Welcome to the latest installment in the battle of two tech titans. Last week
Alphabet announced that Nest is being merged into Google. See Fortune's
summary: Google Will Absorb Nest Developers.
This is the denouement to the saga that started in April, tied to infighting
between the Google and Nest teams. I dissected this "silo-itis" in Why #Nest
is Down, #Amazon Up, in #IoT for the #Connected Home.
Now some unsurprising new developments since Tony Fadell, the CEO of Nest,
resigned in June. Here's what Google is trying to achieve by "re-absorbing"
the troubled Nest group:
A single boss: Hiroshi Lockheimer A unified IoT platform: includes the Google
Home smart speaker and other Home products A more coordinated strategy (tbd)
to address the Smart Home market Cost efficiencies and economies of scale
These are good moves. But they still don't solve the un... (more)
It's Complicated - Choosing the Right AWS Services
Without a clear strategy for cost control and an architecture designed with
cloud services in mind, costs and operational performance can quickly get out
of control. To avoid multiple architectural redesigns requires extensive
thought and planning. Boundary (now part of BMC) launched a new public-facing
multi-tenant high resolution monitoring service on Amazon AWS two years ago,
facing challenges and learning best practices in the early days of the new
In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Moran, a Senior Architect,... (more)
Amazon's IoT Strategy: A Force to Be Reckoned With
Amazon has gradually rolled out parts of its IoT offerings in the last year,
but these are just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to optimizing their
back-end AWS offerings, Amazon is laying the ground work to be a major force
in IoT - especially in the connected home and office.
Amazon is extending its reach by building on its dominant Cloud IoT platform,
its Dash Button strategy, recently announced Replenishment Services, the
Echo/Alexa voice recognition control platform, the 6-7 strategic investments
of its Venture group, s... (more)
SYS-CON Events announced today that Avere Systems, a leading provider of
enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th
International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the
Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Avere Systems has announced that NASA has selected Avere to help consolidate
legacy storage and move many of its datasets to the Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Cloud. Avere will be supporting the Ames Research Center, NASA's
Silicon-Valley field center, which has led NASA in conducting world-class
research and development. Breakthro... (more)
DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real
time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors,
log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of
vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D.
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"Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies,
Industry Verticals & Forecasts"
In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware,
software and professional services revenues Big Dat... (more)
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), has announced that the AWS Database
Migration Service, a fully managed service that allows customers to migrate
their production Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL databases
from on-premises datacenters to AWS with virtually no downtime, is now
available to all customers. Customers, including global enterprises and
startups from a range of industries, used the AWS Database Migration Service
preview to move more than 1,000 databases to the AWS Cloud since January 1,
2016. Many of these customers also used the AWS Schema Conversion T... (more)