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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 techno... (more)

The Convergence of Identities and the Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo #IoT #IIoT #M2M

How Brands Should Prepare for the Convergence of Identities and the Internet of Things Q&A with Merritt Maxim of Forrester Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m extremely passionate about opportunities involving Internet of Things (IoT) – or should I call it Identity of Things – and what it will bring to end-consumers and businesses alike! The industry of connected devices is growing at a breakneck speed and consumers are getting more and more excited as they learn about the ever-expanding possibilities. But are brands preparing themselves properly for IoT? Do they know the com... (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)

Toys and Big Data By @JimKaskade | @BigDataExpo #IoT #BigData

“Dad, if my character dies in the game, would I die in the real world?” What a beautifully naive question that my son, Trevor, asked me during a son-dad conversation about how games might change over the years. Earlier last year, Mattel’s CEO, Bryan Stockton, was fired. After three years, it was clear that Mattel was continuing to be challenged with sales weakness, and lower gross margins, which drove down shareholder value. As parents, we ALL know that it’s a very competitive toy aisle, and our kids are much different than we were at their age. Mattel’s toys haven’t been “good eno... (more)