This is a short blog with a harsh message for Big Data vendors.
Camera fades in to Pastor Schmarzo heading to the pulpit…
What does the future hold for today’s Big Data vendors? Hundreds of
startups are rushing into the Big Data market to stake their claim to a
market that IDC predicts will reach $187 billion by 2019. Dang, that’s a
big market, especially considering that the Global Business Intelligence
market will only reach a trifling $20.8 billion by 2018 or the long-running
ERP applications market is expected to reach a trivial $84.1 billion by
2020. Yes, the big data market opportunity is very exciting indeed!
However, there is one little, teeny-weeny challenge for big data vendors
trying to realize this financial bounty. The Gartner chart below summarizes
this challenge very nicely (see Figure 1).
Figure 1 Source: Gartner
Many Big Data vendors are focused ... (more)
I moderated a panel of three CIOs last Sunday at the Solix Empower conference
on the subject of data-driven enterprise. The three CIOs came from different
industries. Marc Parmet of the TechPar group spent many years at Avery
Dennison after stints at Apple and IBM. Sachin Mathur leads the IT
innovations at Terex Corp., a large company supplying cranes and other heavy
equipment. PK Agarwal, currently dean at Northeastern University, used to be
the CIO for the Government of California. Here are some of the points
I reminded the audience that we are at the fourth paradigm... (more)
Python: Beyond Just Web Apps
By Omed Habib
Python has long been a go-to language for developers creating cutting-edge
web applications. However, Python’s advantages of power, versatility,
flexibility and ease of programming have made it a favorite language in a
multitude of applications, industries, and niches.
Examples of Python being used outside the world of Web apps include:
The development of an ERP/CRM named ERP5, developed by Nexedi for use in
government agencies, the apparel industry, and other warehouse-based
A self-contained marine navigation light from Car... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Laszlo Systems joined SOA World
Conference & Expo 2007 East colocated with Enterprise Open Source
Conference & Expo 2007 East as "Gold Sponsor."
Laszlo Systems is the original developer of the open source platform
OpenLaszlo, and provider of Rich Internet Applications and services that
advance the Web experience. OpenLaszlo is an XML-native foundation for
building next generation Web applications that increase customer retention,
conversion and brand loyalty. Laszlo provides comprehensive support services,
education, and commercial application... (more)
Enterprise mashups, one of the hottest Web 2.0 technologies today, could
impact your SOA in a very positive way. But are you ready for them? How does
an SOA architect prepare for this dynamic technology?
Do you know what a mashup is and what value it brings to an enterprise? Can
you distinguish between a consumer mashup and an enterprise mashup? Equally
important, do you understand the difference between a mashup and popular
enterprise technologies like business intelligence, data warehouses, portals,
and the Enterprise Service Bus?
Mashups are not exactly new. Analysts and pundi... (more)
Bochum and Munich, 8 February 2012 - The Bochum-based ECM vendor windream and
ABBYY Europe, a leader in document conversion and data capture, have agreed
to engage in a strategic partnership. The aim of this cooperation is to
integrate software products from ABBYY into the ECM system from windream.
With ABBYY, windream has chosen to partner with a technology leader in this
sector and an internationally-known supplier and developer of optical
character recognition (OCR) and data capture solutions.
In windream's ECM product portfolio ABBYY's products are mainly used as
scanning ap... (more)