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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)

Big Day at Apple – September 9, 2014

On September 9, 2014, Apple made significant announcements at the historic Flint Center in Cupertino, where exactly 30 years ago, the brand new Apple McIntosh was introduced by Steve Jobs. It is worthwhile to see the entire event (almost 1.5 hours, culminated by the band U2 playing on stage and releasing a new album on iTune for free download). Three key announcements were made: the new iPhone6 and iPhone6Plus, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch. The new iPhone6 and 6Plus offer bigger screen sizes, as expected, with a new chip plus new iOS8 software. Screen size went from 4 inch (iPhone5... (more)

Internet of Things, Fast Data vs. BigData

Back when we were doing DB2 at IBM, there was an important older product called IMS which brought significant revenue. With another database product coming (based on relational technology), IBM did not want any cannibalization of the existing revenue stream. Hence we coined the phrase “dual database strategy” to justify the need for both DBMS products. In a similar vain, several vendors are concocting all kinds of terms and strategies to justify newer products under the banner of Big Data. One such phrase is Fast Data. We all know the 3Vs associated with the term Big Data – volu... (more)

@ThingsExpo Insight | Big Data, IoT and New Disruptive Technologies

I like this word re-imagination from Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends presentation. We are seeing so many aspects of our life being transformed by the internet. Take for example, ordering a cab to go somewhere. Either we phone for a yellow cab here in California or if you are in New York city, then you stand and wave for an incoming yellow cab to stop. The new game-changer is Uber. All you do is touch your smartphone screen for UberX or Black car and you get an instant message about the car coming in less than 5 minutes time with the driver and car info. It is cheaper and you pay b... (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)