Cloud Wars analyzes Google Cloud's 2020 challenge: outflanking Amazon in software

Google Cloud’s 2020 Challenge: Outflank Amazon with Software Solutions

January 13, 2020
(Another installment in our series exploring the primary challenges faced by the Cloud Wars Top 10 vendors in 2020.)   One of the most intense 2020 battles in the Cloud Wars will be #6 Google Cloud’s resurgent efforts to snatch IaaS and PaaS market share away from #2 Amazon while also creating an entirely new
Why Leaders Are Displacing Managers: Uphoff on Industry

Why Leaders Are Displacing Managers | Uphoff on Industry

January 3, 2020
Each month, Tony Uphoff, visionary CEO of, joins Cloud Wars Live for a recurring segment. “Uphoff on Industry” will explore the innovations, upheavals, and breakthroughs reshaping the the world of manufacturing and industrial markets. Join Tony and me as we discuss disruptive new trends in the digital-industrial world. These include how we design, source and manufacture
Chris Lochhead on Different episode 9: data is the new cash

‘Data is the New Oil’ is Stupid. Data is the New Cash. | Lochhead on Different

December 30, 2019
Each month, “Lochhead on Different” episodes will explore the need to differentiate people, products, and services in a world that encourages a lot of imitation. A best-selling author, top podcaster, and former tech-industry CMO, Christopher Lochhead is a student of not only business and technology and marketing but also human nature, human folly, human genius,
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