Rolf Bolk

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Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Blockchain

Lead Data-driven Digital Transformation With the Industry’s Next-generation Data Management

<b>The general keynote</b>: Informatica President, Amit Walia unveils new data management innovations that will advance data-driven digital transformation.<p><b>A</b> …

SQL on Hadoop, BigQuery, or Exadata. Please don’t call them MPP.

I often hear people referring to SQL engines running against HDFS or object storage as MPP. Strictly speaking this is incorrect. Let me first explain …

Turbocharge cloud analytics with Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Data is transformative. The ability to turn data into breakthrough insights is foundational to remain relevant in an increasingly competitive …

Informatica Redesigns iPaaS for Microservices Age

Microservices enabled by containers are about to radically transform how enterprise software is consumed, and one of the first examples is a major …

18 Business Trends That Will Shape the World in 2018 | Inc.com

After a year when the Dow, Nasdaq and U.S. GNP all demonstrated strong momentum, opportunities will abound in 2018*:<p><b>1. Entire industries will be reshaped by vertical mergers and</b> <b>acquisitions.</b>Consolidation continues to be the agent of change in most industries. Recent acquisition announcements such …

Financial Services

Are Data Lakes Fake News?

<b>The problem with the data lake</b>Are data lakes fake news? The quick answer is yes and in this post I will show you why.The biggest problem I have with …

Why the Netherlands is the new Silicon Valley

<b>Every day we keep reading about the astounding progress happening in the world’s high-tech leader – San Francisco’s Silicon Valley. Yet, there is</b> …

How to Ruin Your Relationship With Your Teenager | TODAY.com

The TODAY Parenting Team is a community where anyone can write posts, ask questions and share advice.<p>One evening my sons came home with the same exclamation, “It’s amazing how many kids hate their parents!” We talked for an hour or so about why, and I’ve interviewed several teenagers over the last …

WEM Modeler

Company, blog<p>Updating or modernizing key legacy applications has become a high priority for companies all over the world as they pursue digital …

SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition is now a free download

As of the 31st of March, SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition is now a free download: …

SQL Servers

Deduplication: You Must Unlearn What You Have Learned

Ah yes, Yoda. I have been using that quote from Yoda for the last three years when describing the way that people think about infrastructure and the …

Data science with Microsoft – An introduction

Let’s be honest, Microsoft isn’t a name that would traditionally be associated with data science.<br>But just as we’ve witnessed in other areas, they …

18 of the Most Charming Small Towns Across America

Small town America is alive and well.<p>Our friends at CountryLiving.com asked their Facebook fans to share their favorite small towns in America. Here are some of the nominations, all with populations of under 13,000.

New England

PowerCenter 9.6 Deep Dive Demo

Daniel Hein, Solution Architect, Cloud Ecosystems, APJ at Informatica<p>Become a hero in your office.<br>Informatica has evolved. In our 25th year, and with …

Big Data

How flash storage raced from glory to despair in 2013

Troubles? Oh, there's been troubles...<p>Some flash firms encountered significant troubles during the year. Let's start with Fusion-io<p>Fusion-io<p>PCIe …

Tony Robbins Reveals The Top 6 Leadership Blind Spots That Cripple Business Success

Throughout my 10 years as career and leadership coach and trainer, I’ve been continually intrigued by Tony Robbins’ messages, programs and extraordinary business growth. Ranked by Harvard University as one of the “Top 200 Business Gurus” in 2003 and reaching over 4 million people from 100 countries …

Facebook open sources its SQL-on-Hadoop engine, and the web rejoices

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Facebook has open sourced Presto, the interactive SQL-on-Hadoop engine the company first discussed in June. Presto is …

10 mistakes CIOs should not make

The CIO is a difficult job to pull off, but don't make it even harder by making these mistakes. Here are 10 things to watch out for.<p>There is probably …

Project Management

Livescribe 3 smartpen digitizes notes straight to your iPad, starts at $150

Livescribe broke new ground last year with the Sky WiFi pen that could transfer handwritten and audio notes straight to the cloud (well, to your Evernote account anyway), so that they'd be accessible anywhere there's an internet connection. Having to jump on WiFi to send and retrieve those notes …

New York City (NYC) Includes Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island & more: Illustrated Travel Guide and Maps (Mobi Travel)

• <b>Author:</b> MobileReference<p>This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, …