Tech Trends 2018


  As we look ahead to 2018, we see six big trends feeding the next wave of disruption growth and productivity. And that means opportunity for a much more digital enterprise! Honestly, it feels like we are nearing a breaking point as we look at the role of the CIO/CDO and the need to Digitize the full business - in effect, the [re]birth of a 21st Century Enterprise. 1. Replatforming the…

Journey to the Digital Enterprise


Over the past year, we have all seen signs that "Digital" is moving past the consumer focused startup, and past the CMO and their digital-social agendas into a much broader enterprise strategy discussion.  Many digital strategies center around bringing information into "for purpose" integrations [often visualized], and into decision/recommendation environments.  By expanding the information, the analytics and new consumerized apps, mass-customized [and context aware] experiences are becoming the norm. The Digital…

The need to extend SIAM for the Digital Enterprise


In the new "as a Service" Enterprise, we talk aggressively about Service Integration becoming a combinator of core enterprise services, contextual services, and utility services (see Simon Wardley’s mapping taxonomy).  Core enterprise services, those that support the core industry: ERP for manufacturing, Core Banking for retail banks, Policy Management for insurance and the like; provide access to core transactional services that operate to the industry regulations and corporate policies.  Contextual…

Infochimps joins the CSC troop


Today, I am finally able to talk about a really cool company, that we've been working with to bolster CSC "Big Data" Solutions in the marketplace.  One of the first valuable useful use-cases is to enable big-fast data clouds to be automagically built;  In effect, to build a data lake haystack "as a Service": "without a haystack, there is no needle to find"... And, to enable our customers to quickly…

Puppet, DevOps and Big Data


I was really excited to be asked to be one of the really cool Keynotes at PuppetLabs' PuppetConf this year.  My initial excitement was that I saw that the DevOps movement, capitalized by the system administrator to make their life easier, had parallels in the life of a software developer and information architect as they tried to create automation and reproduce-ability within their own domains. Reflecting on trying to simplify,…

wwHadoop: Analytics without Borders


This week at EMC World 2012, the EMC technical community is launching a community program called World Wide Hadoop.  I am really excited to be a part of a collaboration across the EMC technical community that has been looking to extend the "borders" of our Big Data portfolio by building on the success of our Greenplum Hadoop distribution in offering the open source community the ability to federate their hBase…

Big Data and Healthcare: Corrolate, Root Cause, Operationalize & Disrupt


I have to say that it's been massively fun lately at EMC talking about the impact of Big Data Analytics on vertical markets. It has been fun learning from Chuck's experience / scars associated with advocating for disruptive change in the IT market. Recently, Chuck blogged about the emerging ACO's and potential disruption that information and cost/benefit aligned markets can provide to markets like healthcare. I commented on his blog,…

Big Data Exchanges: Of Shopping Malls and the Law of Gravity


Working for a Storage Systems company, we are constantly looking at both the technical as well as social/marketplace challenges to our business strategy. Leading to the coining of "Cloud Meets Big Data" from EMC last year, EMC has been looking at the trends that "should" tip the balances around real "Cloud Information Management" as opposed to "data management" which is really what dominates todays practice. There are a couple of…

Big Data Universe: “Too Big to Know”


I was surfing to WGBH on Saturday when I came across a lecture by with David Weinberger (surrounding his new book Too Big to Know). I was sucked in when he eluded to brick and mortar libraries as yesterdays public commons, and pointed to discontinuous and disconnected nature of books / paper. The epitaph may read something like this "book killed by hyperlink, the facts of the matter are whatever…

Greenplum the “Big Data” Cloud Database


It has been a long time since EMC completed the acquisition of Greenplum and we have been mighty busy. I've met with the biggest and smallest of customers, and have heard literally 50's of feature / product requests. We're truly listening, Hadoop, ETL, systemic management, BI/BA deep integrations, and improvements in multi-tenancy for governed derivative cubes and marts. Leave me a comment, tell me what you're thinking. If you want…