Well, I guess the sales pitch was effective, then.
Sorta caught up on a buncha things this week. Had to re-explain #Hadoop (vis-a-vis everything else) more often than I woulda liked.
Taking a week-end breather. Deep breathing, anticipating the weekend soaker and bluster.
As of this coming Monday, the new #Forrester HQ will be 60 Acorn Park Drive, Cambridge MA 02140, northwest of Harvard.
Just did inquiry from enterprise analytics pro on #Hadoop best practices. Had my best practices cheatsheet. Will publish it in report soon
I've always felt queasy about the cult around Steve Jobs. It's always been focused on a guy making elaborate sales pitches.
"The ROI Of Next Best Action: Measuring The Lift From Improved Customer Experience" (bit.ly/rmivZV)
"CFO's Terror (on.fb.me/nPaSxQ)"
Did any so-called psychics predict the East Coast Earthquake this past Tuesday? Easy way to find out. Anybody put it on social pre-quake?
Wow! Yankees hit 3 grand slams in 1 game!
Morning mood not always where it needs 2 B. U R permitted 2 make tiny behavioral adjustments 2 restore it 2 its former whereitneedstobeatude
And of course Base #SAS. I try to help customers to understand what stat tools, SAS and/other vendors and/or R, are best for them to license
Had 2 ask #SAS again yesterday 2 clarify funct overlap, trgt users, & dependencies among EM EG RPM & JMP. Their customers ask. I try my best
Outer Banks a relative thing. If washed away, outer surrender that status to the next inner layer of banks.
Epicentric-spreading-ripples TV news graphics have given way 2 eye-centric northward-sliding pinwheel pix. From sudden to predicted disaster
Tysons can never be "downtown" in classic "all-hours magnet" sense. Most NoVa residents've learnt 2 avoid its snarl. Go there only as needed
Towers upon which Metro Silver Line will run R going up along Rt. 7 in Tysons. Exactly what this nondescript "downtown" needs. Its own El.
Toner issues with both printers at the Tysons office today. Tried to address myself. To no avail.
Worked away from home office today. Did a quick McDonald's run in rain. Don't do that very often. The McDonald's, I mean. Big Mac meat so-so
"Business Case For Real-Time BI Tools Rests On Data-Access Speed Needs" (bit.ly/n6kH7P) JK--CEOs aren't all that hooked on CEP.
Taking briefing from #WiseWindow, provider of "Mass Opinion Business Intelligence" social sentiment monitoring dashboarding service.
@Brett2point0 Played "Within You Without You" on my commute this morning. Rocks my world back into equilibrium. Every time.
20-year-old me probably wouldn't have given a rat's patootie about #Hadoop. I was deeper into Pac-Man, at that point in my life.
Scoping the #Hadoop market is half the battle. Once you have a clear, fair, valid scope, comparative solution analysis becomes a tad easier
Drives me nuts when two or more vendors I cover use the same project codename at the same time. Lose a second or two of focus recalibrating
It's really overstating the matter to say the industry was shocked by Jobs stepping down from CEO. His health issues widely known.
Apple minus its core. Jobs will always remain the guiding spirit of the brand, if nothing else.
"Paul Allen on His Love for Old Computers" (on.wsj.com/rjohoz) JK--That's fine as long as not cryogenically preservng old programmers
"Electricity-Harvesting Device May Put Power in Your Steps" (bit.ly/ndKqTR) JK--So, having ants in your pants is good for the planet
I love how #KEXP Roadhouse is playing early 70s radio songs as "roots" tonight. Many of us re-rooted our rock aesthetic post-60s.
The post-Jobs Apple. Will it fare as well as the post-Gates Microsoft?
@Greendrv Thanks. Those were two non-sequitur thoughts jammed into a tweet. But somehow they felt poetically kindred.
I make point of not follow peeps whose sole Twitter topic is 2 thank people 4 following. "That's a lovely dress you're wearing Mrs. Cleaver"
So far this week I've caught up on a lot of transcribing of own notes, for semi-finished verbiage to go into #Forrester reports I'm writing
"Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple" (on.wsj.com/nkgvIL) JK--Obviously, his legacy is secure.
Listening to Stuart Moxham "Unit of Desire" from "Signal Path." Love how his voice floats above a busy electronic swirl.
Listening to Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass "Whipped Cream" from their greatest. Lots of guys in the 60s got lots of mileage from LP photo
Listening to Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit" from "Nvrmnd." One of most exquisitely modul8d electrochrged screams of anguish ever recorded
Listening to The Beatles "A Day In The Life" from "SPLHCB." Reading today's news. Oh, boy!
Listening to Gillian Welch & Alison Krauss "I'll Fly Away" from "O Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrak. I've flown away 2 my afterwork hangout
Many field-proven MPP #BigData approaches remain unsung or unsingable, embedded inside one-off oper analytcs platforms or topsecret deploys
#SAS has a fairly extensive "R" integration throughout their modeling tool portfolio. They need to summarize & present it in unified way
Taking briefing from #SAS on JMP Pro
"Amazon Goes After Cloud App Speed Bumps" (bit.ly/p9Vu8T) JK--Sounds cool. Why does the story cut off?
Are we living in a POC? Just before the Big Bang, do you suppose somebody said to God: "Universe. Yeah, great idea, but it won't scale"?
Local news is doing fewer people-on-street interviews. They've cut back on staff & gotten lazy: just show on-air parade of peeps who tweet
Of course, tweeting "iPhone" in any context (Bjork-full or otherwise) unleashes a swarm of bots tweeting offers to sell me one. Buzz off!
Cool thing about Bjork is that she's fearless about taking creative chances that leave you puzzled, breathless, & oddly exhilarated.
"SAP's Sybase: big data by the people, of the people, for the people" (bit.ly/oxvgED) JK--Quotes yours truly.
Does HP's Autonomy acq have "Big Data written all over it"? I'll believe that only if HP blends Autonomy + Vertica, and goes deep on Hadoop
"Amazon Launches AWS GovCloud for the U.S. Government" (bit.ly/pl7ppc) JK--No Elastic MapReduce. But I suspect only matter of time
Hurricane bearing down on the east coast. Just to remind us that disasters come top-down as well as bottom-up from Mother Earth.
After a while, it got annoying to hear people interviewed on TV reporting on how the earthquake felt. We all felt the same event.
Hold on! The eligibility requirements 4 ladies to get on VH-1 "Basketball Wives" include "ex-fiancee of"? Can "ex-hopeful" getcha into NBA?
Earthquake has occasioned temporal displacement of my Tues workout into evening hours. Watching TV news graphic of pulsating 5.8 in Cntrl VA
For my reading lamp to fall face forward, I bet the sharpest shock's vertical displacement was quarter inch or so.
This quake felt like distinctly vertical displacement of earth's crust. Like 2 sharp hammer cracks. SoCal 1992 quakes were lateral rolling
#businessintelligence buyers/users only (no vendors, no consultants) please contribute to our software pricing survey bit.ly/nW2hkr
Dear #Hadoop Wave vendors and others in this market inquiring about the Wave: Please connect 2 me only through Shannon, my RA.
Did the quake shake some money loose on Capitol Hill? I'll bet there's plenty under Congress' sofa. We need to scrounge for every last cent.
San Francisco was peaceful and tranquil, seismologically, last week. Lulled me into a false sense of geological security.
#Hadoop best practice: Don't install a single point of failure HDFS name-node on any location that rides on Earth's tectonic plates.
During that shaky 5-10 second period, my next best action was instinctive: get out of the house ASAP! I was in middle of vendor briefing.
I have never ever seen high-vol Twitter stream speed by as fast as the zillion tweets from me & others right after East Coast Quake. Man!
@maggymaggy Thanks. I'm sure tomorrow's headlines will read "James Kobielus unscathed by Eastern Seaboard quake (millions of others too)."
I had to walk inside and outside my house to make sure a plane or copter hadn't crashed into it. It was THAT sudden and intense.
Quake's bark worse than bite. My desk lamp fell forward, undamaged. A little foam monkey fell off my bookcase. I picked it up.
Before then, oddly, a quake (much milder) in Detroit in mid-70s. Listening to Tigers on radio one afternoon. Ernie Harwell mentioned quake.
Last time I experienced temblor of this magnitude was '92 in Orange County CA, twice in one morning with my then-5-year-old son on shoulders
#KXEN doing interesting things. Several things that I'd like to tweet about are NDA.
Taking refresher update briefing from #KXEN
Well, that #Hadoop vendor made the earth move for me today. Won't say who is was. Wouldn't be prudent. Cue Dana Carvey as GHWBush.
Actually, recollecting recent sense memory on VA quake: was 2-3 seconds of serious rumble, punctuated by jolt, then deep teeth-jarring shock
Epicenter of earthquake was 100 miles SW of me, in Louisa County, VA. I'm in Fairfax County. Sudden jolt followed by sharp shock. We're OK.
My reading lamp fell face down on my notes while interviewing a #Hadoop vendor.
Earthquake in northern Virginia. What the f?
Often speak of "talking heads" TV commentators. Web-only equivalent are "typing hands." Sometimes, fresh comment extrudes from fingertips.
Those incoming-message lower-right pop-ups in Windows are semi-annoying when you're in middle of typing something & they hijack your clicks
Essentially, a dry run of this week's #Forrester webinar for all clients, but with a greater "quality of experience" value-add thrown in
Half of analysis is simply transcribing your own notes and thoughts legibly for you to consume.
Strange that my WiFi connection hiccups when get text (on VZN Wireless). Are frequencies so close that cross-channel interference an issue?
Just reviewing one of my #Hadoop case studies. Combines Hbase, HDFS, and MySQL for various functions. Not atypical.
@NickiCransqj175 Not talkin' 'bout those kinds of "models" sweetie, but thanks for the follow anyway.
Any discussions of what #Hadoop is must stay close to the bone of what the community/industry is actually making of it.
#Hadoop pluggable storage layer = any or all of HDFS, Hbase, Cassandra, NoSQL, RDBMS, etc, beneath the MapReduce modeling abstraction.
Process logic often a combo of orchestration mode, predictive analytics model, and/or deterministic biz rules. Transforms key to analytics
@Greendrv Influence feeds on itself in that hall of mirrors way. You influence people who influence U & we all spread influenza far & wide
"6 Enlightened Ideas Brought to You by Evil Empires" (bit.ly/papDng) JK--I suspect this means Kim Jong-Il a sttrong candidate 4 Nobel
RT @MJMcKean: RIP Jerry Leiber who, with Mike Stoller, brought humor & intelligence into early rock'n'roll. Irreplaceable.
"Psychology of Text Relationships" (bit.ly/o1sLkl) JK--From 2004, so slightly predates today's social mania. But good analysis anywho
Don't tell me we're going to be searching in caves for Gadhafi for the next 10 years.
BTW, ask any two vendors or users for a crisp definition of #Hadoop that isn't annoyingly vague. Confused? That's part of the problem.
RIP Nick Ashford. He & wife Valerie Simpson wrote & produced many smooth soul hits that others took up the charts, including Gaye/Terrell
Saying analyst firms have to evolve is sort of obvious. In fact, they have evolved to occupy all niches in this particular ecosystem.
"Like" is essentially tweeted comment minus payload. I care more about yer quip than yer smile. Love is cheap. Piece of yer mind is precious
"Top 10 Science Hoaxes" (bit.ly/oNHbdQ) JK--Dont believe em for a minute. No credibilty. Evolution & global warming missing from list
"The History of the Net" (bit.ly/nwm9X9) JK--Poorly organized. Needs to distinguish "Before Al Gore era" from all that followed.
"Old Version.com: Because Newer Is Not Always Better" (bit.ly/n8lyrM) JK--Definitely needs "like" button + some moist raspberries
"Almost Every file format in the world!" (bit.ly/mSJMpq) JK--Almost as full of evolutionary dead ends & junk as the human genome.
"10 Search Engines to Explore Invisible Web" (bit.ly/cw0RSS) JK--OK, OK, curb your enthusiasm! No obvious porn search optimizer apps
"Aerogel: See-Thru, Strong as Steel & Lighter than Air" (bit.ly/9pK37w) JK--Wonder material, eh? Where's the "now here's the catch"?
StumbleUpon takes my twitter style to a new level. See something flash up: analyze and characterize it in haste. Move on. Repeat. Chop-chop!
"What Does Yr Body Language Say About You? How 2 Read Signs & Recognize Gestures" (bit.ly/flT74k) JK--And not get self-conscious?
@merv Let's hope Leiber and Doc Pomus are writing some catchy new material for all to hear when we go to that big sock hop in the sky.
@thetroynelson Troy, it's always cool to worry whether owning a lava lamp is key lifestyle decision. Your postmodern indecision becomes you
@merv Just seeing titles of Leiber-Stoller songs sets them in immediate rotation in the jukebox of your mind. Yakety Yak. Poison Ivy, etc
Digging the Zune software that will remain on my Windows desktop, independent of that defunct media player. Beautifully designed experience.
Starting to get back into appreciating network evening news. They package up high-level takeaways. Don't drown you in 24x7 talking-head nits
RIP Jerry Leiber. He & Mike Stoller crafted some of the most memorable early songs in rock-n-roll heaven. Their songs were among most iconic
Refusing 2 participate in Wave indicates vendor presupposes ultimate criteria, scales, weights, scores, & ranking. Don't assume.
Listenin 2 Springsteen "Born in the USA." Liberal rockr turned cool trick midway thru Reagan years. Some thought this protest song patriotic
Encouraging news from Tripoli. I can go short on bit.ly tweets & long on deck.ly in clear conscience. Not relying on dictator-sponsored URLs
Refreshing low humidity and wonderful breeze out here on my deck lounge chair. Head defintely needs a spacy place to decompress.
Wasn't a whole lot interesting in IT industry news today. Or maybe I skimmed it too quickly.
Still in process of writing up notes from my #Hadoop case studies. Distilling best practices from those.
Today's customer inquiries were the usual range of my usual topics. Had to declare the limits of my knowledge as much as plumb the depths.
Notice how the date "September 11" stings less, culture-wise, with every passing year.
This is a market of apples & oranges in a basket called #Hadoop. No two apples are the same variety either.
Loved "Curb Your Enthusiasm" last night. Larry & Rosie O'Donnell competing for the same woman. Edgy,funny, thought-provoking.
@jeunice Why is that a question? Because vdrs tend 2 forget that weve already done deep research on them. We're not dependent on them 4 info
BTW, #Forrester reserves right to include a vendor in a Wave even if the vendor opts not to participate. If vendor is in scope & important
schmap.it/2L6ud0 << just added a comment to this schmap!
#Hadoop, as impl by vdrs & users, refers, at heart, 2 various approaches 4 execute MapReduce models across 1+ nodes in an MPP architecture.
Have tweaked the #Hadoop Wave inclusion criteria after reading all feedback. Have made selections. Expect invitations to go out soon.
@geoffrobinson "Sybase IQ listed for defense contractors"? When can a database walk on two legs and function as a contractor? Gotta see that
IMHO, Robbins wuz robbed. He built the biz, but Baskin got his name above the hyphen.
Why do gay males obsess over straight women singers but not over gay female chanteuses? Where are campy cabaret imitators of KD & Melissa?
Chillin at Springfield's Barnes & Noble, wondering what electronics retailer or women's shoe Big Box will eventually take over this space.
Why exactly do we call Franconia-Springfield Metro Station the Joe Alexander Transportation Center when Alexander still walks the earth?
Walking outside along perimeter of largely moribund Springfield Mall. Auto dealers & rental car firms use its vast parking lot for inventory
"Keep It Small, Stupid" is all about the downside of Big Data, and about how you can secure & advance yr Big Data thru inevitable backlash
Only semi-decent CD left at liquidating Borders is Elliott Smith. But a melancholy m'piece by a man who killed self aint no way 2 say byebye
Hailed by Ishmael. Hail fellow, we'll meet.
Have read all vendor feedback on draft #Hadoop Wave inclusion criteria. Turning the crank.
Listening to Built to Spill "Goin' Against Your Mind" from "You in Reverse." Walking to Borders to see if any marked-down CDs left.
Surprised we don't see any "Big Data" initiatives coming from Capitol Hill. Wait, I'm not. The "Big" part smacks of big federal budget init
"Sculpture showing all boards that are cut from single log" (su.pr/1MezQv) Jk--Where's the sawdust? Need that 2 B artfully sprinkled
I breathe deeply & contemplate all my many burning tasks. I breathe deeply.
Preparing my slides for Strata Summit, Tues Sept 20, NYC on "Big Data: Keep It Small, Stupid." See ya there, smart people!
@HilaryCampbell "Mr. Ranger isn't gonna like that, Yogi."
Patents becoming so thick in wireless that vendors will need new RF protocols designed to propagate signals through litigious interference.
Michigan International Speedway in Irish Hills. Takes me back. Remember when place was new. Nearby Camp DeSales. Backstroking Vineyard Lake.
Cindy used word "yogi" today. Had 2 restrain self from breaking into "Hey Boo-Boo, let's do a down dog & filch some pic-a-nic baskets" voice
Sliced bread. Not as great a thing since we learned about its excessive carb content.
Infomercials for skin care treatments always show "before" photos w/ frowning people & smiling "after" faces.
Infomercials for skin care treatments always show "before" photos w/ unflattering lighting: dim, angular, accentuating creases & blemishes
Thank you cable infomercial for that magnificent simulated voyage inside a dog's mouth to explore festering root causes of its bad breath!
A Turing test would not be able to distinguish the average sportscaster from a high-intensity robot. They neverending hype-cliche machines.