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NuoDB: The Flexible SQL Database that Adapts to Cloud

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NuoDB is a new generation SQL database specifically designed for the deployment in the cloud. Further, it is a transactional database management system or DBMS that showcases the characteristics of traditional databases but scaling out cloud computing processing as well. As a flexible SQL database, NuoDB follows a three-tier structure contrary to traditional databases, and that are transactional, storage, and administrative tiers.

Interestingly, the layered structure of the SQL database helps it to work without any close coupling with any application and without storing data on a hard disk drive – the characteristic that makes it suitable for cloud applications. The working mechanism of NuoDB is that it divides data elements “atoms” – special type of software objects. The database comes with a durable distributed cache design that makes in-memory caches for supporting cloud-style elasticity. It also ensures that the data objects are entirely stored and maintained.

The SQL database is designed and developed by NuoDB Inc., a leading software vendor for cloud platforms. The initial version of the database – NuoDB 1.0 – was released in January 2013, and in the later years, successive versions of the database have been released. Currently, the vendor sells 2.0.3 version of the database, and the technology is utilized by industry bigwigs like UAE Exchange, Dassault Systèmes, Alfa Systems, and more.

Linda Owen Partners with Highland Capital Management

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Highland Capital Management is a respected investment company that is based in the United States. The company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and it has branches in many parts of the country. The company has also expanded its products and services to the international communities. The firm was established several years ago, and it has properties worth millions under its management. The company has a team of leaders who work hard to ensure that the consumers get whatever they deserve.

James Dondero and Mark Okada are the two professionals who are responsible for the leadership and success of the international company. James Dondero holds the position of chief executive officer. Having worked as a hedge fund manager for a very long time, Dondero has all the expertise required to make the private company to remain a leader in the competitive industry. As the leader of the institution, James Dondero is responsible for the capital raising activities in the company. The hedge fund manager is also in charge of the day to day activities of the institution.

Just recently, the top management at Highland Capital Management announced that they were going to partner with one of the most respected civic leaders in Dallas, known as Linda Owen so that they can manage the charitable giving program at the firm. According to the leaders, the company charity program has grown significantly in the recent times. Linda Owen will be working closely with the famous Dallas Foundation to make sure that the funds make a great impact on the lives of the people.The Dallas Foundation is an institution that specializes in administering the donations from Highland Charity Program. Linda Owen will now be serving as the charitable giving manager of the company.

James Dondero, the president of the international, said that he had chosen Linda Owen for the prestigious position because of several reasons. First of all, Linda has served in similar positions before. Before her appointment to this position, the businesswoman was serving in one of the fastest growing charity companies in Dallas. This means that she has a lot of expertise in managing the fund. Her presence will make sure that the donations given are beneficial to the communities.


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Highland capital management have always been at the core of reliable services enjoyed by the American citizens. The company has been ranked as the greatest and highly capable in terms of offering knowledge regarding credits. The company boasts of its 17.7 billion dollars which has been provided by the sales from their agents and partner companies. The company’s success has been contributed by the trust customers have placed on them as a result of security offered by the company, being registered under SEC-registration. Other than providing advice in investments, the company has as well ventured into providing other services such as getting involved in emerging markets.


The highland capital management firm has her headquarters in Dallas, Texas, with other offices at her centers in New York City, Seoul and Singapore among the many other offices. The firm has more than 20 years of operation, which offers them the ability to analyze the different entrepreneurial opportunities and capitalize with ease. Highland capital management also provides investment services to their customers at a cost which favors the customers due to the affordability. The company has tried on making better the life of American citizens through creating job vacancies. The vast labor opportunities comprises of technologists, finance managers, directors, administrative teams as well as accountants. Legibility concerning employment at highland capital management does not take into account one’s financial background, color, country of origin or even tribe which makes them unique from the rest.


Real estate remain as one of the fields where the firm has deeply invested. As from the year 2013, highland capital management had invested as much as one billion dollars in the real estate business. The company has sought on deeply banking on real estate-related debt services, contracting with highly respected real estate firms through highly inventive financing methods. The financing carters for the design and construction of structures which are driven by the customer’s needs. Highland capital management ensures that they overcome risks through gauging the value of the assets they possess. Their strong investment culture has formed the cornerstone of their success, with the utmost ability to calculate the outcome of their contracts.

Honey Birdette Launches Online

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Running a retail store is tough in the economy today. Fewer people are spending money in traditional stores. Many companies are looking for ways to expand their operations online.

Honey Birdette is the first sensuality boutique in Australia. Although the company has experienced growth over the years, the leaders knew that they had to do something to keep the growth going strong. Honey Birdette has invested a lot of money into opening an online platform for people to order products online.

Online Services

Few people want to go into a traditional store to order sensuality products. Honey Birdette investing in online commerce will help customers who want to shop at home. Not only will this increase sales, but it will also allow people to find new products easier.

Many people prefer online shopping because they can take their time picking out products and services that fit their needs. Honey Birdette has many products online that are not offered in physical stores. In the coming years, the company will be able to expand this product line to meet the needs of customers.


Honey Birdette also recently expanded their consulting services for customers. Many customers need advice on how to take their love life to a new level. One of the best ways to do that is by purchasing products to help increase excitement in the bedroom.

The leaders of Honey Birdette are excited about the future. Not only will the new online platform increase sales, but it will also help people who need additional support with their love life.

Omar Yunes dominate Sushi Itto Network

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In the business world, it is the dream of every entrepreneur to have a best-selling idea that will generate him/her revenue immediately. A viable business idea is the first rule of a stable business. Because after all, who will you sell to if you suck?

Besides having a winner-idea, your business model also should be in a position to boost your scaling efforts when time comes. Very few always pinpoint this.

Meet Omar Yunes, the winner of the Best Franchisee of the World (BFW). He knew what he wanted, that’s why he chose a franchise, meaning everything was already established.

At the age of 21, Omar Yunes joined Japanese food chain as its franchise. Omar now owns over 13 franchise units spread all over Mexico City, Veracruz, and Puebla.

When he was given the award, Omar never murmured his appreciations. He dedicated the award to his units’ management and over 400 employees who made it possible.

There were representatives from over 34 countries including Portugal, France, Brazil, Italy, Mexico, and Hungary among others.

BFW Criteria of picking the winner

In every franchise, there are hard working franchisees who try everything within their reach to make the model the best. So to pick the best for BFW, the franchisee’s effects on his network and not the brand was taken into consideration.

How much his actions influenced the whole network
overall skill contribution
policies that could save the network resources
the level of employee motivation
levels of improvements made to the network including the invoices

Omar won the first place at the national level because he deserved it, Diego Elizarrarras the event facilitator noted. He played a very critical role in refining the franchisee-franchising bond.

Ivan Tamer took the second place. He is the franchisee of Prendamex. His contribution to the brand included incorporation of new marketing systems that has brought together the whole Prendamex network.

About Omar Yunes

Omar is an Investor from Mexico. He is the franchisee of Sushi Itto, a Japanese Food Chain. He has won many awards due to his unique leadership style and contributions to the franchise.

His over 13 businesses have employed over 400 people, and through his aggressive yet effective business strategies, Omar has expanded his empire with the help of a skilled board.

Meet Talos Energy; The First Private and Oil Drilling Company to Have a Share of Mexico’s Energy Market for the Last 80-Years

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In the recent past, Mexico’s economy has been skyrocketing to considerable heights. Judging from the records, it’s clear that the business sector and natural resources are among the few triggers of the thriving economy. Indirectly, the move by the government to allow private and foreign companies into Mexico has impacted the economy positively.

The recent move by the government on investment has outwardly benefited the oil drilling industry. For the past 80 years, no private company has had a chance to grasp a share of Mexico’s energy market. The new idea saw Talos Energy enter into a partnership with a London-based oil company and Mexico’s Sierra Oil & Gas drilling. The joint venture initiated its drilling on May 21st. 

Previously, Petroleos Mexicanos, a state-run monopoly used to carry out all the offshore explorations. Therefore the newly established project stands out as one of a kind. The project dubbed ‘The Zarma-1’ is located in the Sureste Basin, Tabasco. Professionals managing the project suggest that the well is expected to produce about 500 million barrels of crude oil. By estimation, the project will run for the next three months at the cost of $16 million. Reliable sources say that Talos Energy owns 35 percent of the venture. Sierra holds 40 percent stake while Premier holds the remainder.

About Talos Energy

The history of offshore exploration and production will always remain incomplete without mentioning Talos Energy in between the paragraphs. Talos Energy is an independent oil and gas company. Over the past few decades, the company has continued to dominate the game with the aid of talented management team that holds more than the required experience.

Before starting out Talos Energy, the team behind the company successfully launched and sold Phoenix Exploration Co. Besides, they also built and sold Gryphon Exploration Co. both of which have continued to deliver notable returns. Talos Energy is owned by Apollo Global Management, Riverstone Holdings. Talos engages in business development activities such as JVs and farm-ins where they can utilize their seismal inventory to skyrocket the economics of the transactions.

NuoDB cloud database system number one choice in the tech world

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NuoDB is a tech company specializing in cloud databases. The firm was launched in 2008 by current chief executive officer Barry S. Morris and Jim Starkey. NuoDB is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. NuoDB products are being used by several corporations including Alfa Systems and UAE Exchange. NuoDB was known as NimbusDB but changed its name in 2011. NuoDB released its software in January 2013. The cloud database was developed by Jim Starkey, who previously worked at Digital Equipment Corp. Jim Starkey is currently a strategic advisor to the cloud database company. In 2014, NuoDB was named as an Innovation All Stars. In 2014, the NuoDB extended its funding led by Dassault Systems.

CauseSquare joined forces with NuoDB in 2017. NuoDB became the official database for the social platform, which connects causes and organizations with donors and volunteers. NuoDB cloud database is ACID compliant. The database scales without the need of sharding. The NuoDB cloud database operates on a tier base system. The latest update included support for Amazon Web Services functionality and included table partitions and storage groups. NuoDB created a community edition which enabled scale-out across multiple hosts. NuoDB continues to be the number one option for cloud database.

Big Things on the Horizon for Honey Birdette in the UK and US

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What woman doesn’t fantasize about a trip to a lavishly upscale designer lingerie boutique? The textures, styles and fabric, of course paired with a glass or two of champagne are all appealing. In 2006, Eloise Monaghan and girlfriends shared drinks and discussed the fact that to have an experience like that, they would need to leave Australia to visit cities like Paris or London. Being passionate about always bringing the best to her home country of Australia, Monaghan decided then and there to open the first luxury sensuality boutique in Australia and Honey Birdette was born.

That was 20 years ago (2006) and today Honey Birdette’s only challenge is to maintain manageable growth. The company now has 55 boutiques across Australia and in 2016 opened the doors to its first non-Australian boutiques in the UK. These boutiques were in London, Westfield and and Leeds. The stores were a hit in the UK and it has now been announced that the UK boutiques are on track to massive growth. 

The goal is to have 40 Honey Birdette boutiques opened in the UK by the time 2018 ends. The first ten locations have already been specified, with more to follow after those ten are completed.

In addition to the UK expansion, Honey Birdette announced that it will grow its US offerings with the launch of its new e-commerce website focused on creating a better experience for shoppers in the US. The website is currently live and offers a widely expanded line of items that can be purchased and shipped overseas. US shoppers will also receive free shipping on all purchaes over $50 and faster shipping.

Avaaz: World’s Largest Online Activist Network

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Launched in the January of 2007, Avaaz is a civic organization based in the U.S. that promotes worldwide activism on matters such as animal rights, poverty, climate change, corruption, conflict, human rights, and poverty. It is considered the most powerful and largest activist network online. Res Publica, a group of professionals working in the public sector and committed to promoting civic virtue, deliberate democracy, and good governance together with another non-profit progressive advocacy policy public group known as co-founded Avaaz. Another founding partner Service Employees International Union supported the launch of Avaaz. Some notable individual co-founders of Avaaz include Tom Pravda, Ricken Patel, Tom Perriello, former Virginia congressman, Eli Pariser, MoveOn Executive Director, David Madden, an Australian progressive entrepreneur, Andrea Woodhouse and Jeremy Heimans. Members of the board include Ricken Patel, the president, Eli Pariser, board chairman, Ben Brandzel, treasurer, and Tom Pravda as secretary.

The executive director and president of Avaaz is Ricken Patel, a Canadian-British. He attended Oxford University Balliol College where he studied philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE). He holds a masters degree from Harvard University in Public Policy. At some point, he traveled around the world including Afghanistan, Sudan, Liberia, and Sierra Leone working for the International Crisis Group. According to Mr. Patel, working with the International Crisis Group taught him how to negotiate with rebel forces, restore the faith of the public in corrupt political systems, spot the manipulation of foreign forces, and monitor elections. After returning to the U.S., he volunteered to form MoveOn.Org. At, Mr. Patel says that he learned activism using online tools. A team of campaigners manages the global campaigns of Avaaz. These teams work from more than 30 countries such as India, the UK, Brazil, and Lebanon. Their mode of communication is majorly through email.

For more information on Avaaz follow them on Twitter @avaaz

NuoDB: The New Kid on the Block

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Founded in 2008, NuoDB is a Gartner Magic Quadrant recognized database with its headquarters in Cambridge Massachusetts. NuoDB was established in 2008 under the name NimbusDB but went on to change the name to NuoDB in 2011. The company was founded by chief executive officer Bassy S. Morris and Jim Starkey. They introduced and patented the elastically scalable database upon which the company is predicated in 2012 and proceeded to receive a 12 million dollar venture capital in 2012.

In a short span of time since it was founded, NuoDB has received several accolades in the tech industry, most notable of which is Gartner which declared NuoDB a niche player in the magical Quadrant in 2013. The Gartner Magic Quadrant recognizes organizations that make Operational Database Management Systems. In 2014, NuoDB was named an innovation Allstar by the Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech. Its technology has been used by Kodak, UAE Exchange, Alfa Systems and Dassault Systemes.

In 2014, NuoDB engaged in its series B funding round which was led and powered by Dassault Systemes. This round of funding boasted the participation of Longworth Venture Partners, Morgenthaler Ventures, and Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. It added 14.2 million dollars to NuoDb’s funding and ensured that it would continue with its operations and attain excellent growth and development.