I enjoyed reading this article in InfoWorld by Eric Knorr and thought its
worth repeating here. He listed nine trends in enterprise IT for 2014 and
beyond, as follows:
1. Cloud is the new hardware, software-defined data center (sddc)
- Entire infrastructure virtualized and software-defined
2. Systems of Engagement lead the way, not systems of record of the
- Customer-facing web and mobile applications
3. Big Data gets ahead of itself, just the beginning before sensor data, M2M
come in big force
- Too many solutions looking for problems, many will not survive. Look for
the good ones that support crazy scale-out models.
4. Cloud integration moves to the fore
- Better integration and more/better APIs, avoid a new generation of silo's
under the cloud.
5. Identity is the new security
- Managing who has access to what.
6. Memory is the new storage
- Many in-memory option... (more)
There has been a lot of discussion on NoSQL databases over the past couple of
years. These databases do not use the Structured Query Language (SQL), the
standard data manipulation language for relational databases such as Oracle,
DB2, MySQL, Sybase, and SQL Server. The data model is closer to
object-oriented data and hence fits well for documents or geospatial data.
Being schema-less, they accommodate well for flexible data structures, unlike
their relational brethren. Examples of NoSQL databases are MongoDB (most
popular), CouchDB, and Cassandra. Programming is easier and rigid ... (more)
Amazon’s stock this last week crossed $300 (from $2 in 1997 when it went
public, after splits) and the valuation reached $140B, twice that of
Facebook, but lower than Google and Apple. This is indeed amazing.
Amazon started out as a web-based book selling company. Now it has three
Selling new books as well as users can sell their old books. Using its
fulfillment engine to sell every other consumer goods. The Amazon Web
Services platform for offering cloud based services.
The last item is growing to become its number one business soon. It started
monetizing its huge co... (more)
Big Data is a top technology trend for 2012 according to Forrester Research.
The Economist said that Big Data is a new game changing asset and The
Harvard Business Review termed it as a scientific revolution. Scientific
Revolution? Because it is data-intensive computing to unify, theorize,
experiment, and do simulation at scale.
It is also termed the Fourth Paradigm – “The techniques and technologies
for such data-intensive science are so different that it is worth
distinguishing data-intensive science from computational science as a new,
fourth paradigm for scientific explorati... (more)
Finally it seems Oracle’s end-to-end solution for Big Data is getting
clear. At this week’s Oracle Open World, I saw the webcast of one
presentation on the subject. The hardware-software combo story (engineered
system as they call it, after Sun acquisition) clouds other key software
solution pieces. First of all, the Oracle 12c (c for cloud) in-memory (IM)
database got a lot of attention at last Sunday’s kickoff by Larry. On the
stage, there were two interesting demos, one for the ‘small’ processor
scanning 7 billion records a second single thread. On the M7 the scan runs