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BI Intelligence recently published the Top 5 Digital Trends that is worth looking at. It starts with a dramatic statement, “today, nearly 43% of the world is connected to the Internet, enabling us to talk, share photos, and conduct business halfway across the globe. As a result, we have seen more technological advancements in the past 10 years than we’ve witnessed in the past 10,000 years. And in the next five years, we’ll see even more”. Here are the key trend areas: Mobile – Messaging apps are the new OS. Facebook is winning this as it owns both the Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. Many companies have apps on top of these messaging apps, like payments, video, taxi, etc. Digital Media – The rise of the bots. This morning, Marc Zukerberg showed how to use a bot to order flowers directly from the mobile device. Programmatic advertising — or the automatic buying and ... (more)

Amazing Amazon By @JnanDash | @CloudExpo #Cloud

I remember back in 2003 when I had a meeting with the then CTO of Amazon for a couple of hours. He was narrating his vision of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture), where individual business or programming functions (called services) can be stacked up in libraries and get invoked as and when required. This notion of re-usable services was not new (remember subroutines from the mainframe era or stored procedures from the client-server days?). Subsequently we called them “web services” because they were loosely coupled applications that can be exposed as services and easily consumed ... (more)

RocksDB from Facebook By @JnanDash | @ThingsExpo #IoT

I attended a HIVE-sponsored Meetup yesterday evening titled, “Rocking the database world with RocksDB”. Since I had never heard of RocksDB, I was curious to learn how it is rocking the database world. Facebook built this key value store storage layer originally to use for MySQL (instead of InnoDB), as MySQL is used heavily at Facebook. They claim that was not the only motivation. Then in 2013, they decided to open source RocksDB. Last evening’s speaker in an earlier post on November, 2013 had said, “Storing and accessing hundreds of petabytes of data is a huge challenge, and we’... (more)

The Rise of Private Equity in Technology By @JnanDash | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Last week, a public company Informatica got acquired by two private equity funds – the Permira fund and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for $5.3B. This is the biggest leveraged buyout so far this year. I am happy for my friend Sohaib Abbasi (we were colleagues at Oracle during the 1990s) who is CEO of Informatica after being a board member for a couple of years. During Sohaib’s time, the company entered into playing a bigger role in data archiving and life cycle management. It also made progress into offering cloud-based services. Gourav Dhillon (founder, Snaplogic) ... (more)

Netflix – A Global Player | @CloudExpo #BigData #ML #IoT #InternetOfThings

Ten years ago, when I drove on Winchester Avenue in Los Gatos, I saw this new company called Netflix that was renting DVDs of movies. You didn't have to go to a store, but could sign up for home delivery service of DVDs. Now Netflix is building a much bigger headquarters near its old site. It is a huge success story – a disruption to the home entertainment business. When it decided to switch to “streaming only” a few years back, there were lot of doubters. But that’s all in the past. It is a global company now with huge success as a business. Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO, j... (more)