Open Data Initiative

The Open Data Initiative’s Benefits Go Far Beyond Improved Customer Intelligence

Despite all the ways enterprises can slice customer data, they’ve struggled mightily to put the pieces together into a coherent customer profile. This past September, Microsoft, SAP, and Adobe announced they’re taking on that unglamorous challenge with their Open Data Initiative. In what’s widely seen as a challenge to Salesforce’s dominance of the customer relationship […]

Chronicled links blockchain to reduce IoT fragmentation

The Internet of Things is currently an extremely fragmented market, where a thermostat may connect to a smartwatch, but is unable to connect to a Smart TV or connected door lock. To reduce fragmentation and improve security, Chronicled, a smart tag authentication startup, has open sourced a program—based on the Ethereum blockchain—that registers IoT devices […]

How To Choose A DBaaS For Database Management

How To Choose A DBaaS For Database Management

Guest author Baron Schwartz, an expert in MySQL, is the founder of VividCortex and the author of “High Performance MySQL.” He has helped build and scale some of the world’s largest web, social, gaming, and mobile properties. The industry is rapidly embracing Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS), cloud offering for companies looking to rent access to digital data […]