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Yesterday I attended a session in Palo Alto on the subject of Data Refinery and the speaker was Will Gorman of Pentaho. I did not realize that Pentaho was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems couple of months ago. The terms “data lake” was coined by James Dixon of Pentaho. I wrote a blog on this subject last year. As soon as the term started to appear in the data lexicon, other interesting terms such as “data swamp” appeared. The term data lake has been coined to convey the concept of a centralized repository containing virtually inexhaustible amounts of raw (or minimally curated) data that is readily made available anytime to anyone authorized to perform analytical activities. The often unstated premise of a data lake is that it relieves users from dealing with data acquisition and maintenance issues, and guarantees fast access to local, accurate and updated data with... (more)

A New Era for Google By @JnanDash | @CloudExpo #Cloud

August 10, 2015, saw the dawn of a new era at Google. It announced a huge restructuring of the company. An umbrella holding-company called Alphabet was created to manage a portfolio of separate companies each with its own CEO. Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin elevated themselves to be the CEO and President of Alphabet with Eric Schmidt as chairman. The board will remain the same as before. For the biggest company Google, the new CEO is Sundar Pichai, 43 years old, who has seen a fast rise in the ranks over his 11 year career. The other portfolio companies will be Nest, Fiber, ... (more)

Amazing Apple with Its Record-Breaking Earnings! By @JnanDash | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Amazing Apple with Its Record-Breaking Earnings! This week Apple disclosed its fourth quarter financial results and it was simply astounding sending wall street analysts scrambling with their way-off forecasts. In the last quarter of 2014, Apple made a stunning profit of $18B (38% growth from a year ago) on a revenue base of $74.6B. This is the record profit made by any company ever! During that quarter iPhone sales reached 75m with a hefty growth in China market, and iPhone revenue reached $51.18B (70% of total revenue). This is more than Google and Microsoft revenue combined f... (more)

The Answer Is “Cloud,” What’s the Question?

I attended two days of Cloud Expo, organized by SYS-CON at the Santa Clara convention center here. The expo runs for four days, with today November 4th. being the last day.  I was also one of many speakers at this conference. One feels the Cloud computing movement is in full gear after listening to many speakers and walking the exhibit halls. Many booths by known and new vendors – Oracle, SAP, Cisco, NaviSite,..the bias seemed more towards infrastructure providers. Folks who either run hosting services or supply gear to these services were in large numbers. Hence we saw Intel, Ci... (more)

Musings on 2014 By @JnanDash | @ThingsExpo [#IoT #Cloud #BigData]

Another year comes to a close. What did we see as significant technology events?  In the disruption category, we saw Uber getting valued at $41B even with all its issues in the news. When you disrupt an entrenched business such as taxi service, it is only natural that resistance will happen. But consumers like me love the value-added service from Uber. This is unstoppable as evident from the investor’s confidence in providing $1.2B funding. In the disruption category, companies like Snapchat, Instagram, Airbnb, Instacart, and others made good progress. Re-imagination is the catch... (more)