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Posts from Date:   2014-9

Is it Time For a DBMS Mass Extinction?

by Nick Heudecker  |  September 26, 2014

On Sept 19, 2014, InfiniDB (formerly Calpont) announced it was closing its doors after failing to secure financing to continue operations. Establishing differentiation in a crowded market and competing over a finite supply of large enterprises eroded InfiniDB’s position. It’s easy to think this is an isolated story of a single company that failed to […]

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Titles Change at Oracle, but Power Stays in the Same Hands

by Nick Heudecker  |  September 19, 2014

Guest post from Chad Eschinger, Gartner’s vendor lead for Oracle While the news out of Redwood Shores on September 18th 2014 created a short burst of excitement throughout the IT and Media industries, nothing has really changed. The news from Oracle’s Board of Directors was that Mr. Ellison would relinquish the title of CEO electing […]

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The Big Data A-Ha Moment is Only the Beginning

by Nick Heudecker  |  September 18, 2014

If Big Data is going to remake an industry, insurance is certainly a great candidate. With massive amounts of historical data as well as emerging IoT-based data sources, insurance is well positioned to take advantage of new analytical methods and techniques. Recently, I had a chance to speak to a very large insurance company about […]

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