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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!

We are in the first week of the year 2014, wishing you all Happy New Year. The last year went by like a blaze and looking back there are several significant milestones that were created and exceeded in terms of technology and innovation. We now have Big Data integration, appliances and new techniques to analyze that data, creating business opportunities and leveraging new market. On the other hand while the data platform saw these changes, the infrastructure platform for Cloud computing grew in terms of features, a drive towards standards and gained more corporate nods for being an enterprise platform. The biggest equation that needs to be answered and is going to become the hottest topic is - Applications on Internet/Cloud or Data what drives us next? and where to?

In the next wave of innovations we will be seeing more from the Apps or Applications segment as opposed to the Data segment. The reason for this is the fact that you can deliver the value and insights to end users from all the data using analytics on dashboards and mashups as modern apps, and the result can be pushed to the recipient platform on demand or scheduled. Wait a minute, we can do most of this today and whats new? that's where I would like to draw your attention to focus on the analytics that can be delivered on cloud to mobile platforms. I'm talking about the dawn of next generation applications and the platform (atleast the first I played with and impressed is Enterpriseweb ) for creating a network application model that can be distributed and supported across the globe. This trend along with the devices that generate data from personal lifestyle to  BYOD at work will push the drive for Apps and Applications and the platform will be networked infrastructure and cloud based deployments. An interesting feature to think through here is the security features that need to be developed for this deployment and there are great opportunities here for new techniques and platforms to be designed for these requirements.

I will be visiting this topic periodically and invite your thoughts on the same.

Posted January 6, 2014 9:34 AM
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Hi, why you stopped posting, your blogs are interesting.

Regarding data or apps, never have they been closer. SAP, Oracle all are providing cloud applications and even analytics with data on cloud. Even start-ups I know of like swiggy and cirq point of sale will provide data analytics along with their app! what has happened in these two years nevertheless is that apps that do related tasks in one place and/or could be customized are ubiquitous. check: getcirq.com, swiggy.com, hcp.sap.com. (for reference)

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