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AtScale Fills the Gap in the Middle of Big Data

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

According to AtScale, IT executives need to accept that when it comes to Big Data, they will never be able to standardize the bottom of the stack (the data stores) or the top of the stack (the BI and visualization layer) — nor should they.

atscale-logohttps://intellyx.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/atscale-logo-260x90.png 260w, https://intellyx.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/atscale-logo-50x17.png 50w, https://intellyx.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/atscale-logo.png 431w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />To support digital transformation, big data technologies must continue to evolve and change. At the same time, data consumers need the flexibility to access and manipulate the data using different tools and platforms. But to ensure consistent, rapid, secure, and scalable access to data across the enterprise, organizations require a single, standardized semantic layer to bridge the gap.

Building what they call the “business interface for Hadoop,” AtScale enable organizations to create a single, standardized data service that rapidly and efficiently connects their existing BI and data visualization tools directly to the rich data within their data lakes.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at [email protected].

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.

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