Aurora amazona

Red_and_green_aurorasAs the dawn rises on Las Vegas and AWS re:Invent, the twittosphere is abuzz with the latest market disruptor from Amazon: Aurora. I first heard about if from TechCrunch, with Silicon Angle following suit, and I am sure numerous other outlets that I simply did not read yet.

And I am not even in Las Vegas – re:Invent is one several high quality events I am not attending this week – but just keeping up with the tweetstream. It’s probably better anyway, since I doubt I would be writing this post that early in the morning after a long night of attempting to defeat the odds at the tables. Continue reading

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The perfect storm

perfect-stormI started toying with the perfect storm idea and how it applies to our space, back at the end of 2013 when I was working on a time-honored exercise: predictions for the coming year (see this article in IT Briefcase: The Perfect Data Storm, Fueled by Big Data & Hybrid Cloud, Looms for 2014).

It takes a blockbuster movie to explain a scientific concept to the public (I’ll probably talk some day about Moneyball). But the meteorological phenomenon known as the perfect storm was revealed by the namesake movie featuring George Clooney. Then a Bostonian, I knew a thing or two about nor’easters, so the movie struck a cord. Continue reading