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An IT Worker's Lament: Holiday Time = Upgrades and Maintenance

An IT Worker's Lament: Holiday Time = Upgrades and Maintenance

Monday, December 23. The office is buzzing, at least from the people that didn’t take off the whole week. No one can concentrate, it’s almost time for presents and food, and family, and more presents and food, and even a holiday trip for some. Everyone is talking about where they’re going, what they’ll be doing. Yeah, well, good for you all.

Why Santa needs Big Data

Why Santa needs Big Data

Now, Hadoop! Now, SQL! Now, NOSQL, and Opensource! On, Cloud technology! On, Apps! On, SaaS, and Infrastructure!

Creating hadoop test environment with ansible and vagrant

Creating hadoop test environment with ansible and vagrant

As you know, Hadoop can be downright painful to code. However one of our DevOps, Leonid Mirsky, has done a great job writing a tutorial for creating a test environment on Ubuntu using vagrant 1.3.5 and VirtualBox version 4.1.12. Here’s a little teaser and a link to his blog. Thanks Leonid!