2020-03-19 | Meta | Bootstrapping
The stress in this post was assuming an existing system was being analyzed. Another type of crisis is when there is no existing system. How do you bootstrap analytic infrastructure to do modeling in the first place? More importantly, how do you bootstrap a new system of any kind? From a positive perspective, if you want to model a new business but don't have any money, what do you use? It is unlikely that a new organization has the resources to afford and operate current forms of technology, as they need both money and expensive talent. What is needed is something that is self-contained, able to provide collaboration without relying on paid cloud providers, and is simple to use so that expert staff is not necessary.
This is the silver lining of change. What needs to be done? What relationships exist, and which ones need to be strengthened? The beginning of any new effort often starts with something resembling an ontology.
[ There will be a lull in posts until there is something to show. I am working diligently to produce a demonstration. The intent is to provide a completely open and free end-to-end solution that provides ingestion, modeling, and AI/ML. For more on the technical ideas around this see Cruft Buster. ~Aggie]