Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hadoop cartoon - Hadoop books

It used to be that Hadoop books (good or bad) were far and few in between. Now, however, it's different. In the words of a wise man, "And furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh." There are many Hadoop books (good and bad), and anyone reviewing them will be quite busy.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Hadoop at Dell World 2013

One bright morning I found myself in Austin, at the Dell World 2013.

Austin is a great and fun place.

But at the conference they all talk about Hadoop! I met so many new Hadoop friends. And what awesome servers!

Monday, December 9, 2013

A little boy who loved computers

Once there was a little boy who loved computers. He loved them all: electronic calculators, his grandpa's totaling cashier machine, and of course the PC. Once he got into a plant that made computers and saw the assembly line. How he wanted to play with them all! But he realized that it did not make sense. Was he going to walk from one to the other, and do the same thing on each one?

And then the boy grew up, became a software developer, and he found Hadoop. Now he had what he wanted! Clusters of computer, all his! He could start the clusters and shut them down at will.

But Hadoop was a hairy animal, hard to control, and maintaining it was a real skill. So the boy decided to write a book, "Big Book on Running Hadoop."

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Rice tech forum report, presenting SHMsoft, FreeEed and Hadoop Illuminated

Reporting live!

Introduction by the Rice business school president.

Stafford high school students in the back. One needs to change to the audience.

The rests of the audience: investors, entrepreneurs and company representatives.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

VC speed dating, Rice Alliance conference, reporting live :)

The famous entry, leading from the Shepherd School of Music to the McNair building where speed dating with venture capitalists is taking place.

All ready, in anticipation.

And now, dating is in progress :)

But what is better than this fountain?

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hadoop in healthcare, illuminated

What are the Big Data / Hadoop use cases in healthcare? To name just a few

  • Bringing all patient data from different sylos together into one cloud
  • Genome processing and DNA sequencing
  • Healthcare quality and cost: integrate patient data, clinical data and financial records - to find patterns leading to better, more proactive healthcare
  • Clinical product recommendation using using Big Data graphs.
Here is our artist's view of it.