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Got Money to Burn?

  $750,000.00 returned to a client for free in 10 minutes.  True story.    The $750,000.00 was about to be spent by the CIO's direct reports with the incumbent "vendor's quote already in hand". On the surface the buying decision made sense. Compute and storage resources were running...

Flash Storage is NOT Created Equally

Solid state storage is now a mainstream technology. Sorting through the variety of market offerings with each vendor claiming they are the superior choice makes it difficult for prospective customers to make a purchase and leads many to default to an incumbent or familiar company...

Single View of A Raindrop

Water scarcity is a complex health, economic, environmental, peace and security concern globally. We need a single view of a raindrop.   Rainfall is the primary source of water for most areas of the world and a variance in volume, frequency and intensity can result in...

Fast Track IoT with MongoDB

While working with clients who are starting down their Internet of Things adoption path I've noticed some anti-patterns that are delaying, and in many cases derailing, these efforts. I believe that the main issue involves conflating IoT with Hadoop because discussions of processing machine data...

Modern Data Governance

Data Management Realities in a Modern Data Architecture We tend to put our data into different categories. These categories may be based on the data source. Clickstream, web and social, geo-location, IoT, server logs, etc are considered modern (think schema-on-read). ERP, CRM, SCM and LOB-specific OLTP are considered traditional (think schema-on-write). Mainframe is...