InfoWorld: Stop headhunters from ruining meetups

Business Man


It's tough to find talent. But recruiters, headhunters, and their ilk should be banned from meetups and user groups before they kill them

InfoWorld: How to screw up your MongoDB schema design

MongoDB, Inc.


Mongo has recently become a thing. Fortunately, some RDBMS skills port over easily -- but schema design isn't one of them

Tonight I'm going to a sold-out MongoDB eventhosted by my company at our local startup incubator. Already, 250 have people signed up. That's a pretty good crowd for Durham, NC, but not surprising considering the focus is MongoDB schema design.

InfoWorld: 10 things you don't need to worry about in 2014


The more things change, the more they stay the same, especially when marketing bots make grandiose predictions. Here's what'll stay put in the coming year

Press Release: Open Software Integrators Joins Cloudera Connect Program as Big Data Services Partner

Open Software Integrators provides solutions for Hadoop and Big Data platform

Durham, NC December 10, 2013 -- Open Software Integrators (OSI), the open source professional services company, has recently announced a professional services partnership with, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache HadoopCloudera.

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