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Designing Enterprise Platforms: Hosted by Dan Woods, analyst at Early Adopter Research and contributor to leading tech publications, this podcast focuses how to create product-based platforms that can have a transformational impact. The goal is to understand how to combine and integrate products rather than build from scratch. All aspects of platform building are covered from technology, to change management, to integration strategies.

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Designing Enterprise Platforms: Hosted by Dan Woods, analyst at Early Adopter Research and contributor to leading tech publications, this podcast focuses how to create product-based platforms that can have a transformational impact. The goal is to understand how to combine and integrate products rather than build from scratch. All aspects of platform building are covered from technology, to change management, to integration strategies.

    EAR - Podcast KNOA BrianBerns 2020 - 12 - 17 RFI

    EAR - Podcast KNOA BrianBerns 2020 - 12 - 17 RFI

    This episode of the Designing Enterprise Platforms podcast from Early Adopter Research (EAR) focuses on a topic that is pandemic related. The episode is about the key internal usability metrics for understanding the productivity impact of the pandemic. EAR’s Dan Woods speaks with Brian Berns, the CEO of KNOA, a company that focuses on tracking metrics about the user experience and usability, and they offer a service that tracks users. They’ve noticed a lot of interesting things going on with the workforce during the pandemic.

    • 41 min
    Early Adopter Research Podcast with Clumio's Poojan Kumar

    Early Adopter Research Podcast with Clumio's Poojan Kumar

    On this episode of the Designing Enterprise Platforms Podcast from Early Adopter Research (EAR), EAR’s Dan Woods speaks with Poojan Kumar of Clumio. Their conversation focused on why backup isn’t a key source for data mining, analytics and applications. Kumar is one of the co-founders of Clumio, a modern cloud backup solution. Their conversation covers why, ideally, when you create a backup repository, you have a repository of all the data in a company. In some of the modern solutions, that data is actually accessible and organized, meaning it doesn’t involve just tae images of the backups or data in the rawest possible form -- it has actually understood the data and stored it with a schema. Once that occurs, companies can access the data independently of the original system. But then the question is why this data isn’t being used more often for data mining analytics and applications.

    Highlights of their conversation includes:

    4:30 -- What you can do with backup data
    11:30 -- What are the problems with existing backup vendors
    20:40 -- Use cases of backup

    • 40 min
    EAR Podcast with Ahana's Dipti Borkar & Steven Mih July 2020

    EAR Podcast with Ahana's Dipti Borkar & Steven Mih July 2020

    This edition of the Designing Enterprise Platforms podcast from Early Adopter Research (EAR) focuses on data management. EAR’s Dan Woods leads a discussion with Ahana’s Steven Mih and Dipti Borkar about using SQL as an integration point, along with how to use object storage.

    Their conversation covers:

    4:30 -- Presto's history and relevance to today's data management landscape
    18:00 -- How Presto can deliver a single repository on a query
    25:45 -- How Ahana plans to be profitable on the support model
    35:00 -- Why query engines are valuable to get value from your data

    • 43 min
    Early Adopter Research with Podcast Dremio's Jason Nadeau

    Early Adopter Research with Podcast Dremio's Jason Nadeau

    In this latest episode of the Designing Enterprise Platforms podcast from Early Adopter Research (EAR), EAR’s Dan Woods focused on how to optimize your BI, data warehouse and data lake spend in the cloud. He was joined today by Jason Nadeau, the VP of marketing from Dremio, who discussed Dremio and the general strategy he’s developed for optimizing this type of spending in the cloud.

    Their conversation covered:
    * 7:00 -- How to take advantage of the cloud
    * 13:30 -- How performance can drive efficiency in the cloud
    * 26:15 -- Dremio's optimized features
    * 36:00 -- Dremio's financial model

    • 45 min
    EAR Podcast with Alluxio's Steven Mih

    EAR Podcast with Alluxio's Steven Mih

    On the latest episode of the Designing Enterprise Platform Podcast from Early Adopter Research (EAR), EAR’s Dan Woods spoke with Steven Mih, the CEO of Alluxio, a data orchestration platform that came out of the AMPLab at Berkeley. It is Mih’s second appearance on the podcast; the first episode covered the core value proposition of Alluxio and related issues with respect to the evolution of the data platform and open source. In this episode, Woods and Mih discussed what it’s like for an early adopter trying to create a data platform in the modern environment. Their conversation focused on creating a data layer that allows abstraction in front of many different data sources so that companies can, in an orderly fashion, refactor what’s underneath and move it to where it’s optimally stored and optimally delivered. This is what Alluxio was designed to do.
    Their conversation covered:

    * 2:00 — Creating a data layer that utilizes object storage
    * 7:00 — How Alluxio approaches platforms from a compute optimized way
    * 18:00 — How Alluxio helps data engineers
    * 21:00 — Alluxio use cases

    • 36 min
    EAR Podcast with Zscaler's Stan Lowe

    EAR Podcast with Zscaler's Stan Lowe

    On this edition of the Designing Enterprise Platforms Podcast from Early Adopter Research (EAR), EAR’s Dan Woods spoke with Stan Lowe, chief information security officer at a global level for Zscaler, while both were at RSA 2020. This continued a series of interviews Woods conducted that focused on four key questions about cybersecurity. These questions include:

    Has cybersecurity been an area in which platforms have been slow to develop? 
    Why have point solutions been so persistent in the cybersecurity arena?
    Are we entering an era in which platforms may develop? 
    And if not, how are we going to deal with a world of all these point solutions?

    Their conversation covered:

    * 2:30 -- Why haven't platforms developed in cybersecurity?
    * 5:15 -- Zscaler's offering
    * 13:45 -- The need for platforms in cybersecurity
    * 18:30 -- Balancing cybersecurity needs

    • 24 min

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