Friday, May 13, 2011

Aweekstweets May 6-13 2011: the week it all got way too big

"Visualizing Music Notation" ( JK--Makes you realize that music is both abstract & concrete. It's a pattern language. 4 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Today's my half-birthday, 6 months before & after my birthdays. Wanna thank Baskin-Robbins for the free cone. Fortunately, not a half-scoop. 11 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Can't wait to hear @VanessaAlvarez1 preso at #Forrester IT Forum. The Big Storage side of Big Data. 18 minutes ago via TweetDeck

"4 Hadoop Helpers Promise Speedy Big-Data Analysis" ( JK--Henschen just coined great new phrase. Hadoop = hamburger. 23 minutes ago via TweetDeck

@nitinbadjatia #skype Don't ask me. Ask Microsoft. What could possibly justify the price they're paying? 29 minutes ago via TweetDeck in reply to nitinbadjatia

ICQ. Remember when it was cool & new in IM. Then adoption in US waned. Then went into extended living oblivion. Thought that was Skype fate 30 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Those "someone's searching for you" spam lures feel especially dopey in the era of Google & Facebook. Unless they're clueless, they found U 39 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Just a matter of time before Skype's new owner ties it into all its other properties. Can they make this a new cashcow as Windows declines? 42 minutes ago via TweetDeck

Upgraded the Skype on my personal laptop. Did videoconf w/ Egidia sister & her husband in Jakarta. It's our global family intercom. 43 minutes ago via TweetDeck

We're talkin' the 31 flavors of #Hadoop, Dana. Extra big scoops. Creamy goodness in every petabyte. about 2 hours ago via txt

Extending my time on the elliptical to watch this new TV On The Radio video. "Will Do." about 4 hours ago via txt

I'll wave my magical sentiment analysis wand to filter the vast deep streams emanating from Mr. G's many soc media presences & defer 2 him. about 4 hours ago via txt

Feeling is mutual, Tony. We need to spend more time on small talk about Big Data with Big Dana. about 4 hours ago via txt

Cuz I have you primed to expect it. I wield the power of poetic suggestion....big time! about 4 hours ago via txt

It's a big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big big ol' world about 4 hours ago via txt

Let's see. This week I took cracks at a Big Data maturity model, a mkt size projection, a vendor shortlist, a go-to-mkt msg vet, & a vision about 4 hours ago via txt

Experience optimization. Trying to engineer it inside the interaction is one thing. But trying to keep it optimized in retrospect is futile. about 5 hours ago via txt

Deep prebriefings from vendors R great, but I dont do "scoops." I'm not a reporter, but am xpert source 4 reportrs. Who scoop my brain clean about 5 hours ago via txt

Today was start2finish business calls. One of those days where I used every resource at my disposal. about 5 hours ago via txt

Major league baseball. Top alltime basehitter will never be in hall of fame. Top homerun hitter will share that distinction. Scandal sport. about 5 hours ago via txt

Catch my webinar "Operational Intelligence: Shed Light on SAP Dark Processes" w/ #vitria Thurs May 19. Register: about 7 hours ago via TweetDeck

A calm gray May day. Nothing much to say. about 9 hours ago via TweetDeck

Taking speed briefing from #Sumerian , a Scotland-based IT stat/predictive analytics vendor with subscription/consulting "hybrid" biz model about 10 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Facebook-Google 'cold war' suddenly gets hot" ( JK--Mass media loves this IT hotbrand feud stuff. It'll B hyped 2 hilt about 11 hours ago via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Walk On The Wild Side by Lou Reed JK--Holly technically hitchhiked her way "up" the USA, not "across". MiamiFLA-to-NY about 11 hours ago via TweetDeck

Taking update briefing from #IBM #SPSS on Decision Management portfolio: current & planned solutions by vertical & business areas. about 11 hours ago via TweetDeck

1st-gen brick cellphones. Don't laugh. Prices were also outsized. But mobility made everybody salivate. Ample justification 4 early adopters about 14 hours ago via web

Cisco on hard times. Toyota declining to #3 in world auto market share. When yesterday's blue chips suffer, you wonder if it signals new era about 14 hours ago via web

Real-time log analysis. It's the deep replenishing pool of cloudy evidence into which you dip the diagnostic of root cause analysis. about 14 hours ago via web

Real-time clickstream analytics. It's the fuel driving the engine of experience optimization across all online channels. Reveals inner quest about 14 hours ago via web

"Detox"? It's the hip new quasi-synonym for "diet." Seems to treat certain food/drink/thoughts as if poisonous. Vegans stigmatize carnivores about 15 hours ago via web

Hadoop-optimized storage layers? Depending on which #Hadoop storage layer you're optimizing. HDFS? Hbase? Cassandra? Other, via pluggables? about 15 hours ago via web

Can refer to senior IBM exec only by first name & everybody knows, in context, which Arvind I'm referring to. Mr. Krishna very approachable about 15 hours ago via web

Arvind, at #Ibmbigdata, referred to "isolation layer" (aka abstraction or virtualization layer). Good term. Suggests performance & HA. about 15 hours ago via web

Finishing several days worth of newspapers that piled up during my roadtrip. I need to know that I've at least scanned every page. Awareness about 15 hours ago via web

Settling in for several days of, per the meteorologist, "unsettled" weather. More moisture. Nothing terribly dramatic, I believe. We'll see. about 15 hours ago via TweetDeck

"EMC, NetApp Go Open Source With Hadoop" ( JK--EMC--I knew. NetApp has Hadoop-optimized storage product. about 24 hours ago via TweetDeck

Listening to PJ Harvey "The Glorious Land" from "Let England Shake." Reminds me of this poem I wrote in 1998… (cont) about 24 hours ago via TweetDeck

"Bin Laden Sons Say U.S. Broke International Law" ( JK--Sons of 9/11 architect cite law? What's Arabic for "chutzpah"? Thursday, May 12, 2011 9:21:39 PM via TweetDeck

Can't wait for SAPPHIRE Orlando on Monday. Don't have much time this year, but very much enjoy the experience. Meet folks. Learn thing or 2 Thursday, May 12, 2011 9:16:56 PM via TweetDeck

I am so looking forward to our vacation to Indonesia this summer. Visit Egidia's family. It's been several years. Always enjoy the place. Thursday, May 12, 2011 9:13:42 PM via TweetDeck

Wanna thank @djkevincole for having the most awesome list of people/bands he's following on Twitter, and which I, too, am now following. Thursday, May 12, 2011 9:02:57 PM via TweetDeck

I'm all Hadoop'd out. Too pooped to Hadoop. Thursday, May 12, 2011 4:12:26 PM via TweetDeck

Today was an intensely draining day. Cordless-phone battery-draining from wall-to-wall phone calls. Thursday, May 12, 2011 4:00:27 PM via TweetDeck

Doing webinar on Tues June 14 with #Ingres on real-time high-performance analytics. Stay tuned for further details. Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:57:13 PM via TweetDeck

Just did excellent #Hadoop case study with #AOL for my upcoming report Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:54:56 PM via TweetDeck

Doing briefing/demo from #Denodo Thursday, May 12, 2011 1:47:23 PM via TweetDeck

"Data Link Layer: Understanding one of my favorite layers of the OSI Model" ( JK--U have a fave OSI layer? Get a life. Thursday, May 12, 2011 1:33:57 PM via TweetDeck

Just shared with Doug Henschen a broad framework 4 guesstimating size/growth of the #Hadoop Big Data solutions market over rest of decade. Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:42:35 PM via TweetDeck

@StarcounterDB There is indeed madness in my method acting. I stuff cotton in my jowls & scream "STELLA!!!!"...silently...while taking notes Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:18:22 PM via TweetDeck in reply to StarcounterDB

RT @cnnbrk: Jim #Lehrer to leave PBS anchor chair ( ) JK--I got first dibs. Give it to another Jim. Just because. Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:12:26 PM via TweetDeck

Are we having fun yet? Are we having lunch yet? Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:11:21 PM via TweetDeck

"Informatica To Deliver Power Of Hadoop With EMC" ( Briefing was on this + INFA 9.1 ( + futures Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:10:04 PM via TweetDeck

Cuz Big Data is about data at REST & in MOTION. Cloud-ly bodies at rest and in motion. How's that for tortured Newtonian acronym-mongering? Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:05:09 PM via TweetDeck

Abstraction layers for Big Data. REST is one of them. I'd also like to see one called MOTION: multi-object transform instantly over networks Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:03:23 PM via TweetDeck

Taking briefing from #Informatica right now on lots of good stuff. Thursday, May 12, 2011 12:00:14 PM via TweetDeck

Big Data in a Big Rush. That's how I expect the data analytics industry to re-message the whole elastic self-service provisioning theme. Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:59:31 AM via TweetDeck

Massive re-messaging, re-positioning, re-roadmapping, & re-partnering shift in enterprise IT around Big Data theme. Hoo-boy! Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:50:44 AM via TweetDeck

I am not a dog person. Have no pets at all. Prefer it that way. Like living in a clean house. Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:36:30 AM via TweetDeck

The barking dog in the background on a business call. That's the sonic signature of the home-office worker. Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:35:52 AM via TweetDeck

@StarcounterDB Thanks but they're a mess. You sit next to me, I look like a crazy man scribbling all over a single indecipherable sheet Thursday, May 12, 2011 11:01:55 AM via TweetDeck in reply to StarcounterDB

"IT pro's perfect game puts him in Putt-Putt record book" ( JK--18 consecutive aces? Wow! The Poobah of Putt-Putt! Thursday, May 12, 2011 10:58:11 AM via TweetDeck

#Attivio has MPP scale-out, inverted-index persistence, complex content repos, in-db analytics, & Hadoop integration, & 3 Vs: next-gen #EDW Thursday, May 12, 2011 10:35:38 AM via TweetDeck

Many vendors have similar mapping & reducing features in their offerings...I call this "loosey-goosey mappy-reducey" Thursday, May 12, 2011 10:30:44 AM via TweetDeck

#Attivio supports mapping & reducing operations in AIE, but not yet strictly Apache #Hadoop MapReduce Thursday, May 12, 2011 10:30:04 AM via TweetDeck

#Karmasphere #Hadoop chocolate from yesterday's #IBMbigdata ( Thursday, May 12, 2011 10:23:15 AM via TweetDeck

#Attivio discusses Big Data as "extreme information." #Forrester focuses on "Big Honkin' Data," which is order-of-mag larger than Zettabyte. Thursday, May 12, 2011 10:07:26 AM via TweetDeck

Being briefed by #Attivio on their Big Data offerings & strategy. Me and @bevelson Thursday, May 12, 2011 10:06:07 AM via TweetDeck

Managing anxiety levels is one of key productivity boosters. Not just managing your own. But be aware of your influence on others' anxieties Thursday, May 12, 2011 9:17:33 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Fall On Me by R.E.M. from Eponymous JK--One of their mid-80s early gems. Thursday, May 12, 2011 9:16:04 AM via TweetDeck

I have one of those voices you wouldn't describe as "relaxing." Nor does my wife. So we agree that we have nerve-jangling pipes. Thursday, May 12, 2011 9:06:41 AM via TweetDeck

Always happy when friends reach out 4 emotional support. Life is crazy. It's good when friends aren't emotionally needy. That's crazy-making Thursday, May 12, 2011 9:05:30 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Towards The Sun by Alexi Murdoch from Towards The Sun JK--A voice as calming as a lullaby. Thursday, May 12, 2011 9:04:00 AM via TweetDeck

Skype has had how many owners in past several years? Everybody knows it's a valuable asset. Nobody quite knows what to do with it. Thursday, May 12, 2011 8:53:13 AM via TweetDeck

"Deloitte buys Oco for BI, analytics" ( JK--Blinked when I saw this headline. Then realized prof svcs & SaaS a good fit Thursday, May 12, 2011 8:51:57 AM via TweetDeck

@dmenningervr #ibmbigdata Me too. I would have liked, at the very least, a deep info package, printed out, handed to each of us onsite. Thursday, May 12, 2011 8:44:57 AM via TweetDeck in reply to dmenningervr

Was telling Phil F. at #ibmbigdata that my tweets from events are my notes. Well, only part of them. On paper I diagram crazy complex graphs Thursday, May 12, 2011 8:26:25 AM via TweetDeck

'Twas good to hear the #ibmbigdata emphasis on data governance and ILM. Big Data can become a big mess if means slacking off from quality. Thursday, May 12, 2011 8:24:45 AM via TweetDeck

"Cisco family tree" graphic in center of latest Network World is cool. Companies acquired since 1993. "Oh, that's what became of so-and-so" Thursday, May 12, 2011 8:21:26 AM via TweetDeck

IEEE piece on 3-D printers for CAD prototyping. I could use one around house for one-off household stopgap doodads & thingamabobs. Thursday, May 12, 2011 8:14:42 AM via TweetDeck

Picked up free IEEE Spectrum at Delta Shuttle gate at Laguardia. Good historical piece on incandescent bulbs. Manufacturing. Early 1900s. Thursday, May 12, 2011 8:12:17 AM via TweetDeck

We are all now very familiar with the phenomenon of baddies impersonating our friends on email & social. Quick chat can test authenticity. Thursday, May 12, 2011 8:07:40 AM via TweetDeck

In the spirit of "LI" for "Long Island" (NY), I propose Michigan designate "UP" cities--e.g., Marquette UP, Escanaba UP, Sault Ste. Marie UP Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:42:54 PM via TweetDeck

For Vs of Big Data, I suggest: volume, velocity, variety, volatility, validity, & value. Yes, value: R U getting big insights from Big Data? Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:38:18 PM via TweetDeck

"Variety" & "variability" are too easily confused. I suggest "volatilty" for latter. Volatilty means data sources/formats come & go. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:36:30 PM via TweetDeck

Actually, the word "variability" got thrown in there as well as #ibmbigdata. It's not the same as variety. Variability is changing varieties Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:35:04 PM via TweetDeck

@daniel_abadi I like someone's suggestion of adding "validity" (i.e, trustworthy data) to the Vs. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:34:05 PM via TweetDeck in reply to daniel_abadi

What's now the Bronx must have been dense forest before civilization came. Westchester still has that tree-carpeted roll to the landscape. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:33:11 PM via TweetDeck

IBM's Westchester County NY facilities (I've been to Watson Lab & the Somers campus) have feeling of crowning their respective hillsides. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:31:00 PM via TweetDeck

Economy's improving. I saw fresh construction projects in Vegas. Somebody has enough confidence to put some money behind something new. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:29:22 PM via TweetDeck

"Grandiose" & "plethora." People mistakenly think they mean "big" & "a lot." But they are pejoratives meaning "excessive" & "too much." Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:19:50 PM via TweetDeck

The Good Humor people. They never had a signature ice cream variety or truck-jingle. They used to have a signature truck design. No more. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:15:26 PM via TweetDeck

Social network behavioral analytics: secret sauce for next best action, customer experience optimization, segmentation, & target marketing. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:13:22 PM via TweetDeck

#Microsoft acquisition of #Skype gives former access to huge volume of call detail records. Key to social network behavioral analytics. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:12:13 PM via TweetDeck

One of the things that impresses me about #ibmbigdata is their commitment to Apache open source & desire to minimize proprietary forks. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:54:28 PM via TweetDeck

Yahoo focusing on Apache Hadoop, discontinuing "The Yahoo Distribution of Hadoop" - Monday, January 31, 2011 10:41:59 PM via web Retweeted by you and 8 others

Why does Delta Shuttle put ample, diverse free pubs at Laguardia & near-diddly-squat on the WashNatl end? I want my free reading material! Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:37:33 PM via TweetDeck

Santayana's famous aphorism:"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." ( Me ( Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:34:43 PM via TweetDeck

Nice to be home. Breather. Open window behind me. Quiet night. Air is fresh. Bandwidth. I've unpacked my work head & left it downstairs. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:30:03 PM via TweetDeck

"Weaponizing the Social Web" ( JK--Spreading geopolitical propaganda thu false fronts? Lies, damned lies, & marketing. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:28:40 PM via TweetDeck

Hmmm....relatively short two-city business trip, but packed with excellent experiences...that's all I hope for, really. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 8:15:54 PM via txt

Go to my Facebook to see my photos of Mandelbrot, Codd, and Booch from the IBM Watson Labs Hall of Fame wall of great IBM scientists. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 6:02:11 PM via TweetDeck

My fave memory of Watson Research Center today. A guy who works there has great quirky Benoit Mandelbrot stories. Fractal peregrinations. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:55:50 PM via TweetDeck

Zettabytes. A trillion billion bytes, I believe. Let's call it a "trillbill." Why? Even a hint of Catherine Zeta-Jones distracts me. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:51:46 PM via TweetDeck

Life on the "social" is all overlapping conversations. It all feels like a Robert Altman film: conversational "M*A*S*H"-ups. Edgy edgy. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:46:57 PM via TweetDeck

In our chat with Arvind Krishna at #ibmbigdata I discussed my service-oriented analytics focus. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:43:20 PM via TweetDeck

#IBM Big Data event was great. I'll tweet my notes when I have more bandwidth and breathing room. In transit. Lag you are dee uh. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:38:15 PM via TweetDeck

New hot job title in analytics: "data scientist." Your database is your laboratory. Your schemas, models, and metadata are your test tubes. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 2:54:35 PM via txt

Excellent #IBM Big Data symposium. This vendor has the most coherent biz solution approach I've seen so far in this emerging space. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 2:44:38 PM via txt

Those who failed History are doomed to retake it. Those who didn't read the assigned Santayana aphorism are doomed to misquote it. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 10:44:09 AM via txt

Wall Street focuses on your business outcomes, which are, down deep, your business' income. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:48:21 AM via txt

#IBM Big Data Symposium. Quite a jampacked program today. Arvind etc. Several partners and customers. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:36:07 AM via txt

Looking forward to the #IBM Big Data analyst day at their Watson Research Ctr in Yorktown Hts. NY. Love forested Westchester County Wednesday, May 11, 2011 7:03:27 AM via TweetDeck

Far southeastern New York state. Only US state region with own virtual-state designator. NYC local news IDs nearby city as Freeport, L.I. Wednesday, May 11, 2011 6:07:32 AM via TweetDeck

"25 Ways IT Will Morph in the Next 25 Years" ( JK--Number 10: dirt-cheap petabytes. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 11:46:03 PM via TweetDeck

Tired little puppy. Nibbled at cold cuts, but they didn't cut it. Beer was good, though. This tired little puppy is in a deep drowse. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 9:53:24 PM via TweetDeck

Landed at White Plains. Sitting in terminal. Doing what I rarely do. Sync'ing email before going 2 hotel. Priority email inquiry. Big Data Tuesday, May 10, 2011 7:36:33 PM via TweetDeck

Recent upsurge in #NoSQL discussions in industry after several-month lull. Much is tied to Big Data vogue. #Hadoop is NoSQL, btw. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 5:08:32 PM via TweetDeck

It's all a matter of simply tracking, correlating, & analyzing all vendors' public moves/statements in proper context. Anyone can do it. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 5:04:28 PM via TweetDeck

People who aren't industry analysts seem 2 think U need deep briefings from vendors 2 do them justice. But public actions/words are key Tuesday, May 10, 2011 5:03:12 PM via TweetDeck

Detroit Metro Airport. Site of my first airplane takeoff/landing. Me & Webelos in '69. Field trip of sorts. Flew tight circle around Motown Tuesday, May 10, 2011 4:56:07 PM via TweetDeck

Good. Grabbed the seat next to the outlet. That's cause I camped on floor, saw my opening, and jumped for it. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 4:52:26 PM via TweetDeck

Relistening to Arthur & Yu's 2007 LP, "In Camera" in its entirety while I squat on airport gate floor typing this. For me, reliable relaxer Tuesday, May 10, 2011 4:49:39 PM via TweetDeck

Sitting at gate in my connecting airport, Detroit, en route to White Plains 4 #IBM thing. This is not the Metro of my childhood. Better now. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 4:37:53 PM via TweetDeck

Listening to Bill Callahan "Drover" from #KEXP Song of the Day podcast on my 1st-gen Zune. Love the authenticity of his plainsong delivery. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 4:35:34 PM via TweetDeck

"Hadoop & Enterprise Storage? ( JK--Make data really small as make it really big. Big duplicate data = big storage cost Tuesday, May 10, 2011 10:28:50 AM via TweetDeck

Now I'm going to chillax at the airport. Often, that's my ironic calm spot in a busy travel schedule. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 10:25:50 AM via TweetDeck

@dmenningervr #IBM It's a Big Data week, all right Tuesday, May 10, 2011 10:04:32 AM via TweetDeck in reply to dmenningervr

"10 things end users do that drive me crazy" ( JK--IT support needs patience of saint & bedside manner to get thru day Tuesday, May 10, 2011 10:04:15 AM via TweetDeck

"Did cloud computing help catch Osama bin Laden?" ( JK--It's possible. US govt threw entire cyber-arsenal at him. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 9:57:10 AM via TweetDeck

Biz is tapestry of overlapping processes. Operational intelligence illumin8s. Webinar w/ #Vitria Thurs 5-19, 1pm (EDT): Tuesday, May 10, 2011 9:49:31 AM via TweetDeck

Flying today to the #IBM Big Data analyst event (tomorrow) at Watson Labs, Yorktown Heights NY. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 9:46:19 AM via TweetDeck

Coming back to Palazzo the week after next for #Forrester IT Forum. Hope to see you all here then. Speaking on next-best action in #CRM Tuesday, May 10, 2011 9:43:45 AM via TweetDeck

"Microsoft Acquires Skype for $8.5 Billion" ( ) JK--Paid dearly. But may become most important social property. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 9:24:37 AM via TweetDeck

May I suggest that true core of #Hadoop is MapReduce, as a modeling abstraction layer? Nothing else (HDFS, Pig, etc.) is universally adopted Tuesday, May 10, 2011 9:21:34 AM via TweetDeck

Illuminate dark biz processes thru operational intelligence. Webinar w/ me & #Vitria Thurs 5-19 10am (PDT)/1pm (EDT): Tuesday, May 10, 2011 3:11:21 AM via TweetDeck

DJ Riz always plays the coolest mood music in the late hours on #KEXP. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 1:36:58 AM via TweetDeck

RT @latimes: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver announce separation after 25 years of marriage ( JK--That's sad. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 12:55:05 AM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You Can Count On Me by Panda Bear from Tomboy JK--Processed quasichoral multitrak'd same-singer vox. Shades of Enya! Tuesday, May 10, 2011 12:53:40 AM via TweetDeck

RT @HadoopNews: SnapLogic demos 'Hadoop for humans' ( JK--What they mean is visual modeling tool for Hdp. Still pre-beta Tuesday, May 10, 2011 12:23:14 AM via TweetDeck

"Who Owns Your Social Identity?" ( JK--Can it be truly social if U can't persistently bind it to your actual identity? Tuesday, May 10, 2011 12:10:12 AM via TweetDeck

A vendor asked today if my increased volume of #Hadoop tweets recently is just my personal passion. I said proportionate 2 industry activity Monday, May 09, 2011 11:38:36 PM via TweetDeck

"EMC Delivers Hadoop 'Big Data' Analytics to the Enterprise" ( JK--Press release. GA in Q3. Monday, May 09, 2011 11:36:39 PM via TweetDeck

RT @HadoopNews: 5 New #Hadoop Products Launching Today: EMC Greenplum HD, DataStax Brisk and More Monday, May 09, 2011 11:32:40 PM via TweetDeck

What's all this about Microsoft acquiring Skype? Nice Twitter fodder for a 24-hour commentary cycle. Monday, May 09, 2011 11:32:01 PM via TweetDeck

Tonight I'm going 2 B contrarian. Start calling it #Poodah for little while. Be the Grand Poobah of Poodah. Primitive analytics in the clod Monday, May 09, 2011 11:30:11 PM via TweetDeck

An easterner on or near the west coast for a few days. You invariably split your consciousness between the timezones. Who's up now? Monday, May 09, 2011 7:41:44 PM via TweetDeck

@bitterer Rather than try to make finer points here, I'll just link to my #forrester federation report from 2008: Monday, May 09, 2011 6:30:39 PM via TweetDeck in reply to bitterer

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Skylar Interabang!? by Made In Heights from Winter Pigeons EP JK--Interpolates Sufjan's 1st track from "Illinoise" Monday, May 09, 2011 5:16:50 PM via TweetDeck

"Living Legend: Vint Cerf" ( JK--Cerf is the Warren Buffett of the Internet. A respectful hush rises when name invoked Monday, May 09, 2011 5:15:20 PM via TweetDeck

"EMC unveils Hadoop appliance, BI software" ( JK--Yes on the former, no on the latter. No #BI announcement here. Monday, May 09, 2011 5:07:09 PM via TweetDeck

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Will I See You In Heaven by The Jayhawks from Rainy Day Music JK--Gorgeous tune with their incredible vocal harmony. Monday, May 09, 2011 5:04:36 PM via TweetDeck

Pardon me, but I lump search-engine-optimization devotees with get-rich-quick specialists on Twittr. They want U 2 pay them 2 game something Monday, May 09, 2011 4:57:22 PM via TweetDeck

#EMCWorld best use of live contortionists in a tech demonstration. Monday, May 09, 2011 3:10:00 PM via txt

@JAdP Just Google "DataStax" & "Hadoop" and that press release will pop right up on many sites you don't need to register for. Monday, May 09, 2011 2:16:59 PM via TweetDeck in reply to JAdP

#EMCWorld Greenplum's been working with #Hadoop for 18 months. Partners include Informatica, Tableau, Karmasph… (cont) Monday, May 09, 2011 2:16:18 PM via TweetDeck

#EMCWorld Greenplum will rollout #Hadoop partner/developer self-svc "sandbox" site with their distro plus MadLib analytic lib Monday, May 09, 2011 2:14:56 PM via TweetDeck

#EMCWorld Greenplum plans proprietary Hadoop distro that, they claim, will be "6X faster than Apache Hadoop" Monday, May 09, 2011 2:12:11 PM via TweetDeck

#EMCWorld Greenplum #Hadoop appliances will have HBase, Pig, Hive, HDFS (GP HD), JobTracker, MapReduce, Cassandra Monday, May 09, 2011 2:11:14 PM via TweetDeck

#EMCWorld Greenplum #Hadoop appliance has Apache Hdp v2.0 + proprietry enhancement to HDFS ("Greenplum HD") with pluggable storage substrate Monday, May 09, 2011 2:10:13 PM via TweetDeck

@storagestaffing #storagestaffinggirls "Storage Staffing Girls"? Do they work in those "Storage Rooms" in hotel? Does #EMC sponsor those? Monday, May 09, 2011 2:02:43 PM via TweetDeck in reply to storagestaffing

@InformationCTO By middle of decade, the real-time social media analysis will be substantially handled in-memory. Historical partly on disk Monday, May 09, 2011 2:01:06 PM via TweetDeck in reply to InformationCTO

@CurtMonash Yep. That's why I am focusing on Big Memory as going beyond Big Data as today's #EDW vendors discuss it. All-in-mem real-time Monday, May 09, 2011 2:00:07 PM via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

#EMCWorld EMC positions Isilon file-based storage & Atmos object-based storage as key 2 Big Data, working with GP, #Hadoop, & VMWare Monday, May 09, 2011 1:58:38 PM via TweetDeck

#EMCWorld EMC definition of Big Data is very high volume, growing very fast, and disparate data types. Monday, May 09, 2011 1:56:56 PM via TweetDeck

@CurtMonash Agreed. I think of the new paradigm as the complex content analytics cloud. Every EDW is a node in the fabric. Monday, May 09, 2011 1:55:54 PM via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

@CurtMonash We're still waiting for crisper productization plans & roadmap for #EMC #Greenplum #Hadoop appliance. We'll tweet when we know Monday, May 09, 2011 1:51:03 PM via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

@CurtMonash In market as immature as #Hadoop solutions, everything's pricey. Cheap storage'll drive adoption & maturation by mid-decade Monday, May 09, 2011 1:49:41 PM via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

@CurtMonash #EMC #Hadoop appliance? Assume Greenplum + Isilon + Atmos + MapReduce + HDFS + Hive + Cassandra w/ optimized interconnect Monday, May 09, 2011 1:47:57 PM via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

@CurtMonash They haven't announced pricing yet. I doubt they will today. So not sure where you get the "overpriced" from. Monday, May 09, 2011 1:44:27 PM via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

@CurtMonash "Hadoop hardware"? What's that? Monday, May 09, 2011 1:39:56 PM via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

@nselby I've got a little black book of names I will nominate to fill up that hall pronto. Monday, May 09, 2011 1:39:29 PM via TweetDeck in reply to nselby

@nselby #RSA Let's you and I mount a Facebook campaign to get Britta nominated to the Awesome People in Analyst Relations Hall of Fame. Monday, May 09, 2011 1:38:47 PM via TweetDeck in reply to nselby

#EMCWorld Big shout-out to #RSA analyst relations pro, totally nice person, & longtime acquaintance Britta Glade. She's in analyst room now! Monday, May 09, 2011 1:36:36 PM via TweetDeck

"IBM Delivers Technology to Help Clients Protect and Retain "Big Data"" ( JK--Tape storage, enhanced archiving, dedup Monday, May 09, 2011 1:32:38 PM via TweetDeck

DataStax releases Brisk (, an open-source #Hadoop #Cassandra distro optimized for lo-latency on Hive. No HDFS. No HBase Monday, May 09, 2011 1:30:51 PM via TweetDeck

@John_Senor #MDM is important, but can B done , & often is, with a centralized or hub-and-spoke #EDW. Doesn't depend on data virtualization Monday, May 09, 2011 1:21:09 PM via TweetDeck in reply to John_Senor

@bitterer Andy that's old thinking. Data federation/virtualiz'n is a key best practice in a virtual cloud #EDW ecosystem w/ #Hadoop & NoSQL Monday, May 09, 2011 1:16:41 PM via TweetDeck in reply to bitterer

In many ways, the killer apps for #Hadoop are 1) petabyte-scale log analysis & 2) petabyte-scale machine learning. Monday, May 09, 2011 1:15:22 PM via TweetDeck

@CurtMonash Scope of high-value-log-analysis market? #SIEM #GRC IT-optimization, & a heapin' helpin' of the social network analysis arena Monday, May 09, 2011 1:14:35 PM via TweetDeck in reply to CurtMonash

#EMCWorld Tucci won't discuss acquisition plans in Big Data. Close to the vest. Monday, May 09, 2011 1:10:45 PM via TweetDeck

#EMCWorld @VanessaAlvarez1 asks Tucci about #Hadoop announcement. "We will fully embrace Hadoop...participate in community." Monday, May 09, 2011 1:04:23 PM via TweetDeck

#EMCWorld Tucci building technology to make virtual appliances work more seamlessly. Monday, May 09, 2011 1:02:54 PM via TweetDeck

#EMCWorld Tucci believes most software will be delivered as appliances: physical and virtual. But says virtual will be "better." Monday, May 09, 2011 1:02:13 PM via TweetDeck

#EMCWorld analyst summit. Sitting with @VanessaAlvarez1 @shawnrog @fhalper . Joe Tucci Q&A Monday, May 09, 2011 1:00:05 PM via TweetDeck

#EMCWorld Greenplum currently has #Hadoop products in beta. Plan GA soon Monday, May 09, 2011 12:21:50 PM via txt

#EMCWorld Tucci teased us to Greenplum #Hadoop announcements: appliance, commercial enterprise distro, open source distro. Monday, May 09, 2011 12:20:13 PM via txt

#EMCWorld Tucci said something new: Cloud apps can be more secure than prem-based if move policies with the data into the cloud. Monday, May 09, 2011 12:15:07 PM via txt

#EMCWorld keynote hall WiFi bandwidth starved. Reverting to handy dandy texting to tweet. Tucci still has not said anything new. Laptop off. Monday, May 09, 2011 12:10:24 PM via txt

#EMCWorld Tucci: "Enter the Hybrid Cloud." Details later. Monday, May 09, 2011 12:00:30 PM via web

#EMCWorld Tucci cites research: 1.2 trillion billion bytes (zettabytes) data in digital world now, grow to 35 Zb by end of decade. 90% unstr Monday, May 09, 2011 11:58:52 AM via web

#EMCWorld "World's first data scientist summit"? Is that a branch of computer science? I assume it's not branch of "library science." Monday, May 09, 2011 11:49:39 AM via web

Here at #EMCWorld keynote. Waiting for Joe Tucci to come on. "Big Data Meets Cloud." 6000 customers here. 1000 partners. Venetian, LV Monday, May 09, 2011 11:47:51 AM via web

"First Ever Twitter Message Sent from Top of Mount Everest" ( JK--Only got to character 124 before oxygen ran out. Monday, May 09, 2011 9:43:27 AM via TweetDeck

"Cloud Computing Era Could Mean MSP Extinction" ( JK--Disagree. Some enterprises'll still need remote IT monitor & mgt Monday, May 09, 2011 9:39:44 AM via TweetDeck

"Open Source's Greatest Hits" ( JK--Watson? Watson isn't open source! Don't list "Watson" if you only mean UIMA. Monday, May 09, 2011 9:36:21 AM via TweetDeck

Getting ready for analyst day at #EMCWorld. By "getting ready," I mean typing these words into TweetDeck. Monday, May 09, 2011 9:33:59 AM via TweetDeck

@bitterer "Not again" what? Context? Monday, May 09, 2011 4:24:21 AM via TweetDeck in reply to bitterer

Lotioning & hydrating continuously. Trying to keep desert grit & brooke out of my system, though I'm indoors here at Palazzo. Casinos R gross Monday, May 09, 2011 3:47:03 AM via TweetDeck

150th anniversary of the start of Civil War. I'm a Virginian who grew up in the Midwest. Virginia's pleasant countryside was battle central. Sunday, May 08, 2011 4:47:00 PM via txt

Memphis, of course, was named for a desert city on a large river that flooded on a predictable schedule. Sunday, May 08, 2011 4:40:19 PM via txt

Connecting to desert city Las Vegas thru river city Memphis, which braces for a flood of historic proportions. Sunday, May 08, 2011 4:38:42 PM via txt

WashPost published photo of Obama's mother at Borobodur. I love that central Java valley. In middle of humanity's 1st path out of Africa. Sunday, May 08, 2011 3:13:30 PM via txt

"D.C.’s tech scene is finally re-emerging" ( JK--Hasn't gone away. But VCs are Valley-dwellers. Sunday, May 08, 2011 2:40:00 PM via TweetDeck

Another nice thing about the self-tweet visualization. It tells me my tweets-per-day average. Currently: 34.45 tweets per day. Sunday, May 08, 2011 2:26:47 PM via TweetDeck

Nice thing about that self-tweet visualization graph: by clicking on word, I can quickly rollup all tweets I've done recently that use it. Sunday, May 08, 2011 2:25:48 PM via TweetDeck

This has been a Spring of intermittent sun and regular rains in the DC area. We're plenty lush. What we need is short break from precip. Sunday, May 08, 2011 2:18:25 PM via TweetDeck

Tweet influence visualizations. Would B cool 2 C how many learned new fact 1st from that tweet, or if it simply confirmed what already knew Sunday, May 08, 2011 2:06:59 PM via TweetDeck

RT @lennysan @yelenart @acroll Breaking Bin Laden: visualizing the power of a single tweet ( JK--Looks like sperms/ovum Sunday, May 08, 2011 2:00:00 PM via TweetDeck

Right, & influence often best explained post hoc: somebody took some action, the principal cause of which was what someone else did or said Sunday, May 08, 2011 10:45:23 AM via txt

They also demonstrate how little actual coherency you can get on individual's unique POV if U don't engage them in interactive conversation Sunday, May 08, 2011 10:24:59 AM via txt

Hi-lvl topic map can B used 2 caricature. I mostly tweet about how #KEXP might use #Hadoop Big Data clusters 2 calc what music truly matters Sunday, May 08, 2011 10:09:47 AM via txt

Every tweet topic map shows our individual current preoccupations. I'd like 2 C time-series analysis of how mine have evolved. Sunday, May 08, 2011 10:02:16 AM via txt

Pretty freakin' amazing! Look at this topic map of my tweets ( Try it on your own. Sunday, May 08, 2011 8:59:34 AM via TweetDeck

"In Praise of Lesser Talents" ( JK-Smug & superior? Ranking talents by greater vs. lesser? Where does ranker rank self? Sunday, May 08, 2011 8:56:55 AM via TweetDeck

"Diff btwn UK, Great Britain, & England" ( JK--Sharp, funny, fast, accurate Venn diagram of Crown's componentry Sunday, May 08, 2011 8:48:07 AM via TweetDeck

Even when there's nothing on TV, there's always something on the Internet. And when there's nothing on the Internet, U can put something on. Saturday, May 07, 2011 10:01:51 PM via txt

Local FM station does usual Saturday night of 70s "retro." All in the disco vein. Only minimal overlap with the 70s I actually experienced Saturday, May 07, 2011 9:51:11 PM via TweetDeck

Browsing my latest "stuff" scrape of links 2 stories. Dirty little secret is out: I don't read all of them in depth during week I scrape 'em Saturday, May 07, 2011 9:41:52 PM via TweetDeck

"The History of Atari Computers" ( JK--Innovative for its day. And its products were attractive. For the sleek geek Saturday, May 07, 2011 9:27:34 PM via TweetDeck

"What Should Twitter Do With TweetDeck?" ( JK--For starters, take it out of "beta" stage fer cryin' out loud. Go v1.0. Saturday, May 07, 2011 9:19:46 PM via TweetDeck

Drinking warm ginger tea. One of my very favorite drinks. Not sure if it's medicinal. But the soothing quality is like a warm bath. Inside. Saturday, May 07, 2011 9:14:08 PM via TweetDeck

VCs primarily funding B2C social/mobile/gamification stuff these days. Business-oriented IT investments? #Hadoop stuff getting funded. Saturday, May 07, 2011 9:08:32 PM via TweetDeck

"Cracking Bin Laden's Hard Drives" ( JK--Physical fingerprints on laptops & thumbdrives may be just as important. Saturday, May 07, 2011 9:05:02 PM via TweetDeck

"Should every server be virtualized?" ( JK--Better 2 ask if all server resources should be dynamically pooled & alloc8d Saturday, May 07, 2011 8:52:00 PM via TweetDeck

RT @GoGVOConference: I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it. W. C. Fields JK--Actually, Fields said "fuck" Saturday, May 07, 2011 8:44:05 PM via TweetDeck

Getting ready for #EMCWorld. Go there tomorrow. Looking forward to a great show. Saturday, May 07, 2011 8:42:18 PM via TweetDeck

@merv and yours truly agree that 2011 is the year traditional vendors get a kick in the aaS Saturday, May 07, 2011 8:27:04 PM via TweetDeck

Word tries to autocorrect "Kobielus" to "cabal." But I'm a lone wolf, not part of some secret society or vast conspiracy. Far as I know. Saturday, May 07, 2011 8:20:04 PM via TweetDeck

RT @jeffjarvis: Android just autocorrected "asshole" to "Assange." Apparently White House took control of my tablet. Saturday, May 07, 2011 8:18:49 PM via TweetDeck

Did our yardwork in the morning. Egidia got her massage in the afternoon while I relaxed at Panera nearby. Now we're loving the calm at home Saturday, May 07, 2011 8:16:53 PM via TweetDeck

@merv You know it. BTW, what does "stealth" mean when they sponsor a conference and promote self as "stealth"? Saturday, May 07, 2011 7:58:35 PM via TweetDeck in reply to merv

"13 features that make each Web browser unique" ( JK--Nice comparative analysis of space most asssume is commoditized Saturday, May 07, 2011 7:57:43 PM via TweetDeck

Hadoop Summit 2011 ( June 27. Santa Clara CA Saturday, May 07, 2011 7:51:01 PM via TweetDeck

Punk pastafazoola! WSJ has review of jarred tomato sauces. One is "Marky Ramone's Brooklyn's Own Marinara Pasta Sauce." His dad was chef Saturday, May 07, 2011 4:28:06 PM via txt

Wanna bet NSA's using most powerful supercomputer in existence 2 break whatever encryption OBL may have applied 2 all those computer files? Saturday, May 07, 2011 4:15:07 PM via txt

Hey media, quit referring to OBL at the end as "old man." He was 54. Middle aged. Not much older than me. Only 4-5 years older than Obama. Saturday, May 07, 2011 4:03:25 PM via txt

Proof we killed OBL? Why would anybody else B holding unreleased videos of him practicing speeches? His minions would've used 'em 2 taunt us Saturday, May 07, 2011 4:00:07 PM via txt

Jack Elliott. He's almost 80 years old. When will he become Settlin'Down Jack Elliott? Must he always be Ramblin'? Draws suspicion. Saturday, May 07, 2011 9:01:37 AM via TweetDeck

If you sense that the late 70s was an era of odd faux-primitive new-wave hipsterism, you are quite right. In many ways, it shaped me. Saturday, May 07, 2011 12:18:16 AM via TweetDeck

The Shaggs "My Pal Foot Foot" ( Somebody, please, somebody, somewhere, find the Wiggins sisters. Make them rich Saturday, May 07, 2011 12:14:34 AM via TweetDeck

Teenage Jesus and the Jerks "Race Mixing" (live in NYC 1979) ( Somehow, this makes me nostalgic for college. Saturday, May 07, 2011 12:12:17 AM via TweetDeck

DNA "Blonde Red Head" ( . I'll understand if you hate this noise-art. I love it. Feels like streetperson rant. Saturday, May 07, 2011 12:09:29 AM via TweetDeck

James Chance & The Contortions "Dish It Out" ( JK--From classic Eno-produced 1978 LP compilation "No New York" Saturday, May 07, 2011 12:05:48 AM via TweetDeck

Young Marble Giants "Wurlitzer Jukebox," video, live, 2008. Yes, 2008 ( Saturday, May 07, 2011 12:00:08 AM via TweetDeck

Original version of "Misirlou" ( An old Greek song. Title means "Let's go surfin' now everybody's learnin' how" Friday, May 06, 2011 11:48:03 PM via TweetDeck

Saw "Love & Other Drugs" on DVD. Succeeds partly on script, mostly on strong acting from Hathaway & Gyllenhaal. Plus ample sex scenes. Friday, May 06, 2011 11:13:51 PM via TweetDeck