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Go Green Cloud with SAP Business Suite on HANA

It doesn’t seem right; I just posted another blog about SAP, regarding SAP’s customer engagement solutions (aka CRM), within the past 24 hours on my section of the EMA blog … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Latest Data Action: Semantics, Hubs, and Standards

The action in the data industry continues unabated at breakneck speed with no end in site.  Most recently, however, a few activities in particular caught my attention: ICANN domain expansion:  … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Takes on Oracle in 2014 and Commecial IBM Watson

See: How Will Bellwether Oracle Ring in 2014 and Commercial IBM Watson is Building a Mystery

January 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wishing for an Integrated 2014

Happy New Year everyone.  If it seems like I disappeared for awhile, specifically the last two months of 2013, in terms of this blog I did disappear.  What happened is … Continue reading

January 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Look, up in the Sky: It’s a Warehouse, it’s OLTP, no, it’s HANA Cloud Platform

SAP took its commitment to its SAP HANA Cloud Platform (“HCP”) Platform-as-a-Service (“PaaS”) supersonic at the SAP TechEd conference the week of October 21-25 in Las Vegas.  By unveiling a … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

INFA Rolling but No Rest for the Information Driven

Informatica (INFA) is on a roll.  Just a glance at INFA’s Q3-FY13 financial results, with total revenues increased by 24% year over year, in market where no similarly established enterprise … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Your First Data Driven Steps: Data Privacy and Data Governance

As “Big Data” hyperbole descends towards the horizon’s edge, like “Web Services” and “SOA” before it, “Data Driven” has begun its ascension.  Proof points: A “Data-Driven Business Day” is on … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Solution: Fire Congress, Replace with Watson and Urika, or a Chimp

I have no political party affiliation; have always been an independent.  I typically maintain a “fiscally conservative, socially liberal” political position.  That means I believe all people should be able … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

Major Milestone: Hadoop Reaches SaaS

On October 7th, MapR, one of the original commercial Hadoop distributors, and Xactly, a leading Cloud-based sales incentive compensation solution provider, unveiled how Xactly had deployed a key portion of … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Taking an In-memory Database Grain of Salt

I admit to being fascinated by the current war of words over in-memory databases between Oracle and SAP.  But fortunately, unlike the war of words about the shutdown of the … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oracle In-Memory Option Resonates

At Oracle OpenWorld this week, Oracle joined the cacophony of in-memory databases with the “in-memory option” for the Oracle Database 12c.  Oracle’s counterpoint to existing competitive in-memory databases, with SAP … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Oracle Database Too Big to Fail?

I can’t remember how many times I have attended Oracle OpenWorld, and even was one of the many Oracle hosts at several, including in faraway places like Beijing.  They all … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sumo Logic Anomaly Detection Teaches Splunk a Lesson

On September 10, 2013, Sumo Logic unveiled its Anomaly Detection solution, a natural follow-on to its pattern recognition LogReduce technology made available during 2012.  The Anomaly Detection offering uses advanced … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · 11 Comments

Could an Informatica and Tableau Strategic Partnership Change Big Data?

On September 9, Informatica and Tableau Software (“Tableau”) announced a “strategic collaboration.”  There was no clear commitment to producing a combined solution, except that “Informatica is certifying PowerCenter Data Virtualization … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

HANA Three Ways

Several years ago I had the lucky fortune to eat an appetizer called “Clams Three Ways” at the recently closed Radius restaurant.  For 15 years, Radius shone as one of … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Microsoft CEO’s Job of Removing Elephants

What goal and characteristics should Microsoft consider for their next CEO? How would a new CEO’s excellence in reputation management and telling a story of innovation help Microsoft’s long-term fortunes? … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

FoundationDB and Starcounter Show ACID Back in Vogue

Speed in the world of database management software has never gone out of style.  Vendors of all stripes continue, as they have for decades, to sashay benchmarks down the runway, … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

CSC Buys Infochimps, Market Goes Bananas

The Upside of a Transformation The word “transformation” has come to carry a strong connotation of “cutting costs.”  The typical employee reaction:  if your CEO or LOB executive announces a … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Buh Bye SkyDrive: Five Free Alternatives

Microsoft will need to change the SkyDrive cloud storage brand name due to infringement on the name claimed by BSkyB.  BSkyB, which currently doesn’t actively use “SkyDrive,” is somewhat nicely … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

I apologize Cloudera, you were right, I was wrong

Over the course of 2012 I met with Cloudera, the leading commercial Hadoop distribution vendor in terms of market penetration,  several times.  I was always taken aback to find them … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Jeremiah Johnson, Hari Seldon, and Google

A very good friend of mine recently shared how a close relative had just gone off the grid.  Driven by fear of impending doom from natural disasters, the relative moved … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Slaughterhouse Tech: Talking SMAC About PCs and Asia

Note:  QuinnSight is posting over at Horses for Sources, check out the original here! Slaughterhouse Tech:  Talking SMAC About PCs and Asia Read ‘em and weep; despite a day where … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Hive is a Hotbed of Analytic App Innovation

There are all kinds of creative approaches today for building communities of innovation and funding in the tech sector.  From open source foundations like Apache, to drip mini-funding like Y … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Is Actian Ahead or Ahead of Itself?

Today Actian, the big data shopping spree champ of the past year, began to unveil plans of how its myriad technologies will fit together into comprehensive big data offerings.   Specifically, … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · Leave a comment


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