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
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)
I was talking to one of the prominent General Partners at a Venture Capital
firm here in Silicon Valley over the holidays…discussing how the Cloud
market is evolving. We both agreed that 2013 will mark yet another shift in
the evolution of web applications.
I personally simplified this view of cloud evolution by defining its
progression in the following periods...dating back to these noteworthy
ISP Era: Software Tool & Die is founded in 1989 ASP to SaaS Era:
TeleComputing founder coins ASPs in 1996 IaaS & PaaS Era: Amazon EC2 is
Launched in 2006 Analytics Application Er... (more)
Is Big Data destined for only the top 3,000 companies worldwide? What about
medium or small companies who are equally as data-driven? Is there a place
for Big Data in SMB markets? When I talk to SMB companies about their use of
public cloud services, it’s a no-brainer. Pay as you go, lower costs
upfront, quick time-to-market. With private and public cloud solutions, both
big and small companies benefit.
So what about big data platforms? Is there an equivalent opportunity, or is
Big Data only suited for Big Companies with Big Problems?
I think Big Data applies to all, and here’s wh... (more)
I was touring what reminded me of the Cheyenne Mountain nuclear bunker –
one of the safest places on earth. Except in this case, this was one of the
safest places for your enterprise data on earth. “The entrance will open,
you will drive in, and an armed guard will be out to escort you.”
That was the beginning of my tour of a Tier 4 datacenter, furthest from any
natural disaster. 100% guaranteed up time.
I was staking out where we would launch our newest version of the Infochimps
Big Data cloud service - our enterprise cloud service would soon be launched
in the most trusted data... (more)
My prediction for 2013 is that competitive advantage will translate into
enterprises using sophisticated Big Data analytics to create a new breed of
applications - Intelligent Applications.
"It's more than just insights from MapReduce", a CIO from a fortune 100 told
me, "It's about using data to make our customer touch points more engaging,
more interactive, more intelligent."
So when you hear about "Big Data solutions," you need to translate that into
a new category of "Intelligent Applications." At the end of the day, it's not
about people pouring through petabytes of data. It'... (more)