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Let’s Confirm You Are Integrated

Each and every day, we strive to create the very best product possible – not just for our clients and those who judge our work but, more importantly, for ourselves. We are all perfectionists in our own right; after all, each project we undertake is a testament to our own ability.

One source of creative inspiration that I find myself drawn to time and time again is Top Chef on Bravo. For those that have not watched; the series features aspiring chefs who compete for their shot at culinary stardom and the chance to earn the title of “Top Chef.”  Each episode holds two challenges for the chefs. The first is a Quickfire test of their basic abilities and the second is a more involved elimination challenge designed to test the versatility and inventiveness of the chefs as they take on unique culinary trials such as working with unusual and exotic foods or catering for a range of demanding clients. The challenges not only test their skills in the kitchen, but also uncover if they have the customer service, management and teamwork abilities required to be the Top Chef. The competing chefs live and breathe the high-pressure lifestyle that comes with being a master chef and each week someone is asked to “pack up their knives” and go home. (more…)

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Hadoop Toolbox: Part 5 of Hadoop Series

Many organizations will mix and match individual Apache projects and sub-projects using Apache Hadoop’s loosely coupled architecture. This Hadoop toolbox provides a powerful set of tools and capabilities, but it does have some important limitations that can require a platform approach to address.

The Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) combines storage and processing in each data node. With the HDFS file system, you can add new files or append to existing files, but not replace files without use of a new filename. The append capability works well for adding new time-stamped logs as they come in, but can complicate storage of structured files. (more…)

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29West now part of Informatica to Speak at High Performance for Linux Financial Markets – April 19, 2010

Bob Van Valzah, director of product marketing for Informatica’s 29West Ultra Messaging, will join the Cisco-sponsored panel of experts.

High Performance NYC April 19

Session 2, 11 – 11:50

Ensuring Real-World  Low-Latency – Performance When it Counts

The key to differentiating low-latency that will impact your bottom line is to ensure that your applications can handle real-world situations such as volume spikes and massive price movements with no degradation in performance.  The most intense trading is the time when you make (or lose) your real money and you need your latency to be at the lowest or risk getting run out of the market.  New techniques for better understanding the capacity and performance characteristics of these transaction platforms will increasingly drive competitive advantage.  Through this lens, winners will design, architect and implement the next generation capabilities for dominance.   This session will explore the impact of low-latency and its measurement as well as ensuring  performance when it counts.

Stop by Session 2 and say hello to Bob.

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