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Back in 1999 I worked on a project with the US Army that incorporated RFID scanners for logistics tracking. At the time it was an extraordinarily neat concept, using a combination of Oracle, Forms (in Developer/2000) and RFID tags/sensors to track inventory. As items were loaded onto trucks, a barcode
For your weekend pleasure (and back after many years), a new Adventures of Ace, DBA comic! Don’t forget to check out Big Data #2 – Big Data Speaks!
I have been tinkering quite a bit with new database and development frameworks. Recently I decided to beef up my knowledge of data visualization as it’s a very hot topic and the ultimate way to make your data understood. R is an incredibly popular option which can be as simple
Wearable computing is all the rage right now and is poised to explode in the consumer market once a number of high-profile projects go into full production. The bulk of buzz surrounding the technology is focused on entertainment value and consumer usage. But how might wearable computing and data analysis
Welcome back to Database Diversity, where the queries are made up and the relationships don’t matter. Today we’re going to talk about a simple yet insanely powerful NoSQL Database called Riak. While its core functionality is a key/value datastore, Riak is capable of so much more: full text querying, MapReduce,
I’ve been on quite a “broaden your horizons” kick lately, as evidenced by my team and DBA development posts and ultimately the Database Diversity series (in progress). But I truly think it is important to keep not only aware but conversant in emerging technologies both for your personal benefit and
Guten Tag, Namaste, Hola, Zdravstvuite! While you should always work to master your first language, a simple understanding of other cultures and their languages is always beneficial. In these days of social/career networks and rising global connectedness, being open to diversity is an absolute must. This is true in the
A while back (2007 to be exact, an eternity in Internet years), Google released a product called Google 411. You could call either 1-800-GOOG-411 or 1-877-GOOG-411 and search for businesses by city and state, category, or other criteria. It was a direct competitor to the local expensive 411 services, and