Just as no year is complete for me without a viewing of Blazing Saddles, no
Red Hat Summit is complete without a talk with someone from MongoDB.
We therefore posed a few questions for Paul Cross (pictured below), Vice
President of Solutions Architecture at MongoDB, and here's what he had to
Roger: Tell us about the latest at MongoDB. Growth? Company direction?
Paul: A lot has happened at MongoDB in the past few months. Just after
passing 1,000 subscribers and over 500 customers of our fully managed backup
service, we announced MongoDB 2.6, our biggest release ever.
It includes major updates to our management application, MMS, including
continuous incremental backup, point-in-time recovery, and automation. We are
especially excited about the automation capabilities -- users will be able to
create MongoDB systems of any size and topology, with a single button click... (more)
The upcoming HIT-PH Conference in Metro Manila on May 22-23 focuses on the
rapid advance of Information Technology in this sector.
"The Philippine healthcare industry is entering the digital age," according
to the conference organizers, Exist Healthcare IT and Goldcrest
Communications. "The use of IT systems in hospitals holds great potential to
improve operational efficiencies, promote better clinical outcomes and
enhance patient engagement."
Mobility will be a key topic at this event, covering the use of mobile
devices at bedside, barcode technology employed to minimize data-en... (more)
Twitter is fun for me, if for no other reason than I "meet" many wildly
interesting people through it. I've developed deep professional relationships
through initial contacts on Twitter.
But like many of you, I'm sure, I also have numerous Twitter friends whom
I've never met, and some with whom I've never spoken.
One of the latest is Dana Blouin (@danablouin), presumably an American who is
currently studying for a PhD at Thammasat University in Thailand in the area
of low-power wireless IPv6 networks. I say "presumably" as all his past
education was in various locations in the US... (more)
No discussion of the Red Hat Summit 2014 would be complete without some
discussion of Apache Hadoop. The happy elephant has now been pushing data for
close to a decade, its distributed file system (HDFS) setting the tone for
support of modern-day, highly distributed and very large databases in the
So I was pleased to have Robert Hodges, CEO of Hadoop-focused Continuent
Tungsten, answer a few questions about his company's world.
Roger: What's the scope of the challenge you face in addressing big Hadoop
Robert: Hadoop is really very powerful as the way to conce... (more)
Among the things I wasn't able to do this week was attend the Red Hat Summit
in San Francisco. Bummer. But I was able to conduct a lot of interviews from
my office in Illinois.
I write about the emergent Big Three - Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of
Things - all of which are part of our unified view of IT today. As I prepare
for the upcoming @cloudexpo @bigdataexpo @thingsexpo industry celebration in
New York June 10-12, I'll talk to a lot of people about their visions plans,
There's a lot of Open Source percolating within this universe as well, of
course, ... (more)