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EMC, Dell, Pivotal, Microsoft, and ... Ford?

Posted: May 09, 2016   /   By: Nik Rouda   /   Tags: Microsoft, EMC, Big Data, Dell, Data Management, pivotal

emc world big dataLast week was interesting. I spent most of it in Las Vegas at EMC World, which was as much about Dell as it was about EMC itself. There was a ceremonial handoff from Joe Tucci to Michael Dell to lead the new combined entity, but Jeremy Burton was perhaps even more in the spotlight as he outlined the vision.

Much of this vision was about the balance between traditional data center environments and something he called "cloud-native" applications. Substituting "next-gen" for "cloud-native" might be more accurate, as this category included everything from PaaS to big data to containers to hybrid clouds. Hadoop, Cassandra, and MongoDB were cited as examples as cloud-native, which felt odd. Certainly they are cloud-friendly, but they're by no means exclusively cloud-centric. See my last post on cloud big data for more thoughts on this topic.

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The Federation Business Data Lake and the "One Pile Method"

Posted: March 23, 2015   /   By: Nik Rouda   /   Tags: EMC, Analytics, Big Data, Hadoop, VMware, RSA, pivotal

pouring_dataWhen I was in college, my housemate Craig* justified his lack of tidiness with a theory he espoused as the "One Pile Method." In practice, this involved dumping all of his clothes, books, homework, sports equipment, and anything else he happened to be carrying right in the middle of his room upon entry. The argument was that anytime he needed anything, he knew right where to look—it had to be somewhere in that one pile. This was claimed to be highly efficient in terms of time and efforts.

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Hadoop and Geopolitical Conquest

Posted: May 06, 2014   /   By: Nik Rouda   /   Tags: IBM, Big Data, Data Management & Analytics, Hadoop, Enterprise Software, Amazon, Cloudera, Hortonworks, MapR, pivotal

There are four traditional strategies to establishing an empire. We can see these employed time and again in the technology market, but also in world geopolitics. For quick reference, I’ll call these “Rouda’s Four B’s”: *

1. Build in - Focus on developing your own internal strength with advantageous product capabilities and judicious use of your financial and human resources. Devise new weapons, train your troops, and don’t over-extend your supply lines.

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Analyze This!

Posted: September 18, 2013   /   By: ESG   /   Tags: Cloud Computing, Analytics, Big Data, Data Management & Analytics, Enterprise Software, pivotal, Tier 3, Sumo Logic

Analyze This!

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