Will the Real SaaS Please Stand Up?

Will the Real SaaS Please Stand Up?

“Cause I’m Slim Shady, yes I’m the real Shady
All you other Slim Shadys are just imitating
So won’t the real Slim Shady please stand up,
please stand up, please stand up?”

– Eminem

Recently, there has been an amusing back and forth debate around what constitutes ‘real’ SaaS (Software as a Service).  One side believes that if a solution is not multi-tenant, then it is not truly SaaS and is simply warmed-over on-premise software that is hosted. While the other side believes multi-tenancy does not matter provided you have a ‘modern application architecture’ (whatever that means).

This debate is silly.

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My Love-Hate Relationship with Big Data

My Love-Hate Relationship with Big Data

“It’s a thin line between love and hate…”
– The Persuaders

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Let me use this occasion to confess that I am conflicted: I both love and hate the term ‘Big Data’.

I detest ‘Big Data’ for the simple reason that it has become so pervasive and so overused as to be rendered meaningless (perhaps even more so than ‘cloud computing’).

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