InfoWorld: Get to know Cassandra, the NoSQL maverick

Cassandra may not get the NoSQL spotlight, but it's fantastic for certain jobs -- just ask Netflix and Instagram

What Hadoop and Big Data will mean to you -- An Executive Overview

When I was at JBoss I’d frequently be asked (usually at conferences), “Where will J2EE be in five years?” I would usually answer something that sounded good, but in the back of my head I always had the same answer: “irrelevance.” That future has happened to some degree: First J2EE was renamed JavaEE, but that is cheating. Second, the kind of companies that say “new JavaEE initiative” are usually running RPG, Mainframes and COBOL, and are doing this in the big company way (i.e. headhunter’s paradise).

Event: OSI Presents MapReduce Jobs at TriJUG July 21


Catch OSI's own Drew Nelson at TriJUG July 21! He will be speaking on Mapreduce jobs and answering all of your Hadoop questions! 



July 21, 2014

6:30pm - 9pm





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


Topic: MapReduce Jobs

InfoWorld: Expert interview -- How to scale Django

Eventbrite's John Shuping and Simon Willison reveal all about scaling Django, the Python Web framework developers love

Google Hangout on Hadoop w/ IBM Big Data Bytes & Andrew C. Oliver (Webinar)

I just had a great chat with the crew from Big Blue about Hadoop.  We also touched on Spark, M-Lib, MongoDB, Couchbase, Cassandra and other things.  I had a great time and I thank James Kobielus for inviting me.

Its about 30 minutes long and you can watch it below or on IBM's site


InfoWorld: Straight talk on Apache Spark -- and why you should care

Apache Spark is not the 'speedy Swiss army knife,' but it could be the ticket for getting faster answers from your Hadoop cluster

My company has been considering using Spark on a client project that calls for lower latency than Hadoop can offer. The general evaluation has been about maturity, the flow of data in and out of memory, and the advantages of Spark versus more mature technologies. For this project, we didn't really consider Hadoop due to its nature.

Event: OSI Dev Speaks at MongoDB Meetup June 11

Topic: MongoDB & Schema Design Disasters


Wednesday Jun 11, 2014

6:30pm - 8:30pm


Web Assign

Press Release: DataStax and Open Software Integrators Announce Partnership Delivering Apache Cassandra to the Enterprise

A Rational Approach to your Big Data Initiative


So you think you need or want to launch a Big Data initiative?  You’re certainly not alone.

This school of thought puts you in the mainstream of the IT industry and the conventional thinking of management in most companies.  

InfoWorld: Enjoy machine learning with Mahout on Hadoop

You can use the Hadoop ecosystem to manage your data. Now put that data to good use and apply machine learning via Mahout

"Mahout" is a Hindi term for a person who rides an elephant. The elephant, in this case, is Hadoop -- and Mahout is one of the many projects that can sit on top of Hadoop, although you do not always need MapReduce to run it.