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“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 enough” at a time when peers like Hasbro and Lego continue to report higher and higher sales. It’s not just Mattel. Nintendo, the one-time market leader video games brand best known for legendary characters like Super Mario, has been struggling to keep up with the times as mobile gaming explode... (more)

Where Did My Love for Data Start? By @JimKaskade | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

Bynet Team Photo (left to right, top to bottom) Top Row:  John Wright, Jim (Hjerpe) Kaskade, Sumit Sharma, Dennis Russell, Bob McMillen, Bottom Row: Paul Micheletti, Lawrence Ladao, Serdar Yilmaz, Bob Moussavi, Doug Hundley. Jack Shemer & David Hartke – True Legacies Whenever Jack visited me, he used to leave sticky notes on my desk with nuggets of wisdom. For example, “Keep people you trust close to you.”…or, “Key values for Teradata where: Pride, Enthusiasm, Importance of the Individual, Teamwork and Open Communications, Ethics, Dedication, Quality, Support, Success, and Entr... (more)

The Data Era – Moving from Big Data 1.0 to Big Data 2.0

Do you think they truly understood just how fast the data infrastructure marketplace was going to change? That is the question that comes to mind when I think about Donald Feinberg and Mark Beyer at Gartner who, last year, wrote about how the data warehouse market is undergoing a transformation. Did they, or anyone for that matter, understand the significant change underway in the data center?  I describe it as Big Data 1.0 versus Big Data 2.0. Big Data 1.0 I was recently talking to friends at one of our largest banks about their Big Data projects under way. In less than one yea... (more)

Big Data Predictions for 2013

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)

Customized, Intelligent, Vertical Applications – the Future of Big Data?

Lets assume that your entire organization had access to the following building blocks: Data: All sources of data from the enterprise (at rest and in motion) Analytics: Queries, Algorithms, Machine Learning Models Application Business Logic: Domain specific use-cases / business problems Actionable Insights: Knowledge of how to apply analytics against data through the use of application business logic to produce a positive impact to the business Infrastructure Configuration: High scalable, distributed, enterprise-class infrastructure capable of combining data, analytics, with app ... (more)