InfoWorld: Know this right now about Hadoop

Here's what you must know this instant about big data darling Hadoop and its expanding universe of add-ons and subprojects

I write a lot about Hadoop, for the obvious reason that it's the biggest thing going on right now. Last year everyone was talking about it -- and this year everyone is rolling it out.

Some are still in the installation and deployment phase. Some are in the early implementation phases. Some have already used it to tackle real and previously intractable business problems. But trust me, Hadoop is the hottest ticket in town.

Event: OSI Chicago Hosts Cassandra Meetup May 22


Cassandra at BrightTag w/Matt K. & Is It Hot or Not: the Linux Page Cache w/ Al

For this meetup, we are excited to be joined by two great speakers. Matt Kemp, Engineer and Team Lead at BrightTag and Al Tobey, Open Source Mechanic at Datastax.


May 22, 2014

6:30pm - 8:30pm


Open Software Integrators [Chicago]

119 N. Peoria Street # 2E

InfoWorld: Programmer entrepreneurs... Start anywhere, including Thailand

Temple Of Dawn


The world does not begin and end in Silicon Valley -- or Austin or Durham. While in Thailand, I met two U.S. coders who stayed and became successful entrepreneurs

The hours may be long, but few professions offer as much flexibility as that of the software developer. I'm not just talking about not needing to dress or bathe properly. If you're a programmer on vacation somewhere and never want to leave, maybe you shouldn't. Many places will welcome experienced software developers with entrepreneurial spirit.

Case Study: Educational Collaborative Develops Big Data Solution Supporting MongoDB

Download OSI's new case study on the successful development of a seamless, MongoDB application creating tools for educators to succeed. This project will cover everything from installation to RESTful API's, data schema analysis and security. 

Educational Collaborative Develops Big Data Solution Supporting MongoDB


InfoWorld: The end of the open Internet is un-American, Take action now!

Net neutrality cutting the wires

[Image source: CFC Oklahoma]

May 15 is when the FCC considers a bad policy that undoes a cornerstone of American democracy: equal access to common services

A look inside Chicago's Cassandra Tech Day

by: Brian Crucitii, OSI Developer & Big Data Enthusiast  

Event: 2 Day Intro to Hadoop Training in Chicago


Open Software Integrators presents:

2 Day Comprehensive Introduction to Hadoop

**ONLY $150**




Open Software Integrators [Chicago]
119 N. Peoria Street #2E
Chicago, IL 60607

InfoWorld: Beware of NoSQL standards in Oracle's clothing

Oracle is reportedly trying to lure NoSQL startups into a standards body, perhaps to slow down the pace of change

InfoWorld: The platform-as-a-service winner is ... Puppet?


On-premises PaaS goes hand in hand with the 'not invented here' syndrome, and Puppet is the enabler

3 reasons Titanium Alloy is better than PhoneGap

 By: Tim Hambourger, Developer for Open Software Integrators

DISCLAIMER: This post is based on my experiences with Titanium 3.2.0 and Alloy 1.3.0 and with PhoneGap 3.1.0 performing local builds rather than using Adobe PhoneGap Build. I used both a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS HP and an OSX 10.9 Mac Mini.