My first blog with BlueData

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Prior to joining BlueData recently, I worked at Cloudera (through the acquisition of — and prior to that at Pivotal (via EMC / Greenplum) where I led product management for their Hadoop software business. Back in 2012, I still remember my first demo and presentation about Hadoop to a Fortune 500 company: I covered the basics of Hadoop and the type of problems it can solve for enterprises. A few years later, I was doing similar presentations focused on increasing Hadoop adoption at other large enterprises. There was less of a need to teach the basics of Hadoop; but the time-consuming complexity of the traditional bare-metal deployment model for Hadoop often stalled adoption. And there were significant challenges to meet the enterprise-grade security and operational requirements typically taken for granted in traditional data warehousing and database systems…(more)

Sept 24, 2016: TeqBiz Today

  • Eleven reasons to be excited about the future of technology. (medium – Chris Dixon)
    • Pretty good list of technologies.
    • Though he missed couple of exciting ones such as:
      • Quantum computing
      • Stem Cells
      • Gene Editing
      • 3D bio-printing.
  • Are Silicon Valley’s Chaos Makers Smart or Insane? (FEE)
  • Oracle has announced that they are bringing the same public cloud infrastructure to enterprise private cloud (Forbes).
    • Meaning, an enterprise can deploy the same tools/hardware that Oracle uses in their public cloud offering. Given an incentive for enterprises to familiarize themselves with the Oracle cloud environment and then move to public cloud whenever they feel comfortable.
    • Smart move on Oracle’s part.
    • Little noticed feature, but one that will have bigger impact on the cloud world in general and for oracle in particular
    • Check out this pdf for more detail.
  • The law of accelerating returns (Ray Kurzweil)
    • Steve Jurvetson called this graph the most important graph ever produced.

Sept 20,2016: TeqBiz Today

  • Here is a link to Intel’s presentation on why FPGA is going to play a major role in datacenter and cloud industries (presentation).
    • Intel pretty much makes a big bet on FPGA + CPU for reducing cost and increasing performance of data centers at much lower footprint. Argument is that, with the powerful FPGA co-processor in a single dye datacenter operators could save on power cost and cooling, and get better performance using a fraction of nodes.
  • Google launches Allo with Google Assitant (new version of Google Now?) (Engadget)
    • May be Google’s answer to Siri?
  • Facebook is augmenting its team that works on the secretive “Building 8” project (Recode)
    • They just acquired a small hardware startup called Nascent Objects that builds “modular electronics platform”.
    • May be a similar project like Google’s suspended “Project Ara”?
  • Oracle is getting its game face on the cloud and it could be a series threat to dominance enjoyed by AWS? (VentureBeat)
    • Enterprises are moving to cloud for sure, it is given. However, the question is what workloads will move to cloud. Large companies are still worried about security and governance issues. They might be willing to move non-critical data and services to cloud and keep their mission critical services running in their own secure data centers, where they’ve much better control and accountability.
    • With rapid advancement in the technology, especially in NoSQL, BigData and Cloud, a  typical enterprise customer is pretty confused about the array of proprietary and open sources technologies. It seems like every month there is a new technology (close or open source) that is trying to do better than the one came out the month before. Its all too confusing for enterprises.
    • Providing a familiar platform, ex. MySQL/SQLServer, some of the concerns could be addressed. Given that, a cloud provider that is familiar with the way large enterprises work, have a presence in the doorstep, provide integration with services on-premise and understand how to decisions are made will win in the long run. Here is where Oracle, Microsoft and IBM have  huge leg up when comparing non-traditional enterprise players (AWS and Google). Amazon and Google have to step up their game to address enterprise market with better messaging and offerings that integrate with existing on-premise platforms and also understand/sympathize with enterprise customer’s needs.

May 22, 2016: Early Week’s Readings

  • ESPN explains how Nike lost Steph Curry to Under Armour (benzinga)
    • Perfect example of not paying attention to details when talking to customers. Apparently, Nike executives misprounced Steph’s name and had Kevin Duran’t name in one of the cookie cutter slides.
    • Now Steph Curry is worth to Under Armour is a whopping $14Billion USD and growing!
    • I’m noticing lot more Under Armour gears whenever I go to any of the kid’s games and NBA games.
    • Lesson, “If you don’t treat your customers and partners right, somebody else will”.
  • This Princeton Professor posted his CV of Failures for the world to see (CNBC)
  • How game theory can help you do a better job of parenting (

Apr 2, 2016: Week’s readings

  • Tesla Model 3 Released: inside Elon Musk’s dream car (verge)
  • Microsoft releases preview of new Azure ‘serverless compute’ service to take on AWS Lambda (ZDNet)
  • Richest and Poorest countries in the world (visualcapitalist)
  • Postmates launches Amazon Prime Style subscription service, hits 1 million monthly deliveries (TechCrunch)
  • Whistle’s “Fitbit for dogs” acquired by Mars Petcare (TechCrunch)
    • Wow, not bad for a quick follower.
  • Emotional and psychological risk of investing (marketwatch)