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The New Builders Podcast

Today’s applications are central to decision-making at all levels of society – whether it’s helping municipal governments monitor critical infrastructure using smart sensor data, or helping consumers find the nearest store to buy their favorite brand of cereal. The New Builders podcast features interviews with the innovators behind these apps, in which they reveal their best practices, latest projects and favorite tools.
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May 26, 2016

Any developer who has ever been tasked with consolidating data sources before performing analysis knows the challenge of silos, especially when data is sprawled out across multiple other services. But what about if you had to help a client pull application data from 47 different MySQL databases and then consolidate it into an operational data store (ODS) for analysis?

That's how the partnership between Charlie Killian (@cekillian) and Sarah Maston (@maston) began. As a solution architect at Bytecode IO, Killian encounters these data movement challenges all the time, but in this case, he reached out to Maston to draw on her career-long data warehousing experience.

In Episode 7 of The New Builders, Killian and Maston break down how they deployed a cloud-based data warehouse to solve the data silo challenge (3:14), how plug-and-play data movement tools enabled them to reduce an ODS project timeline from three months to three hours (8:03), how data warehousing differs at enterprises vs. startups (22:19), and share why "learning the data" is the best step any developer can take, even if they aren't directly involved in data warehousing (29:22).

You can find new episodes of The New Builders on developerWorks TV and SoundCloud. Find out more about IBM Cloud Data Services at IBM.biz/forbuilders. Contact hosts Doug Flora and Jim Young on Twitter (@DSFlora, @JW_Young) or email (dsflora@us.ibm.com, jwyoung@us.ibm.com).

The show’s music is provided by School for Robots. Check them out at schoolforrobots.bandcamp.com!

May 19, 2016

To become a project under the Apache Software Foundation, it’s not enough to serve a global user base and offer unique capabilities. Every Apache Top-Level Project also has broad community support and has been through an incubation period, during which time its committers received guidance and mentorship from the existing Apache community.

In Episode 6 of The New Builders, we continue our coverage of Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon (listen to Part 1 here), through interviews with just a small slice of themore than 5,400 committers to Apache projects, all at various points in their development, including Mike Percy and Dan Burkert from Apache Kudu (3:52), Shawn McKinney and Lucas Theisen from Apache Directory (26:01), and Anshum Gupta from Apache Lucene and Apache Solr (40:47).

You can find new episodes of The New Builders on developerWorks TV and SoundCloud. Find out more about IBM Cloud Data Services at IBM.biz/forbuilders. Contact hosts Doug Flora and Jim Young on Twitter (@DSFlora, @JW_Young) or email (dsflora@us.ibm.com, jwyoung@us.ibm.com).

The show’s music is provided by School for Robots. Check them out at schoolforrobots.bandcamp.com!

May 12, 2016

The Apache Software Foundation oversees more than 350 open source projects and initiatives, supported by a diverse global community of committers. This thriving open source community was in full force this week at Apache: Big Data and ApacheCon North America in Vancouver.

In Episode 5 of The New Builders, we speak with a cross-section of attendees, presenters and keynoters from across the Apache open source communities, including Apache Software Foundation Executive Vice President Rich Bowen (4:38), ODPi Director John Mertic (14:59), Cloud Foundry Foundation CEO Sam Ramji (23:57), Apache NiFi PMC Member Aldrin Piri (39:30) and IBM Developer Advocate Bradley Holt (47:00).

You can find new episodes of The New Builders on developerWorks TV and SoundCloud. Find out more about IBM Cloud Data Services at IBM.biz/forbuilders. Contact hosts Doug Flora and Jim Young on Twitter (@DSFlora, @JW_Young) or email (dsflora@us.ibm.com, jwyoung@us.ibm.com).

The show’s music is provided by School for Robots. Check them out at schoolforrobots.bandcamp.com!

May 5, 2016

"The API economy is growing very rapidly – it's very easy now for companies to build things that allow you to move data between the products you use without any custom middleware."

In Episode 4 of The New Builders, Process Street Co-Founder and CEO, Vinay Patankar (@vinayp10), joined us to discuss how his company's API-first workflow solution is optimized for the "open API economy." Process Street is a cloud-based workflow solution which automates the movement of data between different SaaS products, and development of their application centered around ease of data movement and communication with other apps.

We dove into the differences between Process Street and traditional workflow solutions (5:02), the workings of the open API economy (6:36), what it means to build apps with an API-first architecture (10:40), Process Street's open source-based, hybrid database management system (14:39) and the basics of single page applications (16:23).

You can find new episodes of The New Builders on developerWorks TV and SoundCloud. Find out more about IBM Cloud Data Services at IBM.biz/forbuilders. Contact hosts Doug Flora and Jim Young on Twitter (@DSFlora, @JW_Young) or email (dsflora@us.ibm.com, jwyoung@us.ibm.com).

The show’s music is provided by School for Robots. Check them out at schoolforrobots.bandcamp.com!

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