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My mission: Find technology for Early Adopters. Follow me: on Twitter @danwoodsearly on LinkedIn @ www.linkedin.com/in/danwoodsearly/ on Forbes Column @ https://www.forbes.com/sites/danwoods/. I am a CTO, writer, and consultant. For tech vendors, I help explain their technology. For users, I help find, select, and deploy new solutions that have explosive business value. I love to speak and share ideas.

Video: Dan’s Strata Preview

Dan explains why he’s excited about Strata San Jose 2018. He talks about what he’s interested in and some of the vendors related to his interests. He discusses research missions and product profiles he’s working on and describes as the practical value you will get from them.

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Numerify: Using Systems of Intelligence for IT Pruning

For a long time, I’ve been interested in why it is that larger companies, like Google and Facebook, that have nearly limitless resources and technology infrastructure, are all so seriously focused on pruning their technology portfolios at all levels. This focus contrasts sharply with how I believe the rest of us, businesses of more modest […]

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Advice from Pivotal About Migrating Legacy Applications

For many businesses, legacy app migrations are becoming an increasingly important issue when they examine their technology portfolios. Companies have the desire to move these applications, which are vital to their operations, off their existing infrastructure and to the cloud to ensure the applications can continue to provide value in the modern world. But this […]

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Data Lake Failure Modes – Insights from Arcadia Data

To support the research mission Saving Your Data Lake, we’re speaking with various companies to capture their perspectives on why and how data lakes fail. Arcadia Data has experience using data inside the data lake in a new way that allows analysts to interact directly with data in what they call a data native mode […]

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Infographic – Productized Analytics for Every Appetite

Companies crave analytics. Without enough time, or a team of data scientists to whip up a custom analytics product from scratch, many are turning to “off the shelf” productized analytics. But with so many products on the market, how do you know which productized analytics will properly feed your business? This mouth watering infographic takes […]

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Data Lake Failure Modes – Insights from Podium Data

To support the research mission Saving Your Data Lake, we’re speaking with various companies to capture their perspectives on why and how data lakes fail. During our conversations with Podium Data, we discussed three main failure modes of data lakes: Polluted data lakes A polluted data lake occurs when many pilot projects with many tools […]

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Applying Business Intelligence to the Data Center

Building on the idea I wrote about last week (Business Intelligence and the Data Center), I wanted to do some brainstorming about the potential impact of applying BI to the data center. Why Should Anyone Care? There are two reasons that this topic is vitally important. First, I think that IT in general is headed […]

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