Building Server Empathy – Broadpeak’s Guide to WebSockets

While building an application, I recently encountered a situation where I needed to use WebSockets. Among other things, the application fits a row from the database (43 columns) into a row in the Facebook FixedDataTable (FDT), which is a Javascript library for displaying tabular data.

A problem occurred when the client requested too many records, […]

By |August 16th, 2016|Architecture, Technology, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Building Server Empathy – Broadpeak’s Guide to WebSockets

Y2.02K- The Enterprise Software User Revolt

What is Y2.02K?*  Don’t bother hiring Mckinsey, it doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to figure it out.  All you have to do is poke around your company to identify the one thing that people absolutely HATE about their job.  The thing that causes grey hair and un-necessary conflict:  You’ve got enterprise software that sucks.  Maybe it’s an […]

By |February 25th, 2015|Architecture, Data, Technology|Comments Off on Y2.02K- The Enterprise Software User Revolt

Drinking directly from the Big Data Firehouse?

A user-driven integration layer between BigData stores and BI Tools is a MUST HAVE to crafting meaningful data analytics.  If you are instead connecting BI Tools directly to Data Warehouses, then this

is how your data analysts feel when trying to curate data stories from that hose.

This article discusses how the latest from Salesforce…the Wave…doesn’t handle […]

By |November 13th, 2014|Architecture, Technology|Comments Off on Drinking directly from the Big Data Firehouse?

Google and Darwinian Software Evolution

Google rocked the “Geek-eratti” last week announcing that they had scuttled MapReduce in favor of Dataflow.  To any regular corporate Joe this does not really mean anything.  But if you happen to be talking to “that guy” at a cocktail party bla, bla bla-ing about Big Data here’s the real take-away. 

Google torpedoed one of the […]

By |June 30th, 2014|Architecture, News|Comments Off on Google and Darwinian Software Evolution

Architecture | Chevron Has More Data Than Google

Ponder this:   “Chevron Has More Data Than Google.”  

I know …I know…..That was a rumor I heard that the CEO of Chevron said at CERA Week.

It’s really one of those comments that made me scratch my head.  I don’t know if Watson actually said this.  And after my knee jerk “no way” reaction, I started […]

By |June 18th, 2012|Architecture, Opinion|0 Comments

Architecture | What is the Cloud Anyway?

I was at my doctor and even he was talking about “The Cloud.”  And of course I am thinking to myself (accent and all) the famous words of Inigo Montoya, “You keep using that word, but I do not think it means what you think it means.”

So we cooked up a graphic to describe Cloudiness.  […]

By |May 3rd, 2012|Architecture|0 Comments

Architecture | Crouching Tiger, Hidden Trading System

I am not sure if this is a trend yet.  But it’s worth noting.  Over the past couple months I have talked with a total of three major energy trading entities that all have one thing in common: Projects to “hide” the ETRM system entirely from their traders.  Traders will not use, see, touch or […]

By |April 30th, 2012|Architecture|0 Comments
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