2016 in APIs: Microservices

2016 in APIs: Microservices, Standards, Acquisitions & Security

2016 has been an eventful year on many fronts and not least for APIs. We’ve see the emergence of Microservices as a big new driver for API adoption, numerous high profile security breaches (being DDOSed by your own webcam hurts!), vendor acquisitions, the growth of the Open API Initiative and some more industry events. Some of these trends we already …

Driving Value with Data Science

Driving Value with Data Science

Fighting fraud, reducing customer churn, improving the bottom line –  these are just a few of the promises of data science. Today, we have more data to work with than ever before, thanks to new data-generating technologies like smart meters, vehicle telemetry, RFID, and intelligent sensors. But with all that data, are we driving equivalentvalue? Many data scientists say theyspendmost …

Partnerships: Building a Big Data Village

Partnerships: Building a Big Data Village

Within most corporate organizations, many (big) data programs can and will fail to create sustained business value. To avoid this risk, and to gain maximum value from data investments, organizations must overcome a number of stumbling blocks within the analytical supply chain — notably a lack of appropriate people, process or technology. Primarily we must focus on breaking down the …

7 most important tech skills needed for today's digital enterprise

7 most important tech skills needed for today’s digital enterprise

What are the tech jobs most needed these days to help an organization move into the digital realm? Many of the tried-and-true tech skills that have been honed to help enterprises build out web services, SOA, cloud, microservices and containers are well-suited for the all-encompassing digital enterprise everyone is now striving to build. However, all these IT roles all now …

Talend Updates Big Data Sandbox with Docker -

Talend Updates Big Data Sandbox with Docker –

Talend Inc., which for years has provided a sandbox to explore the world of Big Data for free, is now powering its offering with Docker container technology. The company unveiled its sandbox in July 2014 to quicken the adoption of large-scale analytics, promising “zero to Big Data without coding in under 10 minutes.” Now the Big Data Sandbox — which …

Ten Ways To Improve IT Culture with Agile

Ten Ways To Improve IT Culture with Agile, DevOps, Data, and Collaboration

Over the last decade I’ve had the privilege of working with several IT teams that transformed themselves from minimal credibility with the business to delivering award winning customer facing products while improving other IT business services. Different groups with different issues and opportunities, but what stands out with all of them is their willingness to change and improve their own …

The Importance of IT Operations in the Big Data Era

The Importance of IT Operations in the Big Data Era

The role of IT has changed dramatically over the last couple of decades. What once was considered by most executives to be a necessary cost center for deploying and fixing computers and networks has evolved to become a strategic value center that protects the organization, drives down costs, and generates revenue. Looking into a future of big data, digital transformation, …