Salesforce pivots to data with Mulesoft and Tableau

Salesforce, Pivoting to Data, Showcases Game-Changers MuleSoft and Tableau

December 5, 2019
While the Salesforce story usually centers on its high-growth CRM clouds, company executives are lavishing extreme praise on the recent acquisitions of MuleSoft and Tableau for transforming Marc Benioff’s company into a truly strategic player. In Salesforce’s fiscal Q3 earnings call this week, Benioff and his colleagues appropriately highlighted excellent growth numbers for their Sales,
Rohan Kumar explains Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics at Ignite 2019

Microsoft Torches Google and Amazon on Big-Data Benchmarks, Says Microsoft

November 12, 2019
During a recent keynote talk by CEO Satya Nadella, Microsoft said its new Azure Synapse analytics service executed a complex query 75 times faster than Google’s BigQuery service, and another query 3 times faster than Amazon’s Red Shift. Now, before you think this is nothing more than measuring the quantity of angels dancing on pinheads,
Stream my conversation with CMO Mick Hollison about the Cloudera Data Platform

Cloudera: Why the Enterprise Data Cloud Is Indispensable

October 30, 2019
This episode is brought to you by Cloudera. For this sponsored Cloud Wars Live conversation, I spoke with Mick Hollison, CMO of Cloudera. Mick just came back from a Cloudera customer event in New York City called Strata Data, during which they unveiled the new Cloudera Data Platform to the world. He says that customers
Cloudera sponsored post: In the Data-Powered Future, Will Your Company Thrive or Just Hope to Survive?

In the Data-Powered Future, Will Your Company Thrive or Just Hope to Survive?

September 25, 2019
While it’s unmistakably clear that the digital economy will be led by companies that harness the full power and potential of data, it’s also becoming alarmingly clear that most companies have failed to equip themselves to capitalize on the data-driven future. Without question, business leaders face a daunting challenge in mapping out how to get
Cloud Wars Perspectives on Oracle Analytics

Oracle Analytics Creating ‘Continuous Analysis Workflow’ with Augmented Analytics

September 3, 2019
In today’s data-driven economy, Oracle believes its unique combination of SaaS applications, cloud database technology, and modern AI tools will allow it to deliver higher levels of business value and innovation than competitors can match. Oracle is looking to became a world leader in that field by pulling together those assets and expertise in a
Cloud Wars Perspectives with Oracle Analytics' Bruno Aziza

Oracle Analytics: Breaking the “Glass Ceiling” of Data Science

August 29, 2019
This episode is brought to you by Oracle. For this sponsored Cloud Wars Live conversation, I sat down for a talk with Bruno Aziza, Group Vice President of Oracle Analytics. To kick things off, Bruno explains how Oracle Analytics and AI can empower organizations to make faster and better decisions. That in turn helps companies
Cloud Wars Perspectives: Cloudera on our data-driven future

The Data-Driven Future Is Here: Are You Leading, or Becoming Irrelevant?

August 26, 2019
If a CEO told her board she doesn’t know if the company made money last quarter because it’s just too difficult to reconcile disparate currencies and bank accounts and types of payments, that CEO would be tossed overboard instantly. As the value of data soars in today’s digital economy, that same fate will soon await

Arms Race in the Cloud: Google, IBM, Salesforce, SAP Lock In on Data

June 27, 2019
Top cloud vendors are buying, building and partnering their way into the booming business for data analytics, data management and data visualization as business customers demand easy-to-use and modern data solutions that support multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud environments. For those business customers, the rapidly escalating demands of the digital age require enhanced abilities to manage, analyze,