Mike Gualtieri

Vice President, Principal Analyst

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Apache Spark's Marriage To Hadoop Will Be Bigger Than Kim And Kanye

Mike Gualtieri February 15, 2015

Apache Spark is an open source cluster computing platform designed to process big data as efficiently as possible. Sound familiar? That's what Hadoop is designed to do. However, these are distinctly different, but complementary, platforms. Hadoop is designed to process large volumes of data that lives in an Hadoop distributed file system (HDFS). Spark is […]

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Forrester’s Hadoop Predictions 2015

Mike Gualtieri November 4, 2014

Hadoop adoption and innovation is moving forward at a fast pace, playing a critical role in today's data economy. But, how fast and far will Hadoop go heading into 2015?    Prediction 1: Hadooponomics makes enterprise adoption mandatory. The jury is in. Hadoop has been found not guilty of being an over-hyped open source platform. […]

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What Qualities Do Great Enterprise Application Developers Possess?

Mike Gualtieri September 8, 2014

What are you doing on October 16th and 17th? That's when Forrester's Forum for Application Development & Delivery Professionals will be held in Chicago. Join us this year for lively session, networking, and discussions about building software that powers your business. The agenda is hot including a session from me on The Unstoppable Momentum Of […]

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Three Ways Mobile Apps Are Better With Contextual Sensor Data

Mike Gualtieri July 14, 2014

Watch Forrester Researcher Rowan Curran explain how sensors in mobile devices and remote sensors can uniquely enable three new tiers app functionality. Also, be sure to download the full report: Use Sensors To Take Apps To The Next Level of Customer Engagement. 

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Apps Are Blind — Use Sensors To Make Them See

Mike Gualtieri April 24, 2014

Most apps are dead boring. Sensors can help add some zing. Sensors are data collectors that measure physical properties of the real-world such as location, pressure, humidity, touch, voice, and much more. You can find sensors just about anywhere these days, most obviously in mobile devices that have accelerometers, GPS, microphones, and more. There is also […]

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TechnoPolitics Podcast: If You Love Your Data, Should You Set It Free?

Mike Gualtieri January 16, 2014

Living in an increasingly software-mediated world, consumers are more conscious of the value of their data and concerned over its protection and stewardship. At the same time, companies realize that integration of their internal data with external partners is what will elevate personalization, contextualization, predictive apps, and customer service to the level demanded in the […]

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5 Reasons Hadoop Is Kicking Can And Taking Names

Mike Gualtieri October 22, 2013

Hadoop’s momentum is unstoppable as its open source roots grow wildly into enterprises. Its refreshingly unique approach to data management is transforming how companies store, process, analyze, and share big data. Forrester believes that Hadoop will become must-have infrastructure for large enterprises. If you have lots of data, there is a sweet spot for Hadoop […]

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TechnoPolitics Podcast: The Future Of Web Content Management Needs To Dazzle

Mike Gualtieri October 9, 2013

Maybe it’s time to change  to your web content management (WCM) strategy. WCM systems have been around since the dawn of the Web in the 1990s, but have evolved and undergone significant enhancements in the past few years to support the dazzling digital experiences customers have come to expect. No one knows this better than […]

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TechnoPolitics Podcast: If The Future Of Advertising Is Mobile, Then Why Is It So Lame Now?

Mike Gualtieri September 24, 2013

The future of online advertising is absolutely mobile, says Forrester Principal Analyst and Research Director Melissa Parrish. The problem is that mobile advertising today is just a compact, less complex version of traditional web advertising. That’s why many advertsiers say that it’s not as effective. Something has to change to make mobile advertising more effective. […]

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Application Developers: Ignore Big Data At Your Own Peril

Mike Gualtieri September 24, 2013

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that big data is only about analytics for business intelligence. Big data is the fuel, and predictive analytics the engine, that will power the next generation of predictive applications, as I wrote in a prior post (Predictive Apps Are The Next Big Thing In App Development). Sure, there are […]

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TechnoPolitics Podcast: Next Microsoft CEO Must Divest

Mike Gualtieri September 19, 2013

Steve Ballmer is quitting Microsoft. His reign as Microsoft CEO will come to an end in the next 12 months. As he put it in his resignation letter, “This is an emotional and difficult thing for me to do. I take this step in the best interests of the company I love.” Fair enough. We […]

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Predictive Apps Are The Next Big Thing In App Development

Mike Gualtieri August 28, 2013

This post is based on published research. Forrester clients can read the full report here: Predictive Apps Are The Next Big Thing Developers And Their Business Counterparts Are Caught In A Trap They swim in game-changing new technologies that can access more than a billion hyperconnected customers, but they struggle to design and develop applications that […]

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Instant Insight: What Is Master Data Management?

Mike Gualtieri August 27, 2013

Messy, siloed data can lead to a muddled understanding of your customers and your business. The result: business goals suffer. Master data management (MDM) can help and Forrester Senior Analyst Michele Goetz is just the expert to explain it. Learn what MDM is in less than 3 minutes in this episode of Instant Insight. About […]

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TechnoPolitics Podcast: The Mobile Banking Mindshift

Mike Gualtieri August 16, 2013

Click. That’s the sound of me taking a picture of a check with my smartphone to make a bank deposit. Mobile banking is getting very interesting and innovative, which is why one in four US adults are active mobile bankers. It’s only going to get bigger and better, says Forrester senior analyst and mobile banking […]

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Will Privacy Concerns Stop Or Stunt The Power Of Predictive Analytics

Mike Gualtieri July 30, 2013

The power of predictive analytics in the age of Big Data is super-cool, but will privacy concerns stop or stunt it's adoption? Watch this episode of Forrester TechnoPolitics with Eric Siegel, author of Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Lie, Buy, or Die to find out.  About Forrester TechnoPolitics Make the tough calls. That’s […]

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Moneyball, Big Data, And The Data Scientist

Mike Gualtieri July 30, 2013

Ari Kaplan is a real moneyball guy. As President of Ariball, he has worked with more than half of all the MLB organizations to evaluate players for maximum return on the baseball club's investment. But, Ari is much more than just a moneyball guy, he is also a computer scientist, a data scientist, and has […]

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Instant Insight: What Is Mobile Backend-As-A-Service?

Mike Gualtieri July 25, 2013

Mobile app developers need to work fast. Mobile backend-as-a-service (mBaaS) providers such as Kinvey, StackMob, And AnyPresence can help according to Forrester Senior Analyst Michael Facemire. But, that's not all. Mike says using mBaaS will help you "focus on the things that will get you a better job, make more money, actually have fun at work, and be proud […]

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The Google Glass "Shopping" Experience

Mike Gualtieri July 3, 2013

What’s it like to get Google Glass? It’s fun. It’s unique. Watch this special episode of Forrester TechnoPolitics to get an inside look at the Google Glass “shopping” experience in New York City. This may be a preview of how Google plans to create a high-end shopping experience to outdo Apple stores. You may also […]

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How The Obama Campaign Used Predictive Analytics To Influence Voters

Mike Gualtieri June 27, 2013

The Obama 2012 campaign famously used big data predictive analytics to influence individual voters. They hired more than 50 analytics experts, including data scientists, to predict which voters will be positively persuaded by political campaign contact such as a call, door knock, flyer, or TV ad. Uplift modeling (aka persuasion modeling) is one of the […]

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The Power To Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, Or Die

Mike Gualtieri June 26, 2013

If you want to learn more about predictive analytics, you have to read Eric Siegel's new book as reviewed on my Intro To Predictive Analytics Reading List. Eric is a former Columbia University professor and the founder of Predictive Analytics World. I caught up with Eric at Predictive Analytics World in Chicago. Eric says that data […]

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