I love it when companies let you pay to stop showing ads: it gives you a good sense for how much each customer (each pair of "eyeballs") is worth. Here, $50/year.
Watch over the next 2 years as the Big 4 of BI (IBM, Oracle, SAP, and Microstragy) battle distuption from well funded upstarts. Folks like SAS snd Terradata will have to pick sides.
The engineer says for $7,500 a month, Amazon will guarantee they will be on dedicated hardware, and not just have the IP addresses segmented through the VPC. Noisy neighbors are usually only a problem for larger customers though, he says.
He considers Google to be a serious threat to AWS, but not Azure. "Anyone who thinks there is a ‘cloud war’ currently and AWS is seeing any type of real challenge is just fooling themselves. Nobody can compete currently with the size of AWS, they were the first in and will be the last out. Google however will make it rain a bit, I’ve been using their cloud platform a little bit lately and I have to say. It’s … impressive."
It’s expected to have a valuation of $1.4B. I love it when pure play software company IPO’s because you get a peak at their financials and how they’re run for a specific type of software.
Local business owners take as a given that they need an ugly, slow, expensive and complicated point of sale system cluttering their counter.
–Square unveils new iPad stand dubbed Square Stand
The spread of iOS into retail/PoS is a great disruption story playing out right in front of us. The fact that they’re called PoS’s should have been the first clue.
“By starting with test and dev with virtualization, you could ensure that you had a high degree of success, gain your skills and then move on to infrastructure and finally tier-two apps. Then maybe three years later you got to business-critical apps.
“Just as it was a big mistake to try to start virtualization with the most complex workloads, it is true for clouds too."