Digital Business Platforms – The API is the Product

Modern business is evolving to a point where the interaction between companies and the marketplace has become a set of programmatic, digital interfaces. By creating a digital interface for the company, businesses can begin to interact with the marketplace in ways that were never possible before. To read the complete article, CLICK...

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Follow the Money: Big Data ROI and Inline Analytics

Earlier Wikibon research showed that the ROI on Big Data projects was 55¢ for each $1 spent. During 2014, Wikibon focused on in-depth interviews with organizations that had achieved Big Data success and high rates of returns. These interviews determined an important generality, that Big Data winners focused on operationalizing and automating their Big Data projects. They used Inline Analytics to drive algorithms that directly...

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Primary Data Comes Out of Stealth and into Big MetaData

Problem: Zettabytes of Data Primary Data came out of stealth in November 2014. David Flynn, a co-founder, CTO and architect of the Primary Data solution, was the CTO (later CEO) and chief architect of Fusion-io, and made major contributions to flash as an extension of DRAM technologies, before being ousted by investors wanting to cash out to SANDisk for about $1 billion. The problem Primary Data is addressing is the exabytes of data...

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Data Service Providers Find a Home in AWS

Amazon Web Services didn’t make any Big Data-related announcements at its annual customer conference last week, choosing instead to focus on a slew of developer-targeted services and a new relational database offering. But the topic of Big Data was none-the-less top of mind for many AWS enterprise customers. This goes for direct enterprise customers — Philips Healthcare took the re:Invent keynote stage to discuss how it is using...

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The New IT Normal and AWS

At the third annual Amazon Web Services user conference (AWS re:Invent 2014), SVP Andy Jassy stated that “cloud has become the new normal”. AWS claims more than 1 million active customers and the fastest revenue growth rate (>40%) of any multi-billion dollar enterprise IT vendor. As the trailblazer and leader of IaaS, AWS cannot be ignored by IT. There are only two types of companies: those officially using AWS and those whose users...

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