InfoWorld: Hey Google, why is my freaking phone so big?

Sean Ludwig of VentureBeat shows how big the 6.1-inch Huawei smartphone is.

Image by Devindra Hardawar/VentureBeat​

Give someone a mobile device for the holidays, and chances are it will be too big to fit in their stocking. Does anyone really want a phone this large?

My family celebrates Hanukkah instead of Christmas. Plus, we decline to worship Apple. How irritating, then, that any high-end Android phone you buy this year will slit your stocking due to its enormous form.

Event: Neo4j Meetup @OSI Chicago

Graph Database Meetup: Introducing Neo4j


Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Open Software Integrators

119 N. Periora St #2E

Chicago, IL 60607


Learn all about Neo4j and the new features of Neo4j 2.0. There will be some great use cases for Neo4j, as well as, sample code to get you started. Come have the "graph epiphany" and start seeing graphs everywhere.


Max De Marzi, Senior Consultant, Neo Technology

InfoWorld: Never, ever do this to Hadoop


Hadoop on the SAN? That is, a hot, disruptive technology demanding new architecture paired with core IT's pet investment? Don't do it!

Event: MongoDB Comes to Durham, NC Jan 16!


TriMUG & Open Software Integrators presents: 

An Evening with MongoDB


InfoWorld: 6 Secrets of Javascript Jedis

Are you a competent JavaScript developer but have yet to hit Jedi-level secrets? No worries -- these steps will take you to the next level

As a front-end developer, I meet a lot of people who write JavaScript. The majority of them do little more than include jQuery and a few plug-ins in order to add a fancy lightbox effect or an image slider. On the opposite end of the spectrum, you have Jedi-level developers who wave their hand over the keyboard and the code basically writes itself.

InfoWorld: 9 killer uses for WebSockets


WebSockets enables instant data exchange and is supported by all modern browsers. Put it to use immediately in your Web apps

To all my readers: Fortunately for me I'm currently in Brazil scaling systems, soaking up 90º F (32.2º C) weather, and having my fill of feijoada and caipirinha. Meanwhile, to keep this blog up to your standards, I've enlisted my main man Jonathan Freeman to educate you while I'm away. Without further ado, here's Jonathan -- front-end guru, big data specialist, and jazz musician. Enjoy and see you in a couple weeks! -- ACO

Event: Intro to Neo4j Training @OSI Chicago

Intro to Neo4j - Chicago

Event: OSI to Speak at GraphConnect NYC



Hadoop and Graph Databases (Neo4j): Winning Combination for Bioinformatics

Are you in New York and want to learn more about Hadoop & Neo4j? Sign up today for GraphConnect NYC and catch OSI's presentation on the best tools for big data in the bio industry!


November 5 & 6, 2013

OSI Presentation: 2:00 - 2:40pm EST


Convene Downtown

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."