In my previous post about Making the shift from Big to Broad Data, I made the case for thinking about Big Data not so much as “Big” but as “Broad.” We looked at the explosion of new data sources in today’s economy, which are individually typically smaller and more diverse than the enterprise systems of record of the past. Data comes from a variety of sources like Twitter, Facebook, partners, tens and hundreds of apps (some built around your APIs), and more.
To be responsive and make business decisions, an enterprise simply has to be responsive to data...
In my previous post, I laid out why I think we need to move beyond the hype of Big Data technology and “bigness” to focus instead on the breadth and diversity of data, as well as signal extraction, analytics and deep insights from that broad data.
Here we’ll delve into what we mean by "Broad Data" as well as some of the fundamental changes for businesses in today’s marketplace that compel the need to focus on breadth of data and on data stitching from disparate sources.
Thanks to all who participated in last week's Webcast, Big Data: Beyond the 'Bigness' & the Technology. We explored moving beyond the "bigness" and technology hype of the typical Big Data conversation to how businesses need to respond to the explosion of new, disparate and dynamic data sources as social, mobile and cloud influences shift customer interaction to the edge of the enterprise.
The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and the concept of “Big Data” - collecting and analyzing large data sets—needs no introduction. It’s the buzzword of 2012 where IT is concerned.
There's been a focus on the business side of Big Data, which of course is a critical component of the discussion. Big Data is most certainly the next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity (McKinsey Global Institute, 2011).
However, a quick Google search, a track of #bigdata in your Twitter feed, or 5 minutes in a conversation with folks about "Big Data" will show you how...
Thanks to all who participated in last week's Why APIs Webinar in which Brian explored why APIs are important to your organization, which strategy is right for you (Internal, Partners, Customers or Open API), as well as how to map your API strategy to your objectives and target channels. The video (~30 min.) and slides are below. Thanks @landlessness.
For years, building web apps has required server-side code and a database. That was great for browsers, but then mobile apps came along and changed everything. Today apps appear on any number of devices, including browsers, and the same app needs to run seamlessly on multiple devices.
Apps are fundamentally different from their web application counterparts. Traditional web applications run on a monolithic, server-side stack, which delivers content in the form of web pages. For the most part, browsers simply display this content. When a user interacts with a web page, requests are sent to the server for additional content....
In the last post after our Webinar Visibility at the Edge - Deep Insights from your API, I talked about what it means to get 360 degrees of visibility from your API. This time, I'll talk about using that 360 view to get deep insights.