Zero to DevOps in Two Weeks

“Take two weeks and make a new standard” I’ve have the good fortune in the recent past to work in an environment with some really strong DevOps slash automated infrastructure folks. As a consumer of such great systems I became a little opinionated about easily repeatable testing and deployment of code. So when I started […]

A Brief Overview of Apache Spark

In the Apache Foundation’s own words, Spark is called “A fast and general engine for large scale data processing.” Parsing this we get: Fast – Spark relies on an in-memory processing model which drastically reduces IO operations, and can be up to 100x faster than Hadoop on similar tasks General Purpose – Batch processing, interactive […]

Hybrid Mobile Apps Part 1: Ionic Framework Basics

According to an April 2016 report by comScore, a global media analytics company, mobile users now represent 65 percent of digital utilization with mobile apps dominating usage overall. All indicators show future growth will continue to be driven by mobile devices. In part one of this series, we’ll explore reaching this mobile segment with mobile […]

Big Data with Hadoop Cluster

It’s rare that you can go to a medium to large-enterprise IT environment and not have some kind of “Big Data” setup. Information and analytics are becoming central to corporate decision making support. Today we’re going to talk about one of the better-known big data tools, Hadoop. Hadoop is an Apache project born out of […]