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Old dogs, Old tricks, and Windows 8

Old dogs, Old tricks, and Windows 8

New laptops are exciting. They’re personal; they become uniquely our own, in some ways they are an extension of our beings, our hands, our words. We know the laptop’s quirks, sounds and touch. Cue … new job. When I started my job with Neuralytix, I was...

Combating the Big Data Skills Shortage

OK, so you and your company have decided that this Big Data is more than a buzzword, and that you’re going to jump feet first into this. You’ve worked with various business leaders, planned out a pilot project, and set aside a budget. But then things come to a...

Understanding the “Big” in Big Data

Yesterday, January 16, 2013, I had the honor of having lunch with Dr. Konstantin V. Shvachko. Among other things, Konstantin was the lead developer and committer for the Apache Hadoop Framework project. He is responsible for the name node portion of the project (i.e....