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Rich Miller
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Decided to acknowledge my professional persona +Rich Miller as well as my personal account.  If you have cause or interest in following or connecting with me at Telematica, please add.

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"Inspiration and work ethic — they ride right next to each other…. Not every day you’re gonna wake up and the clouds are gonna part and rays from heaven are gonna come down and you’re gonna write a song from it. Sometimes, you just get in there and just force yourself to work, and maybe something good will come out."
- Jack White and Pyotr ("Pete") Tchaikovsky

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Whoa... that's 345 thousand Parma hams per km sq. per year! That is one HELL of a lotta ham! nom!

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I submit that, prima facie, they supply 'Platform as a Utility' right now. Announcements over the past weeks makes me think of AWS as moving inexorably to enabling what might be thought of as 'hybrid' Platforms, which permit (sorry, Hoff) cloudbursting in ways that remove storage and application mobility from the concerns of a developer-operator. If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck ...

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Excellent tour of the forces leading to use of Hadoop for Social Nets and other verticals that require reasonably performant capture and on-boarding of data. It also points out some of the inherent problems of Hadoop in it's 'raw form' with respect to performance and usability.

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Money quote: "...even if Hadoop makes it easy to throw more hardware at a problem, wasting resources with bad code in MapReduce tasks comes with a noticeable and measurable cost."
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