What Big Data Is Not


Next week, EMA and 9sight will hold a webinar covering our Big Data research findings.  Among our insights will be that Big Data has evolved. Moving forward, Big Data isn’t: merely a technology definition solely Hadoop implementations just petabyte and above only used by Data Scientists Big Data is maturing to the point where business [...]



By | December 7th, 2012|Business Intelligence, John Myers|0 Comments

Hybrid Cloud Integration: Building “FrankenApps”, one App at a Time (Part 2)


In part 1 of this blog, I provided a broad outline of my Hybrid Cloud Integration Radar research paper, recently completed. I detailed the reasons why EMA chose to undertake this research and listed the vendors/products included in the study. With this entry, I’m following up with additional details regarding the key premises of the [...]



By | November 19th, 2012|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

Validating the Rise of Data-Driven Security: EMC/RSA Acquires Silver Tail


This morning, EMC’s RSA Security Division announced its intent to acquire Silver Tail Systems. The press release is here. I’ve written about Silver Tail before, going back to one of my first posts on the rise of data-driven security. In a five-part blog series introduced by that post, I described how data-driven security is evolving [...]



By | October 30th, 2012|IT Management, Scott Crawford, Security|0 Comments

The Rise of Data-Driven Security: Research Report Now in the EMA Library


For the last several months, I’ve been heads-down on a research project that culminates over a year of investigation into the rise of what I have been calling “data-driven security”: security efforts informed and defined by their reliance on insight – and increasingly enabled by emerging technologies for large-scale data management, as well as by [...]



By | August 3rd, 2012|IT Management, Scott Crawford, Security|0 Comments

Just say NO– to shelfware


My latest research found that only about 65% of commercial enterprise management products purchased are currently in use– the rest are languishing on a shelf somewhere, just waiting to be dusted off and deployed. Here are a few tips to ensure that your purchases don’t end up in a back room collecting dust. Define your [...]



By | May 22nd, 2012|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

Supporting Lean Integration Principles and Reuse with Data Virtualization


There is highly valuable synergy between line of business (LOB) executives and data/business analysts in today’s information driven work environments. Unfortunately complex processes and data integration “hairballs” cause analysts to spend most of their time bogged down in mundane data integration tasks instead of collaborating with executives to supply critical business insights. Sadly this is [...]



By | May 21st, 2012|Business Intelligence, Shawn Rogers|0 Comments

Beyond BI to EI: Why Big Data and Hadoop may be Keys to Building Next Generation “Big APM” and “Enterprise Intelligence (EI)”


I am in the process of briefing with vendors and developing survey questions for a research study to be kicked off in the very near future. The survey-based research, entitled “Integration Technologies for Cloud Services”, will be followed later this year by an EMA Radar Report on a similar topic. There can no longer be [...]



By | May 14th, 2012|IT Management, Julie Craig|0 Comments

Embracing a Hybrid Data Ecosystem


For years our data management universe has been centered around the enterprise data warehouse (EDW). The EDW has served us well and created a foundation for todays sophisticated analytics. A paradigm shift driven by a maturing user community, new technology, economics and valuable data types is moving us towards a hybrid data ecosystem that strives to match the workload and [...]



By | April 16th, 2012|Business Intelligence, Shawn Rogers|0 Comments

Is there a NoSQL Identity Crisis


As Big Data initiatives mature into enterprise data sources supported by NoSQL products for analytics and operational systems, a clash of cultures is on the horizon (if not here already). Traditional IT implementations teams and their top-down programs rarely see eye to eye with the grass roots culture of NoSQL platform operators. But this divide [...]



By | February 28th, 2012|Business Intelligence, John Myers|0 Comments
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