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 Era: Apache Hadoop 1.0 launched 2012
Sure, Apache Hadoop was technically released on December 27, 2011...but most
of us were out drinking brandy eggnog then (just as I am now).
Let's just look at the beginning...when The World operated by Software Tool &
Die started the first ISP. Pretty cool t... (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)
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)
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)
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)