InfoWorld: 10 common tasks for MongoDB


You've heard the hype. MongoDB is suddenly a 1.2 billion dollar company and one of the hottest tech ventures out there. But what's MongoDB's flagship product good for?

InfoWorld: Use MongoDB to make your app location-aware

Crunching contextual data about users can sell more stuff -- and in a mobile world, location data rules. Here's how to add location awareness to mobile apps with MongoDB

The surging popularity of Hadoop has paved the way to storing and processing gobs of semistructured data. Batch processing data is a great way to study the past in high definition, but it's constrained by the simple phrase "next time." As in: "Looks like our customers didn't like the way the checkout process went, let's change that for next time."

What do Grand Theft Auto and Obamacare have in common?


by Andrew C. Oliver, President & Founder of Open Software Integrators

Big Data TechCon, San Francisco: Day 2

By: Brian Crucitti, OSI Developer

Day 2 of the conference was a lot more exciting. Not only because I had to talk in front of a group, but also because the plan for the day consisted of a number of different presentations on interesting and exciting topics. The event floor was also populated by a number of booths run by conference sponsors, each one trying to sell 10x more data at 10x the analytic speed of any of their competitors.

InfoWorld: Really? Java developers love writing non-Java

What language do Java developers love to write in? The results of a survey of 100 Java developers may surprise you

I asked -- and the people responded! Fun fact No. 1: Apparently only 28 percent of Java developers write Java full time.

Big Data TechCon SF, Day 1

By: Brian Crucitti, OSI Developer

Day one of the Big Data TechCon was a little slow. The day plan allowed for attendees to participate in two half-day tutorial sessions; one in the morning, and one in the afternoon.
Nothing wrong with that format, it just tends to make for slow days.

This was followed by a series of Lightning Talks, which were very entertaining. An important discussion about the true origin of Big Data was worked down to which came first, Ancient Egyptian libraries, or Ancient Roman logistics recordings. Before the question could be explored further, the discussion was derailed by the speaker into a rant about the causal relationship between working in Big Data, and hair loss.

Event: OSI Developer Jonathan Freeman presents Websockets at CJUG

OSI developer and front end guru, Jonathan Freeman will be presenting at the Chicago Java Users Group this November. 

The Chicago Java User’s Group is here to help the Java Professional. We want to make Chicago the ‘best’ place to be a Java developer, by offering a support network that allows each individual Java developer to grow! Its only purpose it to serve its community by focusing in three areas:

- Learning about the Java Craft

- Making a Difference in the Java Community

- Growing as a Java Professional

Event: OSI President to speak at All Things Open Conference

OSI president and founder, Andrew C. Oliver will be speaking at the All Things Open Conference this October!

The All Things Open Conference will feature the world's top developers, technologists and decision makers as we explore open source and the open web in the enterprise. Two days of keynotes, talks, tutorials and networking opportunities in Raleigh and the Research Triangle area.

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Check out OSI at the Big Data TechCon Event in San Francisco

Open Software Integrators is pleased to announce two tracks this year at Big Data TechCon SF! OSI developers Brian Crucitti and Jonathan Freeman will both be speaking on MongoDB, the NoSQL open source, document database. Catch both of them Wednesday, October 16 at the Hyatt Regency.

InfoWorld: Why MongoDB is worth $1.2 billion


If document database startup MongoDB is looking to thank someone for its hefty valuation, Larry Ellison should be first in line

While you were sleeping, 10Gen -- the company behind the MongoDB document database -- changed its name to MongoDB, Inc., raised $231 million, and became the first billion-dollar open source startup. That's right, an open source NoSQL database startup has a $1.2 billion valuation.