George Gilbert

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Analysis: Cloudera’s biggest hurdle in the cloud era is … the cloud

More than the newest hot stock after its successful initial public offering today, Cloudera Inc. has an opportunity to take advantage of a once-in-a-generation shift to a new platform for applications that inform or automate decisions with ever-better and ever-faster answers. But investors and customers may be getting ahead of themselves if they assume the […]

Summary: Wikibon’s 2017 Big Data and Analytics Forecast

Wikibon recently completed its 2017 Big Data Worldwide Forecast. Authored by Wikibon analyst George Gilbert, with help from Wikibon’s Ralph Finos and Peter Burris, the report covers market sizing, growth and trends. This year, we focused specifically on the big data software technologies most important to establishing the strategic business capabilities necessary to achieve big […]

HengFeng Bank builds foundation for the future with unified platform for analytics and customer engagement

This is a sponsored post commissioned by Transwarp Technology Co. Ltd. Sponsor Posts are paid posts that appear on all pages of, supporting editorial efforts. For pricing and inquiries, email Based in the coastal city of Yantai in China’s Shandong province, HengFeng Bank Co. Ltd. has grown quickly since its founding in 2003. […]

Wikibon trip report from IBM’s Watson developer conference: Keep it simple, geniuses

IBM Corp. demonstrated at its first Watson Developer Conference last week that it has successfully hidden enough of the “rocket science” in machine learning to excite a crowd of 1,300 mainstream developers. That’s right: I said developers, not data scientists. IBM is making a big play to extend the commercial reach of its artificial intelligence-driven […]

Here are the three prime scenarios for Amazon Web Services’ big reveal on Thursday

As Amazon Web Services prepares to make a “significant announcement” at a press conference in San Francisco Thursday afternoon, speculation is flying about what the leading public cloud unit of Inc. will unveil. As SiliconANGLE reported last week, at least part of the announcement will involve a deal with longtime rival VMware Inc., whose […]

Identity crisis threatens to sideline Hadoop as the leader of Big Data

The rapid proliferation of Big Data software has made it unclear what Hadoop stands for today.

Analyst trip report: Teradata embraces new world of Big Data

When I spent several days at Teradata Corp.’s recent annual analyst event in La Jolla, Calif., I had expected to be treated to a stream of technical details about hardware architectures, database technology comparisons and Business Intelligence (BI) vendor positioning. I was wrong. Instead, Teradata displayed a surprising embrace of the new world of Big […]