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Last week CoolaData guys announced their platform general availability. The following post is based on few discussions I had with the company founders. In his 20 years of experience working in the field of data analysis, Guy Greenberg, a co-founder of CoolaData, came to realize that there is no simple way to work out a Big Data without turning to professional services and integrating several systems. For instance, one might need to incorporate Hadoop with ETL and visualization tools. However, these types of customized Big Data projects can take months to complete, and like all complicated IT projects, they will include a system maintenance team. CoolaData has been built as a result of these circumstances and customizes business needs as if they were developed in house. The Case: Online Users' Behavioral Analytics The company's CEO and other co-founder, Tomer Ben Mosh... (more)

Cloud Model 2014: Hybrid, Google, Brokerage, Startups and The Enterprise

2013 has been incredibly eventful for the cloud industry, mostly for making itself an eminent presence in the mainstream IT market. Businesses of all sizes have made their ways to the cloud, confirming my 2013 predictions. Government agencies worldwide take the cloud seriously, as demonstrated by the CIA's contract switch over to Amazon from IBM. AWS has proven its rapid pace of innovation and has introduced great leaders who have completely replaced the concept of sluggish IT servers with instances. While the market is still relatively small, I believe it will take over the IT m... (more)

Why Multi-Cloud? Evolution, Freedom

The ever-growing web as well as the `consumerization of IT` provide end users with an abundance of options and full discretion. We now understand the vital need to internalize the concept of spreading knowledge and information across a variety of applications and platforms as a means to thrive. Fortunately, we now have the opportunity to utilize multiple clouds. Why? There are various incentives when considering multi-cloud deployment, including regulations, high-availability, and global presence, to name a few. However, when looking at the main factors, two key words come to mind... (more)

Your Cloud Availability: 98%, 99.99% or 99.9999%?

I recently had a discussion with a few very interesting cloud professionals from CloudEndure about the changes that the cloud and AWS in particular, bring to the table in terms of business continuity and high availability. In one of my discussions with Ofer Gadish, the company's CEO, we exchanged information regarding the current state of the market, including tools, terms and relevant methodologies for real cloud users. We both agreed that in this market stage business continuity in the cloud is a very interesting subject since the market is still young and the traditional tools... (more)

Five Recommended AWS re:Invent Breakout Sessions

I’m OnDemand is heading to Las Vegas for Amazon’s official cloud show – AWS re:Invent. In my honest opinion, the show is the most significant conference in the cloud and IT industries, and includes a number of fantastic educational sessions.  To navigate the sessions, Amazon has provided conference attendees with a great tool that helps them sort through more than 286 sessions (up from 150 last year). Looking through the list of sessions (the schedule builder is very useful), I quickly discovered that trying to figure out which ones to attend was not as easy as I’d though. I fou... (more)