Paul Gillin

Paul Gillin is the Senior Editor for Wikibon’s micro-analysis team. He is the author of five books and more than 300 articles on the topic of social media and digital marketing. Gillin has 23 years experience in tech journalism, including his time as founding editor-in-chief of B2B technology publisher TechTarget as well as editor-in-chief and executive editor of the technology weekly Computerworld. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Society for New Communications Research and a member of the Procter & Gamble Digital Advisory Board.

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Wikibon analyst: Flash-as-Memory-Extension will revolutionize analytics

There’s a new kind of flash-enabled application architecture coming, and Wikibon co-founder David Floyer (right) expects it to do a lot more than take a couple of ticks off the clock. He thinks it will revolutionize the speed at which organizations deploy real-time analytics. The key components of the new architecture are high-speed DRAM memory, flash […]

Startup Avni says it makes switching clouds drag-and-drop simple

Placing a bet that the profusion of cloud computing platforms has created a new kind of problem as well as an opportunity, startup Avni, Inc. has introduced Software Defined Cloud (SDC) 2.0, a sort of cloud-of-clouds technology that it says makes it easy for customers to move applications quickly and flexibly between public and private […]

Teradata rolls out warehouse appliance, adds virtualization feature

While Teradata Corp.’s recent acquisitions should leave little doubt that the data warehousing giant is serious about distributed Hadoop Big Data, the company is also demonstrating that it hasn’t forgotten about the big integrated appliances that got it this far. The company today used its European user conference to introduce a new integrated warehousing machine that that doubles […]

Wikibon sees major disruptive potential in software containers

Wikibon analysts Steve Chambers and Stu Miniman lobbed a grenade into the so-far polite debate over whether software containers are a complement or a threat to server virtualization. Containers could not only supplant virtual machines within enterprises on a grand scale, but they may transform the software industry and redefine the way companies build and […]

Birst and Tableau partner in another marriage of BI rivals

In an arrangement that symbolizes the craziness of the rapidly evolving business intelligence (BI) market, Birst, Inc. and Tableau Software, Inc. today announced a partnership that will combine Birst’s data extraction and normalization engine with Tableau’s popular visualization software via an ODBC connector. What makes the deal a bit of a head-scratcher is that the […]

These slides are all you need to make the case for an all-flash data center

For IT leaders looking to make the case to move their entire infrastructure to flash storage, Wikibon CTO and cofounder David Floyer has a slide deck for you. Floyer’s new 30-slide presentation goes deep into the economics of flash, looking far beyond the cost of the media and digging into productivity gains that will sweep […]

Flash will soon be cheaper than disk, Wikibon research confirms

Flash storage continues on a trajectory to become more affordable than magnetic disk for the majority of IT applications by the end of 2016, according to Wikibon’s latest Storage Cost Assumptions. In fact, flash has already surpassed magnetic disk as the most cost-effective medium for performance-driven applications, according to Wikibon CTO & Co-founder David Floyer. […]

Aerospike strategy chief Goldmacher places bets on word-of-mouth magic

Peter Goldmacher lasted just three months in a strategy and business development job at NoSQL database giant MongoDB, Inc. last year. “I found I didn’t want to work for someone and now I’m out of a job,” he joked to an audience at a BigDataNYC panel last fall. His aversion to full-time employment apparently didn’t […]

PacketZoom claims 10X mobile speed boost with drag-and-drop simplicity

A new Silicon Valley startup is tackling a problem that it believes is responsible for a whole lot more abandoned shopping carts and frustrated users than most people realize: slow mobile download speeds. PacketZoom, Inc. believes it has a better way to make smart phone connections zippier. Today it introduced what it calls a “mobile speed […]

Steve Chambers joins Wikibon, quickly puts stamp on cloud coverage | #CUBEConversations

Wikibon’s newest analyst brings with him a healthy dose of “British cynicism,” an extensive background in cloud infrastructure and a belief that complex IT challenges don’t lend themselves to marketing slogans and empty promises. Steve Chambers’ career in the cloud extends all the way back to 2002 when he joined Loudcloud, the company cofounded by […]