Category: Random

Ramblings, musing, and general brainings from Mike

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Enabling Real-time Analytics with FPGAs

With the rise of Analytics and Big Data and our need to collect, process, and distribute ever-growing amounts of data from IoT, to mapping, and insights on the way consumers interact across apps and the internet, fast, efficient, and effective methods of analyzing our data are becoming more necessary.   To date, platforms like Hadoop, Cloudera, Apache Pig, Dryad, SciDB, etc have served us in a fair capacity; however, the ability to process the vast amounts of data we collect in real time or while data is “in-motion” has left much to be desired.  Surprisingly, the goal of much faster processing capability...

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The Death of Innovation By The Way Things Are

I think we’ve all heard it before: “That’s just the way it is”, or “That’s the “, or “Change here is too hard”.  These statements abound throughout just about every industry I’ve been in or sold into.  I see this daily across multiple organizations that may define themselves as “innovative” or “forward-thinking”, but just looking at those statements sure doesn’t give me the warm fuzzies about innovation within most organizations.  It’s disheartening to say the least because in order to get better, faster, and more competitive… we must innovate!  Let’s take a look at this to understand why these kinds of thinking will...

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Creation…

Well… I finally got around to creating the “Web of Mike”! I fully expect highly random articles around code, music, life, and whatever crazy idea comes to mind… So here we go!