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Tags: cannibalization, disruptive innovation, integration innovation, legacy integration vendors, old eai, old etl, snaplogic
I wrote a post on the SnapLogic blog this week about the wave of innovation that is happening in the data and application integration market and introduced two new data management acronyms (like we need more, I know) – OETL and OEAI:
- Old Extract, Transform, Load
- Old Enterprise Application Integration
There’s no shortage articles (and books) on disruptive innovation and why it’s so hard for on-premises software vendors to transition to the new era of social, mobile, analytics and big data, and the internet of things (SMACT). Here are 10 reasons (some unique and some applicable to all mature technology vendors) why legacy data integration and middleware vendors are struggling to re-invent themselves:
- Cannibalization of the Core On-Premises Business
- Heritage Matters in the Cloud
- EAI without the ESB
- Beyond ETL
- Point to Point Misses the Point
- Big Data Integration is not Core…or Cloud
- An On-Ramp to On-Prem
- Focus and DNA
You can read the entire post here. Let me know if you agree / disagree – I clearly have somewhat of a bias.
Here’s a powerpoint I worked on in 2007 that continues to be appropriate today.
Tags: big data, Cloud integration, snaplogic, SnapReduce
For 5+ years this blog has focused primarily on the topic of integrating cloud applications like Salesforce.com, Workday, ServiceNow, Zuora, etc. with each other and with on-premises applications like SAP and Oracle. Occasionally I’ve written about the shift to cloud-based business intelligence tools and platforms, but it’s been mostly all things software as a service (SaaS) and integration platform as a service (iPaaS).
Thanks primarily to YARN and some of the advances in the Hadoop 2.0 platform, this week SnapLogic announced SnapReduce 2.0. Cloud application integration has expanded to big data integration. Here’s SnapLogic’s Chief Scientist Greg Benson discussing the news.
Tags: big data, cloud computing, Gaurav Dhillon, snaplogic, software as a service
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:
- SnapLogic Accelerates Cloud Integration Innovation and Momentum with Record Q3 Results (virtual-strategy.com)
- Unfinished Business: Gaurav Dhillon Introduces @SnapLogic Integration Cloud (cloudintegration.wordpress.com)
- SnapLogic Announces Industry’s Fastest Integration Platform as a Service (hispanicbusiness.com)
Tags: analytics, big data, Facebook, Hadoop World, Ken Rudin, LucidEra
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!
Tags: internet trends, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Mary Meeker, mobile
Because I find myself occasionally looking for this presentation as a reference , I thought I’d post it here. If you haven’t checked out the Mary Meeker / Liang Wu presentation, it’s worth spending time reviewing. For what it’s worth, as of today it’s been shared over 10K times on LinkedIn and has over 12K Facebook likes. Enjoy!
- Annual Internet Trends Report by Kleiner Perkins @KPCB Includes Moodle (moodlenews.com)
- Mary Meeker releases stunning data on the state of the Internet | VentureBeat [del.icio.us] (venturebeat.com)
- Does Mary Meeker Consider LinkedIn a “Star?” (johnbell.typepad.com)
Tags: Chief information officer, cloud computing, cloud data management, Cloud integration, cloud MDM, Data management, hybrid IT, Salesforce integration, Salesforce.com, Saugatuck Research
This week I had the pleasure of hosting a webinar featuring two great subject matter experts on the topic of cloud data management in the era of hybrid IT:
- Mike West, VP and Distinguished Analyst at Saugatuck Research
- Andrew Bartels, former CIO, CTO and current Cloud consultant, guru and evangelist
Mike West outlined why “hybrid” (or highly interwoven) deployments are the new normal for enterprise IT. He reviewed how the coud is radically changing the role of enterprise IT and why data management must be a part of an overall cloud strategy. He identified 7 trends of the so-called Boundary Free Enterprise and pointed to these 5 best practices:
- Commit to (Cloud) Data Management
- Manage the Organizational Issues
- Partner with a Data Management Provider
- Manage Both Control and Access
- Approach Data Management as Value Creation
Andrew Bartels shared the story of how he led the transition at his company to “cloud first” and drove Salesforce adoption from a peripheral system to a key driver of business performance and success. Andrew spoke passionately about the need to treat data as an asseet and concluded with the following words of advice:
- Communication is key
- Focus on real needs not just philosophy
- Establish a Data Committee
- Become a partner & not an obstacle
- Integration & accessibility is key
- Be prepared for a long road
- Dirty Secret about Cloud and Data Integration (blogs.gartner.com)