My Big Data Journey

Everyone’s Big Data journey starts somewhere. We’re often given stories of outright mastery, but I want to tell you how I got started with Big Data. Each of these stories about mastery forget or omit their humble beginnings. This is my story from my humble beginnings....

The Case for Heron

For the past few months, I’ve been teaching at companies who are heavy users of Apache Storm. They’re also undertaking massive projects to move off of Storm. During that time, I’d say that something new was coming that might convince them to consider an alternative....

SSH With Google Cloud

Let’s just say that Google Cloud’s SSH instructions aren’t the greatest. Here are the steps to SSH into your instance. It also assumes that you’ve installed the gcloud program. These instructions are for MacOSX and Linux. We start off by...