Manjit Singh, CIO of The Clorox Company, has successfully led enterprises through scale and transformation. Previously he was an executive at Box and CIO at Las Vegas Sands and Chiquita Brands. Manjit is also an early leader in big data. Recently he shared with me his perspective on the challenges of the CIO role, the transformative potential of the cloud and big data.
Three observations stood out.
Our CEO Prat Moghe recently wrote an article for Multichannel Merchant on findings from research we commissioned. To learn more about what is motivating retailers to move their big data analytics to the cloud, read the article here: Retailers Are Marching Toward the Big Data Analytics Cloud
A few days ago we released the results of our Enterprise Big Data survey, led by GigaOm Research Director for Big Data and Analytics Andrew Brust. The report provides a clear view into how people are really thinking about Big Data, within all the context and constraints of operating a large enterprise.
Sometime back, I had lunch with a CTO of a well-established financial services enterprise. I posed the question – what do you guys think about doing big data processing in the cloud? That created a fairly violent reaction, followed by a less violent discussion eventually leading to a few really interesting points and questions in my mind.
WALTHAM, Massachusetts (November 10, 2014) – Gigaom Research today announced the findings of a study that reveals that the majority of enterprises are looking to leverage public cloud resources for their big data analytic needs. The report, “How enterprises will use the cloud for big data analytics,” also suggests that potential migrations to the cloud are being delayed due to a number of significant concerns, chief among them security, compliance and complexity.
If you had told me only a year ago that Cazena would launch today with a team of five big data and infrastructure superstars, I would have laughed you off. But that’s exactly what has happened. Jit Saxena, Jim Baum, Peter Levine, Steve Papa, Ed Anderson have joined forces with me to announce our latest venture, Cazena.
WALTHAM, Mass. (Oct. 20, 2014) – Cazena today announced it has assembled a team of technology luminaries to take on the next challenge in big data. To execute its vision, Cazena has raised $8 million in Series A funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and North Bridge Venture Partners.