|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.
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: 3,470
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: 4,062
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...
May. 23, 2015 11:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,321
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: 4,947
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: 4,649
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: 1,773
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: 4,013
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: 1,308
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: 2,104
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: 4,669
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, discussed single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series data. By focusing on enterprise applications and the data center, he will use OpenTSDB as an example t...
May. 23, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 6,230
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: 4,021
Scott Jenson leads a project called The Physical Web within the Chrome team at Google. Project members are working to take the scalability and openness of the web and use it to talk to the exponentially exploding range of smart devices. Nearly every company today working on the IoT comes up with the same basic solution: use my server and you'll be fine. But if we really believe there will be trillions of these devices, that just can't scale. We need a system that is open a scalable and by using the URL as a basic building block, we open this up and get the same resilience that the web enjoys.
May. 23, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 6,745
SYS-CON Events announced today that MetraTech, now part of Ericsson, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society- a world leader in communications infrastructure, software and services. Some 40% of the world’s mobile traffic runs through networks Ericsson has supplied, serving more than 2.5 billion subscribers.
May. 23, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 934
SYS-CON Events announced today that DragonGlass, an enterprise search platform, 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. After eleven years of designing and building custom applications, OpenCrowd has launched DragonGlass, a cloud-based platform that enables the development of search-based applications. These are a new breed of applications that utilize a search index as their backbone for data retrieval. They can easily adapt to new data sets and provide access to both structured and unstruc...
May. 23, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,660
Converging digital disruptions is creating a major sea change - Cisco calls this the Internet of Everything (IoE). IoE is the network connection of People, Process, Data and Things, fueled by Cloud, Mobile, Social, Analytics and Security, and it represents a $19Trillion value-at-stake over the next 10 years. In her keynote at @ThingsExpo, Manjula Talreja, VP of Cisco Consulting Services, will discuss IoE and the enormous opportunities it provides to public and private firms alike. She will share what businesses must do to thrive in the IoE economy, citing examples from several industry sector...
May. 23, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,793
Container frameworks, such as Docker, provide a variety of benefits, including density of deployment across infrastructure, convenience for application developers to push updates with low operational hand-holding, and a fairly well-defined deployment workflow that can be orchestrated. Container frameworks also enable a DevOps approach to application development by cleanly separating concerns between operations and development teams. But running multi-container, multi-server apps with containers is very hard. You have to learn five new and different technologies and best practices (libswarm, sy...
May. 23, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,706
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo, June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be
May. 23, 2015 11:15 AM EDT Reads: 1,627
The Internet of Things is a misnomer. That implies that everything is on the Internet, and that simply should not be - especially for things that are blurring the line between medical devices that stimulate like a pacemaker and quantified self-sensors like a pedometer or pulse tracker. The mesh of things that we manage must be segmented into zones of trust for sensing data, transmitting data, receiving command and control administrative changes, and peer-to-peer mesh messaging. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ryan Bagnulo, Solution Architect / Software Engineer at SOA Software, focused on desi...
May. 23, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 3,783
An entirely new security model is needed for the Internet of Things, or is it? Can we save some old and tested controls for this new and different environment? In his session at @ThingsExpo, New York's at the Javits Center, Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, reviewed hands-on lessons with IoT devices and reveal a new risk balance you might not expect. Davi Ottenheimer, EMC Senior Director of Trust, has more than nineteen years' experience managing global security operations and assessments, including a decade of leading incident response and digital forensics. He is co-author of t...
May. 23, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 5,447