Is data your dirty little secret?

While I was fumbling for the dictionary to figure out what polyglot persistence was, the CTO had decided to build a warehouse on Redshift. “Everybody’s moving data there.” He declared. I looked on quizzically. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. “That’s a very new database engine”, I chimed in. “Lets do …

5 tech challenges I’m thinking about today

Technical operations & startup tech are experiencing an incredible upheaval which is bringing a lot of great things. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here are some of the questions it raises for me. 1. Are we adopting Docker without enough consideration? Container deployments are accelerating at a blistering pace. I …

Is Redshift outpacing Hadoop as the big data warehouse for startups?

More and more startups are looking at Redshift as a cheaper & faster solution for big data & analytics. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Saggi Neumann posted a pretty good side-by-side comparison of Redshift & Hadoop and concluded they were tied based on your individual use case. Meanwhile Bitly engineering …

What events are good for tech & startup networking in New York City?

I’ve worked in the NYC startup scene since the mid-nineties. It seems to keep growing every year, and there are so many events it’s hard to keep track. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here’s where to look for the best stuff. 1. Gary’s Guide Gary Sharma hosts an authoritative guide …