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Jim Kaskade

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How Brands Should Prepare for the Convergence of Identities and the Internet of Things Q&A with Merritt Maxim of Forrester Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m extremely passionate about opportunities involving Internet of Things (IoT) – or should I call it Identity of Things – and what it will bring to end-consumers and businesses alike! The industry of connected devices is growing at a breakneck speed and consumers are getting more and more excited as they learn about the ever-expanding possibilities. But are brands preparing themselves properly for IoT? Do they know the complexities involved? I recently invited Merritt Maxim, Senior Analyst at Forrester Research, to join me for a webinar to discuss the importance of protecting customer identity data in the era of IoT. We covered such topics as: Understanding the landscape of identity threat vulnerabilities and t... (more)

Big Data Predictions for 2013

My prediction for 2013 is that competitive advantage will translate into enterprises using sophisticated Big Data analytics to create a new breed of applications - Intelligent Applications. "It's more than just insights from MapReduce", a CIO from a fortune 100 told me, "It's about using data to make our customer touch points more engaging, more interactive, more intelligent." So when you hear about "Big Data solutions," you need to translate that into a new category of "Intelligent Applications." At the end of the day, it's not about people pouring through petabytes of data. It'... (more)

Big Data and Banking – More than Hadoop | @CloudExpo [#BigData]

Fraud is definitely top of mind for all banks. Steve Rosenbush at the Wall Street Journal recently wrote about Visa’s new Big Data analytic engine which has changed the way the company combats fraud. Visa estimates that its new Big Data fraud platform has identified $2 billion in potential annual incremental fraud savings. With Big Data, their new analytic engine can study as many as 500 aspects of a transaction at once. That’s a sharp improvement from the company’s previous analytic engine, which could study only 40 aspects at once. And instead of using just one analytic model, ... (more)

Why the Pivotal Initiative’s Fate Will Mirror VMware’s

An Enterprise PaaS must truly be agnostic to the underlying elastic infrastructure, and fully support open standards. So the big question is whether the Pivotal Initiative will be able to break away from its roots with EMC and VMware and the associated ties to VSphere? Let's itemize just a few of the major components of the stack from top to bottom: Pivotal Labs: Besides the source of Paul Maritz‘s new company name, this is an agile software development consulting firm focused on Ruby on Rails, pair programming, test-driven development and behavior driven development. It is kno... (more)

SAP and Big Data

SAP customers are confused about the positioning between SAP Sybase IQ and SAP Hana as it applies to data warehousing. Go figure, so is SAP. You want to learn about their data warehousing offering, and all you hear is “Hana this” and “Hana that”. It reminds me of the time after I left Teradata when the BI appliances came on the scene. First Netezza, then Greenplum, then Vertica and Aster Data, then ParAccel. Everyone was confused about what the BI appliance was in relation to the EDW. Do I need an EDW, a BI appliance, an EDW + BI appliance? With SAP, Sybase IQ is supposed to be ... (more)