Thursday, April 17, 2014

Aweekstweets April 11-17 2014: the week I truncated work for fun, gotta run, running now, ciao

Writing up quick-hits I'm going to post a month from now. When I read them again, pre-post, I'll probably forget I wrote them. "I say that?"

"Record Store Day" approacheth. Remember when it was no big deal to hang out in record stores? Now it's the mark of an audiophile supergeek

Just saw reference to "David Cameroon, prime minister of the United Kingdom." Like Obama, he's the first half-African to govern that country

"The Data-Visualization Revolution" ( ) JK--Displays Brazil's cool DataViva visualizations of open public data.

"AllJoyn: A Common Language 4 IoT" ( ) JK--Developed by AllSeen Alliance. Open source. Enable hetero IoT sol'n interop

"What do Biz Intelligence Consultants Mean by 'Solutions'?" ( ) JK--#Forrester @bevelson nicely parses distinctions

I never fail to be amazed by IT industry's ability to publish article after article saying substantially the same things, slightly reworded

An optimist is an optometrist who only fits you with rose-colored prescriptions.

PBS "Nature." Naturalist attempts to "become one" with a mule deer family. Daughter & I agree that's slightly unsettling.

CNN seems to have elevated the missing Malaysian airliner story to full 9/11 status. 24x7 saturation coverage weeks after the incident.

Today's been "pulling my hair out of my head" busy. And, as you can see, I don't have much to spare.

A8: #bigdatamgmt Recognize that data gov/mgt policies may differ gr8ly among domains. Official system of records data gov is most stringent

A8: #bigdatamgmt Establish top-down lifecycle data governance/stewardship policies/practices that are consistent across all domains.

A8: #bigdatamgmt Assign biz-level responsibility for data stewardship of domains (customer, finance, etc.). They "own" it across lifecycle

A8: #bigdatamgmt Inventory your data top to bottom. You can't manage what you don't know exists.

A7:Apply role based AA. Audit & monitor usage & data flows. Anonymize & encrypt sensitive data as much as possible #bigdatamgmt
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A7 Should be able to classify which files in a Big Data platform contain sensitive data and to know where that data resides #bigdatamgmt
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A7: #bigdatamgmt Mitigating risk of NOT being able to comply with key data regs/mandates involves CIO-level planning & ongoing monitoring

A7: #bigdatamgmt Mitigating risk of your business NOT finding non-obvious insights in your #bigdata involves staffing up on data scientists

A7: #bigdatamgmt Mitigating technical risks involves 24x7 high availability, security, & performance on all your #bigdata platforms

A7: #bigdatamgmt Mitigating biz risk starts with proverbial "single version of truth" with robust #bigdata governance across all domains

A6: #bigdatamgmt Rolling out new data-driven functionalty faster & more securely also requires strong data governance tooling.

A6: #bigdatamgmt Test data retrieved from shared platform should be masked using standard tools such as #IBM Optim

A6: #bigdatamgmt Agility = reuse existing data, analytics, & plats. App devs should reuse test data from fast, secure, shared #bigdata plat

@RyMontano #bigdatamgmt A5: Adoption of Spark & other #bigdata plats not coming at #Hadoop expense. Complementary. New niches 4 new plats

A5: #bigdatamgmt Chief #Hadoop niches include 1) staging, 2) sandboxing, & 3) archiving. All involve moving data in&out of Hadoop.

A5: #bigdatamgmt Ambiguous question has a 3rd possible interpretation: "Hadoop niche plat within data archs?" Answer is "yes, increasingly."

A5: #bigdatamgmt This is ambiguous. Q could mean "#Hadoop becoming source platform?" or "people abandoning Hadoop?" Answer to both is no

A4. Real-time analytics on real-time data means stream processing on data in motion #bigdatamgmt
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A4: Integration of DW & Hadoop is possible as well to get the best of both #BigDataMgmt 
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A4. Exploratory analytics on schema less multi-structured data will likely choose Hadoop #bigdatamgmt
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#bigdatamgmt A4: People know where EDWs excel, but still have the open q in their minds "Will Hadoop be as good/cheaper?"
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A4: Most CIO's don't believe Hadoop is going 2 replace EDW, each will have its place #BigDataMgmt 
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A4: #bigdatamgmt Consider "where data should go" & "where workloads should go" issues jointly. In-db analytics says wklds should go to data

A4: #bigdatamgmt Data doesn't live in just one platform throughout its lifecycle. It "should go" to any/all them, depending on workloads

A4: #bigdatamgmt Tiered arch o fit-to-purpose data plats: source (OLTP), staging (Hadoop, NoSQL), EDW (RDBMS), access (in-mem, colmnr), etc

A3: Some industries keep data 50-99 years, eventually value declines. Don't have to store it all on expensive platform. #BigDataMgmt
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A3:Think from C's PoV. Can u find valuable use cases utilizing "old" data? If not move it 2 archs 4 #DataScientist to explore #bigdatamgmt
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A3: #bigdatamgmt Store older/less-used data on cheaper/bulk/offline storage & new/more-used data on fast, online storage platforms.

A3: #bigdatamgmt Store data only as long as a) mandated by extl/internal requirements and b) provides biz value outweighing carrying cost

A3: #bigdatamgmt Store the data sets needed for current/anticipated operational reporting, decision support, perf mgt, mining, compliance

A2: Store until decisions made from #bigdata are very minimally marginal and have a higher cost than benefit. #bigdatamgmt
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70% of enterprise data is debris, 50-75% of OLTP data is dormant, why keep it? #BigDataMgmt 

A2: #BigData storage is essential for data journalists though. Records and archives makes so many of those viral infographics #bigdatamgmt
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A2: #bigdatamgmt Rarely true that "don't know when might need" older data. Specific future scenarios (eg compliance rptg) might be clear

A2: #bigdatamgmt Priority data reqs--present & anticipated--must drive retention. If don't foresee scenario where old data needed, purge

A2: #bigdatamgmt Storing "everything" only makes sense if data tiny or if storage free/infinite & retrieval magically fast & precise

A2: #bigdatamgmt Hoarding is never wise, in any sphere of human activity, data or otherwise. Curating, archiving, & purging always essential

A1:operational data has a sell-by date for its intended purpose,for analytics,could be foreverAnalytical data is "used" #bigdatamgmt
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A1: #bigdatamgmt "Typicality" of #bigdata lifecycle varies by platforms. #Hadoop data mgmt lifecycle differs from OLTP, RDBMS, EDW, etc

A1: #bigdatamgmt Lifecycle of unstructured #bigdata often quite different from structured data: discovery, profiling, analysis, use, etc

A1: #bigdatamgmt "Bigness" of #bigdata intensifies lifecycle challenges: scaling, optimization, protection, exploration, etc.

A1: #bigdatamgmt #BigData lifecyle is data management lifecycle: originate, acquire, integrate, process, govern, analyze, deliver, use.

@IBMbigdata Happy to snapping my fingers to the keyboard on today's #bigdatamgmt chat. Lifecycle lifecycle!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Wash Yr Hands by Falcons Of Fine Dining from Demo JK--2014. I thought this was a lost Devo track. Derivative but good

You'll see blogs from me weekly while I'm away. I've pre-written 7 of them. To be posted by the various editors.

Next quick-hit will be Monday May 19. Vacation & business trip between then and now. I work tomorrow, but wrapping stuff pre-vacation.

Context accumulation? Grounding cognitive confidence in the probabilistic fabric of the real world ( ) Wed #IBM q-h

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Making Plans 4 Nigel by XTC from Waxworks: Some Singles 77-82 JK--Plans 4 Nigel 2 execute or is plan 2 execute Nigel?

People promise stuff w/reckless abandon. Always good 2 assign them tiny token task 2 gauge their sincerity. See if can B relied on 4 largers

One of life's greatest challenges is to get people to sit still so you can finish a sentence. That includes simple sentences. Even fragments

@Pini_Yakuel What "approach"? It's just a metaphor.

"Predictive analysis to identify who will revisit your site in next few days" ( ) JK--Article specifies key data points

Well, at least they didn't call the vulnerability "Aortic Aneurysm."

"Using #IBM #Watson Foundations to read emotions" ( ) JK--Great piece by Joe Clabby on facial imaging.

Internet o Things? Th binocular vision & opposable thumb o cognitiv cmptg p1:  p2:  Tues #IBM qh

Orwell's "Big Brother." Mine's never been totalitarian 2 me, nor I to my youngers. But I suppose there's a little bit of Stalin in all bros

"Bluetooth Wants Its Bite o #BigData" ( ) JK--For IoT wearable wirelss device connect 2 feed/consume data to/from cloud

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp My Girls by Tears For Fears from My Girls JK--2014. Animal Collective covr by moody indie duo best known for 80s hits

"Music analytics is helping music industry see into future" ( ) JK--But that's just sensing applause, not quality.

"Data: The Modern Tribal Bonfire" ( ) JK--If McLuhan were still around, I'd yank him into this discussion, a la Woody

Thinking of starting my next blog by tracing the origin of #bigdata back to caveman days. Not.

I've never bought into this "the PC is dead" jazz. A laptop is just a PC you carry around with you. I'm typing this on one now. It's alive.

"Building a #Hadoop DW: Dr. Ralph Kimball Answers Your Questions ( ) JK--Excellent practical detail in his responses.

Join me et al on #BigDataMgmt chat "Managing the lifecycle of #bigdata" tomorrow 12pm ET 

#Watson won the Masters? We approve!

A8 A good Chief Customer Officer can tie it all together across silos + create unified, internal understanding. #CXO
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A8: #cxo Business should do CXO in a closed-loop: improving satis metrics which drives recommendations which drives cust acquisitions

A8: #cxo Customer Influence, customer word of mouth, & customer acquisition: a happy customer tells the world.

A7: Give them access to the same data (for starters), and then build cross-functional team w/authority to review/react to that data #CXO
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A7: #cxo #Custserv teams must collab with #quality assurance teams to define key quality KPIs highlighted in operational analytics

A7: #cxo Orgs should converge #quality & #custserv roles. Quality assurance must be in core skillset of all customer-facing roles

A6: #cxo If your quality-relevant #bigdata is primarily in an exploratory sandbox that doesn't drive operational decisions, it's useless

A6: #cxo To leverage #bigdata for improving service quality, need it to feed useful analytics (reports, KPIs, etc.) for decision makers

A6: #cxo If you fail to use your #bigdata to find service problems before the customer churns, that's a huge problem.

A6: #cxo By itself, #bigdata doesn't help or hinder service quality. Success (or lack thereof) in assure qual requires U mine that data

A5: #cxo Fixing gaps in service quality may require closed-loop remediation/data gathering with A/B testing.

A5: #cxo Gaps in service quality may be complex and involve many variables over time. Do historical & predictive stat analysis.

A5: #cxo If you provide products/services that generate Internet of Things data, and customers grant access, may show service degradation

A5: #cxo If you're doing e-commerce, web analytics data (eg., browser & cart abandonments) may signal low-quality experience

A5: #cxo VoC data is a perfect source of intelligence to identify service quality gaps.

A4: #cxo Don't be in thrall to your own marketing message. Level of cynicism that customers express shows how hollow they consider it 2 B

A4: #cxo Ongoing Voice of the Customer (VoC) programs are essential for tuning your listening to what they're really saying.

A4: #cxo Customers will tell you whether the value they receive matches what your marketing boasts. And they'll tell you bluntly.

A3: #cxo Automation can provide foundation for customer self-service. Some customers may value greatly, but others may consider a burden

A3: #cxo If you automate the human engagement element out of a process, you may be sabotaging what customers value most. Careful!

A3: #cxo Automation can address quality elements: speed, consistency, and transparency. But don't automate fundamentally bad solutions

A2: #cxo If your product is so-so, but service top-notch, I'll cut you some slack. If you show steady prod-quality improvements, I'll stay

A2: #cxo If I purchase product from you, and it screws up once, & you take forever to repair, your poor service has annihilated quality

A2: #cxo Quality intrinsic to entire customer value experience--products, services, etc. No Solomonic cleaving them: all equally important

A1: #cxo Quality is each of you sweating the details of all the work that you personally have some contribution to.

A1: #cxo Quality is NOT a class that your boss forces you to attend for 3 days and then never mention again.

A1: #cxo Quality comes down to everybody vetting everything constantly at every level: inputs, work in progress, deliverables.

A1: #cxo Orgs that emphasize quality take no excuses for shoddy work. Serious consequences for inattention, negligence, & laziness

A1: #cxo Quality is obsessive attention to getting it right. Orgs focused on quality have culture that incentivizes that obsession

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RT @IBMAnalytics @jameskobielus answers all your #bigdata Qs JK--Yikes! Not literally ALL!

"Adopting Information Governance in #BigData Era" ( ) JK--#IBM Redbook. Download:  #IBMDataMag

"Governance Building Blocks" ( ) JK--Redbook: "#IBM Info Gov Solutions." Download:  #IBMDataMag

"Open Ecosystem Access" ( ) JK--Details on the new IBM InfoSphere BigInsights Version 2.1.2. #IBMDataMag

"Data Is Reality" ( ) JK--Steve Adler says "open data standards can help societies safeguard pasts+futures" #IBMDataMag

Catching up on loose ends. I do this in bursts so that I'm never at wit's end.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Robots by Kraftwerk from The Mix JK--1991. This remix gives the robot a warmer personality and a bit of sly wit.

Machine learning? Autom8ng log-data anlysis thru unsup/rnforce learn algos p1:  p2:  Mon #IBM qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Do I Have the Time by Jessica Lea Mayfield from Make My Head Sing JK--2014. Wow. Electric rush becomes this folkie.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Make It Good to Me by SJones & Dap-Kings from Dap-Dippin' With... JK--2002. By now, an oldie...that sounds oldie-er

"Made in #IBM Labs: Dynamic Prioritiztion o Data in Cloud" ( ) JK--QoS priorities can B modified per real-time/expected

I've never once felt I needed to read the articles LinkedIn recommends. If perhaps LinkedIn read my posts to LinkedIn, it might have a clue

Classical radio playing "Lone Ranger" theme, "Hello Muddah Hello Faddah," & somethng from Bugs Bunny. Glad they're finding apps 4 this stuff

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Straight Edge o th Blade by Jenny & Johnny from Im Having Fun Now JK--2010. Fine exampl o Jenny Lewis sweet acid ooze

Hillary handled th flying shoe incident like good stand-up comic, cracking wise and absorbing the incident into the ongoing flow of her talk

"Artificial Intelligence Is Next Frontier 4 Social Nets" ( ) JK--AKA cognitiv computg, machine learning, image...

"It's Official: Forrester Says Campaign Marketing Is Dead" ( ) JK--They officially say it. It's not officially true.

RT @manamica: "The reward of a thing well done is to have done it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's funny how people seem to think "evangelist" is a nouveau term for IT thought-leadership marketing. I've heard it for many years.

RT @kaggle: New challenge w/350MM rows o fascinating basket-level data. Predict which shoppers become repeat-buyers? …

I have the utmost respect for people who deliver consistently without complaining or making excuses. Just do the work, please.

Building our pipeline of great contributors to #IBMDataMag. Feels good to see all the great pieces queued up for posting.

Cool. Weight's down to the lowest it's ever been in my adult years. Not doing anything different. Just working hard & watching what I eat.

WSJ Stanley Bing: "Social media is linking all human life on the planet into one gigantic brain stem throbbing with unintelligible thought."

I think Samantha Bee & Jason Jones should get Colbert's vacating slot on Comedy Central. A dynamic married duo.

WSJ says digitizing Vatican library a "mammoth task, involving 43 quadrillion bytes." Just say 43 petabytes. I had to translate in my head.

Need a new word to describe a new human-induced geological phenomenon: "frackquake."

Anyone who has watched Stephen Colbert for any time can see what kind of person he is. Steps out of character often. Interviews, especially

OK,so somebody several hundred years after Jesus' death says he mentioned a wife. I'll accept that. Matthew, Mark, & Luke--what'd they know?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Aweekstweets April 4-11 2014: the week of pollenpalooza

An "unknown error" is always occurring. For which there's an unknown solution. And an unknown cause for concern. Unknown why they inform us.

Was I actually in Las Vegas this week? Feels like Las Vegas was a hologram that was projected around me, then switched off. Back in Virginia

@TheSocialPitt Yes, grad school on Wisconsin Alumni Research Fellowship in Journalism. Undergrad: UM-Ann Arbor, Econ. Wanted 2 B Biz Journo

"The best websites aren’t just built, they’re calculated." Gr8 statement from recent GigaOm Structure Data panel ( )

"Embryonic days of data journalism industry R upon us" ( ) JK--Dedicated 2 my UW-Madison J-school adviser: Jim Baughman

"Delightful Exploration o Math, Mars & Feces" ( ) JK--"How many cubic feet of soil can you fertilize w/your excrement?"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Mary Mountain by Quilt from Held In Splendor JK--2014. Tuneful lite-psychedelia with a kind of wispy air about it.


Life's just a rolling calculation grounded in odds. Descartes inner voice probably whispered "I think therefore I probably am."

"Understanding #Hadoop-DW balance of power" ( ) JK--JKelly says Hdp won't replace DW, just grab some DW workloads

"Why use R? Five reasons" ( ) JK--Free. Popular. Powerful. Flexible. Supported.

Received a tech business email from David Letterman. Looks legit. I had to blink several times & realize other people may have that name.

#Forrester Wave #BigData #Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2014 ( ). Read to see why #IBM InfoSphere BigInsights was named a leader

Stephen Colbert taking over CBS' "Late Show." This is totally cool. I am sure he will absolutely rock 'n' roll in his own distinctive way.

Portland (ME/OR). Every East Coast city should have West Coast doppelganger. Seattle becomes "New York," SF "Baltimore," & LA "Miami."

Ritzy jewelry stores should include bodyguard services as premium add-on. Women plan to advertise their obscene wealth around their throats?


RT @kexpplaylist #kexp (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction by Devo frm Q: Are We Not Men? A: We R Devo JK--1978. Brilliantly nerdish deconstruct

Big identity? The #bigdata challenges of identity management in the IoT p1:  p2:  Fri #IBM qh

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Save It for a Rainy Day by The Jayhawks frm Rainy Day Music JK--2003. Love this entire album. Superb country-pop-rock

New #IBM jk blogpost: "The embryonic days of the data journalism industry are upon us" ( )

A10: #cloudchat I want #IBM #Watson to solve the problem of searching the world's vast strove of real-t... #cloudchat 

A9: #cloudchat Here's what I EXPECT/WISH for #Watson in 5 years: it'll be the core of all our BigData, ... #cloudchat 

A9: #cloudchat Well, I'm not in Watson Solutions Division, so I can only give U my personal wishlist. E... #cloudchat 

A8: #cloudchat #IBM has acquired #Cloudant as our #NoSQL cloud platform. You can expect to see that pla... #cloudchat 

A8: #cloudchat As cloud-computing platforms become more scalable, real-time, agile, etc, we'll bring al... #cloudchat 

A7: #cloudchat #IBM #Watson Mobile Developer Challenge demonstrates that ISV-enablement and mobile-enab... #cloudchat 

A7: #cloudchat Submit proposal for mobile app idea that would benefit from Watson. Finalists get Watson... #cloudchat 

Submit proposal for mobile app idea that would benefit from Watson. Finalists get Watson access to prot... #cloudchat 

Watson Cognitive Fabric. Yes, indeed. Providing evolving set of APIs, tools, methodologies, SDKs, and i... #cloudchat 

A6: #cloudchat #IBM #Watson is also a powerful search engine leveraging NLP, machine learning, stream c... #cloudchat 

A6: #cloudchat Think of #IBM #Watson as a "sensemaking" service: sifting signal from the noise of unstr... #cloudchat 

A5 #cloudchat It will make it easier for customers of all sizes, from very small to very large, to use ... #cloudchat 

A5: #cloudchat Keep in mind that #IBM moving all of our solutions--not just #Watson--to cloud. Decision... #cloudchat 

I agree. Simplicity is something we have to work feverishly hard at as we roll out the Watson Cognitive... #cloudchat 

A5: #cloudchat IBM acquired a robust public cloud infrastructure with @Softlayer. It was clear from the... #cloudchat 

A4: #cloudchat #IBM #Watson most significant contribution so far is in demonstrating not only that we d... #cloudchat 

Actually, we want to encourage those "distractions" from other IBM business units. Our push with Watson... #cloudchat 

A3: #cloudchat By being its own business unit, the Watson team is also growing the technology by bringi... #cloudchat 

A3: #cloudchat #IBM has been growing #Watson from the start through deep investments in R&D, partner en... #cloudchat 

RT @IBMAnalytics: IBM roundtable discussion w/ @jameskobielus answers all #bigdata questions 

A2: #cloudchat #IBM Watson is the focus of our new Watson Solutions Division, headquartered in NYC's "S... #cloudchat 

A2: #cloudchat #IBM #Watson DeepQA tech is fundamental to our delivery of new cloud apps that bring uns... #cloudchat 

A2: #cloudchat #IBM #Watson is hear of #IBM big data, information management, advanced analytics, and c... #cloudchat 

A1: #cloudchat #IBM #Watson was designed using the core cloud-computing features: on-demand, self-servi... #cloudchat 

A1: #cloudchat #IBM #Watson clouds (plural) provide distinct platforms for retail, travel, healthcare, ... #cloudchat 

A1: #cloudchat #IBM #Watson has been a cloud service from the get-go: public cloud available to custome... #cloudchat 

A pleasure to be here tweeting on this #cloudchat. I have Watson embedded in my cranium to assist my co... #cloudchat 

April #cloudchat #IBM Watson & Cloud--Driving Innovation ( ). At the top of the hour. Join us!

Saving my hair, skin, muscles, & nerves to get good workings over in Jakarta. Plenty of good stylists, spas, & masseuses at reasonable rates

Cherry blossoms. Cheery blossoms. The flourishing burst of a bright, warm early April day in the DC area. The Tidal Basin's welcome bouquet

"Feds Seek To Expand Open Data" ( ) JK--Fed-agency open-data roundtables through program dev'd by NYU's Governance Lab

"Harvest machine data using #Hadoop & Hive" ( ) JK--Good drilldown in #IBM developerWorks

"#BigData: A Time to Save, a Time to Delete" ( ) JK--Good overview of apps/benefits in legal profession.
"Nine large problems with #bigdata" ( ) JK--Good discussion of caveats & constraints

"How NASA Is Meeting #BigData Challenge" ( ) JK--Links to NASA paper ( ) for details.

"#BigData needs software-defined storage" ( ) JK-- #IBM Ronald Riffe explains how it as hardware-independent solution

The Monkees "Star Collector" ( ) JK--1967. One o 1st pop records 2 feature Moog synthesizer. Ownd/playd by Micky Dolenz

#IBM acquires @Silverpop to make personalization easier for any marketer  #SmarterCommerce

.@Silverpop acquisition scales personalized marketing for any sized B2B & B2C business  #SmarterCommerce #IBM

#IBM powers marketing personalization via automation with @Silverpop acquisition  #SmarterCommerce

"#IBM To Acquire Silverpop To Help Marketers Deliver Personalized Customer Engagements" ( ) JK--Cloud-based offering

Betting big on the future of #bigdata. #IBM helps schools provide the best #BigData & #Analytics coursework:  via @WSJ

Big Science? The rigid regimen of reproducible computational findings p1:  p2:  Thurs #IBM q-h

@chrisonea I'd say productivity is every economy's problem. Downtime crimps productivity. I work on airplanes.

I'd prefer never to hear the word "evil" brandished in tech circles ever again until the people doing so show their theologian credentials

Argggghhh! I get 1st class upgrades on both legs of my trip and on neither one do the underseat electrical outlets work. Batteries dwindling

Totally digging this PBS special on the Dave Clark Five. Awesomely powerful drum-driven rock combo with killer vocalist! Definitely classic

Going down to do #IBM booth duty on the expo floor at #oaug #C14LV . Call me a "booth dude." Yes, they hired me for my looks.

Join the #Bigdatamgmt convo 2morrow 12 EST!!: U/standing value of complex event process’g  w/ @BigDataAlex

Gore Vidal? What? What's this article about Gore Vidal? He's no longer among us. Oh, actually called "Gone Viral." I have to slow down.

"Hits, Sessions & Users: Understanding Digital Analytics Data" ( ) JK--Essential #CEM reading: #bigdata of experience

"The Science and Art of Customer Matching for MDM" ( ) JK--Good discussion of fuzzy-matching algorithms.

"#Hadoop & #BigData: Where Apache Slider slots in & why it matters" ( ) JK--Enable existing apps run unmodified on YARN

"10 #BigData Analytics Use Cases for Healthcare IT" ( ) JK--Everything from analyzing EHRs to nurse/doc deploy optimizn

"#BigData & Big Food: Where to draw the line?" ( ) JK--I know where. Waiter, there's a file in my soup!

"Athlete and Fan Analytics! New Weapon in Sports" ( ) JK--Talks up potential of IoT wearables on everybody in ballpark

"Learning and Teaching Machine Learning: A Personal Journey" ( ) JK--Essential reading! Historical evolution of ML.

"Selecting the right SQL-on- #Hadoop engine to access #bigdata" ( ) JK--Sharp analysis by Rick van der Lans.

"Inside Major League Baseball’s 'Hypothesis Machine'" ( ) JK--Playbook-optimization via 10-billion-edge graph analysis

JJoyce: "forge in smithy of my soul uncreated conscience of my race." "Smithy"? Saxon word? No McGowan in JJ's soul ( )

"Made in #IBM Labs: Enabling Secure Notifications 2 Mobile Devices via Cloud" ( ) JK--And we commercialize R&D avidly

"#IBM Accelerates Mobile Innov 4 Biz w/New MobileFirst Services" ( ) JK--Includes IBM Smart & Embedded Device Security

"#IBM Debuts new Mobile, Storage & #Hadoop Offerings 4 Mainframe" ( ) JK--zDoop is 1st industry Hdp 4 Linux on Sys z

"#IBM Brings New Cloud Offerings, Research Projects & Pricing Plans 2 Mainframe" ( ) JK--New IBM Enterprise Cloud Sys

American geeks. No truth to the rumor that when they travel to the UK they must refer to selves as "boffins" or face immediate deportation.

"Facebook open sources code 4 managing A/B tests" ( ) JK--PlanOut code helps data-sci build+manage real-world experimts

The R for Open Science Project ( ).

"24 Interview Questions & Answers for #Hadoop MapReduce developers" ( ) JK--More like an FAQ reference for those U hire

"Does Data Science Come w/Ethical Responsibilities?" ( ) JK--Can any1 address this topic 4 data domains other than PII?

"How Deep Learning Analytics Mimic Mind" ( ) JK--Draws interesting graphical comparison: "deep" vs "shallow" learning

Prepping for my #C14LV preso starting about an hour from now. By "prepping," I mean replaying th preso's narrative flow in my head once more

"Sexiest Job of the 21st Century is Tedious & that Needs 2 Change" ( ) JK--Dump the "sexy" jazz. Tedium intrinsic 2 job

"'Thingularity' Triggers Security Warnings ( ) JK--Thingularity threatenth. Tholutionth thyould thecure thmartphoneth

"Illegal drugs: they really work?" ( ) JK--Granville examines diff question: how measure diff people sensitivty 2 them?

"Scientific method: Statistical errors" ( ) JK--Controversy over use of "P value" as prinicipal metric of stat signif

"MapReduce ...." ( ) JK--Curious if NLP engines know not to equate "Map+Reduce" w/ "(It's a) Small+World (after all)"

"#BigData is secretly scoring you" ( ) JK--No. Data brokers, analytics firms & retailers are. "Big Data" not an entity

Las Vegas dawn. That and sunset are the only times of day you don't shrink from the scorch of it.

I've prewritten 8 blogs (so far) that will all post during period I'm on vacation. So you'll see my work. But I'll be anything but working

How Mobile is Reshaping Healthcare and Empowering Doctors & Patients  #IBMMobile @CoriellLife

"Real-Time Analytics Platform Maturity" ( ) JK--Link to details on new IBM InfoSphere Streams Version 3.2.1 #IBMDataMag

"Exploring Streaming Data in Real Time" ( ) JK--Madia & Potter on viz discovery in #IBM InfoSphere Streams #IBMDataMag

"Rock-Solid Business Analytics" ( ) JK--Cuneyt Goksu discusses biz analytics on #IBM zEnterprise System #IBMDataMag

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Moving To the Left by Woods from With Light & With Love JK--2014. "R we floating by & by...R we moving with th rest?"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Smells Like Teen Spirit by Patti Smith from Outside Society JK--2011. Punk poet does it bluegrass. Go figure.

Machine learning? When data scientists struggle 2 keep foothold in ground truth ( ) Wed #IBM qh in adv. Travel tomorrow

Open data? Climate data should move as freely as the atmosphere that cloaks our warming planet ( ) Tues #IBM quick-hit

"8 (No, 9!) Problms w/ #BigData" ( ) JK--Authors construct/incinerate a strawman that'd do the Burning Man folks proud

A to Z. Android into Zune. An infinite regression. 

Find out how to lower the cost of running your #Oracle apps with #DB2 with BLU Acceleration at #C14LV   #C14LV #ibmblu

Will you be at #Collaborate14 ? Visit Booth #348 to learn more about next gen #inmemory analytics with #ibmblu Acceleration #bigdata

#Hadoop uber-alles? Hdp beginning 2 stare newer #bigdata apprches in face p1:  p2:  Mon #IBM qh

Prepping to speak at #C14LV #oaug tomorrow. By "prepping," I'm mean in present perfect simple tense (finished result). Have already prepped.

WashPost article about how Internet-jumpy scan-reading is rewiring our brains. Actually, maybe this is the best way to read "Ulysses."

RIP Mickey Rooney. His life illustrated how a legendary Hollywood brat can mature into full brattitude.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Carolyn's Fingers by Cocteau Twins from Blue Bell Knoll JK--1988. Practically the only album I bought in the late 80s

RT @IBM_DB2: Attending #C14LV ? Meet Koby on Tue Apr 8: "IBM Data Warehousing: Modern Ecosystems 4 #BigData Analytics" @jameskobielus #oaug

Once in a while in my normal life, I actually discuss what I do in the exact terminology I use on the job. Too stressful to always translate

So-called "Moneyball" is only application of analytics that's literally "game-changing." Please don't use this phrase in any other context.

Continuity fields. Key concept in human perception, cognition & experience. Social media & multi-everything Web totally disrupt continuities

E pluribus unum. Reified early in our history when people's verbal default switchd frm "the United States of America are" 2 "th US of A is "

Kurt Cobain. Much as I love all those Nirvana records, I'm perhaps half generation too old 2 hav fallen 4 th hero worship tht surrounded him

RT @ZacharyJeans: "Any product that needs a manual to work is broken" ~@elonmusk | @EntrepreneurQ

Deleting yet another promo email from 2nd-tier vendor that's been going nowhere fast 4 years. Pings from the abyss of the ocean of oblivion

Video webcast panels always logistical crapshoot. Either people's local equipmnt and/or bandwidth deficient, or video over IP connection bad

Washington Post predicts "pollenpalooza" will assault area's air soon. So far, cold & rain have kept it all at bay. Will be pent-up intense

Panera's overhead music programming is exquisite. It's exactly the current song mix I would have arranged.

My trees are beginning to blossom. In a few weeks, I'll have to sweep fallen petals off driveway, otherwise we'll track them into the house

Got tired of giving my girl spoken advice. Just started playing songs with the themes I wanted to put forth. I'd rather hear them than me.