Making cloud analytics work the mid-market

Evaluating the needs of the mid-market  When solution providers started targeting small and mid-sized organizations, they generally provided a subset of capabilities at a lower price point to help these companies get started. Unfortunately, that missed the mark and did not serve the market as organizations, irrespective of revenue size or number of employees, generally experience the same types of challenges. Human and infrastructure resources may differ based on budget, size, etc. But overall, organizations have similar challenges with different resources available and need to look at how they will approach analytics adoption. As adoption of analytics increase and organizations become more ...

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VMware Goes DevOps: Wavefront Acquisition Brings Massive Data Analytics Capabilities for IT Operations

Wavefront could be seen as the Swiss Army knife of IT Ops Analytics tools, which makes this VMware acquisition so interesting. Infusing vRealize, Cloud Foundation and even vSphere, vSAN and NSX with Wavefront analytics would enable VMware to run, not walk, toward the Business-defined Data Center (BdDC). Background on Wavefront Founded in 2013 by former Google employees, Wavefront set out to create a SaaS-based data analytics platform that would allow non-data scientists, mostly developers, to understand how their cloud-hosted applications behave within their overall business context. In October 2016, Wavefront received $53 million in series B funding by Tenaya Capital, Sequoia, and ...

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Dell EMC Opens Door to Bare-Metal Campus Switching

Back when Dell EMC was still just known as Dell, its networking business staked out a leadership position by becoming the first mainstream switch manufacturer to embrace bare-metal data center switching. Now it’s moving into the bare-metal campus switching market, too. Dell disaggregated hardware and software in its data center switches, allowing network operators to choose which operating system (OS) they wanted to run on Dell’s hardware. It has partnered with several network OS vendors since then (Cumulus, Pica8, Big Switch, Pluribus) to give its customers software choice in their data center networks. Bare-metal switching is still a niche market, but it’s expanding. Now Dell ...

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The Truth Behind the Scope of the Endpoint Problem in the Enterprise


The Evolution of the “Endpoint” Over the past few years, the perception of what an “endpoint” is, and therefore the definition, has changed. The original perception was a user workstation independent of operating system. With the expansion of functionality, data persistence, Internet connectivity, and ultimately the threats against them, that definition no longer applies. Laptops [...]



By | January 12th, 2017|David Monahan, IT Management, Scott Crawford, Security|0 Comments

Enterprise IT Trends in 2017


Customers in 2017 will demand solutions to claim back today’s massive CAPEX and OPEX waste of over 50% of their total IT spend. All our 2017 predictions are directly derived from the rapidly increasing pressure to reclaim these resources and leverage them to achieve direct business advantages in today’s highly competitive and fast moving marketplace. [...]



By | January 12th, 2017|IT Management, Torsten Volk|0 Comments

5 Resolutions for BI and Analytics for 2017


Last year I spent a lot of time looking at cloud analytics and how organizations are adopting and growing their cloud deployments. In addition, I had the opportunity to see how companies are implementing analytics more broadly and how solution providers are meeting customer needs by creating more flexible offerings. Through all of this, there were [...]



By | January 5th, 2017|Business Intelligence, Lyndsay Wise|0 Comments

Analytical Resolutions for Technologists and Tech Teams in 2017


Ahhh, the annual resolutions list! A time-honored tradition when we all look at the new year as an opportunity for a fresh start. res·o·lu·tion ˌrezəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n/ noun 1. a firm decision to do or not to do something. synonyms: intention, resolve, decision, intent, aim, plan, commitment, pledge, promise Sometimes these are crafted during the last couple [...]



By | January 5th, 2017|Business Intelligence, John Myers|0 Comments

PODCAST: Discussing Big Data, Integration and Security


  In mid-November, I had the opportunity to chat with Informatica‘s Murthy Mathiprakasam – Product Marketing Manager – about the practices of big data, data management and integration. Listen to segment #1 (approx 10mins) To start our conversation, we discussed differences in implementing big data projects around Manual implementation vs. automation in big data applications [...]



By | January 5th, 2017|Business Intelligence, John Myers|0 Comments

PODCAST: Cloud Data Warehousing


  In mid-October, I had the opportunity to sit down with Jon Bock of Snowflake Computing to discuss the world of cloud data warehousing – it’s not just implementing your “father’s” EDW in the sky…   Listen to segment #1 (approx 9 mins) Jon Bock and I discussed the new era the data warehouse: Agility [...]



By | January 5th, 2017|Business Intelligence, John Myers|0 Comments

Big Data and the Data-Driven Enterprise


  Since its introduction, the idea of “big data” has been widely associated with a single data management platform—Hadoop. Hadoop’s popularity as a platform to store and process large amounts of multistructured data probably has a lot to do with this association. However, Hadoop is not the full answer to the question of “what is [...]



By | January 5th, 2017|Business Intelligence, John Myers|0 Comments

How the EMA HDE Information Management Layer Impacts the Growth of Analytical Platforms


The ability to execute in a low latency time frame is a core component of the concept of next generation data management architectures such as the Enterprise Management Associates Hybrid Data Ecosystem (HDE). One of the key business drivers of the HDE is speed of response,  which stems from an organization’s drive to execute faster [...]



By | January 5th, 2017|Business Intelligence, John Myers|0 Comments

A Tribute to IoT Device Security Researchers


This blog in the Internet of Things (IoT) series comes as a tribute to security researchers everywhere. The autumn’s largest security-focused show is the Black Hat Security conference. If you are not familiar with Black Hat, it is a tech conference that started in 1997 and covers numerous security topics in various presentations that are fairly [...]



By | January 3rd, 2017|David Monahan, IT Management, Scott Crawford, Security|0 Comments
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