How today’s open data ecosystem companies are bringing the Big Data promise to life

Today’s companies are collecting massive amounts of data to better understand their customers and to make better, more informed business decisions. Frequently, all of this data resides across dozens, sometimes thousands of different sources and in multiple formats, both structured and unstructured. Connecting all of this data and making sense of it is a massive and highly complicated task, but it’s essential. To be successful, companies have to be able to connect the dots across varied data sources and data types. …

Open source software has taken over the world. From contactless mobile payments to online grocery shopping , open source plays an important role in enabling the tech stack of every major company. However, a significant pain point is the complex infrastructure and system management involved in implementing and running the specific open source technology. Instead of dealing with configuration and infrastructure administration, companies and their developers prefer to spend resources on activities related to core business applications.

Fortunately, end users can now bypass complex infrastructure tasks as open source companies roll out fully-managed cloud products. The shift to the cloud…

Casber Wang

Investing @SapphireVC

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