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Jnan Dash

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Intimate Symbiosis – the Apple Watch A recent Time magazine essay on the Apple Watch said, “The Apple Watch represents a redrawing of the map that locates technology in one place and our bodies in another…  The Apple Watch signals the advent of of an “always-on Internet”, an Internet that can not be put away. We are used to dabbling just our fingertips in the Internet, but the Apple Watch doesn’t stop there. It tracks your movements. It listens to your heartbeat. It puts your whole body on-line”. What we saw this week at Apple’s big announcement is the ushering of a new era via its Apple Watch. Our watches have been dumb, it just shows time. Now it is going to be much more. Even Apple made sure of the accuracy of time – within milliseconds, something the other smart watch products never emphasized on. Also, notice the absent of i in the Apple Watch, a significance... (more)

MongoDB World in NY City this week

I attended the MongoDB World in NY city earlier this week on June 24th. and 25th. There were 2000 attendees for this first-time event. I met many people who flew in from all over the world. It was quite a phenomenon for a six-year old company. The momentum of MongoDB  is truly amazing. For those who do not know MongoDB, it’s a new generation open source NoSQL database for building highly interactive modern applications. Enterprises have built “systems of record” over last 3 decades using traditional RDBMS such as DB2, Oracle, MySQL and SQL Server. These systems are like the inte... (more)

Facebook valued higher than IBM?

Yesterday Facebook with its stock soaring to new heights, exceeded IBM in terms of market value. This morning, it’s slightly less (IBM at $194B vs Facebook at $193B). However Facebook is higher than Oracle’s value and is the third largest company in the valley after Apple and Google. For enterprise software folks like me, this is very hard to explain. Value of what? – the photographs, likes and connected friends? Market value is the total number stocks multiplied by the stock price. Sometimes, it can be a huge multiple of the current revenue – as is the case for Facebook. It’s p... (more)

The New IBM-Apple Partnership

We live in interesting times for sure. Who would have thought ten years ago that IBM and Apple would become partners? Here is the announcement as reported in eWeek: Apple and IBM surprised many on July 15, announcing a global partnership that will see the companies attempt to “transform enterprise mobility.” The announcement, punctuated with comments from Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, served notice of the companies’ intentions to make Apple smartphones, tablets and mobile services pre-eminent in the enterprise, replacing the BlackBerry devices and security servic... (more)

Speaking at the Oracle NoSQL Meetup event

I was invited to speak at a Oracle NoSQL and Big Data Meetup last night. Here is the link for the event. I kicked it off with a broad picture of the Big data landscape trying to clear some confusions on varieties of terms – NoSQL, NewSQL, Data Warehousing Appliances, data exhaust, M2M, Hadoop, data visualization, machine learning, etc. Then Dave Rubin from Oracle presented their latest release of Oracle NoSQL 3.0 that was announced this week. Oracle acquired Sleepycat which was the keeper of BerkleyDB, the key-value store that originated at the UC, Berkeley during the 1990s. Mike... (more)