Video Blog: Data-defined Infrastructure

In a recent blog post, I talked about my software-defined-as-usual-were-focused-on-the-wrong-thing-first/index.html" target="_blank">misgivings about the marketing hype around "software-defined everything." Check out this video blog entry to see why we need to think about data-defined infrastructure, a model in which IT designs everything from the data outwards, in order to make sure that we store, protect, and deliver it in a way that supports the business to make money or save money.

Topics: Storage IT Infrastructure Networking Compute software-defined data

The People-Data Connection

Here at IBM Connect 2013, IBM is taking great pains to get across two big ideas. First, that culture drives business. Culture and people are the real strategic value in a business. Because of this, IBM is providing a number of solutions that help to build and harness the human capital of a business and unlock that value. This is a key reason that they acquired Kenexa and continue to help customers to implement social collaboration in their organizations. The value of human capital extends to customers. Engaging customers as people and understanding and appreciating their culture are important factors in driving growth and IBM stands poised to assist.

Topics: IBM Enterprise Software Data Management Data Analytics Social Enterprise data

How Big Are Those Databases, Really?

ESG Research publishes Reference Research briefs for our subscription clients that include a data-centric perspective on certain aspects of the market. In the case of data management, we were in search of a number for big data - how big is big when it comes to databases? Many who support their enterprise data warehouses already believe they have big data - they just call them VLDBs (very large databases). We wanted to quantify how many production databases organizations have deployed and the total amount of data stored in those databases.

Topics: Data Management database data