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My favorite writer, Gil Press, sums it up with, “It’s Official: The Internet Of Things Takes Over Big Data As The Most Hyped Technology” where he talks about how Gartner released its latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, and how big data has moved down the “trough of disillusionment,” replaced by the Internet of Things at the top of the hype cycle. The term Internet of Things was coined by the British technologist Kevin Ashton in 1999, to describe a system where the Internet is connected to the physical world via ubiquitous sensors. Today, the huge amounts of data we are producing and the advances in mobile technologies are bringing the idea of Internet connected devices into our homes and daily lives. Definitions of IoT Has Expanded Internet of Things was a popular concept dating far back to articles like  Scientific American in 2004. RFID and sensor techn... (more)

Most Powerful Voices in Security

The security community has a growing number of influential and important people, especially as the industry rises to meet the need to address more advanced security threats, such as targeted attacks. But how does a company in the security industry truly identify the influential people? And then once identified, how does one use influential voices to help promote their brand? In this study, we answer the first question - how to identify the most powerful voices in your industry, focusing on the security space, and as part of this we provide you a list of people to follow for the b... (more)

Real-time Big Data or Small Data?

Have you heard of products like IBM’s InfoSphere Streams, Tibco’s Event Processing product, or Oracle’s CEP product? All good examples of commercially available stream processing technologies which help you process events in real-time. I’ve been asked what I consider as “Big Data” versus “Small Data” in this domain. Here’s my view. Real-Time Analytics Small Data Big Data Data Volume None None Data Velocity 100K events / day (<<1K events / second) Billion+ events / day (>>1K events / second) Data Variety 1-6 unstructured on sources AND 1 single destination (an output file, a SQ... (more)

SAP and Big Data

SAP customers are confused about the positioning between SAP Sybase IQ and SAP Hana as it applies to data warehousing. Go figure, so is SAP. You want to learn about their data warehousing offering, and all you hear is “Hana this” and “Hana that”. It reminds me of the time after I left Teradata when the BI appliances came on the scene. First Netezza, then Greenplum, then Vertica and Aster Data, then ParAccel. Everyone was confused about what the BI appliance was in relation to the EDW. Do I need an EDW, a BI appliance, an EDW + BI appliance? With SAP, Sybase IQ is supposed to be ... (more)

Leadership Means Sacrificing

What do Special Forces, Army Rangers, Navy SEALs, and Marines all have in common? Teams like these go through what is considered by some to be the toughest military training in the world. They also encounter obstacles that develop and test their stamina, leadership and ability to work as a team like no other. I was talking recently to a colleague of mine about some our own own leadership at work. Emotions were strong. Deep sighs punctuated every other sentence. We’re going through a business transformation, and as with most company turn-arounds, there is a strong conflict betw... (more)