Real World Internet of Things at Scale

Jim Kaskade

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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)

Is There a Place for Big Data in SMB Markets?

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)

Era of Analytic Applications – Part 1

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 events: 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)

Big Data Top Ten | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

What do you get when you combine Big Data technologies….like Pig and Hive? A flying pig? No, you get a “Logical Data Warehouse”. My general prediction is that Cloudera and Hortonworks are both aggressively moving to fulfilling a vision which looks a lot like Gartner’s “Logical Data Warehouse”….namely, “the next-generation data warehouse that improves agility, enables innovation and responds more efficiently to changing business requirements.” In 2012, Infochimps (now CSC) leveraged its early use of stream processing, NoSQLs, and Hadoop to create a design pattern which combined r... (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)