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 […]

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 […]

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work

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Artificial intelligence – and the potential that such intelligence could be a danger to humanity – has been a staple of literary and cinematic horror for decades. Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927) featured a robot disguised as a young woman, who ended up toppling a city, a theme most recently captured in the remake of Battlestar Galactica […]