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In response to: Technology for the OSS DSS Study Guide

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Thank you for the more comprehensive link.

06/17/10 @ 16:11

In response to: Technology for the OSS DSS Study Guide

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We’ve been aware of the OSS Palo for Excel for some time, but haven’t kept up with Jedox’s other OSS for BI. We’ll add these products to our OSSLinks, shown in the sidebar to this blog.

Thank you for taking the time to update us.

06/17/10 @ 16:11

In response to: Technology for the OSS DSS Study Guide

Andrea Gioia

for a complete and up to date list of all the analitical engines supported by SpagoBI you can look here:


06/17/10 @ 02:48

In response to: Technology for the OSS DSS Study Guide

Vladislav Malicevic

Hi Joseph!
Did you have a look at our Palo Suite? Plays well with all of the above and is OS too -


06/17/10 @ 01:43

In response to: Technology for the OSS DSS Study Guide

Seth Grimes

As you know, you have to be careful with vendor claims. For instance, SAS described, at the Aster Big Data Summit in Washington DC in May, the ability to run a version of the SAS Data Step on Aster nodes. SAS described this as if it is shipping. In fact, it will not ship this year.

06/16/10 @ 20:07

In response to: Technology for the OSS DSS Study Guide

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SpagoBI supports many more things than I can fit in the table. ;) Is there a better link than the one that I gave to list them all?

06/16/10 @ 18:03

In response to: Technology for the OSS DSS Study Guide

Andrea Gioia

Hi Joseph, gr8 post! Thanks also to have mentioned SpagoBI and its capabilities in terms of location intelligence. Just one thing about the teble: SpagoBI support also PaloPivot (aka JPalo web client) as OLAP client.

Andrea Gioia

06/16/10 @ 17:16

In response to: Technology for the OSS DSS Study Guide

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Thank you for correcting my misunderstanding. I had thought I heard the words “column-store” at the Aster Big Data Summit, but perhaps, it was my own internal filter, as when I read the following from their FAQ, and somehow saw column-store:

It provides a very strong data management layer - ANSI SQL interface, ACID transactions, Information Lifecycle Management, indexes, cost-based query optimizer, compression, security and other database features. It provides a very strong application processing framework - multiple language support, workload management, security, statistics collection, error logging and other application server features. It is architected to co-locate both data management and application processing as first-class citizens on the same infrastructure.
What is Aster Data nCluster?

I’ll correct this in the main post.

06/16/10 @ 15:13

In response to: Technology for the OSS DSS Study Guide

Seth Grimes

Joseph, one small technical point: Aster Data’s nCluster stores data by rows. The DBMS is not a column store.


06/16/10 @ 14:29

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Comment from: Jeffry

I’m using MBP 2.4Ghz (2008) and after using more than 3-4hours (just browsing) my MBP tempt reach 82C-85C. Can you give me a optimal setting for fan control? Thanks.

03/16/10 @ 01:54

In response to: Agile Project Management

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Thank you for the link. I’ve updated the post. As noted in the update, both links for Prince2 actually go to training and accreditation sites.

Best Regards,

03/08/10 @ 14:14

In response to: Agile Project Management

Comment from: Jay Gao
Jay Gao

First of all, nice blog! I saw a list of useful links on your blog, and I thought at you probably meant to link to the PRINCE2 official website using PRINCE2 text. You might want to know that the official website for prince2 is actually I thought this link might be more beneficial for your visitors.

03/08/10 @ 07:16

In response to: Apps on my iPhone

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Thank you for your comment. I should point out that iBlueSky is one of the earliest mindmapping apps for the iPhone, not one of the latest. Since I wrote the original post in 2008 November, many more mindmapping apps have been added to the App Store, including:

  • Simple Mind
  • MindMeister (the official app of the SaaS MindMeister)
  • ThinkingMap
  • iThoughts
  • MindNode
  • MindJet (the makers of MindManager on the Mac and Windows)
  • Buzan iMindMap (coming soon per their web site, and maker of iMindMap for Mac, Windows and Linux)
01/30/10 @ 00:20

In response to: Agile Project Management

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First, let me say that Agile was envisioned as a body of software development methodologies, and neither as a product nor a project management methodology, per se. However, there are quite a lot that can be learned from Agile methodologies, especially for the implementation and operational stages of a system.

We have been developing methodologies for project, program and product management that include Agile elements. Generally, we establish processes for three tracks: strategic, tactical and implementation. In general, the Agile elements come in for the implementation track, whether we are implementing a software product, doing integration into an enterprise, or deploying a large, complex system.

One must identify those components that lend themselves to agile-like iterations, and those that require compliance with “set-in-stone” standards. The purpose of Agile Methods is to improve quality (compliance to specifications) and user satisfaction, while reducing complexity and decreasing delivery time. If you can identify those elements of your system, and treat each set accordingly, while communicating to all involved persons, then you’ll likely have win in applying Agile to Project Management methods.

09/30/09 @ 14:11

In response to: Agile Project Management

Rich Maltzman

Excellent, outstanding post.

Can you reconcile how a company which deploys large “end products” such as a turned-up telecom network, AS OPPOSED TO A SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, can implement Agile Methodologies? I realize that is one of your main questions here, has it been somewhat answered?

In other words, how do the methodologies of Agile lend themselves to general project maangement?


Rich Maltzman, PMP

09/30/09 @ 13:14

In response to: Three Months with a Mac

Comment from: Simington

Good stuff =)

09/07/09 @ 15:43

In response to: Agile Project Management

Project Management Templates

Great informative post

07/10/09 @ 02:21

In response to: Why Open Source for a Friend

Antoine Borg


While a little lengthy, I like your post - you accurately capture the gap between what most people think of when they use the phrase “open-source” and what the open-source world thinks. You do try to break these misconceptions and I know, from experience, that this is not simple.

I was talking to someone recently. He’s a CIO and took over my previous role at a governmental organisation. His first reaction upon hearing that I’m in open source was, “Isn’t it true, though, that open-source comes with lots of hidden costs? Isn’t open-source more expensive than closed-source in the long run?” It took me a fair amount of arguing and I hope I got the full thrust of my message through.

Working for a company that specialises in open-source technologies and which works with open-source vendors, I can confirm your statement that open-source is not created by unsociable types in their bedrooms. While some people still do that (and lots of closed-source companies started that way too), most of the companies that we deal with are professional setups with slick operations and marketing machines that can rival their closed-source competitors’. And we all wash our own clothes ;-)


05/15/09 @ 06:17

In response to: KETL First Meeting

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Thank you for the information. I’m afraid that we don’t have any further information beyond what is on the documentation area. We’ve deleted the broken links and added a link to the documentation section of in the post.

05/13/09 @ 09:41

In response to: KETL First Meeting



KETL for Data Integration,
KETL XML Steps Overview

I tried downloading above PDF’s, but looks like they are not the location. also I do not see developer guide on Do you have link from which I can download the documentation of KETL

05/13/09 @ 07:38
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