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Learning Hadoop

Posted on March 20, 2012

In a recently concluded project, we had the opportunity to work on Hadoop.  There was a learning curve since none of us had worked in Hadoop before.  Here are some URLs to help you get started with your learning process in this regard: Basics of Hadoop: The article on gigaom or the series of articles […]

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Posted in Big Data, Linux, SQL Server, Unix, Windows | 1 Comment »

Excellent Article on the Basics of Hadoop

Posted on February 10, 2012

Read an excellent article at gigaom on Hadoop.  It is true that many people in the industry have heard the word, read about the Big Data and don’t really know what Hadoop is.  This article will give you the basic understanding that you need: http://gigaom.com/cloud/what-it-really-means-when-someone-says-hadoop/

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History of Programming Languages

Posted on July 28, 2011

Nice infographic from Rackspace on the history of programming languages: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/2011/05/17/infographic-evolution-of-computer-languages/

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Getting Started with the Azure Platform

Posted on December 24, 2009

We have talked about MSFT Azure in some of our posts in the past but started playing with it only recently.   Once you register and get the invitation token, you can get started with it – in this post, we will cover the steps for connecting to SQL Azure, creating a user database, configuration required […]

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Microsoft’s Azure Platform

Posted on July 15, 2009

Read a very nice post at GigaOm on the MSFT Azure services platform – here.  Cloud computing is becoming more and more real by each passing day … exciting times are ahead. And here is a very nice video from Steve Marx. He even gives the details of how he made it which is pretty […]

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A new trend in IT Shared Services Organizations

Posted on July 4, 2009

A client of ours recently asked this question: “Are you aware of the trend of companies establishing shared IT services organizations with other companies – not cloud or outsourcing with managed providers but two companies deciding to share data centers or certain applications as an example.”  So, we asked our IT manager to look more […]

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Posted in Cloud Computing, Technology | 2 Comments »

Google Fusion Tables

Posted on June 21, 2009

Google introduced their Fusion Tables approach towards data management in the cloud.  You can read more on this from their Research Blog here: http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2009/06/google-fusion-tables.html And here is the infoworld article on the same topic: http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-management/google-tests-revolutionary-cloud-based-database-290?source=rss_infoworld_news

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Windows Azure and Azure Services Platform

Posted on November 2, 2008

MSFT launched their much talked about cloud OS – Windows Azure and will be using the SSDS (SQL Server Data Services) as the data storage. SSDS is now being called as SQL Services. Windows Azure will provide developers with an on demand computing and storage to be able to host and manage their web based […]

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Amazon SimpleDB

Posted on December 15, 2007

SimpleDB is Amazon’s latest Web Services offering. As is mentioned by Amazon on their site: http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html?node=342335011 “This service works in close conjunction with Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), collectively providing the ability to store, process and query data sets in the cloud” This is yet another step […]

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