cloud computing , cloud integration , Salesforce integration , Salesforce.com
Tags: #df13, Cloud integration, Dreamforce 2013, Internet of Customers, Jeff Kaplan, Marc Benioff, SaaS Integration, Salesforce.com, snaplogic, THINKstrategies
Here’s a quick interview I did with Matt Childs from Vidcaster on the show floor at Dreamforce 2013:
Last week I interviewed Jeff Kaplan from THINKstrategies to get his views on the conference and what was announced. Some of the highlights are here. The slides we reviewed are below.
Move over Geoffrey Moore and Clayton Christensen, Malcolm Gladwell has just published the latest required reading for technology entrepeneurs – David and Goliath. It’s a great holiday read, full of stories about underdogs overcoming obstacles and beating the odds by tackling challenges with unconventional or unexpected approaches. Here’s Gladwell, who happens to be a graduate of my alma matter the University of Toronto, telling the story of David and Goliath.
Happy Thanksgiving! (Speaking of Thanksgiving, here are 5 data trends for which to be thankful.)
If you aren’t feeling the excitement yet, just check out #df13 to get fired up by the Salesforce community. (While you’re at it, check out #batkid - what an amazing story!)
Here are my predictions heading into the conference. It remains to be seen if @Benioff has joined the Movember movement, but I have seen an impressive mustache initiative from Salesforce Platform evangelist Reid Carlberg.
In this post I summarized why it’s important to go beyond the simple requirements of the Salesforce Data Loader – Don’t Just Get Loaded at #DF13.
Here are a few predictions for the week from Appirio that are worth reviewing. We’re clearly going to hear a lot about mobile and the Internet of Things…that Chatter.
Earlier this week I participated in a webinar focused on Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC) and the important role application and data integration plays in the success of each initiative. The slides are posted below. Have a fantastic Dreamforce!
According to Gaurav Dhillon, CEO of SnapLogic, there’s not just an Innovator’s Dilemma hitting legacy technology vendors, there’s an Integrator’s Dilemma that the customers of traditional middleware and data integration providers are struggling with in the face of the today’s industry mega-trends. As he states:
“The dilemma for enterprise IT organizations is that their legacy integration technologies were built before the era of big data, social, mobile and cloud computing and simply can’t keep up.”
Here’s a video of Gaurav talking about the Integrator’s Dilemma:
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Ken Rudin runs the analytics team at Facebook. Today at Strata and Hadoop World he delivered a fantastic presentation on Big Data and how Facebook approaches analytics. Instead of adding another V to the Big Data pile, he instead focused on the most important I in BI – Impact. I had the pleasure of working with Ken Rudin for 2.5 years at an early-stage cloud analytics company called LucidEra, where he pioneered something called, “The Pipeline Healthcheck.” Some of the messages he conveyed at #strataconf are ones he’s held for a long time:
- Analytics is not just about getting the answers, it’s about knowing what questions to ask.
- It’s not about insight, it’s about impact.
You can watch his presentation below. It’s clear, concise and will have an impact – particularly if you’re a business analyst or planning to become one. I agree with this post from BI guru, Cindi Howson:
“If I were to ask a biz sponsor or BI team to watch 1 keynote, it would be Ken Rudin, Facebook.”
Well done Ken!
cloud computing , data integration , Data Integration in the Cloud , Informatica
Tags: Application programming interface, Cloud integration, Cloud-based integration, data integration, Gaurav Dhillon, Informatica, SaaS Integration, snaplogic
Gaurav Dhillon co-founded Informatica in 1992 and ran the company until 2004. In 2006 he co-founded SnapLogic, a data integration start-up in San Mateo, California. In 2010 he took over as the company’s Chairman and CEO and re-focused the company on tackling the emerging cloud data and application integration challenge in the enterprise.
Today SnapLogic introduced the SnapLogic Integration Cloud, with a focus on three key areas:
You can read more about the Winter 2014 release of the multi-tenant integration platform as a service (iPaaS) here. Here’s a video of Gaurav introducing the company out summarizing the importance of the right approach to cloud data and application integration in the API economy. He’s also presenting on that topic on a GigaOM webinar with David Linthicum later this week.
This is a pretty cool video about how Pandora runs over 80 internal business applications in the cloud. They deliver an amazing music service in the cloud and they run their entire IT infrastructure in the cloud. I guess you can say that Pandora’s IT organization isn’t just Cloud First, they’re Cloud Only!