What I wish I'd known starting out as a programmer

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The article was originally published at, and authored by Open Software Integrators president and founder, Andrew C. Oliver.

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  • InfoWorld: With Hadoop HBase, Splice Machine breathes new life into old RDBMS

    Wait, don't they have SQL databases for that? Splice Machine mashes up scalability of Hadoop with RDBMS transactionality

    Splice Machine advertises itself as "the only Hadoop RDBMS." The idea is to give you a transactionally correct database that has the underlying scalability features of HBase. According to its creators, Splice Machine behaves like a normal SQL RDBMS.

    InfoWorld: Oracle hasn't killed Java -- but there's still time

    Java core has stagnated, Java EE is dead, and Spring is over, but the JVM marches on. C'mon Oracle, where are the big ideas?

    Oracle's last two crap quarterly earnings can most definitely be described as the chickens coming home to roost. The core of the problem is that Oracle lacks anyone who can have a big idea, and a sales machine won't produce the results that investors are accustomed to unless they have something to sell.

    Gartner gets the 'data lake' concept all wrong

    For $200, Gartner tells you 'data lakes' are bad and advises you to try real hard, plan far in advance, and get governance correct

    InfoWorld: How to create a data lake for fun and profit

    The idea of data lakes has been fermenting, and now real companies are using them for real analysis. Here's why you might want one -- and how to create it

    Most credit James Dixon of the open source BI vendor Pentaho with coining the phrase "data lake." Think of a data lake as an unstructured data warehouse, a place where you pull in all of your different sources into one large "pool" of data.

    Event: Enterprise Data Services in the Cloud with MongoDB @TriMUG

    OSI is excited to host TriMUG July 24 at the Full Frame Documentary Theater at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham, NC! Listen to Naveen Malik, Principal Software Applications Engineer at Red Hat dicuss problems of moving enterprise services from a proprietary data centers into the cloud and how Red Hat IT is solving those problems.


    Thursday July 24, 2014

    Event: OSI talks MapReduce Jobs @TRiJUG

    Don't miss OSI Senior Consultant Phil Rhodes at TriJUG July 21 6:30pm at DZone in Cary, NC! Phil will be discussing MapReduce, Hadoop, reviewing Java API, code samples, and alternatives such as Pig and Hive.


    Monday July, 31 2014

    6:30pm - 9pm


    150 Preston Executive, Cary, NC 27513, Tel +1.919.678-0300


    MapReduce Jobs

    InfoWorld: The 10 worst big data practices

    I can haz big data

    It's a new world full of shiny toys, but some have sharp edges. Don't hurt yourself or others. Learn to play nice with them

    Yes, you can haz big data. However, you can haz it the right way or the wrong way. Here are the top 10 worst practices to avoid.

    Infoworld: DataStax Enterprise 4.5 Turbocharges speed and security

    Leading column-family NoSQL database gets an enterprise-grade makeover, with blazing in-memory speed, Hadoop integration, and granular security controls