I posted a few cloud data management predictions on the Informatica Perspectives blog this week:
- Master Data Management will catch fire in the cloud
- Cloud deployment options will extend the universal reach of MDM
- Integration will help broaden PaaS adoption
- “Governed self-service” will become the Hybrid IT mantra
- Integration will surpass security as the primary barrier to cloud adoption in the enterprise
For the first time in a few years I didn’t mention anything about cloud-based analytics / business intelligence. In fact, I didn’t mention much about Social, Mobile, Analytics or Big Data. Seems like there’s not much more to say, beyond pointing to Mary Meekers technology forecast.
I must admit that I didn’t see this week’s Oracle acquisition of Eloqua coming. I thought Marketo would be a more likely target. In fact, that was the rumor circulating back at Dreamforce 2012. IDC predicts more aggressive spending on SaaS acquisitions by traditional enterprise software vendors in 2013. Here are the IDC Predictions: Competing on the 3rd Platform:
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Gartner’s Benoit Lheureux has posted two Strategic Planning Assumption Predictions for Integration, B2B and Cloud Services Brokerage on his blog:
- By 2014, the CSB vendor landscape will have grown from dozens to hundreds of providers.
- By 2015, 50% of “Integration as a Service” (IaaS) will be consumed as an embedded feature of other IT offerings.
While I think that the IaaS acronym is accepted by most to mean Infrastructure as a Service (Public and Private Cloud), I do agree with the embedded nature of cloud integration. D&B360 is a great example. I like how Tom Carlock puts it in this Informatica Cloud video:
Some good data points in this IDC predictions video from Frank Gens:
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I posted my 2011 cloud integration predictions on the Informatica Perspectives blog today. They are:
- Cloud Adoption Drives Two-Tier Cloud Integration Strategies
- LOB-Driven Cloud Integration Projects Lead to Strategic Master Data Management (MDM) Initiatives
- The Rise of the Cloud Integration Platform
- Enterprise Database.com Adoption
- Private Cloud Confusion Continues
Full post: 2011 Cloud Integration Predictions: Hybrid Platform Adoption, Private Cloud Confusion
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Chris Boorman has posted his 2011 Predictions from the World of Data Integration on the Informatica Perspectives blog. Not surprisingly, he has a lot to say about cloud integration. Here are his predictions:
- The Data Deluge Increases Pace – Big Data Arrives
- The Hybrid IT Enterprise Finally Embraces the Cloud
- Cost Savings will Still be Front of Mind
- Enterprises will Focus on Data to Emerge from the Recession
- Data Virtualization takes its rightful place alongside other Virtualizations
- Social Data Moves Enterprises from Transactions to Interactions
- Privacy and Security Risks Drive MDM and Data Masking
- Community will Accelerate Innovation
- Self-service, Cloud and Collaboration will Squeeze Open Source Data Integration Solutions
It’s a solid list. Be sure to read the entire post here and share your feedback.
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’tis the season, so I thought I’d highlight a great set of predictions from Jeff Kaplan, from THINKstrategies: Look for New Shapes in the Clouds in 2011.
When it comes to cloud integration, he has this to say:
“Vendors that provide cloud integration tools and professional services, in particular, will be key acquisition targets because they represent a critical component in pulling the various cloud piece-parts together.”
Be sure to read Jeff’s full set of predictions (as well as cloud computing opportunities and challenges) here. He also published a good review of Dreamforce 2010 last week and had this to say about the industry at the conference:
Dreamforce 2010: Jeff Kaplan – The Evolution of Dreamforce, THINKStrategies, SaaS Showplace and The Best of SaaS Awards from DreamSimplicity on Vimeo.
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Just as many retailers have already rolled out the Christmas cheer, it seems that industry prediction season has started early this year. Check out this summary of Forrester’s 15 Technologies to Watch Out For. According to the report:
“Cloud and SaaS will also have the greatest impact on IT as executives determine where to invest resources, adopt new application support practices for SaaS, and re-evaluate capacity issues and architecture standards.”
And according to Forrester analyst Gene Leganza, enterprises should “think outside the box, and enable employees to do so, by evaluating the key technology trends driving empowered technologies”. He went on to share more details of the report on his blog. Here’s an interesting table summarizing his research:
I predict we have not seen the last of Cloud/SaaS-centric predictions…and I tend to agree!
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Do these issues sound familiar?
- Lack of integrated data across systems leads to information silos and multiple versions of the truth.
- Poor data quality leads to low application adoption and limited ROI.
If so, you might find today’s Informatica Perspectives blog post useful: Avoiding a Cloud Data Disaster. My recommendations:
- Don’t Wait to Integrate
- Make Data Quality a Top Priority
- Get IT Involved Early
- Think Big, Start Small
- Beware of Point Solutions
And if you’re just catching up after the holidays, I’d also like to get your feedback on these 2010 Cloud Integration Predictions.
I posted my 5 cloud integration predictions on the Informatica Perspectives blog today: 2010 Cloud Integration Predictions.
Call me crazy, but I enjoy reading the prediction posts this time of year. Here’s a good summary of what’s out there. One notable exception is Nenshad Bardoliwalla’s Top 10 Trends for 2010 in Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Performance Management. A good read.
All the best in 2010!
Check out Informatica’s 2010 Predictions from the World of Data Integration. While I’m not so sure about prediction #10, I couldn’t agree more with #3:
“Cloud Data Integration will eclipse both security and availability to be the defining capability that drives Cloud Computing success.”
’tis the season for 2010 technology predictions. Be sure to read the full post and share your comments here.