Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Relationship Between Virtualization, Big Data and Cloud Computing

Virtualization is about taking a single large compute resource and making it act like many smaller resources.

Big Data is about taking many smaller compute (and storage) resources and making them act like one big resource.

Cloud computing is about easily changing my compute and storage resources as needed.

Big Data can leverage cloud computing to scale the size of the "one big" resource as needed.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Essence of Vision

One of the best summaries I have seen of what implementing one's vision means.

  • Experience many things in order to distill your vision
  • Make it your mission
  • Reduce it to a question
  • Apply the question relentlessly to your actions.

Quote extracted from the talk at this link.

Bret Victor - Inventing on Principle from CUSEC on Vimeo.