Author: "josephdp"

Did You See What Ockam.io Just DID

The W3C Decentralized Identifiers (DID) is a working specification from the credentials community group. While not yet a standard, a working group has been proposed to develop the current specification into a full W3C standard. Amazingly, this proposed… more »

Setting up the Server for OSS DSS

The first thing to do when setting up your server with open source solutions [OSS] for a decision support system [DSS] is to check all the dependencies and system requirements for the software that you're installing. Generally, in our case, once you… more »

Reading Pentaho Kettle Solutions

Today, I'm reviewing Pentaho Kettle Solutions for our OSS DSS study guide. more »

BayAreaUseR October Special Event

Zhou Yu organized a great special event for the San Francisco Bay Area Use R group, and has asked me to post the slide decks for download. Here they are: RedR presented by Anup Parikh with contributions from Kyle Covington Cross-Channel by R presented… more »

Search Terms for Data Management & Analytics

Recently, for a prospective customer, I created a list of some search terms to provide them with some "late night" reading on data management & analytics. I've tried these terms out on Google, and as suspected, for most, the first hit is for Wikipedia.… more »

Data Artisan Smith or Scientist

Over the past few months, a debate has been proceeding on whether or not a new discipline, a new career path, is emerging from the tsunami of data bearing down on us. The need for a new type of Renaissance [Wo]Man to deal with the Big Data onslaught. To… more »

Technology for the OSS DSS Study Guide

'Tis been longer than intended, but we finally have the technology, time and resources to continue with our Open Source Solutions Decision Support System Study Guide (OSS DSS SG). First, I want to thank SQLstream for allowing us to use SQLstream as a… more »

OSS DSS Formalization

The next step in our open source solutions (OSS) for decision support systems (DSS) study guide (SG), according to the syllabus, is to make our first decision: a formal definition of "Decision Support System". Next, and soon, will be a post listing the… more »

R the next Big Thing or Not

Recently, AnnMaria De Mars, PhD (multiple) and Dr. Peter Flom, PhD have stirred up a bit of a tempest in a tweet-pot, as well as in the statistical blogosphere, with comparisons of R and SAS, IBM/SPSS and the like. I've commented on both of their blogs,… more »

OSS DSS Studies Introduction

First, let me say that we're talking about systems supporting the decisions that are made by human beings, not "expert systems" that automate decisions.  As an example, let's look at inventory management.  A human might use various components of a DSS… more »
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At the beginning, The Open Source Solutions Blog was a companion to the Open Source Solutions for Business Intelligence Research Project, and book. But back in 2005, we couldn't find a publisher. As Apache Hadoop and its family of open source projects proliferated, and in many ways, took over the OSS data management and analytics world, our interests became more focused on streaming data management and analytics for IoT, the architecture for people, processes and technology required to bring value from the IoT through Sensor Analytics Ecosystems, and the maturity model organizations will need to follow to achieve SAEIoT success. OSS is very important in this world too, for DMA, API and community development.

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