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Big Data and MDM Revisited

Last year I presented at the MDM Summit in San Francisco and wrote a blog post titled Big Data and MDM – Where Quantity Meets Quality. At the time, there was a fair amount of curiosity around how the massive data volumes being generated from social media sales and marketing channels would impact more “traditional” […]

Big Data and MDM – Where Quantity meets Quality

I presented a workshop at the MDM & Data Governance Summit in San Francisco this week on the topic of Big Data and Master Data Management (MDM). It was a particularly interesting topic for me because I have spent the last 8 years working as VP Product Marketing at Siperian (A leading MDM provider acquired […]

Mastering Big Data Management

You are seeing tweets daily, check that, there seems to be an article or post practically every hour. Big Data is an enormous topic of conversation. From Apache (Hadoop) to Zetabyte forecasts, everyone is telling you to be prepared. Big Data is being analyzed, retained and managed for greater business insights and competitive agility.

With […]

Zzzzzz An MDM acquisition by Oracle? Wake me up when it gets interesting again.

Apparently Oracle decided that it was time to add to their (previously non-existent) capabilities in customer data quality by buying up Datanomic for an as yet undisclosed sum. Credit the folks at 451 Group who pointed out over a year ago after the Silver Creek (product data quality) purchase by Oracle that Datanomic seemed the […]

Software AG Acquires Data Foundations Snubs Previous OEM Partner Orchestra Networks

In a somewhat surprising move, Software AG announced that they have acquired MDM vendor Data Foundations. I say surprising because they had, according to the Gartner 2009 MDM report by John Radcliffe, owned the worldwide rights to OEM the Orchestra Networks EBX platform, which they marketed as Web Methods MDM. This relationship established approximately Dec […]

EMC buys Greenplum – But how reliable are analytics without MDM?

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The hot news in the “Big Data” world this afternoon is the acquisition of Greenplum by EMC. Greenplum has been one of the major high performance analytics players focusing on “Big Data” (see my analysis of Greenplum’s Enterprise Data […]

How To Retire Your Applications But Still Visit Your Data

Claudia Chandra, Product Manager of the Data Archive suite at Informatica wrote a nice piece today titled A Secure, Cost Effective Home for Your Retired Application Data. (Disclosure: Informatica is a major partner and investor in my current company RainStor)

Here are some exerpts of her post (in italics) and how the specialized repository that […]

MDM M&A Candidates – Who’s Who of Who’s Left (Win a Flip Ultra HD)

Thanks everyone again for the enthusiastic response to my Tibco-Netrics post. Given the feedback and number of readers to the article it’s like Rachel says in the sitcom Friends:

“And hey, just so you know — it’s NOT that common, it DOESN’T happen to every guy, and it IS a big deal!”

While […]

Tibco buys Netrics – MDM M&A Exhaustion or Ho Hum Deal?

Firstly, allow me to extend my usual congratulations to the startup being acquired. To the Netrics team, hopefully it was a good exit for you and I wish you all the best at Tibco.

My apologies to those who emailed me wondering why I had no commentary on the day of the Tibco-Netrics announcement. My […]

$7.5M and 12 Reasons Why RainStor

It is a wonderful day today, sunny, cloudy and definitely RainStormy, all at the same time.

As you may have heard, RainStor (my current company) has received $7.5M series B funding from the wonderful teams at Storm Ventures, Informatica Corporation as well as existing investors Doughty Hanson and Dow Chemical

I would like to add […]