Two weeks ago, Matt Coventon, ISE’s Big Data Practice Lead, and I went to New York City for three days to attend the annual Strata + Hadoop Big Data Conference. If you are not familiar with it, Strata + Hadoop World is the largest Big Data conference of its kind. The conference brings together data scientists, software engineers, innovators, executives, and software providers who want to explore and learn more about the latest emerging data technologies. I am a relative newbie when it comes to Big Data, so my objective was to go and learn as much as I could about the market and the technologies.
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Currently Innovative Software Engineering has been been working with the University of Minnesota School of Nursing to develop a mobile app to provide support and information to pregnant women and their families experiencing major complications during pregnancy. The project, called Preparing Heart and Mind, will feature evidence-based content developed through research conducted by Dr. Anne McKechnie, Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Karen Pridham, Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, as well as other relevant sources.
As engineers we sit most of the day at our desks or in meetings. Other than the walk between meetings and the break room, or the occasional use of the standing desk, we're sitting. To get people up and moving, ISE's Fun Committee has hosted a poker walk for the past three years.
Welcome back to Reasons to Deploy in the Cloud! In this series of posts, I'm going to discuss some reasons for choosing a cloud platform. Last time I went over three basic rules to saving money with cloud architecture. You've done the calculations, and cloud makes sense for your use-case from a cost perspective, now let's talk about the power and importance of scalability.