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Year in Review: Top 5 Blog Posts from 2017…

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Volt Active Data Most Read Blog Posts in 2017

…and What they Say About the Future

Happy 2018 everyone!

In keeping with the tradition of reflection at the start of a new year, we at Volt Active Data decided to take a look back at the highlights on our database blog from 2017.

Here are the top 5 performers — those most read:

  • Numbers Don’t Lie: Why the Telco Industry Needs Transformation
    If data is a business’s biggest asset, then mobile and telco providers are poised for unprecedented growth – so long as they have the ability to analyze and act on data in real-time. Making the most of vast streams of data from subscribers’ devices (think clicks, impressions, and purchases) and machine-to-machine interactions, requires a new approach to managing and extracting value from data as it enters the data pipeline.
  • Achieving Immediacy: Operating in a Real-Time World
    A review of survey results from over 2,000 consumers examining what real-time means to end-users and the potential implications of making customers wait.
  • The Open Source Real-Time Question (and Fast Data Answers)
    As customers choose to only do business with companies that keep up with them in real-time, enterprises are taking a hard look at how to use cutting edge technology to create a sustained competitive differentiation in the market.
  • What the **** is Translytics / a Translytical Database?
    Translytics is a portmanteau of “transaction” and “analysis.” According to Forrester analyst Mike Gualtieri, a translytical database is a “single unified database that supports transaction and analytics in real time without sacrificing transactional integrity, performance, and scale”.
  • Why OpenStack is like a Crowdfunded Viking Movie
    It’s a giant, unfilmable, unwatchable mess. But not because of a lack of interest. It’s chaotic because we’ve tapped into a vast seam of unmet demand for Viking movies. OpenStack is a bit like this right now. Fundamentally it’s got a lot of good ideas, but not all of them play well together. This is because the different ‘constituencies’ involved have different, potentially conflicting goals.

Interestingly, the main themes in these most-read posts are real-time and immediacy (oh, and vikings). Do those themes surprise you? Let us know in the comment section below.

Volt Active Data Blog Staff