Apple has acquired FoundationDB, a company that specializes in speedy, durable NoSQL databases, TechCrunch has learned.
A notice on the FoundationDB site notes that it’s no longer offering downloads of its database software. Financial terms of the deal were not available. CEO David Rosenthal was previously VP of Engineering at Omniture and co-founded the company with COO Nick Lavezzo and Dave Scherer in 2009.
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I’m a sucker for digging out relationships. I can spend hours on “A is the daughter of B , and B is an uncle to C. D is the father of B. C is the son of E, who is the daughter of D…” sort of logic problems without wanting to bang my head. Wasting a good half of a movie putting together two random actors and googling if they’ve worked together , is SO satisfying ! Why, I don’t know ! Like that priceless moment when one of my favourite Disney characters- Genie, met an amazing voice- Robin Williams. See what I mean ? There are fantastic connections all over. It’s a small world, after all !
Imagine writing your name on a $5 note and passing it on. What are the odds that the note comes back into your family decades later ? The network of the connections formed intermediately must be unfathomable! Agreed , most of these thoughts are not very productive. But I daydream a lot and make my life more interesting with these eccentricities. And this compulsive need to find connections is what draws me to data analysis as well.
I recently analysed a dataset of National Soils as part of a course assignment. To begin with, I knew nothing about soils. At least not more than what I knew through science class at school. Haha, it was a shameful revelation. Who knew soil had so many types and subtypes ? And not to mention how its properties change depending on how one uses the land. It’s safe to say- soil is one big pushover. However, the coolest thing about this analysis was – I got to know a lot about soil mechanics while trying to interpret the relationship between two variables.
Interestingly, I learnt about a method called CPT or the cone penetration test, used to measure moisture content in the soil at a certain depth. This procedure is used to check for seismic activity, sublayer temperatures in geothermal areas and possibility of soil liquefaction. Extremely technical and I won’t delve into it, but this process is a big deal in countries like New Zealand and Japan, with history of massive earthquakes and volcanic activities.
For a person who loves knowing about something new everyday , analytics is perhaps one of the most fascinating areas to work in ! The possibilities to learn are endless and resources, countless. There are numerous tools at one’s disposal- from something as simplistic as the pivot table to the more complex regression analysis and machine learning. I am very excited to be on this journey and hope to take my love of finding connections further, through my passion for this field!