not a problem in the US, where users are quite close to each other and can organise interesting events by themselves. In Europe and elsewhere, the fragmentation of the user communities, language and distance barriers make it more difficult. The events they typically run here are either marketing what-have-yous for the check-signing "black suits" or rather yawny user groups, where users typically sit silent and listen to the news from the CTO or so, who is "doing" Europe in one week.


Victor



     
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