Paul Miller

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Hadoop, Spark, and the emerging big data landscape

Paul Miller February 2, 2016
Not very long ago, it would have been almost inconceivable to consider a new large-scale data analysis project in which the open source Apache Hadoop did not play a pivotal role. Then, as so often happens, the gushing enthusiasm became more nuanced. Hadoop, some began (wrongly) to mutter, was "just about MapReduce." Hadoop, others (not […]
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Hadoop, Spark, and the emerging big data landscape

Paul Miller February 2, 2016
Not very long ago, it would have been almost inconceivable to consider a new large-scale data analysis project in which the open source Apache Hadoop did not play a pivotal role. Every Hadoop blog post needs a picture of an elephant. (Source: Paul Miller) Then, as so often happens, the gushing enthusiasm became more nuanced. […]
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The Internet Of Things Will Drive Customer Relationships, And The Industrial Sector Is Realising The Opportunity

Paul Miller January 11, 2016
The Internet of Things, or IoT, finds its way into a lot of conversations these days. CES in Las Vegas last week was awash with internet-connected doo-dahs, including cars, fridges, televisions, and more. Moving away from the home and into the world of business, the IoT furore continues unabated. Instead of connecting cars to Netflix […]
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Your Business Is Already A Multicloud Business

Paul Miller November 18, 2015
For all sorts of reasons, CIOs increasingly find themselves trying to introduce (or impose, resurrect, or enforce) governance, compliance, audit and oversight across a dizzying array of cloud solutions. Some may have been introduced by themselves or their predecessors, but most have entered the business by other means. Multiple clouds, in the Nevada desert (Source: […]
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Microsoft and T-Systems Find Innovative Solution To Address Customer Data Privacy Concerns

Paul Miller November 11, 2015
The big public cloud providers, most of which are still from the United States, sometimes have a hard time finding ways to balance their legal obligations at home with the quite different sensitivities they encounter amongst their new international customers. For a long time, the toolkit has been pretty consistent: site data centres as close […]
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OpenStack Pushes Local Stories In Tokyo

Paul Miller November 2, 2015
I was in Tokyo last week, for the latest OpenStack Summit. Over 5,000 people joined me from around the world, to discuss this open source cloud project's latest – Liberty – release, to lay the groundwork for next year's Mitaka release, and to highlight stories of successful adoption. Tokyo's Hamarikyu Gardens combine old with new […]
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Amazon Web Services Pushes Enterprise And Hybrid Messages At re:Invent

Paul Miller October 9, 2015
The hordes gathered in Las Vegas this week, for Amazon's latest re:Invent show. Over 18,000 individuals queued to get into sessions, jostled to reach the Oreo Cookie Popcorn (yes, really), and dodged casino-goers to hear from AWS, its partners and its customers. Las Vegas may figure nowhere on my list of favourite places, but the […]
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OpenStack Is Now Ready For Business

Paul Miller September 9, 2015
The open source cloud computing project, OpenStack, has a reputation as a bit of a science project; technologically interesting, fine for those who don’t mind getting their hands dirty, but not something that normal companies are going to depend upon for anything serious or important. That reputation, although possibly justifiable a year or two back, […]
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Covering Cloud Computing From Europe For Forrester’s CIO Role

Paul Miller August 13, 2015
Hello from the newest analyst serving Forrester Research’s CIO role. My name is Paul Miller, and I joined Forrester at the beginning of August. I am attached to Forrester’s London office, but it’s already clear that I’ll be working with clients across many time zones. As my Analyst bio describes, my primary focus is on […]
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