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Krish Krishnan

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?" - Albert Einstein.

Hello, and welcome to my blog.

I would like to use this blog to have constructive communication and exchanges of ideas in the business intelligence community on topics from data warehousing to SOA to governance, and all the topics in the umbrella of these subjects.

To maximize this blog's value, it must be an interactive venue. This means your input is vital to the blog's success. All that I ask from this audience is to treat everybody in this blog community and the blog itself with respect.

So let's start blogging and share our ideas, opinions, perspectives and keep the creative juices flowing!

About the author >

Krish Krishnan is a worldwide-recognized expert in the strategy, architecture, and implementation of high-performance data warehousing solutions and big data. He is a visionary data warehouse thought leader and is ranked as one of the top data warehouse consultants in the world. As an independent analyst, Krish regularly speaks at leading industry conferences and user groups. He has written prolifically in trade publications and eBooks, contributing over 150 articles, viewpoints, and case studies on big data, business intelligence, data warehousing, data warehouse appliances, and high-performance architectures. He co-authored Building the Unstructured Data Warehouse with Bill Inmon in 2011, and Morgan Kaufmann will publish his first independent writing project, Data Warehousing in the Age of Big Data, in August 2013.

With over 21 years of professional experience, Krish has solved complex solution architecture problems for global Fortune 1000 clients, and has designed and tuned some of the world’s largest data warehouses and business intelligence platforms. He is currently promoting the next generation of data warehousing, focusing on big data, semantic technologies, crowdsourcing, analytics, and platform engineering.

Krish is the president of Sixth Sense Advisors Inc., a Chicago-based company providing independent analyst, management consulting, strategy and innovation advisory and technology consulting services in big data, data warehousing, and business intelligence. He serves as a technology advisor to several companies, and is actively sought after by investors to assess startup companies in data management and associated emerging technology areas. He publishes with the BeyeNETWORK.com where he leads the Data Warehouse Appliances and Architecture Expert Channel.

Editor's Note: More articles and resources are available in Krish's BeyeNETWORK Expert Channel. Be sure to visit today!

September 2010 Archives

Wow, this is news that will make the competition situp and watch, the link to all the details on Exalogic can be found here.

Why is this a key strategy to the next generation of BI? if you have been watching Apple, the silent move by Mr.Jobs to promote cloud and SaaS platform via how Apple devices will work is gaining success and has established a captive market. The day is not far off when SAP will run on a cloud and from an iPhone and iPad. Given that Exadata has emerged as a strong market and Fusion is slowly gaining momentum, Oracle's decision to plunge into the Cloud market signifies many things
  • A counter move to Hadoop and Mapreduce - even Teradata and Microsoft are supporting these platforms
  • A move to ensure that SQL platforms continue to thrive
  • A move to thwart competition from Appliance vendors
  • A move to a greenfield opportunity
To the CxO, this is very signifcant. An Oracle cloud will mean running Oracle software as SaaS, whereby both Capex and Opex can be managed. There will be no patches and upgrades to run, there will be minimal downtime. On the other hand, will you trust your business into Oracle's hands? only time will tell

In the endgame, IBM, Teradata and Microsoft will need to establish their cloud presence or services or strategies, while strong challengers like AsterData are knocking at the customers doors. Even though consolidation is happening, the first mover advantage is going to be a little tough to overcome in the short order.

In the next set of announcements, we will hear Crowdsourcing, Social Media Support and much more from these providers, and this is a strong domain for Google and Yahoo.

The way the industry is shaping up is very exciting and interesting.



Posted September 21, 2010 10:50 AM
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