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Diary of a Cloud vs. Enterprise Software Salesperson – Day 983 of my sales cycle

This hilarious dog vs. cat diary has made the rounds but it’s still pretty funny. If you haven’t seen it before enjoy It’s followed by my tongue-in-cheek adapted version, diary of a cloud salesperson vs. enterprise software salesperson

Dog vs. Cat diary original version

Diary of the dog…

8:00 am – Dog food! My favorite […]

MDM at the Movies – Hierarchy & relationship management example: Six degrees of Kevin Bacon

What relationship does Jennifer Aniston have to Pierce Brosnan?

The answer can be found at the end of this post (no peeking!). To get there we will explore the links and references, known in Master Data Management (MDM) as hierarchies and relationships, stored in a hub or repository. A quick MDM primer before we get […]

Google App Engine, Cloudera and Aster Data – A trifecta of offerings for the Cloud

Last night I attended the excellent SDForum Cloud Services SIG: Demo Night: Databases in the Cloud hosted by Bernard Golden CEO of Hyperstratus and Dave Nielsen of Platformd who are the SIG co-chairs. These are my notes for your reading pleasure, as ever if you have comments or questions, please leave me a comment.

The […]

Is MDM one-stop shopping for enterprise cyber thieves? Most corporations have “locks” but no “keys”.

A couple of months ago I wrote a post titled “Who’s that looking at my Master data?”. That post focused specifically on the different user profiles, fine grained security and management of roles who would be given access to the master data consolidated inside an MDM Hub. The premise was that the information, gathered from […]

Tweetlites – Realtime conference highlights via Twitter, just like being there, only better?

My foray into truly using Twitter began less than 1 month ago when I attended the meeting SDForum:Shaping the age of application development. Rather than just take notes in MS Word or by pen, I used my laptop to tweet significant and interesting anecdotes and comments by the presenters and panelists to my list of […]

Churchill Club Event – Annual Top 10 Tech Trends

Speakers: Steve Jurvetson, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures Joe Schoendorf, Partner, Accel Partners Ram Shriram, Managing Partner, Sherpalo Ventures, LLC Ann Winblad, Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners

Moderators: Tony Perkins, Founder, AlwaysOn Jason Pontin, former Editor, Red Herring Magazine; Editor in Chief, Publisher, Technology Review

I attended the Churchill Club […]

Will Hadoop render Oracle Irelephant? Hadoop and MapReduce for beginners and non-techies

I attended an IEEE-CNSV (Consultants Network of Silicon Valley) meeting on Cloud Computing Paradigms: MapReduce, Hadoop and Cascading in Santa Clara last night. It was extremely well attended with about 100+ people listening to Chris K. Wensel of Scale Unlimited providing an excellent, very technical overview of Hadoop, MapReduce and Cascading, an open source project […]

If Seinfeld evaluated MDM vendors

As Master Data Management becomes more widely accepted as a major initiative, the number of hook ups reflect the growing need for smaller best of breed players like Siperian (disclosure my former company), Initiate Systems, Kalido and others to strike up partnerships or OEM deals to round out their portfolio of offerings to satisfy major […]

MDM at the Movies – Angels and Demons, Vatican needs MDM

I went to see Angels and Demons this weekend and I must admit it was a pleasant surprise. I had read Angels and Demons in 8 hours one weekend, it literally was so compelling and exciting that I couldn’t put it down. So going to the movie, I feared the worst because I wasn’t exactly […]

Send your legacy data to the cloud and instantly retire your apps – RainStor Cloud Archiving Service

With much of the world focused on high performance analytics and data warehousing enabled by columnar databases such as Sybase IQ, Vertica, and Paraccel, as well as companies like Greenplum and Netezza. A small company in the UK called Clearpace has quietly emerged on the scene with similar capabilities; but with compelling technology optimized for […]