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9 resources not to be Skeptic about Big Data

2 years ago I posted “16 papers and original articles on Big Data” It’s now time to review and extend my original list.

“Big Data” reached its Peak in 2012, according to the Gartner and based on their Hype Cycle. This is what skeptics are saying:   

  • “Correlation is…

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Posted in The Future Computing Appliances and SQL Server on 1 June 2013

The end of the Internet, data and the PC

The Big Data revolution will be more important than the PC or the Internet. While there were many interesting conversations last week at Strata, two new publications captured my attention:

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Posted in The Future Computing Appliances and SQL Server on 5 March 2013

Getting ready for the third “Industrial Revolution”: Database 2010-2015

I searched the internet for “connect and forget”. Wonderbox.net offer is described as a “revolutionary computer server”… I think of wonderbox as a “computing appliance”, but Wikipedia limits the definition to storage and network only. The endpoints are better defined: The PC continues being the most productive… Read more

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Posted in The Future Computing Appliances and SQL Server on 11 October 2010

Database automation and appliances

10 years ago IT professionals considered database technology “mature” and analysts were preparing to slide it into a commodity status… But on the Exabyte era, we depend on databases to run packaged applications, custom solutions, end customer data storage and the web itself.

  • Managing hundreds of TBs continues a challenge…

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Posted in The Future Computing Appliances and SQL Server on 13 September 2010

The application platform for the “Unlimited information” era

“The information age is an idea that the current era will be characterized by the ability of individuals to transfer information freely, and to have instant access to knowledge that would have been very difficult or impossible to find previously” Wikipedia.

Computer miniaturization advances plus the internet reaching a critical… Read more

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Posted in The Future Computing Appliances and SQL Server on 22 August 2010

The ‘addicted to data’ decade is still in its infancy

“Content is king” is the golden rule of the SEO. The semantic web is all about data.  Any web or traditional application has no value without data. Few people have discussed the future of Data, Pat Halland being one of the most prolific ones. Data is and will be everything: Read more

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Posted in The Future Computing Appliances and SQL Server on 26 June 2010

Is Microsoft “years behind” in cloud apps?

Microsoft is associated almost exclusively with Windows and Office. Unfortunately a lot more innovation areas are not well known… Is Microsoft losing the cloud apps?

Let me share with you the perspective that I have as owner of the Microsoft Cloud initiative for Latin America:

  • On March 4, 2010 Steve…

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Posted in The Future Computing Appliances and SQL Server on 16 May 2010

Opportunities in (I.T.) Chaos

I just finished reading “The next wave of technologies” by Phil Simon. A great read! It proposes a new Enterprise 2.0 - not related to earlier Web 2.0 related definitions: IT organizations will adopt several new technologies.

  • Cloud computing. No need to provide more details on this…

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Posted in The Future Computing Appliances and SQL Server on 19 April 2010

The Web 3.0 has finally arrived… It’s The Cloud

The 2008 trending topic everyone was talking about was the Web 2.0. On October 23 that same year, Amazon EC2 dropped the Beta label and the story accelerated:

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Posted in The Future Computing Appliances and SQL Server on 3 April 2010

Creative disruption 2010-2020: Contextual IT

The 12th Annual Emerging Technologies Update Day @ Wharton was very helpful on helping us not forget how IT is evolving longer term:

  • Microprocessor. Workloads that required 200 servers 5 years ago can now be executed with only on 13 servers. An increase of 15X computing power on the…

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Posted in The Future Computing Appliances and SQL Server on 27 March 2010

A social media ecosystem maturity model

How is Social Media evolving on emerging countries? What countries are leading and how they compare between them? It’s common to find basic benchmarking on the web: total number of facebook users, twitter activity and other. But research on new technologies is always limited on emerging countries.

Let me propose… Read more

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Posted in The Future Computing Appliances and SQL Server on 10 February 2010

Favorite lists of the end of the decade

Social Media provides at the end of the year more than enough materials similar to “best of the year”, “top 10 mistakes”, "10 reasons” and other lists. In fact, I liked two more than any others and can also recommend a third one on the decade that ends in 2010: Read more

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Posted in The Future Computing Appliances and SQL Server on 4 January 2010

2010 IT Conversations

There are Six main conversations taking place now:

  • Low cost computing in the enterprise. Maximize the efficiency of your IT (Server management, Desktop Management), Use technology to lower the cost of business (UC), Take advantage of technology delivery information.
  • Business Insights. Solve the main two problems that BI…

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Posted in The Future Computing Appliances and SQL Server on 24 November 2009

The IT battlecloud

We all know that CRM and Collaboration are two workloads that have moved to the cloud. This article compares 10 hosted CRM solutions. The battle is now on the cloud.

  • Productivity. Three years ago Microsoft Office was going to be killed by the browser. Today, startups are…

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Posted in The Future Computing Appliances and SQL Server on 16 October 2009

The new Business Intelligence frontiers: Individual and Civilization

I just realized that blogs will soon be obsolete artifacts. Let me explain why:

  • For over 10 thousand years “writing, painting and talking” have been the most basic communication tools we use to describe our lives. In the early computing days storage was very limited; I remember tools like…

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Posted in The Future Computing Appliances and SQL Server on 27 September 2009

SXSW 2010 Panel voting open

Vote for your favorites before September 4. Register on SXSW panel picker before jumping to the links. There are over 2200 proposed panels. My selection:

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Posted in The Future Computing Appliances and SQL Server on 22 August 2009

IT for the economic recalibration

The world has changed, but does this means that customers have eliminated all critical IT projects? Quite the opposite. 18 opportunity areas and why databases continue to be big winners:

a) Reducing Cost. Some organizations cut IT up to 50% while expecting to keep their service levels. Five main… Read more

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Posted in The Future Computing Appliances and SQL Server on 5 August 2009

Emerging markets: Is the cloud truly global?

As we evolve to a hybrid of internal and external IT Services, companies on developed markets have invested significantly on infrastructure, so they are not rushing to outsource operations.

Emerging markets have lower data center investments…Are they more fit to consume cloud services? Can we use the same tactics to… Read more

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Posted in The Future Computing Appliances and SQL Server on 1 July 2009

Technology for preventing the pandemic

The Microsoft Disaster Response is an internal group that assists governments and organizations on global emergencies. The Mexican subsidiary and community volunteers are now working on developing emergency support systems for the Influenza A(H1N1) and H1N1, including:

  • RSS, e-Mail, SMS delivery to the three screens. Notifications on the PC,…

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Posted in The Future Computing Appliances and SQL Server on 1 May 2009

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