Andrew C. Oliver

Columnist

Andrew C. Oliver is manager of technical enablement at Lucidworks, a provider of enterprise search solutions.

12 New Year's resolutions for your data

Prepare for liftoff: 9 steps to cloud readiness

Prepare for liftoff: 9 steps to cloud readiness

Remove head from sand. Resist impulse to hug server. Prepare yourself for the inevitable

Donate here! 9 better causes than Wikimedia

Donate here! 9 better causes than Wikimedia

Internet freedom and literacy are important, particularly in the Trump era. These groups deserve your help

9 signs you should quit your programming job

9 signs you should quit your programming job

Here's how to tell when your coding job isn't all it's cracked up to be -- and it's time to take off for a new gig

China didn't steal your job—I did

China didn't steal your job—I did

It's all us techies' fault in creating robots and machine intelligence that can do a better job than even the best-trained workers

10 things you don't need to worry about in 2017

10 things you don't need to worry about in 2017

Worry about your career, worry about your impossible SLA, worry about Trump ... but don't bother worrying about this stuff

10 things you need to worry about in 2017

10 things you need to worry about in 2017

It's time for our annual ritual: Burn some incense, peer into the dark, and fret about the future

Could Google or Facebook decide an election?

Could Google or Facebook decide an election?

Technology can affect democracy in unpredictable ways, including via seemingly innocuous notifications

No, Microsoft does not love open source

No, Microsoft does not love open source

Microsoft has grown so warm and fuzzy about open source, you almost expect Satya Nadella to wear a cardigan. But there's a knife under that sweater

A keyboard? How quaint

A keyboard? How quaint

Hello, computer: Hands-free computing a la 'Star Trek' is coming soon

Big data face-off: Spark vs. Impala vs. Hive vs. Presto

Big data face-off: Spark vs. Impala vs. Hive vs. Presto

AtScale, a maker of big data reporting tools, has published speed tests on the latest versions of the top four big data SQL engines. Conclusion: Time to upgrade!

7 big data tools to ditch in 2017

7 big data tools to ditch in 2017

You think you got the hang of big data analytics? There's no time to be smug. To deliver real value, you'd better keep your stack up to date

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