Through a Glass Darkly: Technology Trends for 2014

Every year, when possible, I spend the last couple of weeks of the year reflecting back at the period just past and try to pick out what trends I see as being most significant to me. This is not intended as a gee-whiz list so much as a chance to prioritize those technologies, organizations and […]

Why JavaScript is the Future of Enterprise Computing

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Once upon a time – okay, about 1996 or so – there was a race for dominance of this new thing called the World Wide Web. On one side was Microsoft, having firmly staked its ground a few years before with the introduction of Windows 3.0. On the other side was a little startup called […]

Massive Performance Gains and Cost Savings using Hadoop

Tony Jewitt, our VP of Big Data, challenged me to impress him with an example of the power of emerging technology in solving real world Big Data problems.  I needed a large dataset with a complicated processing requirement to do that and decided to extract witness information from Senate and House hearings for the past […]

Installing MarkLogic on an EC2 Micro Instance – Free for 1 year!

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Perhaps you’ve heard about Amazon EC2’s new promotion, the AWS Free Usage Tier. New AWS customers can run a Linux Micro instance free for 1 year. Micro Instances consist of 613 MB of memory, up to 2 ECUs (for short periodic bursts), EBS storage only, 32-bit or 64-bit platform. Earlier this year MarkLogic announced support […]