Wrangling Data with Open Source

http://www.stumbleupon.com/sublog/wrangling-data-with-open-source/


    FTP:
    “Our engineering team has been working around the clock to manage and monitor increasing amounts of data as our userbase continues to grow past 15 million. We¢â,¬re lucky to have a stellar team of HBase specialists ¢â,¬” including Michael Stack, one of the creators of HBase (an Apache project), and Jean-Daniel ¢â,¬oeJ-D¢â,¬, Cryans, database engineer and HBase committer ¢â,¬” that helps StumbleUpon manage 2.5 billion data points every week. (Since there are only eight HBase committers in existence, Michael and J-D take their jobs very seriously!) We couldn¢â,¬t manage our data without open source projects like HBase and Hadoop ¢â,¬” they¢â,¬re critical to our ability to build a fast and reliable user experience.”

    And, as in uffish thought he stood,
    The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
    Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
    And burbled as it came!

    One, two! One, two! And through and through
    The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
    He left it dead, and with its head
    He went galumphing back

    — Lewis Carroll.

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http://losthunderlads.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/foucault-watermelon.jpg

    Foucault in watermelon.
    I also hope to become a subject of fruit sculpture once I am dead.