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Esgyn: A Converged Big Data Platform for the Modern Enterprise

An Intellyx Brain Candy Brief

It used to be pretty straightforward. You had transactional systems and the databases that supported them. And then you had your data warehouse or data lake for data analytics. But that was the model for a slow-moving world. Today’s always-on world demands that organizations be able to use their data to execute and manage business and operational transactions at high volumes and increased levels of reliability. At the same time, however, organizations must be able to also use that same data to perform real-time analytics and gain immediate insights that they can use to optimize operational performance and improve the customer experience.

Esgyn realized that the two-tiered database models of the past are insufficient to meet the modern needs of the enterprise. Leveraging its deep history of developing databases for both operational and analytics use cases, the company created a new hybrid query engine that can support both use cases simultaneously. Moreover, the company’s architecture allows it to connect to various storage engines such as HBase, ORC, and Parquet via a single workflow and using standard SQL syntax.

The company’s new solution, called Esgyn Strato, is a new cloud-based platform that takes this approach even further by abstracting much of the underlying complexity to allow organizations to focus on their operational or optimization needs rather than on the mechanics of database management. Along with Strato, the company also announced a new managed services offering that will handle database management functions such as provisioning, configuration, testing, deployment, and tuning of an Esgyn environment for enterprise clients.

Copyright © Intellyx LLC. Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. To be considered for a Brain Candy article, email us at [email protected].

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.