Over the wires and through the cloud


It's that festive time of year again, so you may want to build yourself a fire  and grab a cup of hot chocolate as you prepare for a rousing round of holiday/IT joy.

Grab your co-workers and gather around the water cooler while singing along to this post and others from years past like: "Twas the night before big data"; "Rudolf the red-nosed Baysenian network?"; "Big data is coming to town!"; and of course who could forget (you can't, even if you want to!): "The twelve days of big data analytics."

Over the wires and through the cloud
To Grandmother's smart house we go.
The GPS knows the way to guide the car
Through white and drifted snow.

Over the wires and through the cloud
Oh, how the data does blow up.
Text streams and bytes get stored
As sensors send data all around as we go.

Over the wires and through the cloud
The connected car throws off a full day's worth of data
Oh, hear the streaming data ringing ting-a-ling-ling,
For it is a cloud IoT day

Over the wires and through the cloud
Trot faster my Nifi way
We love the sound of music as its streams o'er the ground
For it is a cloud IoT day

Over the wires and through the cloud
And straight through the smart grid we go.
We seem to go so dreadfully slow when our wifi fails to connect
Waiting on fiber to be installed is so frustrating.

Over the wires and through the cloud
Now Grandma's hotspot I can connect to.
Hurrah for IoT; the streaming movie is almost done;
Hurrah for the spark that helps run our connected car.

Enjoy the holidays!!!
NOTE: Soundtrack will soon be available on 8-track as well as cassette (Google these if you aren't familiar with these terms :).


About Author

David Pope

Technical Leader, Senior Manager US Energy

David leads the pre-sales technical team for SAS US Energy which solves business problems in the Oil & Gas and Utilities industries using advanced analytics. He is a lifetime learner who enjoys sharing information and helping others to grow their careers. He earned a BS in Industry Engineering and a Computer Programming Certificate from North Carolina State University. Furthermore, he has over 29 years of business experience working with SAS across R&D, IT, Sales and Marketing in the Americas and Europe. He is an expert in working with data and producing insights through the use of analytics. David has presented at SAS Global Forum, the 2012 SAS Government Leadership Summit, IBM’s Information on Demand(IOD), EMC World, CTO Summit Conferences, is the author of the book: "Big Data Analytics with SAS", and he currently holds 14 patents for SAS in several countries: US, CA, Norway, UK, China, Mexico, and Hong Kong.


  1. And for the southern hemispherians, we'll gather on the beach with an ice-cold drink.

    Love that you've kept up your traditional IT festive song writing. Happy Holidays David!

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