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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” […]

It’s Not (Just) Size That Matters

This Thursday, July 19, I’m going to be participating in a DM Radio panel titled “How Big Is Big? Why Big Data Comes in Various Sizes,” This will be my 3rd time participating in a DM Radio segment, and if it is anything like the last two, it should be an interesting discussion around the […]

Ker Splunk! Big Data IPO. $3B market cap and rising

First of all, congratulations to all Splunk employees, VCs and shareholders! Today is a great day for your company and those of us in Big Data (see who else is who in Big data here).

Almost 12 months ago I wrote a post titled: “LinkedIn’s IPO –A Perfect Storm of Big Data,Open Source and Cloud […]

The Growing Universe of Big Data and Hadoop – A Graphical view of Funding, M&A and Partnerships (Updated May 2012)

Here is a quick graphic which I last updated May 2012 which visualizes some of the funding, M&A and partnerships related to the growing universe of Big Data and of course Hadoop.

Note that in certain categories there are a mix of companies and technologies. The graphic is a work in progress and does NOT […]

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 […]

Make Your Applications Younger By Getting OLDR

OLTP or Online Transaction Processing databases and OLAP or Online Analytics Processing tools and data warehouses are widely used in data management applications and IT infrastructures. But as George Crump of Storage Switzerland points out in his Information Week blog post “Keeping Data Forever vs. Data Retention” the decision of what data to keep and […]

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 […]

Simplification Through Specialization

For all the advances the human race has delivered over countless centuries, one could argue that this is still a very complex world indeed. True, things can now be accomplished a lot faster, cheaper and more efficiently than ever before, but exactly how far have we come that it still takes an average person till […]

How to Stand out from the Cloud

Today EMC Corporation announced an expansion of its EMC Atmos cloud partner ecosystem to help customers manage and optimize external clouds as part of an overall private cloud strategy.

RainStor (my current company) participated in the early evaluation and feedback of the Atmos platform. Our close partnership with EMC has ensured that our ISV partners, […]

Google launches hostile bid for Apple to prevent Bing search default on iPad

As reported by Peter Kafka, the rumors that Apple was planning to ship the iPad with Bing as the default search engine appear to be true, as an even more shocking rumor had Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) launching a hostile bid to acquire Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), making its way round traders desks on Wall Street after […]