|By Bob Gourley||
|January 15, 2013 12:01 AM EST||
The CTOvision.com Disruptive IT List is our assessment of the technology firms with the greatest potential for virtuous disruption of enterprise IT.
Our goal is to provide enterprise CTOs with advanced notice of firms they should be evaluating now for use in transforming their technology base. We believe the firms here meet a threshold of significance that warrants special attention.
The CTOvision.com Disruptive IT List includes:
10gen’s comprehensive range of services enable you to get the most out of commercial-grade deployments of MongoDB. 10gen develops MongoDB, and offers production support, … [Read More...]
Actifio solutions are deployed in physical, virtual or hybrid IT environments in enterprise IT organizationsacross all vertical markets and in managed or cloud service … [Read More...]
ActivIdentity Corporation operates as a global company in authentication and credential management, providing solutions to confidently establish a person’s identity … [Read More...]
ENTERPRISE Appthority’s primary customers are enterprises and businesses concerned with the risk of mobile apps. Appthority provides best-in-class App Reputation, by … [Read More...]
Apptio’s On-Demand Technology Business Management Software Apptio’s on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) software is a comprehensive solution that enables …[Read More...]
Comprehensive knowledge is critical to the success of your enterprise, but the information that decisions and processes depend on is created and stored in many formats … [Read More...]
The virtualization and cloud security company has closed a $9.2 million series A round of funding from Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Partners and Lightspeed Venture … [Read More...]
Carbon Black is the first ‘security camera’ for your computer. By logging binary execution, file system modifications, Registry modifications and new network connections … [Read More...]
What motivates your employees? What concerns them? How does this differ from person to person, or group to group? How does this change with time? How do your people … [Read More...]
While virtualization offers many benefits to enterprise such as lower costs and greater flexibility, it also creates new challenges. One of the greatest concerns with … [Read More...]
Centripetal is bringing to market advanced network hardware and software products to implement trusted networks. We believe current cyber security methods and techniques …[Read More...]
CipherCloud eliminates data privacy, data sovereignty, security, and regulatory compliance concerns, and accelerates cloud adoption. Our solution is well appreciated … [Read More...]
ClearStory Data is focused on enabling self-driven big data exploration. ClearStory Data is making it easy for business users to gather and explore big, diverse, … [Read More...]
Cleversafe is a company making dramatic improvements to how enterprises leverage their data. Their software solutions enable dispersed storage networks that provide … [Read More...]
Cloudera offers enterprises a powerful new data platform built on the popular Apache Hadoop open-source software package. We enhance the storage and processing … [Read More...]
Couchbase is the NoSQL database market share leader, with production deployments at AOL,Deutsche Post, NTT Docomo, Salesforce.com, Starbucks, Turner Broadcasting Systems, …[Read More...]
CumuLogic is redefining Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to include a complete platform for running applications in the cloud – not just developing applications, but … [Read More...]
Datameer is the first and only end-user focused analytics application for Hadoop. It provides four key elements: Wizard-based data integration of structured and … [Read More...]
DataStax Enterprise is tailor made to manage Big Data. DataStax Enterprise’s built-for-scale architecture – based on Apache Cassandra – enables it to handle huge … [Read More...]
Synthesys is the flagship product from Digital Reasoning that delivers Automated Understanding for Big Data. Enterprise and Government customers are awash with too much … [Read More...]
Discovix, Inc. provides peta-byte scale Curiosity Engines which accelerate human intuition to computer speed. Human Intuition is a vital part of pattern recognition. In … [Read More...]
Spire combines the reliability and scale of HBase with the flexibility of a conventional SQL database. Every aspect of Spire is built to be distributed, so that neither … [Read More...]
Fixmo Inc. is the Mobile Risk Management (MRM) company that enables government agencies and enterprises to identify, mitigate and manage the risks associated with the … [Read More...]
ForgeRock is the global open source vendor behind the I3 Open Platform. ForgeRock identity-oriented middleware powers solutions for thousands of the world’s largest … [Read More...]
GitHub helps people build better software, together. Powerful collaboration, review, and code management for open source and private development projects. GitHub is … [Read More...]
Invincea™ Browser Protection shields your network from the largest attack surface for breach by seamlessly moving desktop web browsers into a controlled virtual … [Read More...]
Founded in 2000, Ixreveal, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida that provides next generation text analytics. The company holds … [Read More...]
Enterprise grade mashups for real-time insight and decision-making. Rapidly and securely combine previously unconnected information in new ways without complexities, … [Read More...]
Your company’s success depends on scaling your business with automation, rather than simply spending more. Kapow Software’s innovative Application Integration … [Read More...]
MarkLogic is a 21st century technology for 21st century challenges. Traditional relational databases were built for another era and organizations are seeking alternatives … [Read More...]
Mocana secures the “Internet of Things” – the 20 billion non-PC devices that are increasingly connecting to networks across every sector of our economy including … [Read More...]
NerVve massively accelerates the review of huge stores of video and FMV (including aerial, street-level, UGS, CCTV styles and more), working with the analyst to find … [Read More...]
Virtualization and cloud are the most significant transformations in IT in over 30 years, since client-server superseded the mainframe as the primary computing platform … [Read More...]
Okta is an on-demand identity and access management service that enables enterprises to accelerate the secure adoption of their web applications, both in the cloud and … [Read More...]
Pindrop Security has developed a breakthrough caller-ID product that helps detect, report and mitigate phone fraud. We have developed a patent-pending solution that can … [Read More...]
THE CURRENT GENERATION OF TECHNOLOGIES BREAKS AT THIS SCALE.Today’s business intelligence products are designed for the datasets of the 1990s, and IT organizations are …[Read More...]
Crowd-sourced annotation of all texts. Rap Genius is your guide to the meaning of rap lyrics You can listen to songs, read their lyrics, and click the lines that … [Read More...]
Government and defense organizations are under increasing pressure to forecast future events, and while no one has a magic crystal ball, Recorded Future provides … [Read More...]
SafeNet persistently protects your organization – from idea to action – by engineering solutions that adapt as your business evolves, giving you the confidence and … [Read More...]
Saratoga Data Systems focuses on solving the problems associated with extreme data volumes. The Saratoga Optimization Platform provides businesses with the ability to … [Read More...]
Today’s businesses are facing the growing pains of overwhelming information that is scattered across various disparate systems and business units. Knowledge workers and … [Read More...]
We live in an era where the defensive capabilities of traditional security tools have been eclipsed by the capabilities of modern attackers. Major breaches are … [Read More...]
Your data contains a definitive record of your user transactions, customer behavior, machine behavior and fraudulent activity, information that is essential for managing, … [Read More...]
Terracotta is a silicon valley firm with incredible capabilities centered around enhancing computer system performance. Terracotta is the company behind some of the most … [Read More...]
The Savanna solution takes the geo-cultural and spatio-temporal analysis workspace to the next level with a powerful set of analysis tools and innovative interfaces that … [Read More...]
Tidemark thinks that it’s time to rethink analytic applications. It’s time for self-reliant applications for every user, not more meaningless reports that no one … [Read More...]
Tom Sawyer Software products are used to build and deploy sophisticated data visualization and social network analysis applications. Backed by twenty years of pioneering … [Read More...]
Treeminer offers state of the art vertical data mining classification solutions with significant scalability and accuracy benefits over existing classification … [Read More...]
Triumfant provides a revolutionary alternative to traditional endpoint security products through one-of-a-kind software that detects and remediates malwarewithout … [Read More...]
Wayin is a new mobile engagement service developed by Scott McNealy, founder of Sun Microsystems. Utilizing the free Wayin app on their mobile devices, users post images … [Read More...]
For additional information about this list including our methodology see: About the Disruptive IT List.
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal an...
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DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that’s changing with microservices architectures. In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks, will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into “the network” for DevOps.
May. 24, 2015 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,922
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happens, where data lives and where the interface lies. For instance, it's a mix of architectural styles ...
May. 24, 2015 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,684
The 3rd International @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo – to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – is now accepting Hackathon proposals. Hackathon sponsorship benefits include general brand exposure and increasing engagement with the developer ecosystem. At Cloud Expo 2014 Silicon Valley, IBM held the Bluemix Developer Playground on November 5 and ElasticBox held the DevOps Hackathon on November 6. Both events took place on the expo floor. The Bluemix Developer Playground, for developers of all levels, highlighted the ease of use of...
May. 24, 2015 02:30 AM EDT Reads: 4,338
We’re no longer looking to the future for the IoT wave. It’s no longer a distant dream but a reality that has arrived. It’s now time to make sure the industry is in alignment to meet the IoT growing pains – cooperate and collaborate as well as innovate. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, will examine the key ingredients to IoT success and identify solutions to challenges the industry is facing. The deep industry expertise behind this presentation will provide attendees with a leading edge view of rapidly emerging IoT oppor...
May. 24, 2015 02:30 AM EDT Reads: 4,979
Connected devices and the Internet of Things are getting significant momentum in 2014. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist at Greenwave Systems, examined three key elements that together will drive mass adoption of the IoT before the end of 2015. The first element is the recent advent of robust open source protocols (like AllJoyn and WebRTC) that facilitate M2M communication. The second is broad availability of flexible, cost-effective storage designed to handle the massive surge in back-end data in a world where timely analytics is e...
May. 24, 2015 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 6,185
We certainly live in interesting technological times. And no more interesting than the current competing IoT standards for connectivity. Various standards bodies, approaches, and ecosystems are vying for mindshare and positioning for a competitive edge. It is clear that when the dust settles, we will have new protocols, evolved protocols, that will change the way we interact with devices and infrastructure. We will also have evolved web protocols, like HTTP/2, that will be changing the very core of our infrastructures. At the same time, we have old approaches made new again like micro-services...
May. 24, 2015 01:30 AM EDT Reads: 5,346
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built to optimize Microsoft workloads, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Gridstore™ is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft workloads and designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Gridstore’s hyper-converged infrastructure is the industry’s first all flash version of HyperConverged Appliances that include both compute and storag...
May. 24, 2015 01:15 AM EDT Reads: 6,207
For years, we’ve relied too heavily on individual network functions or simplistic cloud controllers. However, they are no longer enough for today’s modern cloud data center. Businesses need a comprehensive platform architecture in order to deliver a complete networking suite for IoT environment based on OpenStack. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dhiraj Sehgal from PLUMgrid will discuss what a holistic networking solution should really entail, and how to build a complete platform that is scalable, secure, agile and automated.
May. 24, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,332
The industrial software market has treated data with the mentality of “collect everything now, worry about how to use it later.” We now find ourselves buried in data, with the pervasive connectivity of the (Industrial) Internet of Things only piling on more numbers. There’s too much data and not enough information. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Bob Gates, Global Marketing Director, GE’s Intelligent Platforms business, to discuss how realizing the power of IoT, software developers are now focused on understanding how industrial data can create intelligence for industrial operations. Imagine ...
May. 24, 2015 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,242
Hadoop as a Service (as offered by handful of niche vendors now) is a cloud computing solution that makes medium and large-scale data processing accessible, easy, fast and inexpensive. In his session at Big Data Expo, Kumar Ramamurthy, Vice President and Chief Technologist, EIM & Big Data, at Virtusa, will discuss how this is achieved by eliminating the operational challenges of running Hadoop, so one can focus on business growth. The fragmented Hadoop distribution world and various PaaS solutions that provide a Hadoop flavor either make choices for customers very flexible in the name of opti...
May. 24, 2015 12:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,861
In the consumer IoT, everything is new, and the IT world of bits and bytes holds sway. But industrial and commercial realms encompass operational technology (OT) that has been around for 25 or 50 years. This grittier, pre-IP, more hands-on world has much to gain from Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications and principles. But adding sensors and wireless connectivity won’t work in environments that demand unwavering reliability and performance. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ron Sege, CEO of Echelon, will discuss how as enterprise IT embraces other IoT-related technology trends, enterprises with i...
May. 24, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Reads: 4,334
Wearable devices have come of age. The primary applications of wearables so far have been "the Quantified Self" or the tracking of one's fitness and health status. We propose the evolution of wearables into social and emotional communication devices. Our BE(tm) sensor uses light to visualize the skin conductance response. Our sensors are very inexpensive and can be massively distributed to audiences or groups of any size, in order to gauge reactions to performances, video, or any kind of presentation. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Jocelyn Scheirer, CEO & Founder of Bionolux, will discuss ho...
May. 23, 2015 09:00 PM EDT Reads: 5,212
The true value of the Internet of Things (IoT) lies not just in the data, but through the services that protect the data, perform the analysis and present findings in a usable way. With many IoT elements rooted in traditional IT components, Big Data and IoT isn’t just a play for enterprise. In fact, the IoT presents SMBs with the prospect of launching entirely new activities and exploring innovative areas. CompTIA research identifies several areas where IoT is expected to have the greatest impact.
May. 23, 2015 09:00 PM EDT Reads: 4,852
Every day we read jaw-dropping stats on the explosion of data. We allocate significant resources to harness and better understand it. We build businesses around it. But we’ve only just begun. For big payoffs in Big Data, CIOs are turning to cognitive computing. Cognitive computing’s ability to securely extract insights, understand natural language, and get smarter each time it’s used is the next, logical step for Big Data.
May. 23, 2015 08:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,142
We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC, and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) i...
May. 23, 2015 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 4,293
The 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 17th International Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - announces that its Call for Papers is open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
May. 23, 2015 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,762
17th Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterprises are using some form of XaaS – software, platform, and infrastructure as a service.
May. 23, 2015 05:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,468
The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate. The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads. Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, data security and privacy.
May. 23, 2015 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 4,799
The 17th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 17th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Microservices, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal today!
May. 23, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 4,360