Data Data Everywhere

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How NoSQL complements traditional relational databases I like working with traditional relational database management systems (RDBMS).  There is something elegant about good table design and the physical implementation of a database.  I like running SQL statements and looking at data along with figuring out how to get specific result sets.  I’m not sure why this […]

One search to rule them all

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Lucene was ‘born’ in 1999, created by Doug Cutting; and in 2005, it became a top-level Apache project. That year, Gartner Group announced that the search ‘Leaders’ platforms on their Enterprise Search Magic Quadrant included Autonomy, FAST, Endeca, IBM Omnifind, and Verity. The Google Search Appliance was right on the cusp between ‘Challengers’ and ‘Leaders’. […]

Addressing the Agile Deployment Impedance Mismatch

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Organizations have now spent years moving to agile development.  In many ways, that has been a positive movement.  Anything that focuses on delivering the highest priority items first is a good thing.  And having something ready to deploy at the end of each sprint is a huge improvement over waiting for 6 months or more […]

DevOps Culture

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On a recent call to discuss our DevOps services, one of our executives asked for a clear definition of the term “DevOps”.  So I thought I’d write down a few of my thoughts here in the interest of sharing. First, it’s easier to describe what DevOps is not.  DevOps is not a tool or a set […]