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A Tale of Two Layers to Reduce Front-End Churn

On a recent internal mailing list, a debate occurred on the merits of various MVC frameworks, such as AngularJS and Ember. While I have an opinion on the matter, the debate is indicative that there is (and will be) a high degree of churn in the technologies used to render an application’s user interface, or […]

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What if My Luggage is Lost Forever!?

My wife and I had to go to a wedding in Chicago the first weekend of 2015.  We were fortunate enough to get an earlier flight out and miss all of the fun snow that was just starting to hit – whew!  However, we weren’t so fortunate to have our luggage lost in the process. […]

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MarkNomics: Guide to Analytics & Time Series Data Part 2

This is part 2 of our series on analytics and time series data in MarkLogic. The images shown are from a partner’s application, called Epinomy, which has been loaded with economic indicators data. Epinomy was built on MarkLogic and takes advantage of our support for both a document database and triple store. Query Expansion In part […]

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MarkNomics: Guide to Analytics & Time Series Data Part 1

Welcome to 2015! The New Year is a time to take stock of lessons learned in previous years and plan for the future; perfect to evaluate what is working well and not so well — in life and business. Understanding the past and trying to predict the future is what analytics is all about. Sometimes with […]

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DaaS: Benefits and How to Do it Right

A few weeks ago, I blogged about Data as a Service – “DaaS” – what it is, pitfalls and why it is valuable. Today I’m following that up with strategies and techniques for getting it right. My summary from the previous blog post I defined DaaS as an architectural pattern where your most valuable services […]

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The Information Provider Top 5 – in 5 Minutes!

Last December I signed up for the STM Association’s Innovations Seminar Flash Talk. It is one of the toughest presentation challenges out there: 20 slides with an auto advance feature showing each slide for 15 seconds. Designed to break up the usual 45 minute format of a conference, flash talks have the added benefit of […]

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The College of the Future

As someone with 2 children in college, I welcome President Obama’s free tuition proposal. College tuition is a financial hurdle that becomes, in many cases, a debilitating family debt burden. Will free tuition get more kids to college? As sure as free training has filled MarkLogic developer classes. As some have pointed out, tuition is not the whole problem […]

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Semantic Interoperability Advances Patient Care

As discussed in my last post, The Quality and Communication Critical to Patient-Centered Care, one of the main technology barriers to providing patient-centered healthcare is the painfully common conundrum that patient data is often housed in a number of disparate systems across multiple locations. To ensure the quality of care mandated by healthcare reform requires close […]

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Is Hadoop like Teenage Sex?

I met with a friend of mine the other day who, when it comes technology subjects, I like to say – “she knows enough to be dangerous.” During our lunch she asked me about Hadoop and if I could explain it to her because in her mind it was like teenage sex – “everyone is […]

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What We Have Here is a Failure to Communicate

Data Integration Advances Actionable Views and Care Coordination In an industry marked by a dwindling number of healthcare professionals charged to care for an exponentially increasing number of patients – each of us as precious and singular as snowflakes – the pressure on providers is acute, to say the least. Because all healthcare organizations – whether branded […]

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