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Big Data has caught the fancy of each and everyone. Consumer and enterprise world is looking to adopt the Big Data. Analysts are talking about it, proclaiming it to the next big thing! Below is my take on how the Big Data market space will evolve in 2012 and years to come. Data Analytics Service – We will start seeing SaaS vendors that will start offering data analytics as a service (e.g., 1010data). These vendors will be able to pull in your unstructured data and provide you standardized reports and data services. This is very similar to the Web analytics (like Omniture) but access lot more data to provide patterns. 70-80% of the data analysis pattern will be similar across industries. These vendors will be able to provide these reports as off the shelf capabilities. For the other 20%, the web interface will allow the user to create patterns to analyze the data Data... (more)

Enterprise Mobile Web Strategy

With the proliferation of devices in various screen sizes and running different OS, having a coherent mobile web strategy has become somewhat of a nightmare for the enterprise. Gone are the days, when the enterprise would just optimize the existing web site for mobile and let the content be served. Today’s consumer with the ever powerful device and increasing bandwidth is looking for experience that is equal to or at times better than the web. When trying to create an mobile strategy, enterprise need to ponder over this Should I build a native application for the mobile device Shoul... (more)

Social Networks Going Visual

Social Networks are traditionally focused on sharing of status messages and links. The focus of these networks was about sharing of all kinds, but not as much as about the Visual aspects. This focus has been shifting recently to Visuals. This can be seen in the recent growth of the Visual Social Networks such as Instagram and Pinterest. These networks put the Visual aspects in front and center of the sharing. Some of the facts that support this observation: This week Facebook announced to buy Instagram for $1bn. (Instagram has just 13 employees but has about 50 million plus users.... (more)

Cloud Connect 2012, Bangalore

Cloud Connect is a global Cloud Computing event that has come to Bangalore, India this year.   The event is organized by UBM, a reputed media organization that publishes Information week magazine.   Other popular events organized by UBM includes Interop.   Bringing Cloud Connect to India, shows the importance of India as a Cloud market. Event happened this week 5/24 to 5/25 at Nimhans Convention Centre. IBM is a platinum sponsor and the event started with key note by Vamsi from IBM.    IBM's Vamsicharan Mudiam will keynote@cloudconnect_in on May 24 in Bengaluru, #India. View his ... (more)

Patterns for Building High Performance Applications

Performance is one word that is used to describe multiple scenarios when talking about application performance. When someone says I need a High Performance Application, it might mean any/all of the following: Low web latency application ( meaning low page loading times) Application that can serve ever increasing number of users (scalability) Application that does not go down (either highly available or continuously available) For each of the above, as an architect you need to dig deeper to find out what the user is asking for. With the advent of cloud, every CIO is looking to buil... (more)