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Volume Integration is a leading “Big Data” Analytics company.
Volume Integration is a leading “Big Data” Analytics company.

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What Would You Make With The Worlds First $9 Computer? @nextthingco

I bought a new computer today. A tiny $9 computer. It is being funded using Kickstarter. In order for Next Thing Co. to get down to the $9 price point they needed to order in bulk. At the point this post is written they have over 1.7 million dollars and…

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Volume Integration, Inc. earned a spot on Washington Business Journal's 2015 list of Best Places to Work!
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I Code Like a Girl. Do you?

The American computer industry seems dominated by people like me — males. But it was not always this way. While writing about SAGE in previous posts, I learned that at the beginning of the computer age, most programmers were women. My skills, including…

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Read "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Computer" on Volume Labs:

In the 1950s, the United States was worried about the threat of a Russian nuclear attack. But an Air Force computer helped allay those fears. SAGE My last post about oscilloscopes mentioned the Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE), which was the…

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Read the latest post on Volume Labs about "Transforming Sound Into Sight"

The simple idea that sound can be transformed into shapes fascinates me. How Does It Work? An oscilloscope provides a visual representation of sound or electronic waves. Typically, you see a wave pattern running from left to right. However, when you put…

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War, what is it good for? Maps, of course! Read our latest post about mapping during wartime:

Do you remember the Edwin Starr song “War” from 1969? The chorus repeats: War, huh yeah What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, oh hoh, oh Well, war is good for at least one thing…maps! Wartime Maps Mapping data before computers was difficult and seems…

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What do you do on your commute? I experiment with Google+ Photos!

One reason I enjoy working for Volume Integration is the people and the way they care for each other. A recent addition to our benefits package is an allowance for public transit with SmartBenefits loaded onto my SmarTrip card. I have been using this…

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What's the Best Tool to Monitor Redis?

High volume services like Twitter, Pinterest, and Flickr use Redis to deliver small pieces of information very quickly. Redis is ideal for these applications because it stores data in memory and on disk at the same time. Retrieving data from the rows and…

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Read our latest post about why "Cloud Management Demands an Organizational Shake-Up"

(flickr.com/George Thomas) The cloud is here. Most organizations now have contracts that allow for the construction of applications in a cloud environment. The cloud has promised lower costs, great efficiencies, and greater security. But these cost…

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Read our latest post on how mapping data can change beliefs and save lives:

This map changed the way we see the world and the way we study science, nature, and disease. In August of 1854, cholera was ravaging the Soho neighborhood of London where John Snow was a doctor. People were fleeing the area as they thought cholera was…
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