Domino – The Unified Platform for Data Science and Hybrid Multicloud Environments

Domino is a unified platform that orchestrates the end-to-end data science lifecycle across hybrid multicloud environments. It enables users to discover and connect their preferred tools with existing data, while increasing collaboration and making it easier to manage compliance, security and cost.

Most people are familiar with domino, those little rectangular blocks that you can line up in rows to create beautiful patterns or play games with. They are also known as bones, cards, men, or tiles. A domino is marked on one side with an arrangement of spots or dots called pips, and the other side is blank or identically patterned to it. Dominoes are normally twice as long as they are wide and can be stacked upon each other without losing their position.

Traditionally, dominoes are played with two or more players and the game begins when each player has a set of seven dominoes in hand. When a player cannot play any of their seven dominoes, they must pass their turn to the next player. Generally, the first player to complete their hand wins the game. There are many different domino games, though, and the rules for each vary slightly.

Some of the most popular domino games involve scoring, in which players earn points by adding up the pips on their remaining dominoes. There are also blocking games such as matador, chicken foot and Mexican train, in which the goal is to stop your opponents from laying any more dominoes.

One of the most fascinating things about dominoes is how they can be set up to make stunning artistic arrangements. Artist Hevesh has created some of the most complex domino designs ever seen. Her most elaborate installations can take several nail-biting minutes to fall, and she credits one physical phenomenon for her success: gravity.

When a domino is knocked over, it sets off a chain reaction of the other pieces nearby, just like the firing of a nerve impulse in the body. The speed at which a domino falls depends on the size of the initial triggering piece and the distance between it and the first domino in the line.

Historically, dominoes were made of ebony blacks and ivory faces and could be as large as a small human head. The word domino itself has a long history, and it may have been inspired by the hooded cloaks worn together with masks during carnival season or at a masquerade. Earlier in English, the word also denoted a cape that was worn by a priest over his surplice. Ultimately, the name may have been chosen because the ebony domino looked like a priest’s hooded robe contrasting with his white surplice.