Dave Vellante

David Vellante is co-CEO of SiliconANGLE Media, as well as co-founder and Chief Analyst of The Wikibon Project, the world’s leading open source IT research community. Dave is a long-time tech industry analyst, entrepreneur, writer and speaker. He is co-host of theCUBE – “The ESPN of Tech.” He is also a co-founder of Crowdspots, an angel funded startup based in Palo Alto using big data techniques to extract business value from social data. Prior to these exploits Dave ran a CIO consultancy and spent a decade growing and managing IDC’s largest business unit. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and four children where he serves as the President of his town’s local “Kiddie Sports” association. Dave holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Union College.

Latest from Dave Vellante

Breaking up is hard to do: busting the handcuffs of traditional data storage

Premise The largest and most successful Web companies in the world have proven a new model for managing and scaling a combined architecture of compute and storage. If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a hundred times: “The hyperscale guys don’t use traditional disk arrays.” Giants such as Facebook Inc. and Google Inc. use […]

Oracle’s bandwidth beast: three journeys to the cloud

The battle for the public cloud is intensifying. Choices made by practitioners in the next year will have long-term business consequences. The entrants are well known: AWS, Microsoft, Google, Salesforce, ServiceNow, IBM, Oracle, SAP and a host of others contenders. The benefits to organizations are increased IT economic flexibility and reduced infrastructure constraints. In a […]

Breaking analysis: With upgrade, Infinidat challenges conventional wisdom in flash

When I first heard about Infinidat I put it in the category of FM — “Effing Magic.” At the time, Wikibon analyst David Floyer was shaping the industry’s first prediction of the so-called All-Flash Datacenter. Flash prices were falling faster than those of spinning disk (we think they still are, by the way), and the writing […]

Breaking Analysis: Oracle’s $9B+ acquisition of NetSuite underscores software MegaTrends

Oracle Corp. continued its march to the cloud this week with a $9.3 billion acquisition of NetSuite, Inc. Mainstream media focused most of its coverage on the conflict of interest due to Larry Ellison’s large holdings in both companies, which is noteworthy, but there’s much more to the story, in my view. First, as an Oracle spokesperson said, the […]

SiliconANGLE Media welcomes Peter Burris to the team

It’s been over six years since John Furrier and I first sat down in Palo Alto where we shared a vision for forming and funding a new business model in media. Since then we’ve merged the SiliconANGLE and Wikibon teams together and put our minds and efforts toward revolutionizing the way content is created and shared. […]

IBM InterConnect Conference Live Stream #IBMInterConnect

Watch the General Sessions and Keynote presentations from IBM InterConnect, live from the MGM and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Click here to watch the live sessions on the Main Tent Channel (registration required). While you’re at it– Check out InterConnectGO – See the Premier Cloud & Mobile Conference in a whole new way with InterConnectGO, […]

#BigDataSV CrowdChat: Follow the Money

We had an excellent CrowdChat today hosted by @jeffreyfkelly, sponsored by EMC Corporation. It was a preview to our event next week in San Jose that coincides with Strataconf, Hadoopworld and #BigDataWeek. @furrier won the CrowdCaptain award with his setup question on his VC panel next week. He simply asked “what questions should I ask Ping […]

The GE Pivotal Announcement: Rewriting the Rules of Big Data and Internet of Things

GE, the world’s leader in industrial technology and solutions, today plowed $105M into Pivotal, the EMC/VMware spinout. You can read John Furrier’s post for the details of the deal but this in my view represents the next wave in Big Data applications and a huge boon (and possible disruption) to Big Data valuations. This deal […]

Investors Love Amazon AWS – Should CIOs?

Investors have been in love with Amazon this past year, and why not? The company’s market cap has soared to over $120B since it bottomed in 2009 at just over $20B, delivering very attractive returns. Last weekend, the Wall Street Journal published a report citing sources that claim Amazon’s AWS business exceeded $2B in 2012 and will […]

Breaking Analysis: Michael Capellas to Step Down as Chairman of VCE

At EMC’s fall analyst event, Howard Elias, President and COO of EMC’s Global Services organization, quietly dropped a nugget that Michael Capellas was stepping down as the head of the VCE coalition. Surprisingly, other media organizations haven’t written about this. Capellas was brought into right the ship at VCE or Acadia as it was know […]